The Pomeche Ridge Challenge: a standing SRV time trial in association with the Buckyball Racing Club

Fresh from his (rapid) rise to fame in the Elite Racer SRV championships, Cmdr Osashes finally takes to the ridge in The Scooner and ... if I'm being honest ... does annoyingly well.



He only filed a Black Run entry on account of sailing 1.24km over the Blue finish line and 950m over the Red finish line (his eye clearly focused on the big one) however I've scrutinised his video and come up with times for all three stages. So, Osashes takes 4th place on the Blue run, dropping back below 50m at the 5min 27sec mark (he actually crossed the 62° line at 4min 18sec), he takes 3rd place on the Red run in 7mins 34secs and ... drumroll ... takes 2nd place on the Black run (only the 2nd person to beat turkwinif in recent memory) with a time of 8mins 49secs.

Congratulations sir, extraordinary stuff! (and if I understand correctly this was from your first ever attempt o_O). I predict at least one 1st place result before the month is out.
 
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Had three consecutive submissions from Cmdr Alvin Wall (aka @Walter2) over the weekend as he progressively improved his Blue run time. Starting with 18 minutes, then 16 minutes, he finally posted a terrific run of 12 minutes and 1 second which puts SRV "This Thing Has a Name?" in 15th place, just 5 seconds ahead of @Ozric. Nice going Alvin, at that rate of improvement you'll be in the top 3 in no time at all! :p

 
Nice going Alvin, at that rate of improvement you'll be in the top 3 in no time at all! :p
Thanks, Alec, but I've waved goodbye to Pomeche.
On my first attempt I fell off the ridge and took half an hour to get back up to the course - I didn't bother to post that.
After the last run I continued going east until I fell off again, straight into a valley of dragon's teeth, which was the deciding factor. It's difficult to flyve such narrow tracks when you can't see where you're headed, and I don't have Sgurr's or Crank's skills with a SRV.
 
Thanks, Alec, but I've waved goodbye to Pomeche.
On my first attempt I fell off the ridge and took half an hour to get back up to the course - I didn't bother to post that.
After the last run I continued going east until I fell off again, straight into a valley of dragon's teeth, which was the deciding factor. It's difficult to flyve such narrow tracks when you can't see where you're headed, and I don't have Sgurr's or Crank's skills with a SRV.
Nice run!

Were you trying to find myself/Crank yesterday? We were on a different ridge elsewhere on the world, apologies if you were expecting us to be here.
 
No need to apologise. I was merely trying to prove to myself that Pomeche was more of a bite than I could chew.
It's always nice to be proved right.
 
Parp parp! No sooner has @Osashes settled in to his 4th place position on the Blue run than Cmdr Kay Altos returns with a fantastic new time of 4 minutes 51 seconds putting the Jalalabad Express 36 seconds ahead of The Scooner, knocking Osashes back down to 5th.



If I were Shaye Blackwood I'd pay particular attention to the sign-off which Kay included with that submission ...

"This is not the last try"
 
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