I hear people complain about the Evanston course, and when I told someone I was thinking of doing it (it would have been my first) I was warned away. What makes a crit course good or bad? Isn't the course supposed to be technical, the turns somewhat difficult?
Bonus Question: So, I noticed that turnout for the Evanston crit today was pretty bad, at least compared to what I remember the last couple years. I now ride with some of the Turin and Half Acre guys, and I know no one from Half Acre raced. I'm not in with them well enough to feel comfortable asking details, so what's going on here? I saw some mention online of problems with management, but I don't know enough of a history to understand exactly what happened.
At least with the smaller fields, there weren't many crashes this year.