After multiple crashes in the women's cat 3/4 crits two weekends in a row, BRAC came up with what they are calling the "Save the 3/4's from themselves policy". BRAC President, Clint Bickmore called an emergency board meeting behind a near-by taco truck during the second of three separate crashes on Sunday. Taco vendor reports Executive Director, Aaron Bouplon as saying, "Look. I know full body armor will slow them down, not to mention it's insanely costly. But If we don't act fast, there won't be any female racers LEFT in Colorado."
When asked for a comment, Chief referee Tim Madden said, "There's no doubt about it. These fields have some fast women. Wait...that came out wrong. I mean, they are fast and furious. Wait...that came out wrong too. All I know is that I've seen a lot of blood spilled on the pavement over the last two weeks. As well as sounds and images that I cannot erase from my mind. I'm all for having these fields wear full body armor."
Let it be clear that BRAC isn't talking about mtb armour. Aaron Bouplon clarified as much to 303 on Monday. "We're not talking about shin guards and full face helmets. We're literally talking about chainmail kits such as what knights wore in Medieval times. You know...like in Monty Python's "The Quest for the Holy Grail." In fact, we're hoping to scare these cut-throat women straight by showing this short clip before every crit in the 2014 season."
Only time will tell (and the next collegiate crit) whether this drastic measure will help.