Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Crisis of Faith

OK...so last night after the group decided to slow up to wait for me I remembered something I tend to forget every now and then....I suck.

Then it dawned on me: I signed up for 4 races next week alone. 2 of those are with packs of 19 to early 20 somethings who do nothing more than ride their bike all day. My "goals" or rather "intent" had been to be able to pack finish at least one race next week. I will still stick to that, but absolutely no promises (you hear me empty world we call the internet!).

Why was I thinking about cat'n up? I'm an idiot. At this point I wish the USAC system was set up a little differently. You come in as a 5 and race 10 mass starts. If you don't pack finish any of them then you are cat'd DOWN to a cat 6. When you start turning consistant results then you can go to Cat 4.

Yeah...like that will ever happen. USAC is filled with fellow weenies that can actually ride hard and tend to forget about the whole cat 5 thing because it's only temporary. Good riders scream through and forget. Bad ones suffer and quit.

It seems like many organizers have tried over the years to address the people in my position with mediocre success. Wisports series comes to mind. Meh.

The general line of thinking is HTFU. If you don't know what thay means I'll just say that parts of it are: Harden The ____ Up. To which I respond:

I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.I suck.

5 comments:

GregInChina said...

"R[ide] with the swift, in the hopes of one day finishing second." -John J. McCloy

aham23 said...

"No, no, he didn't slam you, he didn't bump you, he didn't nudge you... he *rubbed* you. And rubbin, son, is racin'."

and

HTFU.

later.

recursive said...

Loathing all around!

I love it!

CyLowe said...

As a strategically placed billboard on an expensive piece of.... real estate.... once encouraged:

JUST DO IT.

The HTFU comes naturally at that point.

Eric Cox said...

If some of us didn't play the role of pack fodder, the winners wouldn't have anyone to beat.