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Tuesday, July 22, 2008

In Calgary!

One last post before we finish. We are currently in Calgary driving downtown with traffic. 5 miles out!

Go Fast, Go Smooth, Go BLUE!

57 Comments:

Anonymous Dave Masselink said...

finish fast and smooth... I wish I was there to cheer you on in person!

July 22, 2008 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger dear said...

YES!!!

July 22, 2008 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Same here!

Everybody get your camera's ready!!

July 22, 2008 at 3:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

IT'S GREAT TO BE A MICHIGAN WOLVERINE!

GO BLUE!

July 22, 2008 at 3:05 PM  
Anonymous Doug G. said...

If you sign "Hail to the Victors" slowly, for some reason, its more emotional!

July 22, 2008 at 3:07 PM  
Anonymous Doug G. said...

sing that is....

I'm all verclempt and can't type!

July 22, 2008 at 3:08 PM  
Anonymous Jose Alvarez said...

Just one more left turn!

July 22, 2008 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Frederic Barthelemy said...

Almost there guys! Finish it in style!

July 22, 2008 at 3:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Was anyone else leaning his/her head and body when it seemed like the left onto Charleswood wasn't happening? :)

Rainey

July 22, 2008 at 3:12 PM  
Blogger Frederic Barthelemy said...

Wah! What happened to the GPS map!!! NOOOoooo

July 22, 2008 at 3:13 PM  
Blogger Julia Hawley said...

This is so exciting! I am at work, trying to work, but I can't.

I with I could be there with you guys!

Go Blue!

(I love that I know exactly who posted "it's great to be a Michigan Wolverine")

July 22, 2008 at 3:14 PM  
Blogger Garrick Williams said...

Aaagh they broke the GPS! Curse, you, lolcat!

July 22, 2008 at 3:14 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

anything????

July 22, 2008 at 3:15 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

AHHHHH! Somebody from race crew better call us - TC, it's phone tree time...

July 22, 2008 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

im in ur kar. i 8 ur gps.

July 22, 2008 at 3:16 PM  
Anonymous Jose Alvarez said...

Meybe they got out to run with the car?

July 22, 2008 at 3:16 PM  
Blogger dear said...

anyone else cursing at their computer?????

July 22, 2008 at 3:17 PM  
Blogger Charles Eichhorst said...

Of all the times for the GPS to stop working, why now?

July 22, 2008 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

Does the GPD stop working if they turn the car off? Like for instance, when they cross the finish line?

Somebody say the words.

July 22, 2008 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

I think pretty much everybody... Stinking technology, we get so used to it, then it goes out! But think about how it was back in 1990, we are still lucky!

July 22, 2008 at 3:19 PM  
Anonymous Doug G. said...

Let them enjoy their moment "in the sun." Its time to be away from computers for a moment and live in "real time." We all know they're high-fiveing right now. Its a moment of a lifetime.

July 22, 2008 at 3:19 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

GPS. C'mon, I can type 100 words a minute. Are my fingers not working right? Wonder why?

July 22, 2008 at 3:20 PM  
Anonymous Jennifer said...

Congratulations!!! Go Blue! Enjoy the celebration!

July 22, 2008 at 3:21 PM  
Anonymous MAX ROSS said...

i vote we panic

July 22, 2008 at 3:21 PM  
Blogger Brian Ignaut said...

I've never refreshed a page this much in my life. GO BLUE!!!

July 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Or we could assume the best possible outcome and start celebrating already!!

July 22, 2008 at 3:22 PM  
Anonymous Jeff R's Mom said...

Well, Jeff R., I'm still on Charleswood Dr. NW. Jeff R's Mom

July 22, 2008 at 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whew.........!!!
Hugs for EVERYONE!! and please do not forget a hug and a pat or two for CONTINUUM.....bless her heart and cells!!! What a TEAM!!!!
(another anonymous)

July 22, 2008 at 3:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

someone call someone already!!!

July 22, 2008 at 3:23 PM  
Blogger Frederic Barthelemy said...

It's Great! To Be! A Michigan Wolverine!

Go Blue!

Finally reached your destiny.

July 22, 2008 at 3:24 PM  
Blogger Elson said...

Are they there yet? :-p

July 22, 2008 at 3:25 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Tried Ferman and Chito, noone's picking up, probably jumping around.

