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June 4 - An interesting day

Well, today I drop to near the bottom of the score sheet.  I was doing quite well, heading for the last turn, but just couldn't find that last thermal.

I had rounded Dodge Center and connected with nice clouds, getting up to near cloudbase and things looked good.  About 50 miles to go and I was 500' below glide for home via Hartland.  So a direct turn for Albert Lea was an easy shot.  But as I left the clouds, I found nothing and the altitude edge I had was quickly dwindling.  The next thing I knew, I was down below 2000' looking for lift.  I spotted a glider circling and headed to joing him.  It was Chris Saunders working a weak bubble just a bit over 1000' and joined in about 100' below.  This was the bottom of the bubble and I just couldn't get it to work for me.

After making a few turns and finally dropping down to about 800' over a field I had been checking out for a while, I decided to throw in the cards and start up the engine.

Later in the evening we gathered around a bonfire and watched a pretty sunset.


Posted: 6/5/2007 By: Tom Serkowski

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