LOL half the bike teams are pre running too. My favorite is when I’d help set up NHHA course and we’d have the pro bike guys up there the week of the race running around town riding “setting bikes up” and magically the course would have lines burned in. We’d put up trail cams and see people in the gear they were sponsored by on plain bikes with no graphics , numbers or logos riding around on the marked course. It’s so hard to enforce if you can't prove it was xxxxx rider. Even if they are right in front of you at the hotel that night. Bikes go in the van and it’s impossible to prove.I don't think this is a stupid thread at all.
But I do think some comments here are stupid.
YOU know in your head what you're doing when you're out driving/riding on race routes IF you have a plan to be racing. That's sh!tty. You're potentially causing BITD a probelm.
Hell, I'm not local up there and I've been pissed getting passed (my son has been too) by other racers NOT running the same course, and that sucks, but it's local knowledge. I can't say much because I do (did) have some advantage in Baja.
It wasn't until that other thread where Mike Pyle stated he had pre-run, and others too, that I even had a clue so many people pre-run BITD. LAME.
YES! WhistleDick awards and everything! Those were fun times.