Calling all Mems of the International Ebike Racing Club (IEBC, watts mentioned already on Planet ES)!
In my vain attempt to keep ahead of the competition here (for Master of the Electric Bicycle Promotion), this last summer I conceived and raced in the first EVer International Ebike Uphill Race (as a promo device for the electramaterrific thingee).
So I am proposing a repeat of that race thingee, to become maybe be an annual EVent. So following notice to be posted around town plus online:
AHOY! NEXT UPHILL BICYCLE RACE!
Saturday July 12, 2014
Second Annual International Uphill Bicycle Race!
First one to reach the top wins! See death-defying competitors race from near the surface of Lake Ontario straight up the Scarborough Buffs road, north shore of the lake, on the "Americas" - northern half of that continent on the surface of the spheroid planet (endless, that dirty little thingee aka "earth"). And I maybe have spelled "bluffs" wrong, butt I understand clothing IS optional, sometimes, in that vicinity (as it was on the day of the same race last year)?
Nota Bene: All two or more wheeled pedal-able vehicles (with riders) welcome. But if using a motor with metal (eg chunks of magnetite, or "loadstone", plus copper wires) powered by electrons stored in a chemical "battery" (any "electric" and food, etc energy-powered "cycle", but NOT gasoline or diseasal), or "pedal electric", etc for our European friends) all wheeled vehicles MUST conform to Canadian Federal (and the "province" of Ontario) Engrish-language laws concerning the (electric) "power-assisted" bicycle! (Oddly, no mention in those laws about energy stored using twisted rubber bands, or harvested from air travelling to areas of lower pressures, aka "winds", etc.)
Race starts about 12 noon, local/"summer" time (and "earth" time, not sidereal time)! After race lawn/pool party nearby on and off Petticoat Lane (a looong driveway, to be renamed as P.L.) continues all afternoon and that evening. (On that date - not to be confused with the palm tree fruit of the same name, a full moon has promised to make an appearance... hopefully! She's pretty reliable, usually...)
Last years winner may be racing to defend his title (Yes grrrls, racing/party is open to all, even those less fortunate, although some may stare at anyone from another planet with similar or different breathable atmosphere perhaps comprised at least partially of the element "oxygen".) Also invited to race this year, Team Amego and Team Smart (riding the Smart electric bicycle from Mercedes Benz from the surface continent called "Europe" on that ball of dirt - see above)!
For details, check the online forum on the "World Wide Wait", for the Toronto Electric Riders Association (or the Yahoo Group for their Carbeerian Chapter). Rain date TBA.
Note: Many/most will not be able to race due to "other commitments" (despite plenty of lead time, or they are perhaps intimidated by Teams Amego and Smart). Let the excuses begin!
Post Scripts (in case any Roman friends are still reading, and have not left this script for others to decipher): Costume (or just comfortable togas) encouraged for the theatre (after party, but as a wise one said once, our whole little planet is a stage... at least on its surface, one might assume, and not somewhere underground and perhaps TOO grotto-y). Caution! Some riders may be wearing spurs, but any horses or other earth animals should not have been harmed (hopefully) in the performance of these EVents. Plus that crazy, really, really, REALLY old Greek guy will not be attending, as he was arrested for running through the streets naked, shouting in his native language the equivalent of the Engrish word "Eureka". Any net proceeds (still edible foods left over, and any togas found lying around afterwards, etc) will be kept or eaten by the home for old sailors, etc, or disposed of as they may see fit. (And please, "BYOB", port wine, etc.) Also any pirates, please swagger (or stagger), as mincing may be frowned upon.
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