Saturday, July 23, 2016

Time to Make RAYCE While the Sun Shines!

This summer, while Hick works and schemes, while The Pony sprawls on his subterranean couch and games (that's a verb, he's not sprawled on his games), while Val taps the keyboard in her dark basement lair...Genius is a man of action. He left Wednesday with his collegiate solar car team, to compete in the 2016 American Solar Challenge Formula Sun Grand Prix. That last word is pronounced PREE, you know. Just so there's no unnecessary heh-heh-ing.

Right now, I would imagine Genius and his team are armpit-deep in scrutineering. Not my word, though I have been known to make up a few. It looks like they are in Pittsburgh this weekend, taking part in the American Solar Challenge-Full Track part of their competition.

If you go to that first link, showing the teams, you can scroll down and see Genius's team, #42 Missouri S&T, with a prototype of their car, the Solar Miner. It's much prettier than that now. I've seen a picture of it, but that is not for current release. Genius is in the front row, first on the left. Here is LAST YEAR'S car. Genius is third from right in that photo.

Looks like you can keep abreast (heh, heh) of the competition once the 2016 race gets started via Twitter and Facebook, and flickr IF you have those newfangled social media accounts!

We have a picture of LAST YEAR'S entry #42 right here. And here. And Here. Along with LAST YEAR'S results.

So...you can keep up with the press releases here. Good luck to Genius & team with this part of the competition right now.

Also, I did not make up that RAYCE word in the title!

8 comments:

  1. Both your sons are making you proud. Or broke. Or both.

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    1. BOTH! They don't seem to realize how much a retired woman needs her 44 oz Diet Cokes, gas station chicken, and lottery tickets.

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  2. This is all really exciting. There seems to be a tremendous amount of talent in your family.

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    1. Oh, pshaw! You are too kind.

      I figure I have to balance out the daily skewering of Hick with the bragging on Genius and The Pony.

      Even Steven expects it.

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    1. They're almost off around the track, and next weekend they start the road race across the heartland.

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  4. You know as well as we do that your genius is going places and I don't mean to the Grand Prix. How proud you must be.

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    1. Yes, I AM proud. Genius is a go-getter.

      He and his team will be going to Grant's Farm on August 1st. That's their checkpoint. Should be there between 12:30 and 3:30. I think Hick is planning to go with one of his work people. The team is supposed to spend the night here at the homestead, so I will be getting some foodstuffs ready for them.

      http://americansolarchallenge.org/ASC/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/ASC2016PressRelease_4_St.-LouisMO.pdf

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