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elwbikes
02-24-2016, 02:30 AM
Hi all,
Is it too late for Thundercats to get a substitute? I took an incredible head-over-handlebars spill and broke my jaw and have a compression fracture on one of my vertebrae. Today I'll find out if I'm cleared to ride, but I'm really doubting that.

I still plan on giving my pointless prize (through proxy, one of my teammates on the ground in the DMV), and will let you all know if/when I am cleared to ride.

cvcalhoun
02-24-2016, 02:36 AM
I'm so sorry to hear it!

Unfortunately, there are no substitutes available, because the team assignment people asked me to cut off registration, then assigned all registered people (even late registrants) to teams. Yours is not the only only team with this issue. Next year, I'm planning to keep registration open indefinitely (although with appropriate warnings that late registrants may not be on a team) to avoid this issue. But unfortunately, there is nothing to be done this year.

hozn
02-24-2016, 05:45 AM
Not sure how substitutions work with handicap system, but I am happy to sub in to Thundercats.

Bob James
02-24-2016, 07:46 AM
Sorry about your accident. Hoping for a speedy recovery.

sethpo
02-24-2016, 08:34 AM
Thinking about the welfare of your team after such a terrible fall...BAFS HERO!!


Get well soon.

vvill
02-24-2016, 08:53 AM
Sorry to hear that elwbikes, ouuuuch. Heal up well.


Not sure how substitutions work with handicap system, but I am happy to sub in to Thundercats.

Sub into our team! Team 16 has had two people out with injuries most of the competition.

Dickie
02-24-2016, 09:20 AM
Hey Emm. I responded on Strava but to re-iterate; we don't need a substitute, we just need you to feel better and recover properly. Thundercats are a family and you're our number one motivator, thanks for all the amazing miles and days you have ridden this year and inspiring the rest of us to get off our arse. Hopefully you'll be riding by the time the beautiful summer weather hits. Take good care of yourself and please keep us posted on your recovery.

Best wishes!

DrP
02-24-2016, 09:45 AM
elwbikes, as I responded on Strava, get better. That is the most important thing. I know you think about the team a lot with the kudos you hand out - that can keep us going. I will do my best to ride more miles to make up for your lost ones, although I know my travel schedule is making that tough (maybe I need to get a folding one to take on planes and ride through the airports).

elwbikes
02-24-2016, 12:18 PM
Thanks, every one! I'm doing my best to rest up and recover. Thank you for your well wishes and thoughts! I'll be sure to keep people updated.

cvcalhoun
02-24-2016, 01:35 PM
Not sure how substitutions work with handicap system, but I am happy to sub in to Thundercats.
There are two problems with that idea. The first is that other teams have people out due to injuries. (There is even one team that has two people out due to injuries.) It seems unfair to allow a substitution for one team but not others.

The second problem is that we count all points from the beginning for anyone in the competition. There is no way just to have her points to now, and your points starting now, count. So we'd have to remove all her points and add yours earned to date. But since you have about twice the points she does, you'd create an instant boost to her team's points to date.

hozn
02-24-2016, 01:56 PM
There are two problems with that idea. The first is that other teams have people out due to injuries. (There is even one team that has two people out due to injuries.) It seems unfair to allow a substitution for one team but not others.

The second problem is that we count all points from the beginning for anyone in the competition. There is no way just to have her points to now, and your points starting now, count. So we'd have to remove all her points and add yours earned to date. But since you have about twice the points she does, you'd create an instant boost to her team's points to date.

True on both counts, yes. (Though the boost to the points isn't going to exactly put Thundercats into contention.)

To the second point, you could probably just allow people to register now if they wanted to sub in, since it's retroactive. But whatever y'all decide.

Dickie
02-25-2016, 09:02 AM
...Though the boost to the points isn't going to exactly put Thundercats into contention.

Hey, Hey Hey! I resemble that remarků bedsides, Thundercats are notorious late bloomers.