Rolls Report – October 8 & 9, 2022

TL;DR: Wildlife continues to be an issue, new SigNu buggy, over HALF of all caped driver/buggy combos are already at max carryover for the fall!

OrgSaturday (10/8)Sunday (10/9)
ApexPhoenix, FireflyMolotov, Phoenix, Firefly
CIARoadrunner, Tempest, Kingfisher, EquinoxTempest, Kingfisher
FringeBurnout, Blind FaithBurnout
PiKABanshee, RaptorBanshee, Raptor
SigEpKrakenKraken, Barracuda
SigNuJager
SDCInfernoAvarice, Inferno, Bane
SpiritInviscid, Kingpin, Seraph, ZukeInviscid, Kingpin, Seraph, Zuke

Please submit any photos from this weekend here:

10/8: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/upload/6QBqcX/guestupload
10/9: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/upload/w5Gf5K/guestupload

View photos here:

10/8: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/2022-2023/Fall-Rolls-Oct-8/
10/9: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/2022-2023/Fall-Rolls-Oct-9/


Apex: Apex is going strong this semester with all of their drivers at max carryover in at least one buggy! There seems to be heavy turnout for their team, and continued buggy enthusiasm.

CIA: CIA had a pretty easy weekend as well! Nothing much of note happened other than some alumni visits.

Fringe: Fringe seems to really be taking this semester slow and steady, with only two driver/buggy combos out on Saturday and one on Sunday. Rumor has it that we may be seeing a new Fringe buggy out on the course

PiKA: Other than having some big wheels on Raptor for the first time in years, nothing of note from PiKA this weekend.

SDC: Saturday was thankfully an easy day for SDC. They seem to be practicing raceday countdowns with Inferno, but nothing else too out of the ordinary. SDC’s Vanity had a tough day on Sunday, starting with some deer in their way and later clipping the bales and losing a left rear wheel.

SigEp: Saturday was a pretty uneventful day for SigEp. But early on in the day on Sunday, one of SigEp’s buggies braked for a deer near the Westinghouse pond. The buggy fishtailed but the driver and buggy were both fine, and continued the course after being checked out by EMS. They also seemed to have a missing transition flagger for their first few rolls of the day, but luckily other teams were able to hop in to help out.

SigNu: SigNu debuted their new buggy Jager this weekend! They were taking things slow on Saturday (and only had one roll around the course), but we are all excited to see them out in the coming weeks.

Spirit: Spirit was doing full hill 1’s this weekend! The first team to do so this semester.


BAA Announcements

A shoutout and thank you to everyone involved in the buggy networking event last week! Special thanks to Diya, Sydney, Linna, Bethany, Connor, all of our presenters, and of course Sweepstakes!

The BAA Endowment fund is now taking applications. See here for more information: https://cmubuggy.org/news/reference/baa-endowment-fund/

Upcoming Events

Homecoming will be October 28-29! We are looking for volunteers helping with setup, at the BAA table, and during our breakfast Saturday morning. Please reach out to admin@cmubuggy.org for more information and to get involved!


A super special thanks to the following people for their help:

Connor Hayes

Rob Siemborski

Bethany Bauer

Sweeps + BAA


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Rolls Report – September 24, 2022

TL;DR: New team on the course, multiple wildlife encounters

OrgSaturday (9/24)
ApexMolotov, Phoenix, Solaris
CIARoadrunner, Emperor, Kingfisher, Equinox
FringeBurnout, Blind Faith
PiKABanshee, Raptor
Scaife Construction Vehicles (SCV)Crane Truck1
SDCVanity, Avarice, Inferno
SigEpBarracuda
SpiritInviscid, Kingpin, Zuke, Seraph

Please submit any photos from this weekend here:

9/24: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/upload/JQgDL9/guestupload

View photos here:

9/24: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/2022-2023/Fall-Rolls-Sept-24/


The one day of rolls this week started with a parked car on the course that couldn’t be towed2 followed by a 10 minute delay due to a truck coming onto the course to pick up a crane from the Scaife construction.

Apex: New driver in Pheonix came to a controlled stop during their first roll due to some wildlife on the course. They were pushed up into the chute and finished the roll safely. The rest of the day went quite smoothly for Apex, it was exciting to see a large group out again!

