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    Believe it or not, you're supposed to have a license to race...

    Some promoter that doesn't know his ass from his elbow posted this

    http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...r-license.html

    For those that showed up without your license, late, or whatever, get your **** together. Get your frickin license. Or AtR. Or receipt copy of your annual renewal.

    I understand the "understandable" request - 2 or 3 times a SERIES (not a week) someone forgets a helmet (I've forgotten my helmet - for a big race no less). Once in 18 years someone's bike broke on the way to the race. Maybe once a year someone flats and doesn't have a tube, and maybe once a year someone flats a tubular and doesn't have a spare wheel.

    And, yes, sometimes even the more well put together folks forget their license. I understand.

    But when someone says, like it's my problem, complaining, whining, "But, dude, this is how I registered every week so far!"

    You mean we let you race by looking up your frickin license every week for THREE WEEKS? Because you have no effing clue on how to bring a little dinky piece of paper to the race? Who the eff do you think you are? Eff that.

    At Bethel Spring Series: $10 to look up a license.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post

    At Bethel Spring Series: $10 to look up a license.
    I like it. Make their laziness work for you.

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    Cat 5 prima donnas That attitude would be one of my biggest issues with being a promotor.

    Having your License should be pretty high on everyones checklist. Back in the day you couldn't just look it up, head home and get it.

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    The guy who hasn't brought his license for 3 weeks is a 3. It's been in all categories except 1-2s. And Women have been consistently prepared too.

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    No, you don't understand that he's entitled to race because he's in the Ultimate Cat. It's half the reason I came back to Cat 3. Entitlement.

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    I've never understood this. I do the same check in the drive every time before leaving - Bike, Helmet, shoes, license. The rest is extra.

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    If people are racing every week (and maybe more than once a week), why aren't they just keeping their licenses in their wallets? It's about the thinnest card you're going to get from anybody.
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    After hosting our race this weekend, I can finally commiserate. Masters seemed to be the worst. The whole "I've been doing this forever, the rules no longer apply to me" thing.
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    my USAC license is in my wallet, snuggled into the same slot as my driver's license.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    my USAC license is in my wallet, snuggled into the same slot as my driver's license.
    +1...where the f else would it be?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    my USAC license is in my wallet, snuggled into the same slot as my driver's license.
    That's where I put mine too. There have been a few races where apparently it didn't make it back in and then I couldn't find it next time. I looked up my license on my phone and showed it to them at reg, and it wasn't a problem. I've never been to a race where the promoter had internet access (other than maybe their own phones too).

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    That's where I put mine too. There have been a few races where apparently it didn't make it back in and then I couldn't find it next time. I looked up my license on my phone and showed it to them at reg, and it wasn't a problem. I've never been to a race where the promoter had internet access (other than maybe their own phones too).
    This made me think. Can you take a picture of your license and just keep it on the phone for an 'Oh Crap' moment at a race?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fat Boy View Post
    This made me think. Can you take a picture of your license and just keep it on the phone for an 'Oh Crap' moment at a race?
    I have a picture of my license on my iPhone and have been using that for the past season without issue.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    my USAC license is in my wallet, snuggled into the same slot as my driver's license.
    +1, except I don't have a DL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    my USAC license is in my wallet, snuggled into the same slot as my driver's license.
    I keep my Blue Shield card in that slot too. You never know.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    After hosting our race this weekend, I can finally commiserate. Masters seemed to be the worst. The whole "I've been doing this forever, the rules no longer apply to me" thing.
    You just wait. CRS will hit you too one day, but by then you will have forgotten this arrogant post. Right now you've got a big, empty hard drive just waiting to be filled up with useless information. One day you'll be fishing around in there and discover it's looking a lot like post-Katrina New Orleans. You'll set your computer up to remind you of your wife's birthday and forget why you're in the car halfway to the jewelry store. That might be because you've spent 30 minutes looking for your cars keys which turn up in the oddest places. You'll make a checklist for stuff to bring to the races then forget to check it.

    You really, really have no idea.

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    i managed to go through most of last season without showing my license, and when i did: getting away with a usa cycling license (sans uci international accreditation).

    guess it was due to a combination of the lack of litigious culture in NL, and an innocent looking face.
    Last edited by botto; 03-22-10 at 02:11 PM.

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    I leave mine in my toolbox, which comes to all races.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    You just wait. CRS will hit you too one day, but by then you will have forgotten this arrogant post. Right now you've got a big, empty hard drive just waiting to be filled up with useless information. One day you'll be fishing around in there and discover it's looking a lot like post-Katrina New Orleans. You'll set your computer up to remind you of your wife's birthday and forget why you're in the car halfway to the jewelry store. That might be because you've spent 30 minutes looking for your cars keys which turn up in the oddest places. You'll make a checklist for stuff to bring to the races then forget to check it.

    You really, really have no idea.

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    People like that will continue to do so until they are not allowed to race unless they show their license.
    I've seen our district rep, back in the day, refuse to allow a registered rider to race specifically because he forgot to bring his license several times...rep finally got tired of approving him and said "no".

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    Usually for series type things like cyclocross series they know you have your same series number so your license must have been checked to get it and they don't ask again. I however never go to a race without it unless i forget my wallet which is where it lives.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    I have a picture of my license on my iPhone and have been using that for the past season without issue.
    huh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    That's where I put mine too. There have been a few races where apparently it didn't make it back in and then I couldn't find it next time. I looked up my license on my phone and showed it to them at reg, and it wasn't a problem. I've never been to a race where the promoter had internet access (other than maybe their own phones too).
    +1 - Usually not an issue with me but I still physically check every time. Also - Superweek this last year it became such the thing to look up licenses on iPhones that I bookmarked it to help guys on our team out at reg.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung View Post
    I have a picture of my license on my iPhone and have been using that for the past season without issue.
    i like this idea. soon the damn phone will control every part of my life. later.

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