I think is just a matter of time before I get hit with a bike or an elbow on one of the races.  At first it would hurt, but I would feel the same as if a cyclist goes down on a crit…I’m OK, but what about my bike?  In my case…I’m OK, but what about my camera and lens?  I like a lot the perspective when I use a wide angle lens.  To get that perspective I have to get really close to the action.  When shooting with my 10-22mm lens @ 10mm, I lose the the perception of proximity.  Things look far..when they are really close.  They should have the following warning on the wide lenses: Objects view through a wide angle lens are closer than they appear!