2013 - Rock the River Road Race


Sunday, August 18, 2013



Rock the River - No Response

Yep, no response for promoter or club. With just a little over three weeks till the race, it's hard to make plans for that weekend to race with no info. All other July flyers are up except for Rock the River, Niwot(same club) and Longmont crits.

Surprised BRAC doesn't start

Surprised BRAC doesn't start penalizing these promoters for announcing a race before there's ever a race. This would be #3 on the season. I for one won't commit to a travel weekend if they're the promoter, who knows if they'll cancel the day before.

So Super Awesome

Yeah, Barry. That's pretty sweet. Pile up the dates and commit to hosting however many races you have dreamed up in your mind and take those precious weekend slots from other promoters who want to invest in and provide racing opportunities for their constituents. Be they road races or otherwise, the promoters obligating themselves to those dates are going to have their race flyers up and live links available at least 30 days prior to the date.
Rock the River? Rock the Cancellation more like...of a purported race that was never going to happen, anyway. Right?

Then go slower if it is too dangerous for you

Race as fast as you feel comfortable racing the course. Feels dangerous, then cut the throttle back some. North Boulder Park is dangerous for some, that is partly why so many get pulled or drop out.

I'm really not trying to be an ass here, point is, I bet some love danger factor. Every course has a different behavior which benefits some or hurts some (literally). This is more obvious in cross than crits but I think you get the point.

Does Anyone Think It Is Crazy...

that there is no flyer posted for Jr./Sr. State Road Championships just 2 1/2 weeks out? I sure would like to make some accommodations plans for a race 150+ miles away on a weekend that conveniently precedes the start of the USA Pro Challenge just two towns away up the valley.