Saturday, April 12, 2008
The silence is deafening!
The old saying is, "No news is good news." but I have to disagree. The worst part of the racing coming out of Mexico is the reporting of it or should I say the lack of reporting. When we competed in La Carrera Panamericana I tried as hard as I could to keep my blog updated so that friends and fans of La Carrera Panamericana back home and around the world could keep up at least on a daily basis. But you have to keep in mind, each day after a long haul and then we had to get to our hotel rooms shower, then catch a taxi and go find the dinner/award ceremony somewhere in hell and gone which took up an unholy amount of time. By the time we got back to our hotel rooms the last thing we felt like doing was sit at some computer which was in Spanish and usually on a dial up line. To make matters worse there was 20 other people usually waiting for the same computer which had no way to download photos. If I could ask that one thing be changed it would be to have someone do great day by day reporting of the whole event complete with photos and stories about the teams as well as how everyone finished in the overall and class standings.
Yesterday was the first day of the Chihahua Express and I have only been able to get sparse to little of nothing reports as to what's happening. Even the Chihahua Express website news section talks about what a great race they are having, squealing tires, roaring engines and so on but unfortunatly they say nothing about anyone we would like to hear about. I heard Landon's mustang bounced off a guardrail and something about Richard Tyzack crashing again and something about someone getting burned in a fire after a roll over but other than that they have no information as to who was burned and so on. It sure would be nice to hear how the teams are placing and if you're going to tell me someone got burned at least tell me who. The bottom line is by the time the reports fizzle in long after everyone has returned from Mexico nobody will care as everyone will turn their attention to La Carrera Panamericana.
Would someone please tell us how our friends are doing!