Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Detroit's North Side.
I've learned that cyclists are very much like crack addicts who will register for any race ... no matter what.
We had a crit last year on a course that everyone complained loudly about. It was horribly dangerous. Crashes in every field. People were breaking wheels, handlebars, saddle posts, etc. There were a million flat tires. Entry fees were +$50.
It was in a remote resort town requiring +4 hours driving where the cheap hotels start at $250 per night.
It's an expensive weekend.
But when I asked guys if they were going back next year, and they all said yes.
I don't need to race every weekend at this point in my life. I pick and choose based on the following:
- fun course (not an industrial complex)
- decent size fields
- can I do the Trifecta? Are the 45+ and 35+ and Pro-1-2 races near each other on the schedule?
- are there decent golf courses nearby?
- is there water nearby to take my paddle board?