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Too many races ?

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Re: Too many races ?

Postby ultraslacker » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:34 am

I don't think there are as many in Vancouver as it's indicating in the article (are there? I don't really pay attention to road races).

Sounds like it's a much bigger problem in the states than here.

For trails, the demand is still outweighing the supply. Races are filled and sold out months in advance and as a result the prices have ballooned. That is a different problem from what he's describing, but it frustrates me. :/
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Re: Too many races ?

Postby Spirit Unleashed » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:39 pm

That blog post was a few years old.

What I see is private companies taking over races. In it for the profit, they may not have such a great experience but charge more money. Some races do still give good swag for the money. Other races give bad swag for the money.
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Re: Too many races ?

Postby Jwolf » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:50 pm

Isn't this a self-limiting problem?
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Re: Too many races ?

Postby jonovision_man » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:03 am

Jwolf wrote:Isn't this a self-limiting problem?


Yeah exactly. It's like asking if there are too many restaurants - if there are today, there won't be in a few months. The market will decide which are viable.

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Re: Too many races ?

Postby jonovision_man » Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:05 am

ultraslacker wrote:For trails, the demand is still outweighing the supply. Races are filled and sold out months in advance and as a result the prices have ballooned. That is a different problem from what he's describing, but it frustrates me. :/


Why is that? Not enough RDs willing to set up races, or are the Conservation Authorities /land managers /etc getting in the way?

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