Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Totalitarianism

What ever. Last year they asked for feed back and I told them my opinion. After the race this year while I was still catching my breath after dumping a beautiful bike a reporter asked me about all the negativity from racers regarding the race directors and their handling of safety. I said there was room for improvement and of course what I said was taken out of context but that's the press for you. At least I got to experience the mountain when it was still half dirt and organized half decent. I actually find this letter funny. Like a clown. What is not funny is how many others who wanted to return to the race again received the same letter. Mostly local racers and mostly racers who did not have a huge budget and a made for camera image. Even more of a bummer is the 2016 entry fee doubled to $1400 and another $1400 for an early practice weekend. This is the second time in four years that they doubled the entry fee. Not exactly appealing to the grass roots racer. Even more of a bummer is the announcement that they are only accepting 30 total motorcycle and atv entries. That is about 5 bikes per class. And like so many other american organizations, they call this progress. I think I am going to go ride my dirt bike. Peace, grease, and wheelies.

4 comments:

Paul said...

That's sad Dood. Did they copy this from a high-school letter? :-(

Paul Delio said...

What a bunch of FUCKS. That race and the mountain means so much to me and our collective family of misfits but they have ruined it and I truly believe they have angered the mountain itself. The last couple years the good people seem to be the ones that are getting hurt, or worse, or are so sheepishly being asked to leave. Fuck them, Like you said, we've got plenty of dirt ovals to conquer and as the Colorado hill climb opens up its arms to the bikes, we've got more mountains to climb on DIRT! You are a true champion my friend and that race will be the one who is loosing this fight. 8 yrs and 6 podiums is quite the statement, you owe them nothing.

Brrrraaappppp

Hairy Larry said...

that's nutz...why would they not allow a top finisher to compete again...oh well,like you say, you got to ride it in better times...sounds like greed has clouded their thinking. Man, gonna have to see if I can get to your Hooligan race...see you in the desert soon! ( metal mender and whiskey ).

cosmicowboy said...

Fuck PPIHCASSHATS! I won't miss you even a little bit! I'll miss Lone Duck campground, and seeing Sonny! But not that Moutain! Good riddance!