Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Wrapping up the Year: A Potpourri of Interesting Stuff

A couple of whimsical, quirky things to share:

For those of you who are into food science- and more specifically, counting calories:

The thermometer plummeted overnight. So, getting ready to ride is not unlike preparing for skiing. I went “heavy” on the foot protection this winter. Check out the neoprene socks:

And, if you’re interested in what residents of your state have to say in one sarcastic sentence:

In one of our most under-viewed, (34+K views) under-appreciated, but truly classic YouTube posting, watch again (or for the first time) the Proposal:

Happy New Year!


Sunday, December 21, 2014

World Records: Past, Present and Future

The soon-to-be delivered World Record Holder Patch
Since our inception in 1991, we’ve attempted to provide recognition to those athletes who have distinguished themselves through hard training and performance on the course.

Like many sports, we’ve created pigeon holes for age and sex, as well as the addition of a category for chief officers.

Regrettably, we’ve not maintained an archive since our inception of all the records and subordinate categories. Perhaps with your help, we can reach out to those record holders and retrospectively provide them with a token of our respect and appreciation. The patch that you see illustrated in this BlogSpot has been ordered and will be sent to all our Challenge athletes of record. If you were entitled to be so recognized, just contact our office and we’ll ensure that you likewise will be sent a package: a patch and a certificate suitable for framing.

Below are the listings of the World Records that were established at WCXXIII. We’ll be updating the record page on the website with the data in preparation for the 2015 Season launch.

Saturday, December 6, 2014

This Week at Combat Central

In April of this year we passed our 400th FCC Event
at the FDIC in Indianapolis, IN
Our after action activities continue unabated, with the following tasks yet to be completed before focusing on what's a head for 2015.
 • The enormous archive of video from Phoenix- to be edited, logged and uploaded on Vimeo
 • State and Provincial Champions identified and certificates generated
 • The trove of over 100,000 photos to be reviewed and posted to our Flickr account
 • Finalist Flags sorted for distribution
 • Certificates of Participation for all of 2104 Competitors
 • World Record Holder Certificates and Patches prepared for shipping

And, a new program that we will kick off after these tasks are complete: Letters of Recognition to be sent to a fire chief, mayor, city manager or any designee of your choosing. Details of this program will be forthcoming in a future Blog.