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Feb 20, 2014 12:05 PM by David Randall

One huge luge

Some folks in Mason, Michigan take their love for the winter Olympics to a whole new level.

The Baker and Hines families decided they wanted to do more than just watch the Olympic games, they wanted in on the winter Olympic fever, so they put their heads together, and built a massive luge track in their own backyard-a luge that rivals any wild ride at a theme park.

"Two tractors, both with front-end loaders. A lot of work, a lot of water and a lot of labor. It took about three days to build and a few hours a day icing it down," said Doug Hines.

They ice it down everyday so it's slick enough for kids and dads, even reporters like myself. In singles, doubles, and triples, they race down it. even the dogs are getting in on the action.



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