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Lee - When I didn't see you at Nationals I thought sure you would be at Masters World. Even though I pulled the plug after Nationals I followed the news from Worlds as I planned to spectate. I too missed and was surprised with the addition of a heat race. UCI did a poor job in getting the word out. A couple of ladies asked to line up in the back row after they missed the heat race. Their request was denied. Why not let them race?
The conditions with the heavy mud were even worse than last year. Not sure it would have been possible to place in the top 15 without a pit bike and crew. The Masters Worlds promoters seemed unprepared compared to the folks in Verona.
On the other hand the Elite races were handled much better, even with the change of schedule.
Hope to see you in Boulder next January.
1 year, 8 months ago on Happy to be Riding: A Column by Lee Waldman
To bad Madison has a 2 year deal. We lucked out this year but look out in mid January 2013. Burr!
2 years, 7 months ago on It’s a Tie: Cyclocross National Championships Move to Boulder, Austin and Asheville for 2014, 2015, 2016
I agree that the festival feel was missing unlike the Sun Prairie USGP and Jingle Cross in Iowa City . Since the promoters of the USGP series were putting on the Master Worlds I expected more. Even the locals seemed unaware of the race. You assessed it fairly well. I regret not getting to talk to you this weekend. I see you staged right ahead of me. It's been enjoyable reading and relating with the posts of a fellow Master CXer.
2 years, 9 months ago on Masters Worlds Rider Journal: Lee Waldman, Part III – Reflections, Feedback, and Recap