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Monday, 26 May 2014

Dear Coach’s Corner

So before we post a race report, or links to all the sweet photos and videos that are emerging from Sunday I'm going to have a little rant about the behaviour of some riders that I observed.

You don't ride the course unless you have a helmet. You don't ride the course unless you have a number on. This is pretty well understood and obeyed.

But you most definitely do not ride the course unless it's your race or designated course open time as detailed in the schedule &/or announced on the PA. If you can't make it there in time for course practice & recon, that's your problem.

I don't care if you are Paddy Oliver, Danny Kah, Lewis Rattray, Adam Blazevic or Allan Iacuone. You are no more important than any other racer, and are not entitled to affect the schedule or impact other riders' race and safety.

The above escaped with a warning yesterday, but riders caught breaching these rules in future will be fined and issued an automatic DQ, we do not care a whit if you're wearing the green & gold or in the running for a podium in the NCXS.


5 comments:

  1. Apologies, I had thought it OK to get a practice in on the course outside the velo in between races. And I jumped straight off when told. Last thing any of us want to do is cause trouble for you guys that put on such a great event. Cheers Danny

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  2. Thanks Danny, appreciate the response.

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  3. Blakey, I apologized at the time and do so again. Genuine mistake, heard that course was open and when I saw a few others on it I assume that there was a practice lap. Paddy

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  4. Hi Blakey. Yes apologies for being a dick. Won't do it again. Thank you and all the crew involved for the DDCX series

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  5. Paddy: Never assume!
    Alby, much appreciated, likewise your and Lewi's rapid clearing of the course when asked.

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