Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Hot Rumor FYI

For anybody interested, I have it on good authority that the 12/24 hour race at Seven Oaks may well be moved from its traditional date of Labor Day Weekend. The newest I'm hearing is that it will be moved to the last weekend in August. I hope that this will help to boost numbers back up to where they were in the second through fourth years. It makes sense that some people just don't want to give up a 3 day weekend for the purpose of self-degradation and torture! Now if I could get Kyle(s) and Ron to take me seriously about a midnight to noon 12 hour grouping ( a little help anyone?) maybe I could convince myself to try this silly race again! My case for this time slot is simple. I won't have to take a weekend off to race, and I can hang out in the pits and do nothing until the bell tolls to get on the bike and ride for half a day. As Kyle Robinson said when I first asked him about a midnight start, there would probably be a lot more night laps ridden. That's kind of the thing with an event like this. The night riding puts you way out of the box and into a new dimension. Also, I think racing toward sunlight is more energizing than racing into the darkness. It would be nice to be given the choice, so I guess we'll see. Hoping to ride gravel Sunday and/or Tuesday. Later!


MrDaveyGie said...

Agreed, midnight to noon run would work well and be a great afternoon drunk with early to bed.

Mike Johnson said...

Date has been published for 20 Aug. Too bad as this is the same date for Gravel World and that's where I will be heading. Hope it get changed to the end of Aug.

Night laps would be better given the heat in Aug.

Travel Gravel said...

Weird times for the start too. 10:00 to 10:00? Could fluctuate indeed.