am I alone in thinking that it kind of sucks that "epic" Natz conditions are sort of a regular occurrence?Lord Taipan said:I thought they moved it around the country a bit? Is it really in the same place?
my personal preference is that it not be a blizzard or an ice rink, as it was the last 2 times in KC, and once in RI. other people may think that's a lot of fun.PeanutButterBreath said:What kind of conditions make for a great race in winter?
taking a quick look at 3 of the largest categories. numbers as far as I can tell from the results.PeanutButterBreath said:What kind of conditions make for a great race in winter?
I thought it was going to Bend the next 2 years?the mayor said:So...who wants to do it? WHO wants to put on the next Natz after KC?
Right, any Natz is better than no Natz. Race promotion is hard. Who knows how many places put in bids for 07-08 nationals?the mayor said:If you want to have Natz someplace with good weather, it is very simple.
Come up with a venue. Then come up with about $100,000( to start off). Then talk about 100 of your close friends into volunteering for a week of hard work for free. Then put in a bid to USA Cycling.
Then you just stand back and bask in the glory you will receive when it all comes together..all while your pockets fill up with dead presidents .
I mean, what are the chance of a freak storm rolling through? Or the venue pulling out at the last minute? Or a major sponsor not paying?
Answer: very good!
and what is the chance of you being the first promoter to make money putting on Natz?
Answer: not very good.
But think of the fun you'll have!
So...who wants to do it? WHO wants to put on the next Natz after KC?
Sheesh. I grew up in the Bay Area and I don't think 42 degrees is low. :skep:colinr said:Still though, the average December high in KC is 42 (avg low 25). I bet this is at least 10 degrees F lower than the average temps of any world cup venue -- maybe some world cup fans know which venue is the coldest? -- so the question "is KC too cold for nationals?" is valid, IMO.
That is some virtuouso sarcasm! :thumbsup: :nonod:colinr said:Wow, you're so tough! *swoon*
Or you could read the paragraph after what you quoted.
colinr said:so the question "is KC too cold for nationals?" is valid, IMO.
Personally I say no,
Dude, you're agreeing with me. Which is why I was encouraging you to read all of my damn post.PeanutButterBreath said:That is some virtuouso sarcasm! :thumbsup: :nonod:
I read it. Could be relatively warm to relatively cold. Its CX.
Its also the National Chamipionships FFS. Why should it be yet another lowest common denominator farce that leaves us and our bloated sense of superiority at the back of the pack in world competition. Because it won't interest you otherwise?