5. What is something you saw a newbie do that made you think “I really need to have a friendly word with that guy.” This could have been in a race or in the parking lot or waiting in line to register, etc.
STEVE FIFE: I see people roll to the start line cold all the time, and think it would really be helpful for them to know the benefit of a good warm up.
JULIE KULIECZA: I think I am still a newbie so if someone sees me doing something dumb please tell me. Pumping tires up to more than 50. I did say something and they thanked me.
LINDSAY BAYER: I AM that newbie. People are always kindly pointing things out like, “Your number is on backwards,” or “You’re on the wrong type of bicycle” or “You should lay off the brakes in those turns.”
NOAH BELL: A guy ran through the sand pit every lap and on the last lap a guy passed him and he lost a podium spot.
KENNETH MORRIS: I am the newbie!
CJ CONGROVE: I am a noob. I didn’t wear my kit to the podium. Maybe someone needs to have a word with me.
GUNNAR SHOGREN: Didn’t have that thought that day cause I was trying to watch out for my buddy JR and jeer him on. And set up “CougarFest!” Usually I’m not that forward to folks, unless it’s some easy fix. But if someone stops by “CougarFest!,” I usually at least check the tyre pressure. [ed. Note: If you want more information on CougarFest!, you are going to have to ask Gunnar. But we are pretty sure it is not this: www.cougarfest.com/ (SFW).]