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Does your team force you to buy equipment?

Old 02-28-13, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by echappist View Post
We talking about nyvelocity or whatever that team is currently called, righr?

They have 50+ people on their team and charge $1500 if not more per season. Yeah, individualized.

There's also another team that does similar things, i think.

$1500...isnt that exactly the amount you have to raise to be on Team in Training?
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Old 02-28-13, 02:52 PM
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i'm a poor high schooler, if they made me pay for things just ot get onto the team i would cry, however if we have a nice discount from a shop im more than happy to support that shop.
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Old 02-28-13, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by Virten View Post
They have a lot of good members and they have good attendance in the local races. So I guess you could say that.
Virten's being too kind on them.

They are mostly cat 4 & 5's with a few upper cat racers mixed in there. People usually spend 1-2 seasons on that team and then break off to join other teams when they know enough other local racers. The upper riders may be fully or partially sponsored though, which is the model a lot of the local NYC teams use.

OTOH a lot of the members are type-A people who are successful enough financially that $1500/year is chump change.
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Old 02-28-13, 06:06 PM
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I'm part of a 10 rider masters team. It's just us and we are affiliated with a shop but not primarily sponsored by this shop. We wanted to be our own team so we could do our own thing. We changed helmet sponsors this year so we are all getting/buying a new helmet (at a very good price). Yes, it was encouraged to get this helmet but I don't think any of us didn't want to anyway. Really that just keeps us looking like a team. We're all over 40 so we don't have much other than trying to look good. We have a bike sponsor but only a couple of us have gone down that road and that's not been a problem.
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Old 02-28-13, 06:09 PM
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Originally Posted by pjcampbell View Post
Trying to ask this without ranting.. does anyone's AMATEUR (we're talking Cat 2 and down) team require equipment purchases beyond a kit?
no. only a fred team would do that.
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Old 02-28-13, 07:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Virten View Post
Cool..that's what I thought and is why I'm not on that team lol
Aren't you a Cat5?
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Old 02-28-13, 07:33 PM
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cat-5 is serious bu$ine$$ in the CRCA
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Old 02-28-13, 08:25 PM
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coming from the cat-4 breakaway artist
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Old 02-28-13, 08:53 PM
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hey, i wasn't the sucker who paid $1500/yr for some canned coaching program that was labeled as "personalized"

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as for your red herring of a comment, i never called myself a breakaway artist. just someone who try to get in breaks as often as possible
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Old 02-28-13, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
Aren't you a Cat5?
Close - I'm a 4.
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Old 03-02-13, 01:01 AM
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Originally Posted by Hida Yanra View Post
There is a local team that does this, and you may be shocked to know that it isn't an isolated symptom for the team's attitude. Only shows the deeper mentality, if it isn't free and they don't have a contract with you, why should you .
Locally? I can't think of one.
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