Fourteen pilots with one maggot left for the third to last mission of the 2001 season. It was a particularly warm night for October, so off for ice cream molecules again. Unfortunately on route we were attacked by a transport. A van had twisted their windshield washer fluid dispenser to point toward the side of the road, and deployed the fluid as they bravely drove past us with the windows up. It took us a moment to realize what was going on, and the transport operator did not allow us to discuss our feelings about the act. Some of the fluid managed to get into Admiral Vomit's optical sensors, and emergency procedures were needed. While all this was going on Rear Admiral Upper Half NoWay managed to go over the bars in an attempt to ride down the stairs on USB Pestilence. Minor injuries were reported.
After the incidents everything seemed to smooth out. Ice cream and three derbies, lots of hi fives. Derby one was won by Mucus, in a lot filled with broken glass (amazingly enough there were to thruster failures!), derby two was won by Skunk, with a few good crashes thrown in the middle), and derby three at the MarketBasket Arena was won by RumbleFish, his first victory. We returned to base silently and without incident