Hippie

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About Hippie

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  • Birthday 05/02/1980

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  1. Hippie

    caption contest

    Did someone order a rug munching?
  2. Hippie

    Chicago Area III

    12345, Just use IrishDriver's info. Hip
  3. Hippie

    Chicago Area III

    Some years they will operate the trolley as well.
  4. Hippie

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    I see no changes. Link?
  5. Hippie

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    Can we go via Toronto? I have some funny biziness up there. So long as the car is there on Tuesday.
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    Looking for someone to drive a rental car from Chicago to Mac City. Need to have the car there on Tuesday or earlier. All travel (excluding hotel) expenses paid.
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    I'll see you bitches next weekend.
  8. Hippie

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    Thanks dude! A much bigger Iceboat video project is in the works and should garner about 6 million views on a national news network. If the producers ever call me back!!
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    Wally, this a heavily disputed penning. No one is really sure who said it first. There is an unpenned poem that contains these lines written crica 1900, before the 1928 attribution to John G. Shedd, although it was more likely that one of Shedd's daughters actually said it or put it into "Salt in my Attic", since JDS died in 1926. I enjoy reading these in their full context. Here is the poem. Ships Are Safe in the Harbour (poem, author unknown) All I live for is now All I stand for is where and how All I wish for are magic moments As I sail through change My resolve remains the same What I chose are magic moments Because ships are safe in the harbour But that is not what ships are made for The mind could stretch much further But it seems that is not what our minds are trained for We call for random order You can't control Mother nature's daughter Ships are safe in the harbour But that is not what ships are built for The witch hunter roams The scary thing is that he's not alone He's trying to down my magic moments As we sail through change Ride the wind of a silent rage And sing laments of magic moments
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    Been a while since I posted something. I have been travelling like crazy. Jill and I wrapped up our first year of living in Whitebread America. With that came J24 drinking, E-Scow racing, A-Scow speeding, bunch of fishing, cycling, snow shoeing, skiing and now Iceboating. Our lakes are starting to freeze up here in Minnesota. A3 should pull a few peeps together and come up here for a weekend of Iceboating. It's good fun. This video I put together for Minnesota Fun 101 as well as for helping to get people like yourselves into Iceboat racing. If you haven't done it before you should try it, you'll be hooked. Hippie
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    I will be there from the 17th to the 21st.
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    Jeff, I am very happy for you that you want to step up and advance your sailing knowledge/experience! As such, I'll give you some advice, from my own personal background/experience. There are two kinds of sailors: Mechanical and technical. Obviously with your post you want to become a technical sailor. 90% of sailors are mechanical...they know how sails go up and down, they know basic sail trim, they know abit about heel, and mostly they are re-active instead of pro-active (take the tell-tales off of the jibs, and that will REALLY separate Mech/vs Tech!). But if you ask them "How do you think the main looks?" they have NO idea.... A 420 will help you with helming, but that's about it. Get an Etchell's (a Star is my first choice, but no active fleet around). You need a main whereby ALL the controls are at your fingertips..outhaul, vang, cunningham, sheet, even halyard tension...jib halyard tension, backstay, mast controls (Uppers and lowers), traveller. Race and race, learn from others. Pro-active reactions come very quickly. I race and have raced with people that have been racing for a very long time, and are and forever will be locked into Sailing 103. And they are comfortable with that, which is okay by me. Happy to hear you want to be a "Really good" sailor versus a "good" sailor. Getting my first Star when I was 26 was the best thing I ever did to break me out of the mechanical mode. Not there's anything wrong with that... ID Jeff, Try to do fall frostbiting at Chicago YC Belmont this fall. The water is plenty warm. It use to cost 150 bucks for the 8 weeks of racing. Sail every Sunday. Free soup included after racing. Cost included use of a Club 420. You could also do a rent-as-you-go option. Jill and I did this for years. You need a dry/wet suit in the spring. Give it a try. The RC is amazing, we would sometimes get 6 races in each day. Hippie.
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    Didn't know it was possible to stall every telltale on a mainsail. I'll have to try that.
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    see you bitches tomorrow!
  15. Hippie

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    Was that the first ever apology in the Area 3 SA forum? WFO - I owe you a drink next week.