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Old 11-20-09, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
Pick one without a-holes.

Srsly. Forget the shop discounts and/or other crap. Pick based on the riders.

We got a ton of guys this year because of the following reasons:
1. We had a ton of guys showing up to race at most races.
2. We didn't have a lot of people that just wore a jersey and said they raced but only showed up once or twice a year.
3. We all hung out as friends
4. I hate this new forum format. Can't even tell what I am typing. Bucket of blechy meh.
5. We didn't charge dues, get hung up on fees, expect anyone to do anything, worry too much about our kit, etc. Buy a jersey....you're on the team. Can't buy one? Borrow one....you're on the team.
6. We raced our arses off and treated everyone with respect As a result we naturally found ourselves bs'n with classy racers after each race - which naturally led to them asking about the team.

Everyone stayed....becuase of the people. Cat1's and 2's worked for the 4's. 3's didn't talk smack.....it was a beautiful thing.
Some edits to reflect our team.

It's the people.

If our group folded there would be a short list of teams I might consider, and in none of the considerations does "bling" factor in.
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