This weekends recently completed 24hrs at 9 Miles Solo National Championships event is the perfect example of why there needs to be a better resource, ( or at least some resource) for getting news out about events like this. Other than some audio-blog posts from Nick Martin's blog, thier was zilch, nada.......nothing out their that allowed a person to follow along with the events as they unfolded. This is a crime, as far as I'm concerned.
Their is nothing to hold back at least an updated blog type news source from the event. An event, by the way, that was to produce a 24hr solo National Champion. ( Congrats go out to Chris Eatough, by the way!) The coverage of a criterium, or even a XC race in this manner may not make alot of sense, but if the event lasts for a whole day!......why not?
Their must be plots and sub-plots aplenty to cover. Gear coverage, strategy coverage, athlete coverage. And you have a whole day plus to do it in. Tell me you wouldn't check that out if it existed. Not to mention real "real time" results. Wouldn't that have been cool?
So, I suppose you might be thinking, "Why don't you do this?" Well, the answer that I have is probably why this hasn't happened yet with anybody else. Money and Time. Yep the big "T" and the big "$" are what keeps me from doing this stunt, but believe me, it's going happen.
Yessirree! Someday, it'll be here!
It's going to go 100% failure in 72 hours.
4 hours ago