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Old 12-26-11, 11:46 PM
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Help me understand amateur racing teams

Sometimes I think about joining a local racing team, but I don't think I even understand their workings completely. Perhaps 41 / 33 can enlighten me a bit..

3 main questions:

- how do amateur teams pick members? Some clearly advertise they're looking for advanced racers (cat1,2,3). Others say they're also looking for first timers, but I'm not sure that means anyone who shows interest after going to a meet the team ride will be let in...

- what's the commitment and expectations once I join? X # of races / year? a certain amount of participation in training rides? Will I have any monetary commitments (except for things like kit costs)?

- how do the economies of amateur racing teams work? I understand the whole "wear logos, represent sponsors, perhaps get some discounts" angle, which is common to all teams. But some elite local teams even seem to have standard issue bikes (5 guys on a training ride on the exact same BMC can't be coincidence, or is it?).

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Originally Posted by CrazyEddie
- how do amateur teams pick members?
  • Some clearly advertise they're looking for advanced racers (cat1,2,3). Correct
  • Others say they're also looking for first timers, Correct
  • but I'm not sure that means anyone who shows interest after going to a meet the team ride will be let in... Correct

Originally Posted by CrazyEddie
- what's the commitment and expectations once I join?
  • X # of races / year? Some
  • a certain amount of participation in training rides? Some
  • Will I have any monetary commitments (except for things like kit costs)? Some

Originally Posted by CrazyEddie
- how do the economies of amateur racing teams work?
  • I understand the whole "wear logos, represent sponsors, perhaps get some discounts" angle, which is common to all teams. Sometimes
  • But some elite local teams even seem to have standard issue bikes (5 guys on a training ride on the exact same BMC can't be coincidence, or is it?). Some

You did well. Good answers.
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basically theyre all different and you gotta just write them and ask them.

or ideally, get to know them on training rides and then ask them.
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