The return of the Sumo Cat

Thomas the Sumo Cat now lives in the shop where I do my sled-building work.  Lindsay Alcock came out to the shop to get fitted for a saddle using my new sizing jig.  One of the first tasks for us is to set the balance point - while we were doing that, Thomas came over and promply walked up her leg (notice the paw prints) and settled down on her back.  Of course, that made it difficult for us finish the job we had started, as Lindsay didn't plan to make her runs down the track with a fat cat riding along.  Everything ended up working out fine - Lindsay took the gold medal and set a new track record at the first World Cup of the season in Calgary using her new sled.

Davenport Skeleton Sleds - last modified Oct. 24, 2004