Tuesday, 14 October 2008
Wild and Wonderful?
One of the many times I should have kept my big mouth shut. For reasons undisclosed, I have become committed to determining whether it is appropriate for my club to promote a race in West Virginia. It would be about 2 to 2.5 hours from DC. There are two ways that this race could go:
1. One day a la Jeff Cup (I use that as an example because it both requires travel from DC and is thought of as a tough course) but with a more selective route (i.e. featuring a bigger climb than anything currently in a MABRA race).
2. Two day, either two or three stage race. Ridiculous climbing road stage, circuit race and TT. Don't we get enough crits around here? The TT might have to be nixed due to administrative overload.
The reasons for the location in WV are several, including but not limited to the fact that it is indeed wild and wonderful.
Either case would be limited fields. Figure Men's 3-4, Men's 1-2-3, Master's 35+/45+, Women's 1-2-3.
The questions are would you go (given those fields) and would option 1 or 2 make more sense for you?
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