Wednesday, November 4, 2015
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.