It represents mountain biking, mtbnj and NJ poorly both in and out of the state. Always try to get my wife and daughters to come to these events saying how cool they are. I'd be embarrassed. thanks
Interesting to read this. I'll say I never really found the blow-up doll very funny, so if it angers anyone, I'd quit it. Maybe an anonymous poll, and the doll can survive with 60% or more approval rating?
It was the hole that caught my attention (in a bad way).
I'm just a visitor here. Norm and crew are the ones that put all the time and effort in to the site. It's really up to them how they want it represented at races.
That said, my 1st post is, personally, how I feel, simply stated. Again, no worries. It's not like team Discovery is going to pick up on the idea and use at the tour de france! "Oh zose crazzee Americans with their blow-up sex toyzz"
First of all, her name is Shaneqwa.
I can understand how it can be taken the wrong way. But she has not been treated inappropriately. Ben worked to try to find something that was opening free, but this is what we got. Its all in fun. Lets not get loose sight of that.
I think if the majority of people decide it isn't offensive, then I guess keep it going -- at your own risk obviously. But these points of, "well, it's just in good fun" are meaningless. There's plenty of well-meaning jokes in the world that offend people. That wins people over about as well as "chill out."