I had fun. I thought the course was pretty good for this type of race. No killer climbs, and enough technical stuff to keep it interesting. I'm still working on riding across 2x4's though. I only made it through the skills section once. I am a pretty good technical rider, but bridges have always been my downfall!Maurice said:Did my 9 laps, came short of doing a 10th by 3 minutes. Bummer... Also came short of the podium by one place (that's overall, no age groups; I like that, it's more challenging). I got _passed_ by the winner. Impressive.
The course was fun and quite fast yet challenging.
The organization leaves a little bit to be desired though, mostly once the race was over. I'll leave it at that I'm not one to complain, the organizers did a great job otherwise.
I hope I'll be able to do it again, the course was well marked, and at most critical places there was someone indicating the way. I completed my objective: finishing. Placing like that was a plus.
yea, it would be good to get a response. see if that guy (the SS guy) has an explanation.phatbiker said:sorry about your bad experience. i wasn't there but i do know some of the bull dog team guys post on this board. hopefully you will get some kind of explanation because this is just plain weird.
maurice- glad you made it out there. you are a mad man. hope to get out with ya soon.
No problem. If it was just a joke, then I apologize for calling you an idiot. I just want to make sure that we don't discourage new people from getting involved in the sport. Being in a bike club that promotes races in the local area, I would assume you feel the same way. It sounds like you really are a nice guy. Just be careful when your joking around, as I didn't realize it was a joke.RyderX said:Sorry if I pissed you off, though I was trying to make a joke while in an oxygen deprived state. I was making light of the fact that I did bang elbows with him/her, though I did apologize to them, and they said, "don't worry about it" The comment about "being" the race sponsor seemed a bit obvious, seeing how the Bulldog logo is emblazoned across my back and ass. I guess pointing out that I gave a sport racer my only spare tube and CO2 cartridge, and another bonked racer my last 2 packs of GU, probably won't redeem me too much, in your eyes, though take it for what its worth. I've been racing since 1991, and I remember what it's like to be a beginner or slower rider or bonked. I make it a point to always give some encouragement or just small talk when I come up on other riders. In reference to last years debacle in July, I can plead innocence, since I was on vacation when the race was held.
I would also like to point out that some poor bored soul pulled down the course arrows Friday night, immediately after we marked the course.
Again I didn't mean anything by my lame attempt at humor, and I think the people who know me here on this board would probably vouch for me, (except for Bob W.)
Kris (a**hole) Weber
mvp119 said:No problem. If it was just a joke, then I apologize for calling you an idiot. I just want to make sure that we don't discourage new people from getting involved in the sport. Being in a bike club that promotes races in the local area, I would assume you feel the same way. It sounds like you really are a nice guy. Just be careful when your joking around, as I didn't realize it was a joke.
Tom Church, they missed one of my laps also when they posted the results. Lucky for me they had my other lap times and someone to vouch for the number of laps I did. Anyway, good luck on the move to Sport class. Hope to see you at some upcoming races.
Ya, that was me. I guess I didn't get a very good look at you during the race, because I definetly didn't recognize you after. Thanks for vouching for me, and again sorry for calling you an idiot!RyderX said:Mike,
Was your plate number 545? If so, I was the guy who vouched for your missing lap. 545 and I,(403) pretty much stayed neck and neck for the whole race.
What is it about Singlespeeders?? Are they all A-holes??? I think so!!!RyderX said:.Again I didn't mean anything by my lame attempt at humor, and I think the people who know me here on this board would probably vouch for me, (except for Bob W.)
Kris (a**hole) Weber