Sometimes, when you get to see a display of Full Frontal Roadie Bitchiness, like what's on display in the reactions to the announcement of a new local superteam, you want to recoil from it.
I've got some friends who ride for Harley & Haymarket, they're good guys. They're going to win even more races by combining forces this year and I'm happy for them. It will be nice to maybe see a revitalization of the local 1/2/3 fields, which are generally small. If the new team can do that and drag lots of upper Cat guys out to the races, it will be a good thing.
But yeah, some of the facts associated with this are going to be hard to swallow for a lot of people. As the haters note at GamJams, it's going to be absurd to see a third of the field at some races comprised of Harleymarket guys, and blocking tactics with 15 guys in a race are going to be very tough to deal with. It's going to be a particularly bitter pill given that a substantial minority of the local fast guys - perhaps most of the fastest guys - are going to be riding for one team. The goal is to win though, not to make friends, and the new team should do a lot of the former. It's a big F.U. to mediocrity, and I hope the rest of MABRA is ready to smell the glove, because they sure aren't going to be smelling the podium much this year. If you don't like that, well, you should probably find another sport where people cope with beatdowns a little better, like MMA for instance.
On the other hand, the bitchy reaction to the formation of this super team evident in the comments is fricking foul. Haters gonna hate I guess.
And on the gripping hand, some of the comments in defense of Harleymarket, are pretty foul too.
And on an appendage to be named later, I'm regretting having shown my ass by adding my own unique brand of snippiness to the comments. I didn't need to pour gas on that particular fire. That was particularly stupid on my part. Shoulda just kept my damn mouth shut.
But there it is.
I'm going to be racing in the dirt this spring & summer so it doesn't affect me too much. I'm mainly just amazed by the spectacle and by the vindictive reactions.