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Open Class Nationals - Day 2 - Intro to the Sierra

"I've never seen anything like it."

"I can't wait to come back."

"I had to keep speeding up to stay below cloudbase."

As I said yesterday, I have the very good fortune to be coached and supported by two excellent weathermen - which really helps with the task calling.

Today's task left a lot of options for the field, with a 35 mile turn at Silver Spring, south to a 30 mile circle at Mammoth and another 30 mile circle at Mina.

All but the Duckhawk made it back, as CG misssed one last thermal.

Ray Gimmey edged out Rick Walters and Mike Robison to take the day. Mike seems to have come back with a permanent alteration to his face - the edges of his mouth are up to his eyebrows.

Even the locals were estatic about the view of the Sierra and Yosemite - Rick Walters at dinner said he couldn't wait to get home to "develop his pictures" (we think he meant download).

In other news our master weatherman Doug Armstrong rolled a 478 last night in his bowling league.

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Posted: 6/13/2012


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