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Baltimore Kinetic Sculpture Race
2023 Race Report: USS Rosie the Recycler



Here's a Sculpture!
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USS Rosie the Recycler

Rosie the Recycler was a 1-pilot trike with one wheel up front, celebrating iconic Rosie inspiring ordinary people to tackle extraordinary challenges since 1943.

Note the telscoping mast.

It bore designation NCC-1701 from the National Catfish Coalition, and pilots swapped out along the racecourse.

Lateral outboard pontoons provided plenty of buoyancy

There were many white polka dots.

And there was rejoicing at the mud.

Breaking through the finish line banner.

The team provided hand-woven tote bags of hand-recycled plastic to win the Best Bribes trophy.

That trophy was was a veiled doll head atop a 5-gallon bottle filled with imitation currency


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  1. Grand Champion: Mr. Jon Dig-It
  2. Cut Out to be Royal
  3. Engines & Dragons
  4. Scrap Life
  5. Happy Campers
  6. Tick Tock the Croc
  7. Working Hard, or Bearly Working?
  8. Jemicy: The Big 50, Good As Gold, AuSome, Gettin Gold, & Golden Moose
  1. Book of Platypology
  2. Wilson’s Pyramid
  3. Steve Punk
  4. Ridin’ Wormy
  5. Reverse Dog Sled
  6. Soccer Moms
  7. Neil Mobile
  8. USS Rosie the Recycler
  9. Patent Pending
  1. Fifi
  2. 2 Bee or Not 2 Bee
  3. CLAWdia
  4. Nanster Truck
  5. Opening Ceremony & Start
  6. Thanks!
  7. Volunteers, Spectators & Crew
  8. The Kinetic Baltimore Team
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