- What music do people want at an xc race?
I say none, why is it even neccesary?
Not sure from an XC point of view but in DH there is a point at Hopton when you can hear the music which can give you a lift as you know the finish is coming up. I guess in XC it can signify the end of the lap is coming or the finish.
Seems to add to the atmosphere a bit.Posted 4 years agoBlazin-saddlesMember
I would say, the commentary and music ads to the atmosphere, which is sadly lacking in a lot of UK events. I go to a LOT of races, both UK and Europe for XC, Road and Cyclocross. The best ones are always the ones with some atmosphere going on.
As for suggestions, don’ know just fill yer iPod up and randomly play it, doesn’t seem to matter what the music is, just not dead air!Posted 4 years ago
The arena can be a pretty boring place to be at an Mtb race.Posted 4 years ago
It’s as much for the supporters/spectators/parents/workers/volunteers as for the racers who might only hear it for a small percentage of each lap.
Any specific requests can go in the play list. Can’t guarantee you’ll hear your track as you pass through the arena on your lap though!
We’re just trying to get some personal input from the participants.londonerinozMember
IMO you probably need to play it fairly safe and cross generational. There’ll be more people turned off than on to music that’s too loud and hard. Don’t stress the PA either, even if it’s something I like I can’t stand a PA suffering badly from distortion. Think relaxing background to talking, rather than people having to shout over the music and getting a headache.Posted 4 years ago
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