Luge yourself in Muskegon

"You know," my 15-year-old luge instructor tells me, to ease my nerves, "more people die in cheerleading than luge." I nod and lean back against the yellow sled, inching toward the gate, nothing but icy curves ... Full Story
AstroChef

Chicago, IL

#1 Feb 15, 2009
Hey, Rick Steeves, if I wanted to read about you, I'd buy the book, this article was supposed to be about Luge, I didn't read much about Luge, but that was great all that stuff about you that I don't care about.
Crying in my Beer

United States

#2 Feb 15, 2009
Pretty much everythign you did sounded fun and interesting... except you whined and complained about it all.

Lose the snotty, I'm-way-to-good-for-this-sh@t, sex-in-the-city attitude and actually enjoy life.

For goodness sake!
eyeroller

Aurora, IL

#3 Feb 15, 2009
Muskegon is a hole. I'm sorry the writer had to spend more than 5 minutes there.
Kim

Holland, MI

#4 Feb 16, 2009
Just thought that I should mention that my husband did the luge in Muskegon yesterday! His time was 18.0! It was his first time down the track! From what I gathered his time was the fastest of the day! Apparently, he was faster than all of the guys who have done luge since they were kids! I think there was even a guy there who used to be on the Olympic team. He had a really great time!
BTW, my husband is a T-8 paraplegic! The guys worked really hard getting him up those steps! LOL But we were thankful that they did! He had a blast!
Have a great day!
Kim
West Michigan Reporter

Sparta, MI

#5 Feb 16, 2009
A hole, huh? That's rich coming from someone living in Aurora. Let's see, I live one mile from one of the best public beaches in the world (Pere Marquette Park), 20 minutes from some of the best backpacking and camping spots(again free...Manistee National Forest) in the Midwest, my cost of living is half of yours, and I have access to the publically supported, nationally recognized art museum, library and community symphony.
Hey, at least Aurora has Wayne's World, right?
eyeroller

Aurora, IL

#6 Feb 16, 2009
Yep, it's a hole. There is a reason people move from Michigan to Chicago. Don't see many people moving from the Chicago area to Muskegon.
brian

Muskegon, MI

#7 Feb 21, 2009
My daughter is the 15 year old
instructer in the article and
she was born in Aurora. We moved
to Michigan 6 months later.
I loved the movie "Slapshot".
I believe one of the Hansen brothers
lives in Muskegon.
sarah

Muskegon, MI

#8 Feb 22, 2009
hey haha im glad u liked it im proud of u for doing it
see i told u ud be fine
Jethro

United States

#9 Mar 3, 2009
Did they tell you to relax and pretend you are laying in bed? Yeah right! Yes there probably was a young man there from the US Jr Luge squad, Jake. There are many people there who have paticipated in the USA Luge program. It is a launching point to a Olympic career. Yes Jeff Carlson (Jeff Hanson Slapshot) played for the Muskegon Mohawks from 1979-1983 and still live in Muskegon. In muskegon you go to the fights and hope to see a hockey game. As far as Illinois vs Michigan...how come half of the cars you see in Michigan in the Summer all say the land of Lincoln? Must be something you like up here!

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