Rolls Report: Feb 20 & 21 – First Day of Spring Rolls

This past weekend marked the first rolls of the spring semester (the earliest start in a few years!). Thanks to last week’s ice storm, the City of Pittsburgh had excessively salted the roads. The extra seasoning coupled with dampness caused a late start on Saturday. After some vigorous sweeping the teams started off the semester quite smoothly with a comfortable weekend of rolls.

The much anticipated speed trap was set up just past the monument where it can be completely out of the way of traffic. Data is, of course, not particularly useful since first day hiccups are still being worked out and most buggies started out bagged. Importantly, the system got the live tests it needed so that its operators can begin to dial in the accuracy.

The most exciting non-buggy related event of the weekend occurred when an Uber driver blew through the bridge barricade. Although the police officer on duty attempted to stop him, the driver just raced past to the inner barricade outside of Phipps. Never before have we seen such a determined Uber driver nor such an embarrassed passenger.
On Saturday, a firetruck also pulled up to the outer barricade, but without an emergency on the other side, they were calmly directed the long way around.

In Attendance 

Org Saturday Sunday
CIA  Impulse, Orca, Icarus, Equinox Impulse, Orca, Icarus, Equinox
Fringe  Balius, Bissa, Beacon Balius, Bissa, Beacon
PhiDelt  Perun  Perun
PiKA  Banshee, Raptor Banshee, Raptor
SDC  Malice, Havoc, Bane, Avarice Malice, Havoc, Bane Avarice
Spirit  Inviscid, Zuke, Fuko, Seraph, King Pin Inviscid, Zuke, Fuko, Seraph, King Pin

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