BM2015: Awards Banquet
September 20, 2015 by jnyyz
This year, the awards banquet was in the Civic Center, and it was catered by the local Mexican Restaurant. Al and Alice kick things off.
Reading out the speeds for Saturday’s evening heats, the biggest cheer went out to Damjan for his 80.01 mph run. This was followed by Officer Aten handing out tickets for speeding (70 mph+) and “failure to keep the lane” i.e. flying off the road. Here are all of this year’s violators, who were all told to return next year to show that they have learned from their experience.
Then George and Carole handed out special awards for various fun things. Here Ellen and Hans get an award for the most beautiful and undamaged bike at the end of the week’s runs.
The Kowaliks are the fastest family in the world.
Team Cygnus gets an award for executing four launch attempts within the two minute window.
Marc Jutras gets an award for a 50 m sprint to prevent a bike drop.
Sherry gets the “never give up award” for crashing Bluenose repeatedly and then going 55 mph in Vortex.
Teagan and company get a Phoenix award for getting a bike built and then down the road during the week.
Then Rob and Linda Barnett hand out awards associated with the drag races. Calvin is second fastest overall.
All the sprint winners.
Linda gives Todd a special award for being fastest overall.
A group picture of all the racers.
Then it was time for the hats. No photos here as I was reading out the list. OK, one photo of Todd getting his 85 mph hat.
All the new hat winners.
The winner’s of Garrie Hill’s “fastest flying female” awards.
The collegiate teams with three fastest riders, Liverpool (1st and third) and Politechnico di Torino (second).
Then the individual awards for the different classes. It was embarrassing to accept the award for first place in Men’s multitrack. Florian was ruled out as a junior. Next year we need more men’s trikes!
All the award winners.
The newest members of the very exclusive 80 mph club, Damjan and Todd.
U of Toronto HPVDT. Everyone got a hat. I’m really proud of these folks.
Then time for bed. I’ll try to post a wrap up report within a day or so, but for now, I’m headed back home. Signing off from Battle Mountain.