Don't trade race entries, or you'll be up for a felony!

Don't trade race entries, or you'll be up for a felony!

Post by rms » Thu, 13 May 2010 01:54:24


Precautionary tale here:
http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20100510/NEWS/100519996/1079&Pa...

rms

 
 
 

Don't trade race entries, or you'll be up for a felony!

Post by Dot » Thu, 13 May 2010 02:17:35


Quote:
> Precautionary tale here:
> http://www.skyhidailynews.com/article/20100510/NEWS/100519996/1079&Pa...

> rms

A more slightly more detailed story was posted yesterday in another
group. That is really poor to have a bike shop beg for an entry for you
(didn't get in through lottery) then give (might have been sold) it to
someone else against the race rules.

Then the one (age 36) who raced came in 2nd in AG (40-45 for the
original bib owner/begger). It's not clear who stood on the podium since
the description didn't match someone who did the passing. The hardware
has been returned to the race. But the true 2nd and 3rd placers never
got their correct spot or spot at all on the podium.

At least they both got banned for life from the race. (a few other
thoughts also but maybe not suitable for family forum)

Dot

 
 
 

Don't trade race entries, or you'll be up for a felony!

Post by Dot » Thu, 13 May 2010 02:52:36

Here's the fuller story:
http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15043329

 
 
 

Don't trade race entries, or you'll be up for a felony!

Post by pithydou » Thu, 13 May 2010 07:10:10


Quote:
> Here's the fuller story:http://www.denverpost.com/ci_15043329

Suppose the rider had some serious medical issues and the wrong drug
was issued or wrong family was notified. The potential scenarios could
be very dangerous if not stupid.  Give them both time on the rock
pile, a nice fine and  ban the hell out of them for a very long time,
they both knew better.

-D

 
 
 

Don't trade race entries, or you'll be up for a felony!

Post by ander » Thu, 13 May 2010 15:06:55


Quote:
> Suppose the rider had some serious medical issues and the wrong drug
> was issued or wrong family was notified. The potential scenarios could
> be very dangerous if not stupid. ?Give them both time on the rock
> pile, a nice fine and ?ban the hell out of them for a very long time,
> they both knew better.

IMHO it would be extremely stupid and maybe negligent to identify a
(presumably) unconscious person by her bib number and I hope that
medical personnel would first look for an ID bracelet, a card in a
pocket, a tag, a name written on the back of the bib.

I understand that the Leadville 100 is a hugely popular (and possibly
much hyped) race and that the organizers wish to prevent a black
market and scalping by making the entries non-transferrable and I
would imagine that someone who gave or sold (at cost) her entry to
someone else could perhaps be guilty of a breach of contract, but I
don't see how that alone could be a criminal offense for either - and
I would certainly condone it.

Accepting the prizes and awards in an AG one is not entitled to race
in is another matter, though, but I'm not sure that it should be a
matter for a DA unless the two were in cahoots with purpose and intent
to deceive in the first place.

Anders