tykeboy2003 wrote:Good points but I won't change my mind..... I'm an old git and allowed to be intransigent.
I am no fan of any "subjective" sport.
If you cannot measure it by a repeatable system then it becomes less of a sport and more of a game or entertainment.
Gymnastics, superb levels of fitness, skill, dedication by all involved.
How many times have you heard the phrase "BILL SCROGGINS WILL HAVE TO IMPRESS THE JUDGES TO WIN A MEDAL" ..(jenny scroggins are also available).. No one should have to "impress" anyone to win, there must be criteria that personal preference cannot overrule.
When a cyclist crosses the line, or a swimmer touches home first they become a medal winner.
An Olympic medal for winning perhaps.
Not a medal for being the most popular with the judges on that day in that place.
Sorry gymnasts, divers, synchro swimmers etc .... But with out objective marking / scoring i cannot feel you are being served well by your associations.
It's not about the bike .. It's about the journey.
Aurora/SPA, Raleigh Record Ace, Raleigh MTB based road bike, Royal Enfield Himalayan ...
The Road Goes On Forever ........................