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Old 12-28-2008, 08:20 PM   #1  

hi.

in case anyone planning on heading to the track who isn't on the BVC mail list and received my message, don't bother. due to a combination of heavy wet snow on the roof and a power outage that shut down the air pumps that typically keep it inflated and warm the roof fell down. from what i understand, the damage is fairly minor and the same crew that repaired bc place is on the job now. they will hopefully have it patched up and re-inflated soon but the open track times on monday and tuesday are cancelled.

i'll post here with an update when i have more information.
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Old 12-28-2008, 09:20 PM   #2  

No! This is bad news. Best of luck getting stuff set back up!
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:06 PM   #3  

Wow, thats kinda interesting. But also bad new$ for the drome I'd guess. insurance cover that maybe?


Was it the increased air pressure inside the drome that stopped the pumps or did some vent get covered?
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Old 12-28-2008, 10:30 PM   #4  

there was a power outage and the pumps stopped doing their pumpin' thing. couple this with a buttload of weight from snow on the roof and it was game over.
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Old 12-29-2008, 01:02 AM   #5  

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Old 12-29-2008, 01:27 AM   #6  

Its a tragedy.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:07 AM   #7  

not quite...just a loss in pressure. i'm going to try to head out there today to survey the situation. i don't think anything was destroyed...it's just hard to ride with such a low ceiling.
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Old 12-29-2008, 09:39 AM   #8  

Bad news, for sure.
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Old 12-29-2008, 11:55 AM   #9  

Care of Stuart




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Old 12-29-2008, 12:03 PM   #10  

TOTAL BUMMER!
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