- Prize money ~ it's actually there (most the time)
- Participants ~ every race on the books i've seen this year has had women's categories. It's nice to be able to take that for granted.
- Fans ~ the races are good, damn good ... with battle after battle in each of the categories. The sport is spectator friendly ... gender be damned. It's good watching. It's regular folks goin' out there and living life to the fullest (trite, but true).
- skilz ~ watch Lloyd power through the muck, undaunted - faster than most men. watch Kassoy be fairy-nimble over sloppery goop ... defying gravity and expectation. watch Kerlin throw herself down hills without coming anywhere near her brakes. watch the toughness, the incredible toughness of Shelly Olds. watch Stella Carey ... just watch her.
You see what i'm sayin? These aren't men or women ... they are riders.
and they're almost as sexy as the boys.