Things I learned officiating this weekend:

+ Electric jackets take up the same amount of space as fleece jackets – and are warmer.
+ It's cold in Tennessee in May.
+ Scoring a time trial and having accurate, on-time results is tedious, but with a good system – its efficient.
+ The average bike racer has NO idea what goes into scoring any event.
+ Masters 35+ criteriums can be officiated on cruise control … speed – FAST
+ Junior parents don't know the rules
+ Garmin bicycle computers apparently make you faster than stop watches (multiple stop watches)
+ Tennessee bike racers are generally very well behaved

Great weekend, great mentoring – I actually learned a ton about officiating!


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10 thoughts on “Things I learned officiating this weekend:”

  1. Yeah, I did timing for our provincial CX series last fall. There's a lot to it, but when things are working, and the organizer provides you with an accurate start list, it can be pretty smooth.

  2. Junior parents don't know the rules…

    Hmmmm, sounds like you met some over the top parents. Win at all costs, even if it's on technicalities.

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