Welcome to the Six Ways Racing Club.
We’re space bike (and racing ship) enthusiasts from all walks of life.
Following the passage of the HuXa Trade Initiative, Aopoa’s Nox was finally released and adapted for human use. What was once an expensive endeavor turned into a readily-available vehicle for enthusiasts who had the passion, but not necessarily the means, to obtain and ride.
With the sudden upsurge in Nox ownership, a small group of individuals promptly formed a club reminiscent of Motorcycle Clubs and Riding Clubs of old, but with a racing twist in the style of existing race teams… a hybrid club for the 30th century!
An old expression, it still represents exactly what our club intends to do and who we are: we want to use our space bikes in every way possible, especially for cruising, riding, and racing. Although the club’s formation was initiated by the Nox’s appearance on the market, we’re about action as much as ownership, and so our primary intention is on doing pick-up races anywhere and anyhow, using any manner of ‘space bike’ available, be it the Nox, Dragonfly, X1, or whatever else.
We are also open to all other types of racing, including traditional ones on pre-determined tracks with Origin (and other) ships, or completely new and strange ones, such as our very own Anvil Terrapin Bumper Cars™ (rights reserved by the Six Ways Racing Club). Of course, this also means that we are open for freelancing, if any of our members finds the time to represent our club for any contracts. Otherwise, when we just want to relax, well, we’ll just cruise and ride together!
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The SWRC intends on exploring every option available in terms of racing, but will first and foremost be focused on light-vehicle competition (Nox, Dragonfly, etc.). Below are some examples of the types of races we intend to organize, when we are not just cruising around and enjoying the sights!
Modified Drag Racing
Traditional Racing: the Murray Cup Racing League
Anvil Terrapin Bumper Cars™*
*Rights reserved by the Six Ways Racing Club
Note: All of the above is subject to change (modifications, removals, additions, etc.).
The following are some frequently-asked questions, with corresponding answers. For anything else, please do not hesitate to join us on Discord or by sending @Darath a message.
A. That’s completely okay. We’re enthusiasts and hobbyists, out to have some fun on our space bikes! Join us anyway if you like what we do, and we’re sure you’ll find the time to hang out with us at least once.
A. The only responsibility you have is to bring your space bike or racer ship when you’ve got the time, and cruise, ride, or race with your fellow members! Bonus answer: you don’t owe any dues, tithes or fees either!
A. Any space bike is ok. For now, that includes the Dragonfly and the Nox!
A. You’re free to join us as well, since we dabble in official racing, and would like to get serious there in the future. We’d need a variety of different roles to make this happen, not to mention that it’d be helpful for the club in general anyway, since many of us will be going as fast as possible on our space bikes, even outside of races.
This would include positions for tweaking wizards, pit crews (with maybe a Crucible), people managing check points, maybe some pilots flying Reliant Makos for coverage, medical personnel in Cutlass Reds for SAR and treatment, and even streamers to televise races.
However, to become a Patch Member or higher, you will have to at least own a space bike and ride with us. We just love our space bikes.
A. It’s the best medium for communications at the moment, especially for our RC, seeing as how we’d do pick-up activities more than anything. We will use Spectrum concurrently as well, but it is lacking functionality (though 0.3.6 is lookin’ good!).
A. Every member is free to come and go as they please, but anyone who wants to re-join must go through the promotion cycle again, starting from the lowest rank at which he/she was at last (up to Life Member maximum).
We want to encourage loyalty and cultivate a tight-knit atmosphere, so it would be better if everyone actually stuck around and participated in activities together. However, this is a club for a common-ground hobby, so there’s no reason to stay if you don’t enjoy it anymore.
A. Promotions are mostly to show appreciation for loyalty or services rendered. Executive positions are for the more active members who are trusted to organize events on a regular basis, though anyone in the club can organize anything at any time, especially if it’s for racing or cruising together. That’s the point of our club!
Side note: We are in the midst of deciding on some kind of modified structure to allow for both casual and hardcore bikers and racers to get more engaged, but this is just an elaboration, and won’t change the basic premise of our club. Also, just FYI, the only difference between a Life and Patch Member is activity (ideally).
A. We’re hobbyists… but you can call us what you want. Motorcycle club? Sure. ‘Biker gang,’ sure. We’re a club, pretty much a gang, of people, and we love our (space) bikes, so none of those names are lies. However, we do live by our Guidelines. Check out our Charter!
A. We have members that are participating in the existing events, and in the future, if we can find a good way of managing our own biker races, we would not be averse to organizing events either. Some organizers for player-run events are already part of our club, so if there is any interest in a bike race, we will be sure to consider hosting one!
A. Well, the reasoning is actually explained in our History section, but to reiterate here, just in case it was missed and for posterity, our club’s name derives from the old expression ‘Six Ways from Sunday,’ meaning ‘in every way possible.’
We love our space bikes, so we want to ride them in every way possible, which includes one of our main focuses: racing shenanigans! For the less speedcentric people, we’ll find different ways to fly them on cruise-control too, of course. There’s a time for speeding, and a time for cruising, and we’ll do all of that!
Though there are no requirements to maintain membership, there are a few things that make SWRC members who they are. The following guidelines are what define the club.
The SWRC has a leadership structure similar to the 1%ers of old, but that’s where the similarities end. Promotion in the ranks is based on trust, reliability, and a bit of seniority. As the club grows and/or its identity gets refined, so will its hierarchy and how members progress. At the moment, the available ranks and roles are listed below.
As members slowly traverse the galaxy, the club itself may gather in different time zones and at different places. With enough people to form a group at a certain location, a chapter will be formed, which would operate independently from any other chapter. At the moment, there is only one chapter, and so this section is subject to change.
Here is a list of the terminology our club would prefer to use, adopted from the 20th century for the 30th century.