Monday, July 15, 2013

The right way and the wrong way

We read the words on a page left to right. Podiums should be no different. Second place goes to the left of third, fourth place is to the left of fifth, etc. 

Why, ProGRT and Southridge racing? Why?

These are the same race promoters that can put their heads together and conclude that Fontana makes a good National track, so I guess a backwards podium/inability to read left to right doesn't come as the biggest surprise. 

For those less versed in the language of sarcasm and(or) mountain bike culture, that was a tried and true "Fontana sucks" joke. On mountain bike hate sites that's the equivalent of a layup. 

By the way, in case you saw the above 2009 Bromont podium and got a little misty-eyed for the good old days, here's a link to the Sicklines article I stole the photo from and a link to the Dirt TV from the race:

Bryn was wearing a Navajo blanket, Mark Beaumeant was STILL on GT, Fabian had half a knee, Aaron Gwin's second podium, and Sam Hill was in the leader's jersey. The good old days. The video quality sucks but whaaaaa...

1 comment:

Zach, a friend of one of those three slower guys said...

I'd like to give a shout out to backwards hats on the podium, it made Logan and Mikey faster than the other three guys! A frontward hat that doesn't promote a sponsor does not shave seconds off your time.