Operation
First Strike
This was the first night patrol of the 1998 season. PitGirl and Skunk were originally going to take the Chrome Pony, but the single bolt holding the two chainrings together fell off. A quick repair was made, only to have the timing chain break during the preflight check procedure. Its first official SCUL voyage was postponed. This was Colostomos' first official ride, however, and seemed to respond well. The Reverse trike, yet to be named, had a 24" balloon tired rear wheel making it extra difficult to maneuver.
The course went from Fort Francis in the Watertown System, to the Harvard Constellation, to Central Constellation, to Lower Allston Subsystem. All completed the Feat of Strength over the LAPB (Lower Allston Pedestrian Bridge), and gained experience. We stopped at Luna Herrell's Ice Cream in The Allston System. A lot of civis commented on the ships, and a gypsy with a big shopping cart eyed the reverse trike for a more than long time. It seemed obvious that he wanted to steal the bike. From Luna Herrell's Crack departed early, and the rest of us headed back to base. On the way back during stunt maneuvers TerminatorS got his foot caught in the spokes of Colostomos hard enough to break four spokes and a reflector, but managed to complete the mission. For this and his amazing two wheeled trike riding he receives extra experience and honors for the mission.
Pilot Ship Points Promotion
Crack War 80.9364   Aviator
Fleet Admiral Skunk Famine 1073.15   Ensign
GassyD Colostomos 48.612   Recruit
PitGirl Fluffy, TDOW 103.045   Aviator First Class
TerminatorS Reverse Trike 113.614   Aviator First Class
Mission Task Pilot
Airlock Fleet Admiral Skunk
Cleaner Fleet Admiral Skunk
Damage Control Fleet Admiral Skunk
Deck Officer Fleet Admiral Skunk
Fileczar Fleet Admiral Skunk
Food Wrangler Fleet Admiral Skunk
Mission Leader Fleet Admiral Skunk
MRC Officer Fleet Admiral Skunk
Navigator Fleet Admiral Skunk
Paper Wrangler Fleet Admiral Skunk
Print Jockey Fleet Admiral Skunk
Recycler Fleet Admiral Skunk
Division: MAD
Date: 04/10/1998
Status: Success 
Origin: Fort Francis
Destination: Luna Herrell's
Light Years: 7.87
G-Well Activity: 0.5
Technical Rating: 3.5
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