May 13, 08 18:52
Re: Powercranks in a road race...as bad as it sounds [ironclm]
Being safe on PC's is simply an experience thing. All Cat 4's are relatively inexperienced when it comes to racing. PC's would not necessarily make someone less safe, IMHO.
Andrew tells me that the fellow involved in this race, Bobby Escay, said that a couple of the people who were in the group complaining about the PC's were dropped on the first lap. He also told Andrew it was his teammate who crossed his wheel swerving out to pass without accelerating first. It was a Cat 4 mistake most likely, but not due to the use of PC's.
An original Ironman and the Inventor of PowerCranks
(This post was edited by Frank Day on May 13, 08 19:03)
I think pretty much all of those have been done, although maybe not at the pro level, except for tri. As I stated before, S. Whitfield told us he raced a cyclocross race on them. It has been unusual for people to race on them but it has been done multiple times safely.