January 8th 2003
MnHPVA Meeting
Meeting Report & HTML: Mark Stonich
Photos: Will Ince & Mark Stonich
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Mark your calendars:
12th Annual Human Powered Ice Vehicle World Championship Races
Saturday January 25th, 2003
South Center Lake, Lindstrom MN
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John Reese's SWB Frame
Since there was less than usual for Show-N-Tell, we had a long discussion of Ice Racing. History, anecdotes, equipment strategies etc.

Carl Gulbronson talked about his trip to Taiwan, to look into having some products made there. He talked about how very small businesses are "Vertically integrated". A small shop may be creating very intricate extrusions, which the guy across the street may machine, and the guy next door annodize the resulting pieces, to produce computer heat sinks.
A long flight home, was made even longer because the guy in the seat behind him went nuts and started threatening him. Had to be restrained by air marshals.

Mike Wheeler informed us that evening welding classes are once again available at MCTC, 15th and Hennepin, Downtown.
8 weeks - Thursday nites - 2/8/03 thru 3/27/03 - $219 - 2.4 CEUs.

Lance Oberg passed around a brochure for "EZ Row", a system for "Forward facing rowing, for row boat or canoe".
If you are interested, contact; Mike Nesseth - 21215 Iverson Ave. N. - Forest Lake, Mn 55025 - 651-464-7318

Mike Wheeler's talk on Texas Cycling

Luke Breen's Ice Racing Forks

Jim Black's Electric Recumbent

Mark Stonich's "U" Joint Steering

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