I took note that bike race officials took a good slagging over the weekend on our local weblogs, and yeah, I linked to Fox. Like I said, we need characters. But we also need officials and that’s not something I take lightly. I gotta think standing around in the cold, heat, wind, rain, and snow for little pay and to get yelled at or disrespected online requires thicker skin than most people have. No, I have not always agreed with the calls, but I do believe that most people in this position are “doing it for the love” and are making the best calls they can, and I thank them for their willingness to do so.