the boa index

5/8's of 2018

Harper's Magazine (also called Harper's) is a monthly magazine of literature, politics, culture, finance, and the arts. Launched in June 1850. The Harper's Index is a mind-exploding and sobering gathering of statistics. 


https://harpers.org/archive/2018/08/harpers-index-407/ 


Rank of North Korea’s nuclear program among South Koreans’  greatest sources of anxiety : 6 


Of air pollution : 1  


I give you your BOA Index 5/8s of '18 


Number in years the Criteriums have been rolling on Jim Bailey Rd : 22 


Number in years that separates our youngest to oldest racer : 70 


Percentage per annum ( minus 2017 ) a current/former Ironman winner has raced one to four of our TTs : 100 


Number of bags of ice purchased for 2018 events ( to date ): 144 


Number of bottled water purchased for 2018 events ( to date ) : 646  


Percentage of those empties recycled : 100 


Number in years the Time Trials have been rolling on Old Vernon Rd : 35 


Number of times ( unrehearsed ) in 2018 , TT racers have said post-race  " I thought a van was behind me - yet it was Seth Cowie passing me !! " : 13 


Percentage per 2017 event that our resident flaggers Tina & Jay have to accommodate, correct and control drivers with no situational awareness : 73.6 


For 2018 : 81.9   


Number of Knox Mtn Hill Climbs cancelled in last 4 years due to fire hazard : 4 


Number of June Springs Hill Climbs cancelled in last 4 years : 0 


Number of any events cancelled in 2018 : 0 


Record number of 500 ml refrigerated tall tins carried up June Springs Hill Climb by one rider for the Domestique category KOM : 49  


That weight in kilos : 24.5  


Factor by which that number of tins carried exceeded the junior rider's age ( riding up escort with the Fat Kid ) : 4.9 


Number of Primes called in 2018 Criteriums ( to date ) : 58 


Factor of Dollars for '18 Primes called versus '17 Primes : 1.6 


Percentage of Primes called in 2017 & 2018 by Carli Van Oene & Melissa Jack: 100 


Number of hours in 2018 incurred by Sals to brush crud, mud, dirt, and glass off the Crit course : 7   the TT Course : 10 


Number of times the ( same person ) TT Race Winner has been driven home because of inclement weather ( see : Driving Miss Daisy ) : 2   


Average Number of Time Trials per annum from 2010 to 2017 that were free of abhorrent winds, cross winds, high air humidity, forest fire smoke : 3 


Same for 2018 ( to date ) : 1  


Number of Racers at said TT : 3  


Number of PRs gained at that TT : 3 


Number of different duties the Fat Kid has taken on for HCs, Crits, TTs in 2018 : 7 ( save management & door greeter )  


Percentage of winnings returned to racers for podium placings and Prime Laps vs race fees taken in for 2017 : 118  


For 2018 : 130  


Percentage of Crits Sean Williams has raced, choreographed, filmed, edited: 100 


Number of Detroit Rap Videos the BOA videos has helped him direct and edit : 0 


Number of Care Bear Reunion Videos the BOA videos has helped him direct and edit : 2 


Percentage of events we aim to have rich with smiles and laughs : 100  


Percentage of times Craig Horon banters with the Fat Kid and happily states at said person " You can't fix stupid " . . with accompanying group laughter : 100


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