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Greenbelt
05-05-2012, 10:13 PM
Ad-hoc ride to Baltimore for the Kinetic Sculpture Race. "The 1%" is East Coast Grand Mediocre Champion, 2012. I think the bribes we gave the judges (cookies) were the difference.

http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/KSR/2012/Preliminary.asp

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.330613707005353.75475.307014479365276&type=1

http://s72.photobucket.com/albums/i180/LMCBR/KineticSculptureRace2012/?start=all

http://media.kansascity.com/smedia/2012/05/05/22/41/DwWRn.SlMa.81.jpg

http://www.flickr.com/photos/stealw0rker/sets/72157629973261811/

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https://vimeo.com/41632937

Greenbelt
05-14-2012, 05:11 PM
They did a nice write-up:

http://www.kineticbaltimore.com/KSR/2012/default.asp

Champion: The 1%

The 1% is a comic look at the widening economic divide between the Haves and the Have-Nots. Before the race, they said “The car was built by NASA, on a secret underground moon unit base, funded by taxpayer dollars, graciously laundered by [a major bank]. It is cast of solid gold…. Only wood from endangered rainforests was used for the interior cupholders. Seat cushions are made from Donald Trump hairpieces wrapped in baby seal skins.”
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For capturing the zeitgeist of 2012 America in a highly capable kinetic craft, this new team was awarded the 2012 Grand Mediocre East Coast Championship. The 1% comes from Proteus Bicycles of College Park.

As one expects, when the race started, the preponderance of teams immediately fled. Surrounded by the empty AVAM lot, one of the two remaining teams was destined to become champion.
At the mud, their 99% unicyclist pit crew member miraculously passed through most of the goop before dismounting. (Note, this might by Dirt's "off-road" unicycle.)
While crossing the mud without external assistance is required to ACE, it is not required for the championship.
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When The 1% needed repairs, they pulled into a service station where their vehicle was lifted (by their pit crew) and fixed.
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With gusto, they broke through the tape to finish.
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acc
05-14-2012, 09:07 PM
Fabulous!!!

Imaginative!

Well-written description, laugh out loud funny and wry.

Great workmanship too!

Congratulations!!

KLizotte
05-14-2012, 10:17 PM
Further proof that Marylanders are just plain weird.

We would NEVER engage in such antics in Virginia.




I really need to move.