Forgive me fellow racers for I sinned against you. I knew it was wrong but the selfish racer inside of me came out and took advantage of a questionable barrier situation. As you might be able to tell from the photos that there was about 3 feet of space on the right side of the barriers on the rt and about 1 foot on the left side. This taping was not due to a crash and a spectator putting it back up like happened at Louisville CX this was done by the course designer. This is different than what some riders had done at Louisville and seemed fine in my tired state but after I did it, it felt dirty doing it. Also you might be able to see many tire tracks on the far right side of the barriers so by the 5th lap I was thinking "hey, the leaders must be doing this (but I found out later they were not), maybe the course designer was just messing with us by making these barriers optional", but even my 9 year old son who raced today knew that you were suppose to ride the barriers. I apologize to all for doing this. Great course today, the BMX track offered something different but mother nature kicked us in the balls. We'll put up a separate story to cover the race.
After the race I spoke to the head official and he said that the intent is to ride the barriers and not to go around them, he will be reminding the remaining categories to go over the barriers.