Red Bull Roadies →
“I’m Lindsey Rohwer” bHAHLFLHAHHAHAHA
Can you please have your team continue blogging about flugtag till next...– AA. A common sentiment, I think.
So the monthly sales/engineering update meeting ended with video of the TPG “flight”. I’m pretty sure nobody at work has any respect for me anymore (not that they did in the first place). It was described as “WMPC engineering at its best”. Great.
ESPN SportsCenter Top 10 Plays of the Day
Why today, three days later? No idea. But props to New Style Flyers, whatever that Stanley Cup team was called and the Crusty Avengers for making #10 on today’s SportsCenter top ten plays of the day. (and to Brother H for spotting)
Just ran into my first post-flugtag team TPG...
Can we make this into a Where’s Waldo-esque game?! DR - that could be how you remain interesting. Search Chicago. Game on!
Measuring the MOBERATI.
Windy City Article #1 (Capone’s Own): 575 … Windy City Article #2 (Building the Dream): 235 … Windy City Article #3 (Wing It aka A Profile of Kris): 171 … Windy City Article #4 (photo gallery): 1,490 Blog Stats: 1,802 visits by 732 unique visitors 58 visits per day (average) Top 4 Countries: US, Australia (HEY BRI!), Norway & Belgium Top 4 States: Illinois,...
Post Flight Thoughts
Now that its all over, I can say without question, all the hard work was definitely worth it. Although, we didn’t fly to Michigan as planned, I think it went extremely well. The car looked great, the girls looked great (thanks for taking one for the team), the skit was awesome (no practice). I wish I could have seen the edge of the ramp while I was in the car so I could have jumped with...
Final Installment in the Windy Citizen →
Ten or 18... or 14 or in between...
= how long (in minutes) it will take for Aggy to finish eating mango salsa and join Kris and Laura in the honeymoon suite.
My parents like to call me, and both be on the...
She’s like Jen, she just perches on the line. Or Rohwer, you’d never know she’s there.
Official first team meeting.
The risk management meeting at Castaways. By our powers combined…
Dwayne Wade is at our hotel.
To stalk or not to stalk… Let’s be honest, its not even a question.
Hey guys, if there are any seedy online journalists around, Ill make sure to...– Bruce, Pilot Liason. Windy Citizen Article #3
We also "moberati'ed" on NBC, WGN & FOX this AM. ...
Ball ‘till you fall (literally).
Flying high or crashing with style →
pieinthesky: Daily Herald article, with a few choice (lame) quotes from us. Hey… us too!! :)
Chicago Picks: 9/5/2008
Flugtag, It’s German For Crazy. Don’t those commercials make you giggle? And kinda cringe? Bring your curiosity out to North Beach for Red Bull Flugtag USA. Watch as nearly 30 teams from Chicago and elsewhere pilot their homemade flying machines off a 25-foot ramp into Lake Michigan. The competition is based on distance, creativity and showmanship. Should be a spectacle! What: Red...
Pre-party @ O'callahans on Hubbard.
The Hotel Sax - and more specifically the Crimson Lounge - is much too classy for this crew. Four AM wake up call is not an issue at this point. We are still just 4/5 on team attendance. We hope to be at 100 percent by launch time.
What are we going to talk about when this is over?
I was just rifling through my work email and realized that all DR has talked about for months has been Red Bull Flugtag. We are going to have to work hard to find ways to be interesting, post-Saturday.
Flugtag Diet Update
After consuming only Necco Wafers and Red Bull for the past two months. I am officially at the perfect flight weight of 98 pounds. We’re unstoppable.
I say to you, this morning, that if you have never found something so dear and...– Dr. Martin Luther King ☀ This is what flugtag is, for DR. Text TEAM 19 to 72855 (RBULL)… for Dave’s sake.
Was just on Johnny B. morning show in Chicago...
whatthehale: …said words “amateur flight enthusiasts” and forgot to mention “goodies” being shown on stage. FAIL. Bruce (or maybe Jen?) is going to either be a) pleased or b) furious. Well… they said Red Bull a lot :) Love my “Guy” @ Johnny B.
Chicago Tribune: Up, up and awry →
whatthehale: It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a bunch of daredevils (read: idiots) in weird contraptions trying to fly under their own power! Tribune vs. The Windy Citizen. You win :)
People's Choice Award
Along with the highly coveted 1st, 2nd, and 3rd prizes is the People’s Choice Award. This is where the public gets to voice their opinion and vote for their favorite team. Spectators will vote by texting “Team 19” to 72855 (RBULL) throughout the event day. SMS VOTING WILL OPEN AT 9AM ON FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 4. Support The Perfect Getaway and spread the word. Come by our car Saturday morning and get...
Team Canada to the Rescue
We are officially done with construction. Huge thanks to Elgin for helping with the final details and leaving us with an awesome good luck package: Tequila and chips and salsa, which is odd considering he’s our north of the border friend and not our south of the border friend. Bets are still being taken on how far I’ll fly. Get your number soon.
4:15 a.m.?!! ABC News?!! Solo skank?! OMFGdeath.