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Those concrete rails on either side are made for cars, not pedestrians, meaning that they are too low. I can't believe the race organizer didn't put extra safety measure. If someone fell over, there will be lawsuits galore. :rolleyes:
 

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Those concrete rails on either side are made for cars, not pedestrians, meaning that they are too low. I can't believe the race organizer didn't put extra safety measure. If someone fell over, there will be lawsuits galore. :rolleyes:
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I'll be keepin an eye open at the local Craigslist posting for some new highends, low mileage with a few scratches here and there due to recent fallover caused by the family cat, otherwise perfect intact :)
 

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I'll be keepin an eye open at the local Craigslist posting for some new highends, low mileage with a few scratches here and there due to recent fallover caused by the family cat, otherwise perfect intact :)
... with slight altered frame geometry from the factory setting...
 

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Those concrete rails on either side are made for cars, not pedestrians, meaning that they are too low. I can't believe the race organizer didn't put extra safety measure. If someone fell over, there will be lawsuits galore. :rolleyes:
Not really, I'm sure there are waivers in place by the event organizers to release all liability and you race at your own risk, just like those sponsored group rides all across America i.e.. Ride for cancer, tour de cure, etc.
 

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Not really, I'm sure there are waivers in place by the event organizers to release all liability and you race at your own risk, just like those sponsored group rides all across America i.e.. Ride for cancer, tour de cure, etc.
Yup, they're public roads. Ride at your own risk.
Plus, the race organizers probably wouldn't be allowed to alter the concrete rails (not sure even how they'd do that). And by doing so, THEN they likely open themselves up to liability if their barriers are ineffective.

This was a CAT 3 race... not the TdF.
 

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Not really, I'm sure there are waivers in place by the event organizers to release all liability and you race at your own risk, just like those sponsored group rides all across America i.e.. Ride for cancer, tour de cure, etc.
You know how trial lawyers are. They can come up with all sorts of creative accusations.

Plus, the race organizers probably wouldn't be allowed to alter the concrete rails (not sure even how they'd do that). And by doing so, THEN they likely open themselves up to liability if their barriers are ineffective.
I was thinking more in line with putting extra barrier in front of the concrete rail so that the riders would be further away from the ledge.
 
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