The race has given me zero expectations on what they expect from me. They didn't even care if I went to the press event today.
From my talks to them in the past, I think they are hoping I'll see the scale of the events they put on, how good they are, and share that with US readers, giving them good publicity. These guys know how to put on events is my general impression and I'm assuming they're confident if they bring me here that will help get the word out in America.
Photos up from the Castle trip today:https://www.letsrun.com/photos/2011/edinburghxcpre/index.php
Talking to Alberto, the plan is for Galen to run a big indoor season (no World XC), then skip the early US outdoor season and try and be ready in July and August when it matters most.
As for the Kip Litton threads, the word is out about the guy. We do not need 50 threads on it. Especially when one guy just wants to spam the boards with it (someone posted probably 50 different threads on it). Also, the threads had degenerated with people wishing death on Litton. So it's easier to remove a whole thread that is out of line than individual posts.
Email me personally if you need more on it but it is not some grand conspiracy.