Penalties for stupid behaviour?
Posted 02 August 2015 - 09:40 AM
I was up on the balcony of Urban Chestnut with a clear view of the entire thing. I was so pissed off I wanted to yell at him but I held my tongue. As the day went on I became more and more pissed off thinking about the injured rider who this morning, if he is not in the hospital, he is certainly suffering pain from the stupidity of one asshole. So the question is, is there no penalty for being an idiot? Shouldn't this behavior be punished by a suspension or something. I know there was no intent but to be so stupid as to endanger people, if nothing else he needs to be called out.
Posted 02 August 2015 - 10:52 AM
Posted 02 August 2015 - 02:00 PM
Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:16 PM
I was in this race as well and like me myself, nobody else like to crash period.
I hope the injured rider is okay! Best wishes for a successful recovery.
And for C.Martel....."Apologize" to the one you caused harm....to the spectators and to the rest of the Mastersfield. Perhaps contact a Psychiatrist.....looks like you need one.......!!!!!
Bernd Faust - Master 50+ -
Posted 02 August 2015 - 08:32 PM
Opening a conversation on the topic is what such mediums are intended to do. Slandering the person, name calling, and questioning the mental stability is not. Please do not make the mistake to imagine you are beyond error too. None of us have gotten through life fault free, and we have all made errors in judgement that had no malintent. Let's extend the same level of understanding we all hoped to receive during those periods of time to whichever rider may have contributed to the injury.
I was in the race. I saw the crash. I have some issues with a non-racer calling out someone who has raced for countless yrs. The peloton is always chaotic, even more so in a crit. Not one of us wishes harm on any other rider in the field. To imply any different is simply false. And to be judge, jury and executioner is to be inviting misperceptions and inaccuracies. The cycling community is small, too small to be making enemies. Let's assume best intentions. Let's open the conversation. Let's avoid name calling and character judging. The Masters race is supposed to be a mature one. Let's show through our words that we are indeed more mature than my 3 yr old children.
Posted 03 August 2015 - 07:08 AM
Posted 03 August 2015 - 07:41 AM
Posted 03 August 2015 - 07:44 AM
I came to the forum this morning to see if any updates on the injured racer. Hope he is ok.
Posted 03 August 2015 - 09:35 AM
Posted 03 August 2015 - 06:46 PM
P.S. I applaud the spectators point of view.
Posted 03 August 2015 - 09:01 PM
Posted 03 August 2015 - 09:27 PM
Chris, I hope you don't let the opinions of this idiot affect your decision to continue to race.
Posted 03 August 2015 - 09:47 PM
Marty...don't you dare think about not doing it because of this..just as Mark shouldn't think of not racing again...stuff happens...
Bones heal, Chicks Dig Scars, and Glory Lives Forever!
Posted 03 August 2015 - 09:49 PM
As the comments from Chris Creed have made clear and as Chris Martel himself has stated, your perception was a misperception. This is the problem when we assume we know best. Start the conversation with an intent to gather information next time. Save the judgement until the facts are in front of you. And assume best intentions. These are skills of fairness and maturity I work to instill in my children everyday and expect from other adults. We all need a reminder to use them more often.
Posted 03 August 2015 - 10:03 PM