Did ya all think about out any of this...?
I frankly dont care if you did or did not..and i aint here stirrin the stew..i just felt like maybe a little meeting of the non cooperating minds mind see somethin i dont...
The grammar is god awfull so readers beware...
1 Did i miss somethin..But who is runnin the MBRA?
Yea..what happened here..some young buck stepped in and took over a pretty neato series and organization...then oh wait it minute..fuck......its alot of fuckin work for little or no compensation..sounds like bike racing itself...
makes the ones that have been around a gawd awfull time really appreciate the golden Joe years,,leadership is hard and aint i aint faultin the guy..but its kinda like all we have is a really nice lookin website..Oh sure your gonna say hey T why aint u steppin up..why cuz i have clearly shown im told for this shit in soo many ways..besides nobody asked..but it aint too late..there are ways to save the ship i think
2 No point series
folks lets face it people love point series..plain and simple..but i think what happened it got too god dam complicated....example which races counted..why who wtf..keeping track of every rider down to 102 place.stupid....its should not not be that dam over thought top 10 at most..only get scored..points are awarded 10-1 point..
you know what ...? if your gonna charge full race fee price for spring shit..make those count as well..or see number number 4
3 a point series
makin folks pay extra is just plain dumb...really so you are really the over all winner when you finished third, fourth n fifth..all season and paid the to have your points tabulated..
second... askin a race promoter to raise his entry fees to cover the cost .........come on man ya gotta be joshin me.....really take some of the spring-fling grip and buy a guy a card for micro-brew of the month and have him do it..sheeesh..
4 The Spring thing series..points and payout debacle..good or bad...or wtf?
It dont really matter to most but for some its that quarter of a piece of a cookie they been longin for all winter..payin 30-35$ to train is pointless..and insulting...rumor has it they the promoters or one of the volunteers said they got tired of payin the same 3 or 4 riders the over all grip...nice so to T what that says is ...
"ya know we really dont want quality riders here..all that training you do over the winter who gives a shit..oh and besides we would rather have smaller lesser experienced riders here than guys that are good all around humans on hand to help out and teach the other up and comers..not just at the clinics but in the fields as well...
if this slip of the ignorant mouth was true...fuckin sad...and its why im here ranting in the first place...Christ it wasnt like Sagan and Froome were showin up every weekend...in the end it is simply what it is,,another dent and shotty way to represent the scene..
5 The Maple Hills race turnout..wow..
alot of factors here i think...ultimately i think it comes down to a few..not alot of road races if all are left in our scene only handful of guys can pin it WFO for the said distance..the scene in general is old age wise per-say..thus the reason the 1/2/3 field was so miserably small..... sickening..with the scene gettin old..life gets in the way for them..things like end of the school for kids, graduation party's..home improvements for both..a man only has soo many days off from the job..and training for or doing 1 road race is not probably high on his,list to do things..not when you can go out to Waterford after work swing your man hood there and head home...see below
oh then theres that thing called Strava ..you all might be laughin but you kinda know im touchin truth here..it may not be the DC..B-real Media guys or Kroskes its effecting but ill bet god dam sure its effecting alot on the fringe guys..I mean think about it..really..hell you and your training Bloodhound buddies can go out and turn yourself inside out on a Sunday morning murdering segments and breathin when you wanna breathe... and be home by 11 with all the blue vein throbbin braggin rights for the chumps on whatever social media net work you massage..all of it without costin you a burnt up day away from the naggin wife..neglected yard..etc..
dont think USAC hasn't looked at the Strava folks with some concern..
6 the omnium and TTs added at the last minute..good idea or bad?
good idea bad timing..i liked the concept and applaud the effort..but it got dropped and kicked around too late..
overall the guy that put this one on needs much respect!!
7 why Waterford and Gratten races are so popular
simple..its easy to put on and organize..most folks are comin from work so there already away from home..cost is reasonable..awards are worth it..you know what to expect when you do these its almost always a good beat down of fun...
8 The lack of Junior riders
bike racing is hard..its costly..or can be..soo many other outside distractions..school sports...home life..peer pressure..video games..probably most of all parent involvement..with all the crazy ass fuckers drivin around textin or doing whatver it is they should be doing..parents really dont want young kids out riding around on blood alley...but thats where the track racing and BMX tracks come in at... these are a great place to be a kid..but unfortunately..they are few and far between and it goes back to parent involvement...
9 Mountain biking..........
come on this easy
its fun...its hard as fuck but fun..for the newbies its a I did it thing..i dont think folks are braggin about doing the cat 5 suffer and survive with all yer skin intact at the Black-Ace crit...
fuck no there smilin and swappin stories over a PBR with there buddies about pukin in the woods at the Rust Shaker..or X100..
its fuckin fun and thats why most people do things that cost money on there days off...
10 Cone Azalia whats up with that?
WTF is up here..if ol Super Dave was dead he would be rollin over in his slippery grave..but he aint so its just a WTF..
either let it die respectably or make it a standout event again...ok so it was never a standout event..but it was one of those holy shit you won fuckin Cone Az braggin rights.....i wonder if any one of the promoters ever talked to the one guy who rides those crumby roads of Monroe County more than any one ever about alternative ideas?
11 No scheduled State championship road race
yea i dunno what to say about that
see number 1
12 No scheduled State Championship crit
see above and then number..its like with Lansing crit supposedly gettin pulled..we have no back up plan...
13 why the some races have become so soild and still thrive like Alma GP..Lumberjack 100
promotion and heart and i did it events..a wise man already said..Ok we all know BRX and those 100 mile I did events are successful for that reason...
Alma kicks its ass cuz its promoted so well..but Hey JB its all slides down hill after event..in way it kinda shoots itself in the foot..
I assume this course is open all year?
how about spread the promo over say three or four races and keep the quality..call it the mid-State GP super series or somethin its (nicely centrally located)
i dunno..kinda like the Wednesday night world of cross only once a month...I betcha a pack of Bun Lengths and a jar Nutella it would fly...the race is sweet as fuck but everything that comes after it is some what un-eventful...
14. scheduling conflicts
15 the cross scene is on the rise race wise..great...but will people care?
yea we have a ton of races on schedule..but is that what we really need..I ofetn think too many events gives too many people they..Hey i cant make it this weekend or im over trained..blah blah blah ill go next week end..somewhere in the minds if cyclist we get hooked on quantity over quality ..we put such a high stake on pumpin out big 100 milers that we lose our sharpness..everyone wants there shit super-sized..
like a whole pile of races get 80 riders..that sucks..
factor in the gravel shit and the fall MTB races..etc
im going old again on ya..people with kids in sports and all the other etc.....lives..
things that make you go hmmm...
Saturday cross races..i get it but it kinda screws the normal workin stiff who yes they often have to work Saturdays...the short end of the turd stick..
I dunno just a rant its all it is..i told myself this was the official year..T enjoy the ride in which ever way it goes,,
forever yours T