- Jun 9, 2006
- Del Mar, California
And from what I've witnessed and learned... it's usually "pre-running freeloaders" who are NOT racing the event. Not always... but more often than not. SUCKS!
You make a good point! On a related note, the Weatherman has to rant every year about stuck mikes and illegal amplifiers screwing up the radio links (and in the last few Bajas, always in the time immediately before and during the first starts). It has occurred to me that these screw-ups could easily be the result of "fellow travelers" and could even be done intentionally. There are more than a few folks who seem to get their jollies screwing things up for everyone else (I guess to them negative attention is better than the no attention they deserve).
At least with gates, it's possible to catch a few in the act, and give them the reward they so richly deserve. With radio glitches, I don't see how.