Sunday 3 October
Good morning! The sun is rising, the birds are chirping, and according to my inbox, it's SPAM for breakfast...
...but first, some more on block 12. A reader suggestion:
"We came up with a block to replace the dreaded Block 12 at Lodi. It's a great block in that the requirements are simple, but the block will be murder for teams that have proximity problems. I may not be able to describe it properly here, but I'll be down there for 16-way, and I can explain it better.
"Basically, you have two cats facing opposite directions parallel to each other, sort of like Zirc-Zirc without the connecting grips. Everyone then does a 450 degree turn, and the people being catted are now catted by someone from the OTHER piece.
"i.e. Imagine Zirc-Zirc with no grips to keep the pieces together. Tail does a counter-clockwise 450 and cats O/C, who was in the other 2-way. O/C does a 450 clockwise turn to being catted. Mirrors do the same.
"It would be a tough block in that it's hard enough for people to maintain proximity to their piece partner during long turns, much less a new partner from the other piece. "
Bobby May - Armageddon
I *LIKE* it. UPDATE - Twins > Twins?
I'm just dreaming of a finish like the Dodgers gave us last night. That would be nice, wouldn't it?