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:
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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 – November 21

November 21, 2021

Sweepers clean up the mass of leaves left by the Ginkgo trees.

CIA: Aurora, Equinox

PiKA: Raptor, Banshee

Spirit: Kingpin, Zuke, Inviscid

SAE: Eileen

Fringe: Bumper, Blind Faith

DG: Brazen

Very uneventful day! The only delay was chores getting started (it was tree shedding day and there were tons of leaves all over the course) 

CIA: taking it light with two buggies out—six rolls for Equinox and five for Aurora

PiKA: , six rolls for Raptor, five for Banshee (Banshee didn’t get one for a last-minute goggles fogging issue. They also got called out by EMS for follow car-ring too speedy

Spirit: Spirit had one small stop today – zuke in front was going really slowly, so the flaggers threw stop flags for the back two to avoid any sort of a sketchy pass. Zuke had some time to get ahead, and mechanics from the follow car pushed the other two buggies through. They ended up with five rolls for kingpin and inviscid (lost one each from the stop) but only one the whole day for Zuke

SAE: It was SAE’s first day out! They ended up getting four safe and solid rolls 😊

Fringe: Fringe never got more than one buggy out at a time. They ended up getting three rolls each for Bumper and Blind Faith 

DG: DG’s second day out! They seem to be doing really well, and got four rolls for Brazen. 

Rolls Report – November 14th

November 14, 2021

SigEp: Hydra

CIA: Kingfisher, Aurora, Tempest

PiKA: Banshee

Apex: Molotov, Solaris

SDC: Bane, Havoc, Vanity, Avarice

Spirit: KP, Seraph

Fringe: Baltic

DG: Brazen

SigEp: Ended up scratching every roll despite staging and dropping successfully D:

CIA: Accidental pass between Aurora and Kingfisher at one point, but otherwise smooth day with 6 rolls for Aurora and Tempest and 5 for Kingfisher

PiKA: Only one buggy out; Pike was only five rolls because one of theirs had a controlled top due to a Spin Scooter maintenance guy crossing the course

Apex: Didn’t stick around the whole day, but four rolls each for Molotov and Solaris with Solaris’ rubbing issues seemingly resolved

SDC: Dropped all four buggies, only rolled Avarice once, Bane got 6 rolls and Havoc got 5

Spirit: Six rolls for each of KP and Seraph

Fringe: 5 rolls for just Baltic

DG: DG’s first day!! 3 very smooth bagged rolls for their new driver today, lots of excitement to see them out on the course

Rolls Report – Mini Raceday!

Photos: https://cmubuggy.smugmug.com/2021-2022/Fall-Rolls-Nov-6-Mini-Raceday/

SDC: Bane, Vice, Avarice

Fringe: Blind Faith, Baltic, 

Apex: Pheonix, Firefly, Molotov

Spirit: Zuke, KP, Seraph, Inviscid 

CIA: Kingfisher, Emperor, Tempest, Aurora

SigEp: Kraken, 

PiKA: Raptor, Cleo, Banshee

View timing info here: http://timing.cmubuggy.org/

View live stream recording here: https://cmubuggy.org/live/

Congrats to everyone on a very smooth and productive mini raceday!! A special congratulations to Spirit for having the fastest time of the day. 

Congratulations to the winner of Fantasy Buggy: Dave Singh with a total time of 150.12. We will be contacting you for the best way to get you your Buggy Prize Pack.

Also we’d like to recognize our top Front Hill / Buggy and Back Hill Times:

  • Best Front Hill / Free Roll: tie between Bobbie Chen and Dan Francis (86.56)
  • Best Back Hill: Andy Bordick (59.18)
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Rolls Report – October 30th

October 30, 2021

PiKA: Banshee, Cleo, Raptor 

Apex: Molotov, Solaris 

SDC: Bane, Havoc, Vice, Vanity 

Spirit: Zuke, Kingpin II, Seraph, Inviscid 

Minor delays throughout the day due to Scaife construction crane-ing stuff over the course as well as a Quiz Bowl in Porter Hall that saw increased numbers of pedestrians. But all in all a relatively smooth day of rolls given how few teams were out. After today, every caped team has at least one driver/buggy pair at full rolls carryover for the fall for 13 total pairings at full carryover. 

Apex: Four rolls for Molotov and two for Solaris—some brake and harness rope rubbing issues on Solaris that slowed it down in the chute, but other than that no incidents. 

SDC: Vanity’s axle fell off in the first roll (she had visibility issues due to the construction lights and clipped the outer chute bales) and was scratched the rest of the day, but the other three buggies comfortably got 2 rolls in each. 

Spirit: Unfortunately, Inviscid never hit the course, but Seraph and KP each got 3 rolls and Zuke got 2. 

PiKA: Three rolls for each of Banshee, Cleo, and Raptor with no issues or incidents!

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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