Saturday afternoon was free for staff. Eric and I walked next door for lunch. Geez!!!! Eric ordered a chicken fried steak breakfast burrito (who even knew such a thing exists?). This sucker filled the entire plate and was freaking massive! Hahaha, yes he finished it ;-)
Outside, the Ale House had a big tank that was covered in stickers - so - I put a sticker on it! Hahaha!
Stay tuned for the next chapter!!!!
August 11, 2019
Today is the day we'll find out how this puzzle shakes out. Who finishes and who doesn't and how everyone ends up in the standings. Riders can check in as early as 9 am and have to finish scoring within 2 hours of checking in. Last check in is 2 pm. If a rider checks in a 2:01 pm they are DNF (Did Not Finish). No grace here. All scoring must be complete by 4 pm.
We already have a few riders with DNF status. A couple of riders just were done and didn't meet the minimum mileage of 1,190 miles. Less than 1,190 is an automatic DNF. There is also a score minimum but if you don't have the mileage, you don't get scored.
So now we wait. It's 10:15 am and only one rider has been to scoring. He didn't not have sufficient corrected mileage and was an automatic DNF. However, after talking with the Rally Master the decision was made that riders would be told their corrected mileage at check in (before scoring) and they could decide to complete check in at that time or if needed and time allowed, could go get more miles so they could proceed to scoring. So, this particular rider is not staying at the host hotel and was not aware of the policy change and now the Rally Master is trying to track him down and give him the opportunity to grab those 21 elusive miles so he can be scored and maybe be a finisher. I'll let you know what happens! (Note - he didn't get the message in time but did come to the banquet. Hope he comes back next year!).
Riders began to trickle in. Here is the first one for scoring. Eric was in charge of checking riders who were ready to score and herding them into the scoring room.
Our Rally Master, Justin doing the grunt work of moving tables, setting out rally shirts and just generally herding cats.
Then, it was finish banquet time. Here are the trophies to be handed out. Hardware for 1st, 2nd, 3rd and highest scoring two up riders. *All two up teams finished in the top 50%* As well as the highest efficiency being a two up team! Well done!
Michael Best had a great ride and came in Second Place! Well done!!!
Bob Bowman was no slouch in Third Place! Congrats!
Sadly, I wasn't quick enough to get a picture of the top Two-Up team, Steven Peugh and Vivian Vu who not only were the top Two-Up team but also 6th overall. Well done!
Craig Brooks managed a top ten finish!
Peter Green also managed a top ten finish!
Here are the final results.
Folks dispersed fairly quickly after the awards and most of us headed outside to shoot the bull just a little longer. Following some wonderful discussions and visiting with peeps everyone wandered off to bed. Tomorrow would find everyone riding off in all directions already planning their HW3 for next year!
It was an awesome event. Justin Philipson was a marvelous Rally Master and Cat Herder. All the volunteers worked hard to make the event seamless for the riders. The riders were considerate and had a great time. Oh boy! That was simply FUN!
Tomorrow we head out to who knows where. Stayed tuned to find out!
Cheers for now and thanks for following along.