Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Tariffville, CT
Bikes: Tsunami Bikes
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Originally Posted by UT_Dude
I dunno. I have lots of sunk costs with the kit...
See if someone on the team wants to buy some. You'll lose money on it but if you really want to change teams...
The other thing is that most teams need a leader of some sort, someone to get things going, goad people to get out and ride, etc etc. If you feel like being that person, you can make the team a little more to your liking. I basically got into that same position for a while, like 15 years. It involves more work and effort and dealing with stupid little things like soap opera ego things but overall it can be pretty rewarding.
If you don't feel like it, then you should talk to whoever should be doing it. Or volunteer to help.
Ultimately, if the riders on the team are not totally into racing, then it's a dead end. You can't force them to participate, you can only make them want to
participate. I think many teams lose 80% of their members by the time racing starts. Not in a literal sense, just that 80% of the racers do a race or three and then sort of disappear. They reappear when it's a team meeting or a picnic or the mid-winter meeting to order next year's kit.