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SLEDNECKING FOR PEACE

While the ski industry was getting a late-night push from Tom Green, 26-year-old Gravity Games athlete Jay Quinlan, known by some as the Godfather of Freestyle Snowmobiling, was doing a back flip on New York’s West 53rd Street for the

Late Show with David Letterman

. Sample dialogue between Dave and Jay:

DL: Are (snowmobiles) loud and noisy?

JQ: Oh, no. They’re pretty quiet, actually.

DL: When you have them out in the wilderness, do they frighten the animals?

JQ: Oh, absolutely not. They’re peacemakers.

DL: I saw (Secretary of the Interior) Gale Norton riding on one of those things through Yellowstone a few weeks ago. What was that all about?

JQ: Uh, I don’t know. I wasn’t with her.

September 2005