Originally Posted by kneedrachen
I agree, but people are dumb at times, like the woman that drove on the course during the crit this summer.
Agreed on the stupidity. Oh, my. You seem to have triggered an old memory there. It happened a long time ago, but seems germane:
I once volunteered as a check-point man for a desert motorcycle race. Course included some public gravel roads, which the support crew legally blocked with volunteer vehicles.
F-tard rancher drives up, hears there's a motorcycle race on, looks annoyed. He tells us to f- off and proceeds to drive up the side of a hill to get around our (police-sanctioned) roadblock.
That move puts him on an active race course, running salmon-style against pro-level motorcyclists on 600cc crazy-modded racers. The racers, of course, are running all-out with no clue there's an idiot on the course trying to kill them in an F350.
My buddy who ran the race claimed afterward that he was running 100+mph through that section. It still makes me a little sick to think of what might have happened.
The riders didn't have radios, so there was no way to stop the race or even warn them to slow down. I really do hate that feeling of sick, helpless anticipation of imminent tragedy. I thought for sure someone would end up dead that day. The only saving grace was the moron did it between packs.