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[RC] Weight Divisions - Ridecamp Guest

Please Reply to: Rachael Weber rsweber@xxxxxxx or ridecamp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx

According to all the conversation on this topic, sounds like
enough interest to pull together and offer the board suggestions
in improving (standardizing) weight division criteria.  Some
good points are being made.  A lot to think about.

Just want to express that I believe there are numerous people
interested in this sport beyond just a "pleasure ride." The
beauty of this sport is that one can swing which direction they wish at any 
given time.  In light of the more serious riders,
evidenced by money spent(time taken off from work, traveling
distances, trucks/rigs, expenses associated with going to rides), some of those 
riders DO care about their placings and
going for points... especially, when competing with riders who can travel full 
time.  If you are not a serious rider, then this
topic shouldn't have offended you in the first place.  FYI ... I
also wish say that I participated in the ride originally
mentioned (Armadillo).  Oddly enough, I spoke, personally, with
two top-ten finishers and myself as a third top-ten finisher.  All three of us 
weighed in at least 10+ lbs over our regular
weights that day.  (Mine was 13 lbs).  We surmised that it was
due to the rainy weather during the first two loops of the ride. There are 
times when it is understandable why riders question
other rider's weights.    



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