Lockdown day infinity plus one…
I’ve officially lost count of where we’re at, what day, time or even month we are on and what’s worse than that is, I’ve still been working and had some sort of routine, but frankly nobody cares about that!
However what I do know is that we have passed yet another week with no speedway and typically another week of pretty decent weather, I believe that is called the Law of Sod.
I also happen to know that there is absolutely nothing we can do about it apart from wait, wait and better wait until such times as restrictions are lifted and the world is safe and all that jazz.
Is it frustrating? You better believe it!
I have said on countless occasions that speedway is my escape, it’s my break from the monotony and it’s kind of my jam. It’s what I do for enjoyment and it’s my reward to myself on a weekend when I’ve put up with my fill of erm, workplace difficulties.
Not only that, it is also a chance to catch up with friends and enjoy the occasional refreshment or two, whilst shutting out all kinds of negativity at the same time, which is good for the mind, body and soul.
Well with that particular avenue of enjoyment currently closed, I’ve had to come up with new ways to fill the time, and on my last instalment I spoke about the “Virtual Bordernapolis” which with the benefit of hindsight I should have called the “Virtualnapolis” but I digress.
Anyway, the first batch of heats was a success with Sean Wilson, Michal Makovsky, Adrian Rymel and Craig Cook the early pace setters in an ultra competitive virtual field. Race winners were determined by folks kindly predicting which order the riders would finish in each race and then me doing the maths later on to determine the rankings.
Of course this wouldn’t be possible without the brilliant followers of my JB Speedway Media page on Facebook who provided the votes and subsequent race winners. If you wish to be involved all you need to do is go to facebook.com/JBSpeedwaymedia and you too can vote on upcoming “races” and determine a winner.
Alternatively, I can email the race line-ups to you and you can send me your finishing order back and the votes would be counted and the winners determined that way. Either way, the more people involved the better!
This should run over the next week or so and if it proves to be a success, I may set up other “meetings” in the future. I know it’s nowhere near as good as the real thing, let’s be honest nothing is, but if in some small way it helps pass the time and break up the boredom during this time it has to be worth it right?
I know from a personal point of view it helped keep my brain from frying coming up with a spreadsheet with the race format, but enough about being a geeky nerd!
The point is we currently have no live action to watch, but with a little thinking outside the box we can still enjoy the sport, albeit in a slightly different way.
The other side of the coin is that it gets people talking and engaging with each other, which at a time like this is all the more crucial.
It’s good to talk!
Of course if you wish to agree, or disagree with the Mythman, have an idea for a feature, or you simply want to chew the fat over all things speedway, you can email me email@example.com or get in touch via the JB Speedway Media Facebook page. If your compliments, or indeed gripes can be contained to limited characters, you can send me a tweet @Mythman666.
Until next time…and there will be a next time.
Right I’ll hae’tae gan