Date: Thursday, October 3, 2013, 7:00 – 10:00 PM
Location: TBD, Most likely the Strand Brewery or Naja’s, depending on the number of attendees
The heroines and heroes of the South Bay will be recognized for their outstanding achievements at an upcoming awards ceremony. I am now accepting nominations for the following categories. Only nominations submitted in the comments section of this blog will be considered. Final decisions will be made by tallying votes, then ignoring them.
In order to be considered for an award, the rider must meet one of the following qualifications: The nominee must live in the South Bay, ride in the South Bay, have once ridden in the South Bay, know someone who knew someone who once rode in the South Bay, live in the continental United States, or be a real person, living or dead. No other nominations will be considered, except Sasquatch.
South Bay Rider of the Year: Rider who you admired most, for whatever reason.
Most Improved Rider: Rider who stepped it up to “the next level.”
Champion of the NPR: Rider who demonstrated dominance and mastery of this legendary ride.
Champion of the Donut: Rider who demonstrated dominance and mastery of this legendary ride.
Telo Champion: Rider who won the most, or rode the hardest, or showed up the most, etc.
Best New Face: Rider who we never really noticed but we sure notice now.
Best Comeback after an Awful Injury or Spousal Cycling Ban, Etc.: Self-explnatory.
Biggest Wanker: Rider who tries and tries again, but always somehow manages to flail.
Best Cycling Advocate: Rider who gets people enthused about the bike.
Best Club: Best parties? Most open door? Best group rides? You make the call.
South Bay Hardman: Rider who brings the pain.
South Bay Hardwoman: Rider who brings the pain.
KOM: Best male clumber.
QOM: Best female clumber.
Best Cycling Sponsor: Puts their money where our mouths are.
Good Samaritan Award: There for you when you need it even when you don’t deserve it.
Strava Champion: Lives for those little crowns. Real rides and real races? Not so much.
Most Ancient Rider: Father or Mother Time.
South Bay Junior of the Year: Young pup who’s already schooling the old school.
Rider I’d Most Like to Get Stuck Next to on a 100-Miler: Self-explanatory.
Crashtacular Award: Biggest, gnarliest, non-fatal crash.
Ride Animator Award: Rider who always keeps things “interesting.”
Freddy Freeloader Purple Card dis-Award: Rider who contributes the least.