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Old 10-06-07, 12:16 PM   #1
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I raced from Feb 24th to Today, and all I got was...

These dinky Trophies.

One for 5th for the overall, the other for 4th in the final race of the year, which was today.

Sometimes I do question my sanity.

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Old 10-06-07, 12:48 PM   #2
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No cash???

What the hell, at least the Belgies used to give us prizes to 50th place sometimes. Paid for the bakery stop on the ride home.
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Old 10-06-07, 01:06 PM   #4
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Old 10-06-07, 01:12 PM   #5
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No cash???

What the hell, at least the Belgies used to give us prizes to 50th place sometimes. Paid for the bakery stop on the ride home.
cash for placing in normal races. no cash for the end of the year race, and no cash for GC placings. no biggie.
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Old 10-06-07, 01:51 PM   #6
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These dinky Trophies.

One for 5th for the overall, the other for 4th in the final race of the year, which was today.

Sometimes I do question my sanity.
Clearly time for a career change.
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Old 10-06-07, 02:25 PM   #7
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Does the next photo in the sequence show them going out the window?

Hey, you have memories to share and stories to tell.
The hard part is finding people who will listen.
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Old 10-06-07, 02:28 PM   #8
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There was a BFer named botto
And 'Race til You Bleed' was his motto
He raced and he raced and he chased and he chased
And finally wound up with squatto.

I'd rather have the trophies than the paltrey 'prize money'.
Average prize for placing in some dumb race: $25.
Being able to point at the bookshelf and say 'I'm not DFL, this
proves it' : PRICELESS.
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Old 10-06-07, 03:14 PM   #10
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Pcad, that was possibly the best post I've ever seen on bf.
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botto, you can belittle it as much as you want but getting a trophy is pretty darn cool and will make for good stories years from now.
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Pcad, that was possibly the best post I've ever seen on bf.
Is there a cheesy plastic trophy for that? Like what they gave botto maybe?
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Old 10-06-07, 04:10 PM   #13
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Way back in the late 80's I first started racing in the "citizens" catagory we recieved cash at every race for the top 3 finishers. Enough to cover entry fees and the stop at BK on the way home. Along came CAT 5 and the cash rewards disappeared.
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Along came CAT 5 and the cash rewards disappeared.
You know why that was don't you?
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There was a BFer named botto
And 'Race til You Bleed' was his motto
He raced and he raced and he chased and he chased
And finally wound up with squatto.

I'd rather have the trophies than the paltrey 'prize money'.
Average prize for placing in some dumb race: $25.
Being able to point at the bookshelf and say 'I'm not DFL, this
proves it' : PRICELESS.
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botto, you can belittle it as much as you want but getting a trophy is pretty darn cool and will make for good stories years from now.
correct.

if truth be told, i can recall being p|ssed off when they organizers for the Lou Maltese memorial decided to give cash instead of trophies for the P/1/2/3 race. Would have been proof of my one of my bigger achievements.
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Old 10-06-07, 05:35 PM   #16
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correct.

if truth be told, i can recall being p|ssed off when they organizers for the Lou Maltese memorial decided to give cash instead of trophies for the P/1/2/3 race. Would have been proof of my one of my bigger achievements.
What was your placing in the Maltese race and what year was it botto?
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What was your placing in the Maltese race and what year was it botto?
2nd 1993
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Old 10-06-07, 05:49 PM   #18
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Move than I've gotten.

I didn't even get any pointless free schwag this year... Except for a box of Tetley's decaf tea... Decaf?!

Tris give better random free crap - Came out of this year with two water bottles, a hideous yellow T-shirt, a mug, and several packets of energy drink / gels.
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Good show dude. Who won that year? That's the hotly contested trophy circuit race in a large amateur racing center (I'd say NY City qualfies for that label).

This proves botto is (or was at one time) very fast.
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You should put your collection of crushed souls on your trophy shelf. Much more rewarding for reflection, IMO.
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You know why that was don't you?
Race promoters couldn't afford do dish out the cash. Most went to the USCF. Just a guess.
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Old 10-06-07, 06:53 PM   #22
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USCF BASTRDS. Like H. Goering in WWII hoarding the art treasures of Europe in some Bavarian Chalet. They don't call them Road Nazis for nothing.
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Race promoters couldn't afford do dish out the cash. Most went to the USCF. Just a guess.
For the first few years after Cat 5 was created, the rules prohibited giving cash or any prize of value in Cat 5 races. It had nothing to do with the promoters. It was mandated by the rules.
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For the first few years after Cat 5 was created, the rules prohibited giving cash or any prize of value in Cat 5 races. It had nothing to do with the promoters. It was mandated by the rules.
Smart really - discourages people from not upgrading.
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