Friday, October 22, 2010

The Deep End

2010 is not quite finished. But as far as vicarious racing goes, it is over. The 2010-11 FGBC CX Pool marks the beginning of the 2011 season. It is confusing, we know. But no more confusing than cx provincials, where some are considered to be two years older than you actually are. If we can handle that, we can surely handle this.

With the introduction of the Fall Classics Pool, 2010 saw six different cycling pools for the FGBC and friends. Fittingly, it also saw six different champions: Jay, LeAnn, Dallas, Kevin, Dan, and Jonah each emerged victorious in one of the pools.

But now let's throw all of those pools together to comprise one big pool. Call it the deep end. Using the same scale as the 2009 FGBC - RRR FGD Challenge, the top 20 in each pool will receive points. Not only does this reward dedication--your chance of gaining points decreases considerably if you fail to submit a team. It also looks kindly upon consistency. It is interesting, for example, that many of the names listed above fared more poorly in the deep end than others who have not yet been named.

Except in one case, namely Dan. We used to call him Prince Dan. But for the next 12 months, at least, he should be referred to as Prince Dan, King of the Deep End. It is a very rare occasion when Dan doesn't submit his team just minutes before the deadline closes. This is no doubt because he's doing as much research as time allows. Clearly that research pays off. Congratulations Dan! If you show up to the klubhaus some Tuesday at 11 pm or so, we will happily supply you with a prize.

Second place went to Jonny B. I was third.

Full results here.

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