I have my own rocks
"have fun and be kind"
- an internet post
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.
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?
fancy beer people call that cellaring
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.
I would just find out where the money ends up. Then work there on the side.
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.
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.
"If a non personal post makes you feel as if you've been attacked, maybe the problem IS you."
there's this little race called battenkill...
as well a NYC promoter who does about 50 races a year.
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.
Last edited by pjcampbell; 07-25-13 at 05:06 AM.