The one aspect of the article, which I though sucked, was that Holmes, and the rest of the gang, had to pay their way to get to Worlds. This is probably because the powers that be over at USA Cycling have their heads shoved far up their collective asses. So I will now wag my finger at USA Cycling because they can’t seem to come up with some coin to send THEIR representatives to World Championships. Here’s an idea to come up with that money, stopping with all the age groups at Mountain Bike National Championships. In Granby on top of the standard Cat 1, 2, and 3, there were more age groups than I have fingers, toes, eyes, and elbows. Is there really a need to make the age groups in 5 year increments? Why not take a page out of the roadie book, and cut back on the age groups. Dejay and I determined there should be three age groups: hands off (under 18), legal (18 to 40), and old (over 40). If the proper criteria could be met I would also be in favor of a cougar class. With less age groups, USA Cycling doesn’t have to go buy so many jerseys and medals, and the awards ceremony won’t require three separate trips to the bathroom.
Holmes, racing it up back in May