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    Default Petition to USACyling: move Elite Track Natz to one location!

    Hi everybody,

    I haven't posted a lot over on this side of the hall, but I can't keep quiet about something so near and dear.

    So, some of you may know, and some of you may not, but this year USA Cycling split the timed events and mass start races between two different tracks on opposite coasts of the country. For guys like me who have a full time job, and barely have enough time to train and race as it is, this means only getting to race a few events. I know that there are TONS of other working class (or otherwise engaged) self-supported racers who would benefit from having the races all in the same location at the same event.

    To quote Jon Fraley (currently one of the fastest US sprinters, coach, all around nice guy, and author of the petition):

    "Splitting US Elite Track Nationals is the worst thing possible for an event that is already difficult to attend and prepare for. Pick one location and let that track have their chance to host a quality event - the ENTIRE National Championships Event. Rock Hill is receiving half of an event; this is not fair for a new track which was promised a National Championships to showcase. It is also likely that riders will attend and only race one half of the National Championships, based on what half of the country they reside - or possibly opt out of attending entirely.

    For riders seeking the talent pool have an open door policy to come to LA and attempt a time standard by appointment. Having a relatively close official time at your home track should warrant this appointment.

    The first US Nationals date is also within the same week as Masters Nationals and forces riders to choice one event."

    Even if you don't race, but like to watch racing, or even just know a racer, please sign this petition to help out the underdog that is the US track racing community!

    Cheers!

    -Tyler

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    Default Re: Petition to USACyling: move Elite Track Natz to one location!

    Do you have a link to the petition? I'd gladly sign it.

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    This is weaksauce. But hey, who am I to question USAC logic. At least they know what they're doing... I mean, look at all of our highly successful, homegrown track talent.

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    Whoops! I don't know how I forgot such an important detail!

    http://www.change.org/petitions/usa-...r-system#share

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    Quote Originally Posted by spopepro View Post
    This is weaksauce. But hey, who am I to question USAC logic. At least they know what they're doing... I mean, look at all of our highly successful, homegrown track talent.
    It's so sad, they've basically all but killed it off... Taylor Phinney was really doing well at the world level before he got tapped by BMC, and you may have noticed that our best (sprinter) representation at the Olympics was a self-supported full-time firefighter. It would be nice to see more of a re-emergence, USAC could really have done more to tap that fixed gear culture while it was at it's peak before Wal-Mart started selling "fixies" but I digress, this could be a whole 'nother thread.

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    This is phenomenally stupid.
    I've found my Monday morning social media crusade!
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    Default Re: Petition to USACyling: move Elite Track Natz to one location!

    Quote Originally Posted by suspectdevice View Post
    This is phenomenally stupid.
    I've found my Monday morning social media crusade!
    USAC is stupid, or the petition is stupid?


    We just need another 19 signatures! Please sign if you have a moment...

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