CrossVegas 2014 has come and gone, and by almost every account, it was entertaining, thrilling and successful. But not by every account.

Our Caption: Disrespectful. What's your caption? © Cyclocross Magazine

Our Caption: Disrespectful. What’s your caption? © Cyclocross Magazine

The moment captured above is an exception. And it could have led to this:

Or if cooler heads didn’t prevail, even this, one of the worst nights on the hardwood floor. That event resulted in limits in the sale of alcohol to fans. Is that what cyclocross wants?

American cyclocross doesn’t need bloggers celebrating fans beer and card spraying pro racers, and then calling others names when called out for such activity. It needs to show racers that our fans respect and welcome the big show coming to town.

Lars van der Haar expressed displeasure with the beer dousing and cast doubt whether he’ll return. We’re lucky to have top domestic and international talent race cyclocross right in front of us. Don’t ruin it with your beer.

Drink it, or better yet, if having a few makes you do this, drink water instead or find a completely different environment.