Saturday, July 19, 2008

Arrival in Winnipeg

Well, the team has arrived in Winnipeg at 11:32 am. We have impounded the battery and are now taking the rest of the day to check over the vehicle and get everything prepared for tomorrow. In addition there are many things going on today. Red River College is hosting this Stage Stop and they have planned a BBQ for the team, opened the gym for floor hockey, and will play a movie for teams to enjoy this evening. And now for some images from stage 3.

Continuum reaches the border and prepares for Canadian customs.

We reach the town of Morris and the Canadian police and other folks on horses proceeded us into the parade.

The main caravan proceeds as part of the parade.

Weather and Scout follow Chase through Morris.

After flagging us around the turn by Red River College, Josh runs to meet us at the Stage Stop.

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Blogger Wisniewski said...

Wow, what a great time. Please let us know how the hockey tournament goes.


July 19, 2008 at 3:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am confused. The pictures show the scout car following the chase car in the parade. Why would the scout car be behind?

July 19, 2008 at 3:32 PM  
Anonymous George H said...

When did your remaining competition arrive in Winnipeg

July 19, 2008 at 4:09 PM  
Anonymous Susan Montgomery said...

Reading the last few entries, I'm so impressed by the collegiality of all the teams, all of you helping each other do your best. What a terrific example of friendly competition - Keep up the great work! Dr. Montgomery

July 19, 2008 at 5:10 PM  
Blogger Steven Hechtman said...


When weather and scout arrived at the parade, they spoke with local police and were told that our caravan could not bypass the parade and would have to wait. Weather and scout worked with parade officials to let us into the parade. The caravan made it to the parade route right as it was about to start--therefore we were let in as the third "float" in the parade. Weather and scout followed behind, having been waiting at the beginning to broker the deal.


Principia arrived 56 minutes after we did. They were followed later by Minnesota, Waterloo, and Bochum. Most (if not all) of the other teams were forced to trailer to make it to Winnipeg. We should have more details after tonight's race meeting. Keep in mind, the 56 minute gap does not reflect time off of the clock at the border. One of our team members had to go into the border station to get her visa stamped, so the time taken to do this will be removed from our elapsed time.

July 19, 2008 at 7:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the explanation (about the scout car in the parade) Steve.
I hope the parade watchers enjoyed continuum.

July 19, 2008 at 8:47 PM  
Blogger Elson said...

I love the photos of the race caravan in the parade. No doubt it was good PR for solar racing and for UofM. :-)

July 19, 2008 at 8:52 PM  
Blogger Hostman said...

Hey, the Strategy team timed it so Michigan would be the only team getting a parade. :) Go Blue!


July 19, 2008 at 9:34 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

Quick weather report. Environment Canada says Winnipeg and Brandon will have showers and clouds tomorrow. Regina will have sunny skies, if anyone can reach them.

July 19, 2008 at 10:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Principia radio will have its nightly audio show on the solar race: It is at 10:00.
It is a good show.


July 19, 2008 at 10:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Principia'a radio show is 11:00 pm A2 time

July 19, 2008 at 10:55 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

My guesstimate for overall standings:

1) Michigan
2) Principia
3) FH Bochum
4) Waterloo
5) Minnesota
6) Calgary
7) Missouri S&T
8) Red River

and I can't even guess the others. I won't try to guess the time intervals either, except to say it looks like the first three have stretched out, but 4 and 5 may be closing on third. The only change in order from last time is Calgary passing Missouri S&T.

3 of the top 8 are Canadian entries (Waterloo, Calgary, and Red River). Third place is German (Bochum). The other four, including the top two spots, American, and all from middle American states (Michigan, Illinois, Minnesota, and Missouri). Nothing from the left or right coast, nor down south. Not sure what to make of that.

July 20, 2008 at 8:49 AM  
Blogger Peter said...

I think this kind of compensates for the time Chito stopped a train for the team...

Also, now when you get decked with speeding penalties you have clear evidence that you were going no faster than the horses holding things up.

Dr. Montgomery, great to see you cheering the team on!


July 20, 2008 at 11:20 AM  

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