Author Topic: Battle Mountain 2019  (Read 4885 times)

ElyDave

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #100 on: September 15, 2019, 09:14:20 am »
that crash was rather spectacular.  The shell certainly earned its keep on that one
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Tim Hall

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #101 on: September 15, 2019, 11:21:24 am »
Blimey. That crash looks v scary. On the Youtube clip I found https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nV7rrXQTEfg&feature=youtu.be you can hear a voice saying "come up here, come up here" and a bunch of people run rightwards, uproad away from the crash.  Why? Is it to form a human cordon should another vehicle come down the road?
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ElyDave

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #102 on: September 15, 2019, 11:39:44 am »
There was another bike following it closely that needed catching, and two chase cars, got directed away to the other side
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #103 on: September 16, 2019, 04:47:01 am »
There was a bunch of Cal Poly oaves off to the left who caught Josh when the bike fortuitously finished its trip in the upright position; a further bunch went off in the other direction to catch Adam Hari, whom Josh had overtaken on the course.

Nothing much left to add except that someone found a a cheque for three hundred USAnian roubles in the street after the awards bash.  To assist non-USAnian visitors, the prize cheques can be turned into actual cash money at the cashier's desk in the casino end of the Wol Club, and hence bear no payee names.  They do, however, have a legend on the back indicating the class and position for which they were awarded.  This one was for the winner of the women's multi-track class (number of competitors: 1).  Take a bow, Yasmin Tredell.  The Liverpool team do have form for losing things due to excess partying, mind.  Up to and including one Ben Hogan, who was found shirtless and asleep in a flower bed outside the Maverik gas station back in 2014.

All over for another year and Brexit permitting I shall be back for another visit in 2020.  My chum Neil Hood has just gone on record as saying he's going to compete so I may yet be roped into service as a member of his crew :thumbsup:
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Mr Larrington

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Re: Battle Mountain 2019
« Reply #104 on: September 23, 2019, 09:41:37 pm »
Well, almost all over.  Got home this afternoon to find a message from a Mr Burrows on the answering machine wanting to know chapter and verse on the LSBU team's performance.  I am not looking forward to telling him it appeared to be the Burrows-inspired bits that caused the crash, the crash redesign and the crash rebuild.
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