CIA: 4 out of 6 of CIA’s caped driver/buggy combos are already at max carryover for the semester. Nothing else to note for them! Smooth day with some full hill 2 push-offs.

Fringe: Fringe seems to be continuing to take things slow this year, with only two buggies out this weekend. Rumors of a new build are floating around, but we are yet to see anything out on the course just yet!

PiKA: During their first roll of the day, Banshee came to a controlled stop due to some deer on the course. Other than that, it was smooth sailing for PiKA.

SDC: SDC started the day by sending two of their buggies down with about 8-10 bags. These were two new drivers who had tough times making it around the course last week, so, although they looked a little silly, it was still a good thing. Later in the day, Vanity lost a wheel in the chute, and the driver was extracted. EMS checked them out and everything was okay!

SigEp: SigEp continues to take it slow with just one buggy out on the course this weekend. No issues!

Spirit: Spirit had a strong day up until after their last roll of the day when one of their buggies began to have braking issues. The safety chair had a quick chat with the team and everything was settled.


BAA Announcements

The BAA Endowment fund is now taking applications. See here for more information: https://cmubuggy.org/news/reference/baa-endowment-fund/

Upcoming Events

Homecoming will be October 28-29! We could definitely use some volunteers helping with setup, at the BAA table, and during our breakfast Saturday morning. Please reach out to admin@cmubuggy.org for more information and to get involved!


A super special thanks to the following people for their help:

Connor Hayes

Rob Siemborski

Bethany Bauer

Sweeps + BAA


Check out our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/cmubuggy/
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Footnote:

1 https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/2022-2023/Fall-Rolls-Sept-24/i-tQhCsfv/A

2 https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/2022-2023/Fall-Rolls-Sept-24/i-cgk3CRC/A

Rolls Report – September 17 & 18, 2022

TL;DR: Sweeps and teams are killing it, 12 driver/buggy combos already at max carryover! The rest of Pittsburgh (humans and wildlife), however, seems to have forgotten about buggy, as was clear by the multiple pedestrian/biker/deer incidents this weekend.

OrgSaturday (9/17)Sunday (9/18)
ApexMolotov, Phoenix, Firefly, SolarisMolotov, Phoenix, Firefly
CIARoadrunner, Tempest, Kingfisher, EquinoxRoadrunner, Emperor, Kingfisher
FringeBurnout, Blind FaithBurnout, Blind Faith
PiKABanshee, RaptorBanshee, Raptor
SigEpBarracuda
SDCInfernoAvarice, Inferno, Bane
SpiritInviscid, Kingpin, SeraphKingpin, Seraph

Please submit any photos from this weekend here:

9/17: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/upload/JHhPMQ/guestupload
9/18: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/upload/3vqgCL/guestupload

View photos here:

9/17: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/2022-2023/Fall-Rolls-Sept-17/
9/18: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/2022-2023/Fall-Rolls-Sept-18/


Apex: Apex had a smooth second day of rolls, but Saturday was definitely a lot more interesting. They had a huge group out to help (20+ people), and lots of enthusiasm! One of their new drivers in Pheonix already hit max carryover for fall rolls. However, on their second roll on Saturday, a car came up the hill from chute barricade. Solaris (the lead buggy) had been released from top of hill already, but the other buggies were held at the top of the hill. The car quickly exited at panther hollow and Maggie, and thanks to swift reactions from sweeps and radio club, the Solaris driver never even saw the car. On their fifth roll of the day, Solaris and Maggie came to a controlled stop after the stop flag due to a stop for the previous team later in the course. Thankfully no noteworthy incidents for Apex on Sunday.

CIA: CIA came in strong on Saturday, rolling up to four buggies at a time. The team was involved in two stops on Saturday. First was with Equinox, when the driver came to a controlled stop near the transition flag. Somehow, this buggy was passed by the safety car, but the driver seemed to be okay and safe. On their fourth roll of the day, Tempest came to a controlled stop in the chute due to a goggle issue. CIA was back on Sunday with only three buggies, but seemed to have a pretty smooth day.

Fringe: Fringe is taking it slow this year, bringing out only two buggies (and a small group) for both days of rolls this weekend. They had a pretty smooth weekend, other than one accidental pass on their second roll of the weekend.

