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pits?p lo
Nov 3, 2002 8:26 PM
Doesn't seem like the promoters at the races give much thought to the location of the pit other then making it close to the parking lot? Seems to me it would make sense for it to be where you are off the bike or at least going slow?
re: pits?atpjunkie
Nov 4, 2002 1:47 PM
at least they had a pit. we had a makeshift area, the parking lot was next to a downhill so riders were leaving spare parts, bikes etc.. near the start finish which was on a slight incline / false flat. where was your race?
re: pits?p lo
Nov 4, 2002 2:10 PM
colorado springs. the pit was at the bottom of the hill near the start line. they put it right where you were going your fastest on the course
re: pits?eurochien
Nov 4, 2002 3:02 PM
The pit location at Boulder # 1 by the reservoir was not that well-thought either, also on one of the fastest sections of the course, on pavement. Boulder #2 is a lot better for that, but it's also a pain in the *** to carry your stuff up and down parts of the course, which applies to a lot of other race venues (just imagine yesterday for instance - carrying your extra bike/wheels at the slowest point on the course). So what's a cx race promoter to do?
re: race promoteratpjunkie
Nov 4, 2002 3:16 PM
well he could cone and rope off the staight away into a series of tight turns and have the pits on the exit. By the way, the guys here at celopacific set up a sweet track here in San Diego. Grass, dirt, a tiny bit of pavement , tight twisty technical sections with a couple open strips to hammer. Two great portage sections, the second a steep run up with 2 barriers, short flat remount area followed by an off camber descent. The first barrier followed the fastest section. A dirt descent onto a short strip of asphalt, a drop into loose grass and leaves, hard brake, hard right turn, dismount and a short run up. Bravo! was very Euro in it's design. I've never had so much fun suffering.
re: pits?p lo
Nov 4, 2002 3:34 PM
i'd rather carry my stuff to the slow part of the course. that's why i always bring a "friend" with me to the races :)
re: pits?atpjunkie
Nov 4, 2002 4:08 PM
which is more necessary as it gets wet. Imagine trying to stop and exchange bikes in the fast section with wet rims and poor brakes...oh the carnage!
Nov 5, 2002 6:27 AM
the course direction and suddenly its a slower part of the race.