Despite the impending holidays, Mad Dashes #3 at our gracious host Magic Hat was a smashing success. While UVM Cycling was under- (OK, Un-) represented due to a terminal case of "finals-fluenza, we still had seven racers, including three new faces. Two of these came in the form of dynamic father-son duo Jerry and Noah (who took the night, but more on that in a minute) as well as hearty "I rode my bike to race in my first Mad Dashes ever!" newcomer Keith, who also placed in our top four men's riders for the evening.
We did some racing in slow motion:
Here's the results sheet:
The other thing I've been meaning to do but haven't done is to award points for attendance- nobody who's coming out to these events ought to be going home with a goose egg! So, In adding the results from our three events and giving each and every rider one additional point for each event they have come to, the rundown is as such:
Morgan E-B: 17 points, Kevin D: 12 points, Patrick M: 10 points, Craig G: 6 points, Metal Charles: 6 points, Lisa C: 5 points, Noah C: 5 points, Dave H: 5 points Chris L: 4 points, Keith E, 4 points, Derek M: 3 points, Mary L: 3 points, Other Derek: 1 point, Rob G: 1 point, Jerry C: 1 point.
I never expected to have to do math upon starting this project, so please, if I have miscalculated anything, let me know and I will make corrections.
By far the most fun of the night was watching Kevin D and Noah C duke it out in the finals, where the young newcomer and the old hand tied the 500m final match- down to the thousandth of a second. I am actually told that there is a slight glitch in the programming of the software we use that generates more ties than there should be, and Noah was pretty sure he won, so we gave it to him. This time.
Next time we see a tie in the final, I think we ought to bump the distance up to 1000m and see who comes out on top!
Finally, our next event is coming right up on January 7 at the Switchback Taproom on January 7: Click the picture below for the Facebook event page, and I'll see you all there in the New Year!