July 22, 2008 at 3:26 PM  
Blogger Hostman said...

Yeah, team, good work! Go Blue!

-Rbt

July 22, 2008 at 3:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pretty sure I'm not supposed to be on this site at work but this is too awesome. Way to go team!

Go Blue!!!

-cj

July 22, 2008 at 3:29 PM  
Blogger Brian Ignaut said...

They're there, they won!!!! Just talked to Steve.

July 22, 2008 at 3:30 PM  
Blogger Frederic Barthelemy said...

Congrats everyone! Go Blue! It's about time everyone else knew how good you were. We knew it all along.

July 22, 2008 at 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

reloading and switching between pages is giving me a stroke...

July 22, 2008 at 3:31 PM  
Anonymous Jose Alvarez said...

WOOT!

Okay back to work.

July 22, 2008 at 3:31 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

In Wednesday's business section: A large number of UofM alumni were fired for unauthorized internet usage at work.

They all said, "It was worth it."

July 22, 2008 at 3:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Continuum is one hell of a car.

July 22, 2008 at 3:32 PM  
Blogger dkadams said...

Congratulations to the entire Michigan team!!!

July 22, 2008 at 3:33 PM  
Anonymous THarrison (UM BSCE '78) said...

You make us proud, finish strong, fast and smooth...in True Blue fashion...the Leaders and the Best! Wish we could be there cheering in person!

July 22, 2008 at 3:33 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what? back to work??? i think WE all can sit back and BASK in the glory of victory for a time

July 22, 2008 at 3:33 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

AWESOME! Contratulations team, you make us all so proud!

July 22, 2008 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update! Congratulations, Continuum and all the previous teams!

Thank you for a great rayce and a wonderful contribution to UM's tradition!

Rainey

July 22, 2008 at 3:34 PM  
Anonymous Doug G. said...

Since Ford is a major sponsor, I view this as legitimate use of company resources! Go Blue! The winged helmet never looked so good!

July 22, 2008 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Jim said...

The Leaders and Best! Never more true than today. Congratulations to everyone involved!

July 22, 2008 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Congratulations team!! Please post some pictures soon.

I think I have to go for a walk or something to calm down so I can get back to work...

July 22, 2008 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

You can take time to sing a few verses.

July 22, 2008 at 3:35 PM  
Blogger Matt said...

Great car and a great team, congratulations. Go Blue!

July 22, 2008 at 3:36 PM  
Blogger Garrick Williams said...

It was just shy of three years ago that this car was just becoming a thought in anyone's mind. To see it come from that, through all the strange luck, rough times, and disappointment, through all the first times and successes, to this day is absolutely amazing. I am a ridiculously proud parent of a ridiculously fast, full figured solar car. Go Blue, and long live Continuum.

July 22, 2008 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

Garrick, three years ago, they were thinking of a different car, the Continuum that was never built. Wasn't it two years ago, they scrapped that design and started over because of the rule changes?

July 22, 2008 at 3:39 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

Oh, and I guess Doug's back in the will.

July 22, 2008 at 3:40 PM  
Blogger Garrick Williams said...

Yeah, but I managed to save a fair amount from the first one. The wheel layout and rear fairings are more or less identical. So it was still this car we were designing, we just didn't know it yet. That's just one more part of the long and odd journey this car's been on, and all the more reason to be proud of it.

July 22, 2008 at 3:42 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

TC-
3 years ago was when the team was getting together and overall project was getting started. But you're right in that 2 years ago, the car needed some major overhaul to fit WSC's new regs.
cj

July 22, 2008 at 3:46 PM  
Blogger TC Lambert said...

Garrick has a point, too, though. I remember Doug talking about switching the three wheels around to have one in front, right after WSC '05. And they started working almost immediately on a "mule" car to test the stability of that design. They had to satisfy themselves it wouldn't roll over on hard turns.

July 22, 2008 at 4:25 PM  
Blogger Maggie said...

Momentum wasn't even on the boat yet back to the US yet when the ME Team was designing 1 wheel front configurations on Adelaide pub napkins and thinking up car names. Those guys don't know how to take a vacation. Hopefully Doug will get some rest (and a shower) now.

July 22, 2008 at 9:40 PM  

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