2013 - Blue Sky Cup

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Join us this coming Sunday, November 10th for the Blue Sky Velo CX Cup at the legendary Xilinx campus! A full day of fun for the whole family and exciting racing on a classic course. Don't miss out - this one is a Gold Cup - the only Gold race in November!

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Sunday, November 10, 2013

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10 Comments

1/2 Barriers

BSV, great race experience and course once again. I know it's your trademark (and only yours) to put in a set of half barriers every year. IMHO, I think they're unnecessarily extravagant and fairly pointless, not to mention the number of crashes, bodily/equipment harm, etc they inherently cause every year.

I've personally never had an epic failure (witnessed many) and always dismount, versus taking the risk of bunny hopping and being devoid of sufficient Viagra to achieve liftoff. Going forward, my feedback would be to just put in a regular set of official, standard height barriers and call it good.

Keep up the great job, see you next year!

1/2 Barriers

BSV, great race experience and course once again. I know it's your trademark (and only yours) to put in a set of half barriers every year. IMHO, I think they're unnecessarily extravagant and fairly pointless, not to mention the number of crashes, bodily/equipment harm, etc they inherently cause every year.

I've personally never had an epic failure (witnessed many) and always dismount, versus taking the risk of bunny hopping and being devoid of sufficient Viagra to achieve liftoff. Going forward, my feedback would be to just put in a regular set of official, standard height barriers and call it good. Your course is strong enough without them!

Keep up the great job, see you next year!

nobody forced people to hop the barriers

I loved the baby barriers. Nobody forced people to bunny hop them and for those that did, like myself, felt it was a great way for good bike handlers to gain a bit on those that chose to run them. If you are not confident in your bike handling skills, then by all means don't hop them!
Loved the course, see ya next year!

Exactly

Last year at Alpha, I ran the first sand every lap, because I've not reliably been able to drop into sand without an endo. Other people rode, and had the advantage over me. I can bunny hop okay, though, so at Blue Sky, I Get to ride by people that are running, although at a bit of risk. I like it when a course presents choices. That said, two sets of half barriers may have been a bit much. Why not one of each?

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