Before we bid adieu to winter, we tip our hat to the season that allows us to start a week with a paragraph like this in today’s Mankato Free Press about the inaugural Duct Tape Derby at Mt. Kato on Saturday.
The next to last racer in the inaugural Duct Tape Derby, the Windsor whiskey sled — complete with brown duct tape for the bottle, black duct tape for the bottle cap, a gas gauge that read “alcohol level” with the indicator on “E,” and four cup holders for the three middle-aged riders — got off to in inauspicious start. One of the riders was thrown from the bottle within seconds, a red Solo cup tumbling after him.
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