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Cliff notes to the Press Release
Boulder racing drops use of ACA timing system for their future events
First off, we'd like to thank you for your patience this week while the ACA worked through finalizing the results from Saturday and Sunday's events. Concerning last week’s Superior Morgul we’d like to take a moment to discuss the history and future of Without Limits/Boulder Racing cycling events. Boulder Racing was founded in 1999 with the mission of providing a quality race experience for all rider levels both on the road and in cyclocross. In similar respects, Without Limits Productions was established in 2007 to elevate the experience in the Colorado triathlon scene. In 2009, however, Without Limits saw a gap of quality chip-timing in the cyclocross world, and ventured to produce the first CYCLO X (Chip Timed) Event in December. Most of you have probably already forgotten the blistering cold 5 degree weather and 12 inches of snow, but what you can't forget is Colorado's first chip timed event with lap splits for all racers, 100% chip reads, and the announcer calling your name as you approached the finish line. To boot, we delivered quick and accurate results. On Nov 21st, 2011, we came through again in the howling winds of Union Reservoir. That day saw 80% race day registrations, lap split data, and for the first time, results online 15min after your finish. After that winter, Without Limits and Boulder Racing merged to bring you a company of passionate athletes dedicated to innovative experiences and quality race execution that we ourselves hope for and demand.
In 2011, the governing body chip timing era was ushered in. We all knew this would take patience and practice to implement at races both small and large. We worked with the governing bodies on the implementation of their timing system at our events. However, during that period of time we've let you down in one major area. It's been 3 years since you've experienced flawless chip timing service as you did on that snowy day. Our error has been in surrendering a significant portion of event logistics to the governing body all the while knowing what is truly possible in the world of event timing. How do we know? Simple... we're implementing it at our other events around the nation.