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Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

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Re: Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

Postby Elmo Zoneball » Wed Mar 02, 2011 12:05 pm

"I love the smell of solvents in the morning -- they smell like... victory."

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Re: Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

Postby TommyK » Wed Mar 02, 2011 4:58 pm

The rules are pretty clear about being drunk or high while touching a buggy but say nothing about 'roids, caffeine, EPO, creatine, equine dose ephadra or the dehydrated urine of Lance Armstrong all of which our push team snorted in vast quantities before breakfast everyday for a year.

On a more serious note, any time a team fails or come close to failing drops they've cheated a little by rolling a buggy that likely wouldn't pass capes in the same configuration. It's done to reduce risk of brake rubbing, this is extra bad cheating, don't do it m'kay.

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Re: Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

Postby Elmo Zoneball » Wed Mar 02, 2011 5:48 pm

"I love the smell of solvents in the morning -- they smell like... victory."

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Re: Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

Postby lemuroid » Wed Mar 02, 2011 8:31 pm

The only cheat I can recall (i.e.will confess to) is running the same buggy for both of our women's teams (we had 2: our little sisters, and the tri-delts).
We got away with it. The buggy involved was our "a" buggy so few were looking for anything like that. I think this was in '86 when they finished with almost identical times in 7th and 8th place.

We occasionally accused of having a flywheel and were even'"raided" one night by the sweepstakes chair in '87 with the intent of finding it. (they focused mostly on our wheel, so they never found it). They were acting upon charges leveled by an alum from another team (accuser was not revealed).

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Re: Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

Postby Elmo Zoneball » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:41 pm

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Re: Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

Postby Elmo Zoneball » Wed Mar 02, 2011 9:43 pm

A related question: if somebody were using an induction motor to cheat, what would be the best way to detect its use?

A big coil of wire and a meter?
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Re: Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

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Re: Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

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Re: Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

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Re: Sweepstakes' most "Forbidden" topic: Cheating!

Postby Elmo Zoneball » Sun Mar 06, 2011 12:47 am

"I love the smell of solvents in the morning -- they smell like... victory."


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