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General Category => Freewheeling => The Dark Side => Topic started by: Mr Larrington on 29 April, 2020, 10:38:42 am

Title: Battle Mountain 2021...
Post by: Mr Larrington on 29 April, 2020, 10:38:42 am
...is cancelled, because Coronalurgi.

Piss.
Title: Re: Battle Mountain 2020...
Post by: Clare on 29 April, 2020, 11:24:18 am
Piss indeed.
Title: Re: Battle Mountain 2020...
Post by: Beardy on 29 April, 2020, 06:24:16 pm
I saw that on Farcebark earlier. Very most sad
Title: Re: Battle Mountain 2020...
Post by: ElyDave on 29 April, 2020, 07:55:39 pm
boooo indeed, I'll miss the cardboard cutout.

Maybe we could do the whole thing through the medium of 2D silhouettes
Title: Re: Battle Mountain 2020...
Post by: Kim on 29 April, 2020, 08:51:37 pm
Somebody at Zwift needs to start borrowing code from Kerbal Space Program.
Title: Re: Battle Mountain 2020...
Post by: Mr Larrington on 30 April, 2020, 11:44:18 am
Fortunately I had not got round to booking flights, cars, hotels usw so will not have to wrestle with the daunting prospect of Trying To Get My Money Back.  My grate frends Arnold and Marieke were terrifically organised and booked stuff in mid-February.

It's a bugger for some of the student teams — notably Delft/Amsterdam as their course requires they build a brand-new machine every year.  Construction of VeloX TX was well underway but it's not the sort of thing you can build while being socially distant.
Title: Re: Battle Mountain 2021...
Post by: Mr Larrington on 09 June, 2021, 09:23:09 pm
...is also cancelled, because Coronalurgi.

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No easy way to put it, we are cancelling the WHPSC for 2021.
The decision was a difficult one to make, but all things considered, we felt is was the right thing to do. We always try to reduce risks in the event but this just wasn't one we could solve with hay bales.
We will be back again next year,
WHPSC 2022 September 11th-17th, Battle Mountain Nevada.
We will sincerely miss being with our Human Power family as well as our Battle Mountain family.
Stay safe everybody.
Sorry and Thank you.
Al & Alice Krause

Piss encore.
Title: Re: Battle Mountain 2021...
Post by: Clare on 09 June, 2021, 09:28:25 pm
Merde.
Title: Re: Battle Mountain 2021...
Post by: McWheels on 10 June, 2021, 09:56:16 pm
Smeg
Title: Re: Battle Mountain 2021...
Post by: Mr Larrington on 10 June, 2021, 11:34:54 pm
It gets worse.  My Sinister Agents tell me that The Man has pulled the plug on HPT Delft/Amsterdam too, probably because Money.  This is a Bad Thing, not just for the future of the event* but because they always bring a small army of Penniless Student Oaves who can be co-opted into doing the heavy lifting required to set the course up and take it down again.  An Oaf shortage means us increasingly elderly and decrepit volunteers will have to do it ourselves.

Bah!

* They have in the past held both the Outright and Women’s records and were tilting for the multi-rider one before 2020 got scrubbed.