Well, the time is nigh- it may not feel like Spring out there but it's here and before winter releases the last of it's not-until-very-recently-icy grip on us, let's spin that 56X16 gear one more time on Thursday night! 

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That's right, it's our sixth and final Mad Dashes for the season and it's coming up in just a few days. 

But first, a recap of last time at Switchback, which i have been woefully remiss in reporting on:

Waaaay back on March 3, we had ourselves a little goldsprints party down at gracious host Switchback's taproom: 

That's right, I was cannon fodder for eventual winner of the evening, Noah C. 

It was a great night! R.J. L. came out and picked up a point for showing up, a point for riding his bike there, and FIVE super-special bonus points for attending an important meeting about the future of Williston Road in South Burlington after racing. That's 7 points total for R.J. Noah C. came and beat everybody, so that's a point for showing up and 4 points for the win, five points total. Nate of sponsor Brio Coffeeworks came and got a point for that. Derek got a point for being there and a point for taking 4th in the finals- 2 points total. Morgan E-B was our only female competitor and rode her heart out against several challengers, taking a point for showing up and four points for the win (ftw) for a total of 5 points. Chris L. showed up for a point (I think he sandbagged the final, forcing Derek to ride again in the bracket). Adam St. G. showed up, got a point for that, and took second in the final for three points, 4 points total for Adam. Jerry C. showed up for a point. I'd give him a point for driving Noah to the event to beat us all, but I can't just go making up the rules here. Coach Rob came and got a point as well. 

So, where does that leave us in the season-long standings? Well, here it is: 

  • Morgan E-B: 21 + 5 = 26 points,
  • Patrick M: 15 + 0 = 15 points,
  • Kevin D, 12 + 0 = 12 points
  • Noah C: 5 + 5 = 10 points,
  • RJ L. 3 + 7 = 10 points
  • Mary L, 8 + 0 = 8 points
  • Craig G: 6 + 0 = 6 points,
  • Metal Charles: 6 + 0 = 6 points,
  • Dave H, 6 + 0 = 6 points
  • Chris M 5 + 0 = 5 points
  • Lisa C: 5 + 0 = 5 points,
  • Chris L: 4 = 1 = 5 points,
  • Derek M:  3 + 2 = 5 points,
  • Keith E, 4 = 0 = 4 points, 
  • Andy R, 3 + 0 = 3 points
  • Rob G, 2 + 1 = 3 points
  • Jerry C: 1 + 1 = 2 points'
  • Other Derek: 1 + 0 = 1 point. 

So, I'm not going to lie: Morgan is kind of a lock for the season champion.  After that, though, it's pretty wide open. Remember- it's a point for each person you bring with you who's never raced before, it's a point for riding your bike to the event, it's a point for showing up! Bring a busload of your friends and you might just take the whole thing! 

And speaking of that, I've got some great prizes up my sleeve but I'm going to hold out an announce them probably tomorrow in a subsequent blog post. Watch this space!

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