Re: [KNSP] Re: [GPSL] Fw: [tvnsp] GPSL 2003
- Hi Don,
Well, don't sweat the bit about nbot knowing the eastern half of
Colo being a plain - the Visitors' Bureau doesn't advertise that part
much :=}. So if you win a free vacation to Club Med Hugo, CO, don't
bother waxing up the skis.
Sounds like a pretty messy itinerary. I hope maybe you can get
some of your HABITAT cohorts to bring out a balloon and payload, tho.
If not, then we'd still sure love to see you again and put you to work
on the launch and/or recovery crews. The Spacegrant folks might be
grateful for any help they can get assembing the payload strings as
BTW, wot's RAAM? A balloon race?
73 de Mike W5VSI
Don Pfister wrote:
> Ok, I sit corrected. ;-) I was thinking the suggested site was West of Denver.
> I did mention the plains extend to Eastern CO, I just didn't remember how far west
> Eastern CO went. ;-) I guess we were both right, just that I was thinking farther
> West. What is that old saying "you don't have to understand something to argue about
> it"? :-) I didn't mean to argue.
> As I recall (sitting here on my brains and not checking again) - it has been several
> years - Denver could be considered the 'High Plains', the mountains don't really start
> until you get a few miles west. ;-)
> I will have to get a map out, I keep reading about Deer Trail but don't remember
> seeing that.
> Yes a landing in the mountains concerns me too - but what can you expect I'm a
> flatlander again. ;-)
> I hope to make it but it's still a ways off. The date concerns me, the earlier
> mentioned date might have been doable (time wise) but the newer date is going to
> conflict with a previous commitment I'm afraid. I have two riders after me to crew for
> them during this years RAAM 2003
> (http://raceacrossamerica.org/raam2003/raam2003main.htm there is a link on my HABITAT
> SkyLab page to a photo of me at the starting area for RAAM 2002). It is scheduled for
> June 15 to June 27. My local friend Byron is going to ride as one of a 2 man team. My
> Italian friend Fabio is riding as a solo. I crewed for both of them last year. I
> started with Fabio - when he dropped I joined Byron's crew team.
> In between I got to spend about 3 days in the beautiful Aspen, CO area. ;-)
> Byron, had agreed to get me to Denver for GPSL 2003 - flying me from the East Coast to
> Denver. However, that would leave me with out a balloon or equipment (which could be
> overcome). The plan is to be in San Diego on Sunday the 15th to watch (and support)
> the Solo riders start. I guess this might work - fly to Denver for GPSL then fly from
> Denver to San Diego for the start of RAAM (I might even get to see my nephews family -
> he just got back from deployment in the P. gulf). I'll check with people. ;-) Since I
> will be using my mobile APRS stuff for RAAM too - I'll have it all with me. Hmm... If
> none of the rest of my crew can make it, this would make me a solo and possibly no
> wheels. Probably more trouble than it is worth. We'll see.
> Thanks for the Geography lesson (and corrections) Mike! I appreciate it.
> I'll see what we can do. I can't commit 100% either way. Please keep me updated on
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