Life Day 2016
In Dark Times, we must look to the Light.
For many free-thinkers, freak-flag-flyers, or lonely-outsider-tinkerers who are looking for a safe place to play or feel a sense of belonging, SCUL is that Light.
The nerdy melting-pot of SCUL strives to be a better, friendlier, funkier version of itself and to share it with the world.
A quote from the Prime Directive: When SCUL is at its best, it often is the result of the cooperation and perseverance of an extremely diverse group. Your connections with fellow pilots make the difference that sets SCUL apart from just a group ride.
In this spirit, we celebrate the end of each season with awards: prestigious, silly, thankful, big & small tokens of appreciation, hugs - all with Love
This years official “cog” awards, followed by personal inter-member awards:
Stone Cogs (next to next top honor):
* Beetle Juice
* Pastry Queen
Bronze Cogs (next to top honor):
Dread Cog to Dread Flint (made from Dreadnaught's wheel bearing destroyed in service to SCUL)
Glass Cog to Dead Bride (made by Threespeed and Skunk)
Iron Cog (top honor):
* Rad Max
SCUL gang awards:
from Radmax: bike-parts dragon marionette to guard The Fort
from Raleigh Stripe: SCUL square USA flag
from Stogie: 1983 Shooting Star trophy to Bacchus, Attendance to Wombat, Helping Hand to Dead Bride, 8-bit award to Dr. Claw, Association Of The Golden Pencil to Threespeed, Awesome Sauce to Taco
from Rocket: Salute to Grandpa
from Dr. Claw: various medals of awesomeness
from Sewer, Dead Bride, Threespeed & the Garbage Goddess: Captain’s chair to Skunk
from Civitron: medals for inter-outpost support “Shooting Stars” 2012 7 of 9, 2013 Leotard, 2014 Dr. Claw, 2015 Dead Bride, 2016 Threespeed
from Sidekick: thanks & support hugs
from Kpafun: Kazoogly-oo mountain song for the gang
from Pastry Queen: Golden Boot to Sewer; crowned Threespeed "King of Oofniks"; SCUL logo cookies & donut holes to the gang
from Rocket, Pastry Queen & Threespeed: metal fuzzball covered in points to Lord McFuzz
from Acehole: medal of shorts to Wombat
from Skunk: hall passes for tardiness to Wombat
i think Red Squirrel got an acorn?
- a straight shot to awards plateau… celebrations, awards, social time… a flyby and hellos from a group of civilian bicyclists… riding to streets, an epic wipeout by Stogie who brought down a Tour de France style cluster-pile behind Chubz, meeting a friendly Klingon who got a tour of the fort, and a sweet post-mission hangout & guessing game for the weight of eXcEsS' Iron Cog (answer: 74 pounds).
Skunk's "Ode to the Iron Cogs"
In 96 Skunk started a gang
in order to have some people to hang
then Crack came along and believed in Skunk
she actually showed up and rode all that junk
NoWay rode with unstoppable vigor
which made our numbers 50% bigger
WalTor earned it for Y2K no doubt
He lives and dies by my command: until it’s time to take me out.
In 2001 the honor was Vomit's
She made a home for the fort -- well above and beyond it.
It happened to Diva in 2002
Living litmus test for the chopper groove
The same year, MegaSeth earned his pips
the beauty of his code rivaled only by his ships
In 2003 we gave it to Moose
A pilot and a friend who helps us deduce
Moose was happy to share his year with Rotwang
An easy rider and a boon to the gang.
Nameless builds ships as tough as a hog
2004 was his year for the cog.
ThreeSpeed saves the mission with excellent grace,
We made up new medals to keep up with his pace
Hapto shows us the meaning of Chic,
Tiara! Tiara! Flight-paths unfit for the weak.
Ehawk’s award night we’ll never forget
Though I suspect her hangover’s one she regrets.
Nosepicker got it by traveling through time.
Shut up! (nosepicker nosepicker nosepicker)
Leotard’s the one who lets the admiral know
It’s time to ride: the crew wants to go
How can you begin to measure Hack’s worth
Revolutionary master of organized work.
Yt is awesome at keeping the books
Jedi-level hooping with the stylishest of looks
No one more stalwart than our friend Treekiller
Always a hugger and never a quitter
A tiger run over by a horse has his mane underhoof,
Oh and by the way -- 2013’s iron cog belongs to: Baaaaaaaaaaane Thunderwolf
Computio audio photeo geek
demoscener Dr.Claw does it all for his friends in the fleet
Skin tight spandex of incredible dayglow,
Civitron is the very essence of hero.
All these pilots we’ll always remember
We never give up - never surrender!
But there's one pilot that's climbed to the top.
He's veritably unstoppable, totally loveable, plus he loves to chop.
Can you think of a time when the world had him beat?
All this, plus the lights on his ship are totally neat!
So let us all recognize his amazing success.
2016 is the year of Excess!