For the 19th FAT-JAM we thought of the Snafu 8.6 dash. We brought some chilled Bavaria 8.6 beers and stored them in an ice chest until the big moment was there. McGoo grabbed the megaphone and explained the rules:
1. No practice on the party bike.
2. The bike is on the concrete.
3. I open the bottle and hand it to you. That’s when the time starts.
4. You drink the 8.6 as quick as possible.
5. When you have completely finished the bottle, you can grab the bike.
6. You slalom through the cones. Make a 180 degree turn and sprint back.
7. Every cone that falls over adds 1 second to your score.
8. The time stops when you have finished the bike ride.
9. The person with the fastest time wins.
10. First price: 50
Thirteen guys entered the 8.6 dash. Paul de Jong was the first one to set a time. His personal party bike gave him a bit of an advantage but he lost it on the 8.6 drinking. He hates the beer and hated to get beat by several people. Dennis Keunen had a hard time getting on the bike and forgot about his knee rehab for 35:38 seconds.
Christoph Vaes made sure he represented Hechtel well and set a time of 32:34. Greg Illingworth looped out on a wheely on the way to the finish line but still set a fast time of 34:41.
McGoo was on it with the stopwatch. He made a mistake with the following rider though. Michael van der Lee finished the beer, set a fast time, but it was discovered that McGoo had given him a regular Bavaria and not the 8.6. Michael had to do a re-run and still set a good time below the 30 second mark (29:37).
Rolf Tupurins (36:90) and Steve Maier (39:10) represented Cologne and didn’t disappoint. They had a headstart during the day so that cold 8.6 went down smooth. Jurrien Brouwer entered and showed his roots (Brabant). That 8.6 was finished quickly (was it really empty?) and his final time was 31:93. Topless Vladdie de Koning was damn slow but he still beat Sloerie and Riccardo. He looped out on a wheely too or was the bike too powerful for him?
Everybody happy? Yeah!!!