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Old Oct 25, 2012, 03:08 PM
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Winter ales

Originally Posted by CloudyIFR View Post
The contest this Saturday has been cancelled, obviously. This contest will not be rescheduled.

Thanks for the great season! Keep us up to date with your ALES projects this winter.

See you in the Spring.


I think ALES should stand for "Always Launching EVERY Season," not just summer! One would think some of that Montana toughness--so richly drawn on by most Treasure State residents in nearly every other facet of life in the mountains--would also rub off on the ALES members.

You know, scheduling meets every month of the year, especially during the arctic temperatures of mid-January just to thicken the skin and "cool" the nerves. Think also of just a few of the advantages twelve to fifteen inches of powder at -2 F. would offer: softer landings, quick containment of LiPo fires, grounds for purchasing more battery packs, and legitimate claims of cold feet as the competition grows tougher!

Ah, but that pales in comparison to the camaraderie developed around warming fires and hot packs as participants battle frostbite, stiffening their resolve to find the E-Supras lost against a lowering gray, crystalline sky and buried somewhere in the deep drifts near Highway 287.

However, in PMT's case, such cold-weather resolve is not needed. ALICE becomes the appropriate acronym here: Alice (Little) Is Comfortably Excluded.

In the spirit of Dana Carvey as the Grumpy Old Man, "In my day, we didn't stop slopin' or ALES-in' when the weather dropped two degrees. We de-iced with boiling water, warped the wings, and launched a winged icicle into the freezing wind and we liked it!"

Seriously, glad you had a good season.


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