Join Date: May 2007
Location: Santa Cruz Mountains
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I don't know how you promoters do it
Today I put on a race. It was a pretty easy race to run- it's part of the "low key hillclimb" series. It's not USAC, there is a series coordinator who sets the venues and does the results tabulation, the turnout is not that high (about 130), and since it's low key there's not a lot of expectations from the riders.
But even though it should have been easy, and I got lucky with some really good volunteers, I was a nervous wreck. I worried about riders getting hit, upsetting the locals (I ride the route frequently), not having enough food/water for the riders, or 1000 other things going wrong. It went off well despite my fears but an hour after getting home I'm still chock full of adrenalin.
I don't know if I'll do that again... I don't need that much stress in my life. But it really gives me some appreciation for you guys who run real races year after year. I don't know how you don't have bleeding ulcers, but thanks for doing it.