PiKA: The safety chair was very on top of PiKA on Saturday, many spot safeties, and stopping them for a missing hatch attachment on at least one occasion. They had a pretty smooth day, with only two drivers out (both of which hit max carryover this weekend). On Sunday, one flagger threw a stop flag on the course during one of their rolls due to some geese on the road. Driver stopped successfully, and then finished the roll.

SDC: SDC had a smooth Saturday, but a couple of issues on Sunday. During one of their first rolls that day, the Avarice driver failed to turn into the chute, and hit one of the bridge barricades. The driver was checked out by EMS, and totally okay. Much later in the day, during it’s first roll, Bane stopped near the Panther Hollow bridge due to excessive vibration. The driver was fine, but chose not to continue rolling for the day.

SigEp: SigEp had a large group of people out on Saturday with just one buggy. Barracuda has a large carbon patch on one side, and rumor has it that they are working on a new buggy!

Spirit: Spirit had a super smooth weekend with 3 buggies out on Saturday, and 2 on Sunday. After this weekend, 3 out of their 5 caped drivers are already at max carryover for fall rolls.


BAA Announcements

A shoutout and thank you to everyone involved in the buggy networking event last week! Special thanks to Diya, Sydney, Linna, Bethany, Connor, all of our presenters, and of course Sweepstakes!

The BAA Endowment fund is now taking applications. See here for more information: https://cmubuggy.org/news/reference/baa-endowment-fund/

Upcoming Events

Homecoming will be October 28-29! We could definitely use some volunteers helping with setup, at the BAA table, and during our breakfast Saturday morning. Please reach out to admin@cmubuggy.org for more information and to get involved!


A super special thanks to the following people for their help:

Connor Hayes

Rob Siemborski

Bethany Bauer

Sweeps + BAA


Check out our Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/cmubuggy/
Our Twitter:
https://twitter.com/cmubuggy
Join in Discussions on Discord:
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Rolls Report – February 27

February 27, 2021

We definitely were graced with a safe but interesting first day of spring rolls! After Saturday rolls were cancelled due to very cold weather, teams finally made it out, albeit without EMS due to an unfortunate scheduling confusion.

A couple of entertaining incidents:

  • An old guy on the course with a cane yelling at people and birds? A lead car was sent before Spirit’s 4th roll to ensure neither the buggies nor the old guy were harmed
  • At the same time as a stop in the chute (see below), a car honked and then drove straight into the outer schenley bridge barricade. Thankfully he stopped and left before making it anywhere near any buggies.
  • A school bus briefly needed to make a 22-point turn inside of the Hill 1 barricade, causing a brief delay towards the end of rolls

See here for a gallery of the weekend’s photos: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/2021-2022/Spring-Rolls-Feb-27/

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Rolls Report – October 10

This day of rolls started out like any other day so far this year. A small delay due to a truck delivery coming in for parents weekend, some wildlife on the course (living geese and dead chipmunks) and a sleeping barricader leading to an EMS and CMUPD call. Unfortunately, it ended with an ambulance on the course to attend to a buggy crash.

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Rolls Report – September 25: They made it out again!

A pretty easy weekend of rolls. For day 2, the 13 minute delay (due to some chores complications) wasn’t too bad! Sweeps got through the roll order 3 times, so a solid day overall. Four teams with four buggies out each, and SigEp made it out for the first week as well! Props as always to Kaycee, Frank, Sydney and Nahyun for killing it another day! <3

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Rolls Report: Sept 18 – Buggies are back (for real this time)!

Hello all buggy friends!! Happy first rolls report of the year!
Despite the last few years, we were fortunate to be graced by a pretty normal first weekend of rolls by the buggy gods. After Saturday was unfortunately cancelled due to a variety of issues (no officers, cars and construction equipment on the course, unpaved rolls), teams came out STRONG on Sunday, despite some difficult challenges:

  1. Difficult and unpaved roads!! Construction equipment left a bunch of hard-to-remove debris plus car accident shrapnel which lead to…
  2. Chores difficulties!! Sweeping the roads and making sure that they were safe was a much bigger challenge than it normally is! Also some confusion around where bales go didn’t help.

Definitely an interesting weekend…

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