Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Validated by Steve Johnson

In case you think I made up the whole Cyclocross Nationals trip, check out what I received in the mail a couple of days ago.

That's right, a genuine certificate of participation signed by Steve Johnson, CEO of USA Cycling and local race hero.
It's gratifying to know that USA Cycling sent this suitable for framing certification to all 2,000 participants. It was mailed in a full sized envelope with a cardboard backing to ensure it received no damage. What a great use of entry and licence fee revenue.
I'm sure Trebon's disappointment of a 2nd place finish was tempered by his certificate of participation. Page will likely display his next to his World Championship silver medal.
What a great day to be a member of USA Cycling and a cyclocross racer!


Ski Bike Junkie said...

Take comfort knowing the cost was subsidized by those of us who pay into the USA Cycling system but didn't participate. Or maybe it wasn't--I have no idea what entry fees were.

StupidBike said...

I will be more direct, This is ridiculous, at least 2,000 dollars, if not more were spent on this, meanwhile, we have to have fundraisers to send riders to worlds.

Except the top few, who complain about no UCI mtb races in the U.S. so their Olympic dream can be facilitated without too much trouble on their part, cause you know, they are the athlete rep on the board, we pay their way, sure, but no one else. But go right ahead and send out htese participant certificates, yeah, nice use of funds.


Daren said...

I didn't know if I should laugh or cry when mine and Tanner's showed up.

The Racin Caveman said...

I wish I had received one so I could poop on it and e-mail a picture of the finished product to Mr. Johnson.

Team Rico said...

still patiently waiting for mine..........