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    I have my own rocks

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    "have fun and be kind"
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    I'd prefer to race for jersey and medals. Paradoxically, I usually go to the race with the most money on a given weekend, though that's usually because that's where the best competition will be.

    I did win a banana bread once. I wasn't too happy about that. Lending support to the idea that I'm simply confused on the whole issue.

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    Prize money was precious when I was broke. It became unnecessary when I had a real job. Now it's simply unattainable.

    Jerseys and medals/trophies last much longer than money. Fortunately I don't win enough of them that they become irrelevant.

    I won a bread tray once, one of the only weird prizes I've kept.

    Oh and I still have this beer I won last May. I don't really drink beer so it's been sitting in the fridge. Beer doesn't go bad, does it?


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    fancy beer people call that cellaring

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    So if the racers are not making much money, then where is all the money going from entry fees? It seems like a huge amount.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R578645 View Post
    So if the racers are not making much money, then where is all the money going from entry fees? It seems like a huge amount.
    ib4CDRwalloftext






    Seriously, though, how much do you think it costs to put on these events? Hint: it's not trivial.
    Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.

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    I would just find out where the money ends up. Then work there on the side.

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    Quote Originally Posted by R578645 View Post
    So if the racers are not making much money, then where is all the money going from entry fees? It seems like a huge amount.
    Blowers and hook! Blookers and how!

    What is the specific race you are looking at where the entry fees add up to "a huge amount" and the payouts are small?
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    whatever you get, it's common courtesy to share it with all the teammates you have in the race. it's amazing how many guys i hear of who don't even think to do this. hell, I got $5 or something from CDR in one of my first races and i'm pretty sure i tailgunned the entire thing.
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    it depends

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jandro View Post
    ib4CDRwalloftext
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    Oh and I still have this beer I won last May. I don't really drink beer so it's been sitting in the fridge. Beer doesn't go bad, does it?
    Depends on the style and how it's stored. Heavier beers usually age well in the cellar. Light beers are better of being drunk sooner.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    In other countries the federation might stipulate prize money. I think Belgium was like this, races had either 20 or 40 places (and entry fees were basically nil, like literally $1, when I went there). That's old information though, it might be different now.

    In Clogavia, training races cost about 3.

    "Open" races 5-10.

    They pay 20 deep. Winner gets something like 20-25. 20th gets something liken 3.

    It's not about the chump change.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jandro View Post
    My buddy won the Merco road race and got a rock and a bottle of wine. He gave me the bottle of wine for leading him out for the last km.



    Edit: he also won a jersey... so that's cool, I guess.
    Never realized that you're a leprechaun.

    Explains quite a bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    that is so rad, forgot about that one.

    did you "cash" it in??

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    Quote Originally Posted by R578645 View Post
    So if the racers are not making much money, then where is all the money going from entry fees? It seems like a huge amount.
    Most races I'm familiar with lose money, or break even if they're lucky.

    Cdr can fill in the deets on what costs what; but suffice it to say that nobody is getting rich off of putting on races.

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    At one of the first Tour De Nez in Reno they had a $100 Mustang Ranch prime.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    but suffice it to say that nobody is getting rich off of putting on races.
    Incorrect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Incorrect.
    It depends on the race.

    What promoters are getting rich?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    It depends on the race.

    What promoters are getting rich?
    The Amaury's are doing OK. Other selected events both pro and amateur are very profitable. A lot aren't.

    Location, location, location.

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    In 2008 a teammate of mine won the Cat1/2 Tour of Elk Grove. We had 7 guys, and we all walked away with more than $750 a piece.

    We won a stage, the overall, and probably a half dozen primes over the course of two days. We raced really well as a team, and made a LOT of money that summer.
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    there's this little race called battenkill...

    as well a NYC promoter who does about 50 races a year.

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    Sort of off topic, hill climb I'm doing next weekend has a $500 first mile prime, done by time across all starting waves. Not sanctioned though.
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