Look, I appreciate the efforts of TD Bank in sponsoring the Boston Mayor’s Cup. While I’ve got some beef with the organizers over field selection (Women’s 3? No problem. Two kids race fields? No problem. Men’s 3? GFY), putting up wads of dough for bike racing can be a shaky proposition.
(via Andrew Bernstein).
But maybe next time try actually asking a cyclist what sorts of encouragement spectators generally give before making the crowd signs. “Keep on pedaling!” and “Go riders!” sounds like the sort of thing I—being utterly ignorant of the gameplay—would shout at a cricket match. Cycling already has one Al Trautwig—it doesn’t need 10,000 more.