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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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    Welcome to the wonderful world of an amateur cyclist.
    FS: Fuji SL1 frameset, 55.5cm toptube, excellent condition.

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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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    Saddle sores?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    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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    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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    Ferris Bueller, you're my hero.

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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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    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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    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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    Quote Originally Posted by stevemtbr View Post
    Along came CAT 5 and the cash rewards disappeared.
    You know why that was don't you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    What was your placing in the Maltese race and what year was it botto?
    2nd 1993

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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.
    Die schokoladenseite des radfahrens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    2nd 1993
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by asgelle View Post
    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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    And, looking through your window, it looks like a lovely day outside. Go to Vondelpark and have a nice relaxing stroll.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevemtbr View Post
    Race promoters couldn't afford do dish out the cash. Most went to the USCF.
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by stevemtbr View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by asgelle View Post
    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.
    Die schokoladenseite des radfahrens.

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