Mike Taylor, I APPLAUD you for being one of the rational people on team.rant!!
At 10:54 AM 9/26/00 -0500, miket wrote:
>I know that everyone thinks differently, but the way I see it no mattter
>class someone runs in, why does the goings on in other classes, whether they
>are open or ladies, affect your fun factor??
>I suppose there are some possible ways...
>1) Other classes dilute the size of your class: But then, everyone says
>the ladies classes are small, so doing away with Ladies classes will not
>the open classes that much bigger.
>2) Costs extra $: The cost of another set of awards for ladies classes are
>probably a very small fraction of the total cost of the event, so I suspesct
>that the impact of my entry fee is minimal
>3) Will win the set of tires (or insert your favorite $ award) for winning
>championship: I doubt that the company putting up the prizes will offer a
>of tires to the 1st AND 2nd place in open if ladies disappears.... Besides,
>you might be in the wrong sport if a big motivation is winning $ & tires &
>I guess I can't figure out how having ladies classes degrades, detracts, or
>minimizes the open classes. On the other hand there are some definite
>advantages - including increased participation and support for familes where
>the female members are not comfortable running against blood thirsy,
>adreneline junkie, testoserone fueled competitors.
>Everyone has different motivations for showing up and driving - and I
>guarantee that I don't understand everyone's reason - but I can still
>their reasons and support a system that does as well.
>Just my dis-passionate 2 cents worth....