Last night we saw a sporting debacle of the first order. But enough about the Canucks.
(photo by Keith Ng)
You've all met Galen, right? He's not the guy who got most hurt in last night's crashy festivities, and his bike wasn't the most wrecked, either.
Right now, field sizes at the WTNC are big. Over 50 in the 1/2, 3, and 4 fields. We are looking at ways to reduce them, but on the other hand, we wouldn't start the race if we didn't think such a field was safely doable on that course. And the worst crash last night didn't happen on one of the technical corners, it happened on the widest, least technical corner on the course. So it's not really the course, and it's not really the field size.
The problem may be you. Let's do some learning.
The WTNC is not an actual World Championship
Please ride it accordingly, and with respect for your fellow riders. With precious few exceptions, you all have to go to work in the morning, and most of you need intact bones to do so.