Now that a day has passed and I've caught up on a bunch of sleep, I can reflect upon last week's InterMontane (IM - shouldn't that stand for Incompetent Management?) I can think clearly again and think I have some useful suggestions for next year's race -
1. Don't worry about marking the course, just give the leaders flagging tape to mark the course as they go. That way they can't get lost.
2. Don't post any start times. That way there won't be any expectations to set off at a certain time.
3. Make sure the neutral start through town goes via all of the Tim Horton's coffe shops so the police escort doesn't get lost on route and there's time for the pack to re-group.
4. Don't allow the use of cycle computers or GPS systems. That way the racers won't know they are doing an extra 10, 20 or 20 Km each day.
5. Give the racers a bus pass, so they can get a ride back when they go off course and eventually find their way back to a highway.
6. Make the race director drive sweep moto as well as lead moto. That way he doesn't have time for anything else during the day.
7. To reduce the possibility of helping a stranded or injured racer, make sure the sweep moto doesn't go through until all of the racers have crossed the finish line.