Wednesday, March 21, 2007
The final results have been tallied, hangovers have nearly been banished, and things are slowly returning to some semblance of normality, so here we go...
1st: 25 Sean
2nd: 20 John
2nd: 25 Sean
MEL GIBSON LOGISTICAL CHALLENGE
3rd: Ryan(also DFL strangely enough)
1st in-towner: Lizard
2nd in towner (+ 1st fixie):4 Chris
3rd in-towner: Tomas
Cancelled due to snow and high winds, but LUCAS won by default by being the only person to turn up and ride a lap... chapeau!
Everyone who made the trip out in that bizarre weather to play polo is a winner
BULL ISLAND RIDE
Leaving Crumlin at 5.30am to ride out to Bull Island in a stupid headwind, these people are legends...
Stellar performances all-round, but my personal tope 3, in no particular order would have to be:
25 Seans eccentric version of 'White Lines'
Bens politically charged 'Hail to the Chief' version of 'God Save The Queen'
Jamesies heart wrenching verion of 'Like a Rolling Stone'.
It was a tough one to call as there were some outstanding performances over the weekend, Rob with his continued dominance of most of the track events, Jamesie with his world-beating circles and capacity for madness, Muller and Sean with their propensity for nakedness, but when all was said and done, and after much deliberation it was decided the overall prize should go to Andy from Ohio, making his 2nd trip over for the Massacre he won the Mel Gibson Logistical Challenge, rode to Bull Island, took part in most events, and ripped it up in karaoke. A Worthy winner and now an honourary Dubliner...
So, another weekend is finished, thank God. A great success made possible by so many people.
Big thanks to Steve for magnificent organising of Friday nights alleycat, 25 Sean for being our resident dj, Andy, Ryan and Jamesie for making the trip over to see us, all the marshalls who helped out over the weekend, and a big shout to our sponsors as well; Knog lights, Seagull bags, Trackstar, Alleyhats, Cycleogical.
Of course I'm forgetting people, but hey, they know who they are, you know who they are, that's all that matters.
Thanks to everyone in Dublin for making this a continued success, lets keep the momentum going and make CMWC as amazing as it can be.
See you all in August, and then of course next year so we can do it all again...
check out all the photos here