The things Bmx Qld would do to make some money, running the pre titles last night was absolutely just a money grabbing exercise by bmxq, after all the work people put into get the track back to a reasonable condition after the heavy rain on Sunday.
Entries for pre-titles closed on 13 Aug...
Even if entry fees were paid back....a lot of people have spent money upfront on travel and accomodation....
It is harsh .... a lot of people were hanging to get some riding in and after the last moto the track was still in a reasonable state.
Today looking back I think letting people race last night was the right decision. The track would still have ended up in the condition it is in today from the constant rain overnight which still continues to fall. Riding last night didn't make one bit of difference.
The track was much better last weekend than people posting here led us to believe and I applaud all the volunteers who got the track back up to speed after the flooding that occurred on Monday and who are back there today doing it all again.
a good days racing despite the rain at about 3 that set in for a while. Would have thought that racing could have started earlier than 2 but hey thats how they ran it. Glad im not riding the pro section, they looked like that were having some dramas! lol. See you all there tomorrow.
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Generally I thought the officials did a great job under the conditions, and also because of some of the parents that really push the boundaries and should know better;
However, I (and a few others) thought it was very, very wrong when 1 certain official abused his power to hold an umbrella and place a coat over 1 particular rider as they were waiting in the rain in staging for their 1/4 final for over 20 minutes, where no other parents were allowed. I brought this to Bruce Oliver's (BMXQ President) attention immediately, to which he listened to me and said OK, but there was no change in his behaviour for the following 5 minutes before the riders went under the cover of the start hill. 1 dad must have seen this and went up with an umbrella and was told to leave, however this official was allowed to remain doing exactly the same. VERY dissapointed in the official and also Bruce Oliver for allowing this to happen. I know it may sound like a small thing, but when there were 32, 10 year old boys waiting to race their 1/4 final, waiting in the rain for a very long period of time, and 1 was being protected by an official, it was a very big thing!
I do not want to name the rider as it is not his fault, but I wish I knew the name of the official as I would love to name him and shame him.
I am not just leaving this here, i will be writing a letter to BMXQ (not that this will do much).
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Lets start with congratulations to Joel Clark, a nice ride, watch Goreys video and you will see. Next it would have been extremely difficult for the Bmxq,Mackay club and pro shops etc with those conditions, i would not have wanted to be making decisions when the weather is concerned. I dont know how the decision came to run the coaching sessions even though my daughter was in the session, i would have been happy not to have it and start 2hrs earlier on Friday. Technology - if all the delays, wrong lane draws, or what ever was the delays due to technology it needs to be addressed, if people cant use the technology properly, train people who can or if there is glitches get the software guy to fix them. I thought with transponders things should glide through but we were left waiting longer than if they had lines people and no transponders. What was the issue? Nothing seemed to start on time? What did people think of the 3 motos only for 13 yrs upwards, i know its to prepare for a higher end of racing but i think value for money 3 motos only is rough. Do we start having only 3 motos at open days using the reason we must prepare riders for when they ride Aussies or Champ bikz etc. Also any conerns go to your club meeting then zone then BMXQ give them the feedback they need, once they handed out a survey form but alasthose days are gone. As i said earlier trying conditions and cant wait for Bundy. Cheers
We all have short memories about QLD Titles. Maybe because our children and us love the sport. It is hard i understand, when you have paid out so much money for accommodation etc to attend, then have elements of nature affect it. Do some of these jolt your memory???
2005 - Toowoomba - Gale Force winds, tents, AA Men(Before the Jnr/Snr Elite) getting blown off the track. Freezing like New York winter, gotham city like, windburn worse than any sunburn. 2006- Townsville- Good 2007- Gladstone- Good 2008- Cairns - Also rain delayed for few hours to let track dry out. 2009- Ashmore - Dust Storm eastcoast of Australia. Visibility/ clean air - Low 2010 - Mackay - Rain/Mud
The thing that bothered me most was the lack of atmosphere this year due to seperating the challenge classes and jnr/elite/champbixx/probixx. Each day was lacking in spectators. Not just from rain either, as we know of parents who had sprockets left Friday night/sat morning. We left early hours of Sunday morning coz challenge finished Sat etc. When normally the racing is over two days so you will be there anyway. OK for the Aussies because more riders involved therefore more parents/spectators. Just my thoughts. P.S By the way, no matter what happened this year, bet we won't care by Sept 2011. '