Saturday, October 18, 2008

Any Comments?


10 comments:

Mountaingoat said...

I'd like to know how the huge increase in registration fees will make an already awesome event even awesomer?

The cost in insane.

Will they also do like they did thins year and charge racers, friends and family an additional 20 bucks each just to get in?

EXPO Racing said...

Hmmmmmm...

Our side: What Goat asked.

From the other side: I really like the idea of the three race series. Heck, they have even tempted me...

Scott Cole said...

Here's my 2 cents - The 3 race series is very inviting to me also, but the cost for all 3 or even 1 race plus the expenses that go along with the weekend or long week that some make it is scary expensive. You can almost enter 3 100 mile NUE races for the cost of entering one of these 24hr solo events. Of course you always have all the travel expenses with these events also.

Charlie Farrow said...

No way...We (the Midwest racers) should oganize a boycott. The cost is shameless and opportunistic...itz an outrage!!!!
Itz too bad as it is a GREAT EVENT...
Charlie

I will NEVER pay that kind of money to race...NEVER

BW said...

We should try to fit one into the wems schedule - what's stopping us from keeping the old format through the Wems series?

send an email to the wems guys, get the word out - I'm trying and will keep trying. That company is going to kill the race and atmosphere. Does anyone know if the 12hr race will be staying? Hope so, otherwise I know 10 guys that won't be going. It's too bad.

We need to be the change we want to see. Get the word out and stick it to them!! Stick it to the man!!! Mountain bikers unite!!!

Lee Unwin said...

I remember a certain friend we all have talking this kind of smack to 24 Adrenalin then they ban him for 2 years and now look where he is at, you guys better be careful you might just wind up fully sponsored driving a big Green SUV if you're not careful.

EXPO Racing said...

lol, Tru Dat.

If all are willing to truly boycot, then I would jump in.

If not, Then I'm dropping out of school and using my school loans to race "high roller" style.

BW said...

We already have a great series - WEMS could really be the way to go... good way to bring a little more people out for the races....

enduroloco said...

excellent! So you take what was a great grass roots event with a great turnout that not only assured a great course to ride but friendly people to race with. If I wanted to pay world cup prices I would do a world cup race. This is ridiculous and its sad to say I wont be doing a race not ten minutes from my door.

BW said...

I'm sure that there would be interest to drop one of the existing wems and add a 9 mile 12hr/24hr race, similar to what was there the last few years, until GG came in.......

I emailed Al Brunner and he said they'd need a race director and that the current WI race schedule is pretty full. But, with 9 mile now ruined, I'm certain there would be interest in this one. WEMS could even race the price to say $50 or $75 and make money to pay for the other races.