Re: [messengers] advice wanted: cmwc results

Date: 24 Jul 2012 18:54:13 +0200
From: Austin Osmer <osmerp@xxxxxxxxx>


Full transparency. Share all the data. 



On Jul 24, 2012, at 12:51 PM, Shawn bega Blumenfeld <shawnbega@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> so im very thankful that im not handling results for the main race in
> chicago this year. but i am sitting down with them when i get there on
> sunday to try to add some advice. most importantly, im trying to give
> them my list of mistakes that could have been avoided if only someone
> had mentioned to watch out for these simple potential screw ups a week
> before the race.
> 
> examples:
> 
> gender issues. they got mixed up during the registration because of a
> slip of the keyboard and not double checked at packet pick up, or the
> gender column wasnt downloaded with the race numbers by the results
> person, or the 3rd place male gets skipped at the best dressed
> competition because his name is tracy and he wore a dress so the jury
> thinks he's a women and gives 3rd place best dressed male to the 4th
> place guy.
> 
> fixed gears: the person deciding the fixie king/queen wants to include
> the main race but no one running the main race checks to see who is
> riding a fixed.
> 
> technology: the qualifying runs 2 hours long and the computer battery,
> tested for 5 hours, dies at 5:01.
> 
> 
> dont hold back. you can email me directly if you wish. dont be shy. my
> list is really long, but im sure several of you have noticed things
> like this and can add to it. folllowing this consolidation of notes,
> memories, emails, that ive been going through the last month or so, i
> will be creating a single document of mistakes that can be passed
> along and added to.
> 
> see you in chicago.
> 
> --
> Shawn "bega" Blumenfeld
> http://www.dcbikeracing.com
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