The Blessing of the Freeheelers
by Rev. Tim Clark
(finish time 12:03 -24 overall)

O creator of these soaring snow clad summits, we invoke your protection of these beloved brethren in their tremendous endeavor of courage and fortitude.
Blessed be thou great an glorious travelers of the night!
Blessed be thy race, and blessed be thy flight!
Bless ye two together as a team, bless thou thy boards, thy poles, and headlight gleam!
Blessed be thou GU gobbling free heeled skinny skiers, may thy kick be strong and thy glide be long!
Blessed be thou when the winds doth shriek, flinging the spindrift from the peak!
Blessed be ye when the dark night shrouds, and the moon doth hide behind the clouds!
Blessed you are and blessed you’ll remain, though we come to worship the church of pain!
Now bless ye one another as we glide into the morn, let the racers give voice, a great day is now born!

Amen April 7, 2000
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