It happened--but just. Vancouver closed VDG and all the community centres today. So we almost lost the top venue and the banquet. If the flow of news had been a few days sooner, we would have cancelled, I believe. As it was, lots of folks who had intended to come bailed or were told by their employers or schools not to travel.
But, VDG event was super fun and the Britannia and UBC races were excellent.
Now Karen and I are just staying home as the government and public health officials make it more and more clear that "social distance" is essential. Meghan started spring break today but she still has 4 weeks left in her teaching practicum--who knows if she will ever be in that school again.
Yes, I saw the maps and it looked super fun. One of the better sprint camps over the years?
VDG is very interesting. It is very feature rich and the sight lines are short in many areas so it's challenging to keep in touch on the winding paths. Plus, the maze is an intense change of pace. UBC has rapidly added interesting buildings so it is becoming a better and better sprint venue.
The years I remember best were the introduction of South Surrey Bike Park and Lonsdale Quay. Too bad about attendance because 2020 was one of the best.
Strongest memory for me is 2012 in Victoria for sure. From the early ones I remember best the first time we used SFU on Sunday for the Setup/Chase (2007?). 2011 was great with the Olympic Village and Patrick Saile's hilarious headcam when he opened the box, plus the WRE in the Bike Park. 2013 I remember the otervals down Grand Boulevard vividly (with Oliver 6 months old).