- Jennifer Breet finally got a wind-legal run on her second attempt of the day: 72.42 mph. Yay!
- Calvin Moes got his 80 mph Hat with 80.83 mph. Yay!
- Karen Darke increased her own arms-only World Record to 46.54 mph. Yay!
- Your correspondent driving That Shitbox Dodge into the rear quarter of Danny Guthrie's van in the car park. Sturdy aluminium mudguard 1 - 0 That Shitbox Dodge. Piss!
|Arty sky photo through the rood of Paul Gracey's Tesla|
|Matthias waiting on the start line|
|Machines and riders. CO2 was on its way home and Soup Dragon was absent because the LSBU gang read the schedule instead of being at the meeting to hear the revised timetable. Bas de Meijer managed to 'shop them into his pics afterwards.|
|Ken and Karen about to get framed arrest warrants|
|These two have been inciting people to break Nevada's traffic laws since 2006...|
No-one ran in heat two, while Fabien elected to give heat three a miss too. Mike Head, a long-standing member of the Scouse Mayhem Crew, wondered whether it was because his team-mates had rendered IUT Annecy's Catcher-in-Chief hors de combat after giving him a BEER, but apparently it was the wind. Andrea made a slow pass in the windy conditions to show off Team Policumbent's latest tweak, the slacker:
Thence to the Awards Dinner at the Civic Center. Taco buffet. Nom nom nom. Our table sat Team Wahoo (John Jackson and the three Lem siblings), Peter Borenstadt, the Ligtvoets and the Reicherts - Todd, Jenny and Bump. While they know Bump will be a boy, they don't have a name yet. Following the mirth that ensued every time Alice Krause tried to spell the first name of Annecy's chef d'equipe, I suggest "Guillaume".
|Todd, Jenny and probably not-Guillaume|
|Frank Lem gazes at a BEAR behind|
|Back: Russell, Andrea, Calvin, Fabien, Ellen, Matthias, Valina, Lieke|
Front: Ken, Karen, Jennifer
Hats for newcomers to the divers speed categories were handed out:
|Back: Matthias (75), Lieke & Jennifer (70), Russell & Greg (55)|
Front: Andrea & Calvin (80), Valina & Guillaume (55), Ken & Adam (50)
Couchant: Fabien (75)
|Standing: Fabien, Lieke, Jennifer, Ellen, Russell, Greg|
Not Standing: Calvin, Andrea, Karen, Ken, Adam
While Andrea clocked the highest speed of the meeting, I reckon most people would agree that Karen Darke, Ken Talbot and the University of Liverpool Velocipede Team were made of thee highest concentration ov Win.
My room is booked for next year.