Recorded on October 8th, 2018

Hosted by Kelley O’Toole Co-Hosts: Chris Reynolds, Editing: Chris Reynolds


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Well, @jinglecross it’s been an interesting weekend. First, and most importantly, to the women of the CX scene: You are all incredible. You are fierce competition, and a phenomenal community to be apart of. Second, the atmosphere and tone set by the #jinglecx announcers did a HUGE disservice to that community. Over the past three days, I — and countless other women in the 1/2s race — have been told to smile, look “like we’re having fun”, been referred to as “the wives having a miserable time”, and (today) told that we can “limp through our last two laps.” During other parts of the day, we’ve heard inappropriate comments about how “the *fun* stuff at the bar happens in the dark with too much alcohol,” and how “the moms can just calm down ‘cause their husbands will be done racing in 5 mins.” While working the pits for my partner, I was mocked and demeaned over the loud speakers by announcers who said “that’s what you get when a girlfriend pits for you.” …and I sincerely doubt they meant a person who provides meticulous support, and who can tell psi by feel. I really don’t know what else to say about all of this, except that in conjunction with this week in politics, #timesup. I don’t intend to put up with shit like this anymore, and nor do the other women who pour their hearts and energies into this side of their lives. This course has been my favorite for a number of years. But honestly, if another woman asked me if they should make the trek to this race next year, I’d have to said ‘No. Not worth the bullshit.’ C’mon @usacycling you can find better announcers that the goons you had this weekend. 📸 @gvngld

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