REALSTAT CYCLING(Robert G. Fray, USA, 1994, 2005)

Bob Fray has been doing sports' replay games since (at least) 1982. His catalog includes three series, RealStat, QwikStat and QwikScore. He offers Basketball, Soccer, Football, Volleyball, Baseball, Hockey, Golf Athletics, a three set Olympic Challenge... and of course, cycling. For a while they were not easy to find, but now he is selling them on eBay, as PDF files. (RealStatt Cycling costs $6 at the moment of writing this)

According to the author:

REALSTAT CYCLING: Welcome to the world of International Cycling. You can create your own courses with sprints, time trials, flat and mountain stages. The basic game comes with the top 8 cyclers from each Tour de France race from 1971-2005. Ratings for cyclers for other major races may be published in the future. To play: You need three 6-sided dice and a calculator/spreadsheet program, and scratch paper for making calculations before writing the final time on the race sheet for each stage. A typical Tour de France race is made up of 20-23 stages in the following categories. 1 Prologue Time Trial (choose between 5-9 km stages) 3 Time Trials (choose between 35-70 km stages) 5 to 7 Flat Stages-1 (120-180 km each) 5 to 7 Flat Stages-2 (190-250 km each) 5-7 Mountain stages (140-260 km each) You can mix and match stages how ever you want. You can even use the same distance stage more than once in a race. Choose the racers for your race and design your course and enter the stage distances and racers on a score sheet. Look at the Stage Distance / Time charts. At the bottom of each column, you will see a 3x, 4x or 5x. This is the number of times you roll the dice and accumulate the time for each stage. For example – First stage is a 7km Prologue Time Trial. I’m racing 2005 Lance Armstrong. I will roll three 6-sided dice three times and add up the total time. My first roll is 13 – 164 seconds. Second dice roll is 8 – 159 seconds. Third roll is 17 – 168 seconds. The grand total is 491 seconds. Next you roll two sided dice for a random adjustment to the cyclers rating. You can do this once per stage, once per race or once per type of stage. There are three types of stages – Time Trials, Flat stages and Mountain stages. The adjustment chart is included when you buy the game. This adds some random variation to every cycler’s rating each race. For my example, I roll a 10. I am adding the adjustment for the whole race. I will add .0002 to Lance’s rating of 0.9984 to come to a final rating of 0.9986. I multiply this rating x his time of 491 seconds to get an adjusted time for the first stage of 490.31 seconds. Write this on the race sheet and repeat for the others cyclers. Future Cycler rating sets may have individual ratings for each of the three types of stages for each ‘Year/Race’ of each Cycler. For the winner of each stage, subtract 5 seconds from the time of that stage. When you done with all the stages, total the times for all the cyclers and divide each total by 3600. This will give you the hours, let’s say our total is 364567 seconds. Divided by 3600, you get 101.269 hrs. Take the decimal remainder (.269) and multiply by 60 to get the minutes = 16.14 = 16 minutes. Then take this decimal remainder (.14) and multiply by 60 to get seconds = 8.4 seconds. Total Time is 101:16:08.4

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