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Sammy Linebaugh reporting The Utah Olympic Park is famous for winter sports, thanks to the 2002 Games. But its summer activities also have something for the adventurous type.
Say goodbye to the winter sleds. It's summer bobsled season.
Justin McGeehan Bobsled Driver/Utah Olympic Park "IT'S SOFT, THE SLEDS HAVE GOT A LOT OF CUSHION TO THEM, IT'S NOT NEAR AS VIOLENT A RIDE.."
Justin McGeehan is among the pilots who will take members of the public on a fast, furious, 4-"G" force run down the once Olympic ice sheet, now white wall, and prepped for wheels.
Justin McGeehan: "YOU CAN PLAY WITH IT A LOT MORE TOO, LIKE YOU CAN CHANGE THE SLED UP RIDING HIGH OR LOW ON THE CORNERS FOR A LOT OF SPEED."
8/10ths of a mile...15 curves.. at speeds of up to 70 miles an hour.
Sammy Linebaugh: "THEY SAY IT'S THE EQUIVALENT OF DROPPING 40 STORIES IN ABOUT 60 SECONDS. YOU KNOW THOSE BUTTERFLIES YOU GET ON THE ROLLER COASTER..WELL, YOU GET THOSE HERE TOO."
Frank Zang: "WHETHER IT'S WHEELS ON BOBSLEDS, PLASTIC ON THE SKI JUMPING SURFACES, FREESTYLE AERIALS INTO THE SWIMMING POOL, SUMMER IS HERE AND THAT MEANS WINTER SPORTS AT THE PARK RIGHT NOW."
If bobsledding, isn't your speed or, say, distance, the Park also offers summer training for ski jumpers, and public classes for anyone interested in learning tricks with a splash landing.
Wonder which bobsled is faster? The sled with wheels, on average is about 10- miles per hour slower than it's sister sled, on ice.