I am simply outlining the rules of BOTM which are there to provide a level playing field.
Otherwise, all entrants could simply enter unlimited numbers of photos of their entries under the premise of simply 'making a point'...
If you wanted to show how your immaculate bikes get ridden, why don't you chose another from your collection rather than the one you have entered for BOTM?
Seems reasonable enough to me, without the need to take my remarks out of context and suggest you won't f**kin' bother in future.
No need to throw the toys out the pram surely...?
So allowing a fellow entrant to suggest that all the other entries are 'over polished and unriden' and 'anyone can throw a grand at a bike' creates a level playing field does it?
Would countering his arguement with a random photo of another dirty bike make any point whatsoever? Why show him anything other than a current entry getting used? OK, I could have found a photo of someone else's past BoTM entry/winner being riden, but frankly, on a saturday night I couldn't be arsed.
As for throwing toys out of the pram? Well maybe, but why should I bother contributing to what is just becoming some fairground duck shoot? As mentioned earlier, its supposed to be a bit of fun. I see sneering and bickering, not fun, so like I said, F**k it.