Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Douchebag of the Week

It's been a long time since we had a 'douchebag of the week.' We'll probably have more as the Tour de France unfolds and new doping allegations come forth. Don't even get us started on Ricco right now. Another level.

The MABRA list had a golden nugget of douchebaggery. Dan posts:

Are there any steps that can be taken when a race-promoter does not provide the results to USA cycling and does not respond to emails asking why not?
It sucks to pay money for race registration, finish well and not have the results acknowledged on USA cycling. 
Anyone have any luck contacting USA cycling in these situations?
The race in question was the Bryan Park Circuit Race on Saturday June 16th.


Rather than complaining about your results you should be kissing the feet of the promoter, the usacycling officials and me for making local cycling awesome. The promoter is probably busy with his day-job, maybe his family, and other things that aren't related to cycling. YGD agrees that it is awesome to have results posted on USA Cycling the evening or day after the race but it shouldn't be expected. Have you ever tried to submit a spreadsheet to USA Cycling after a race. It's rocket surgery.  Most promoters aren't doing this full-time and it's basically a volunteer gig that MIGHT put some funds in their team's coffers. Get over it and buy a t shirt from us...we have them in pink now.  Also, triple spaced on your rebuttal. Well done. 


Alex Pline said...

I disagree with this wholeheartedly. Maybe the whole USA Cycling thing is a pain, but how frickin' hard is it to pdf the spreadsheet and put in on your web site?? As a host of cycling and sailing events (as well as a day job and a family job) over the years, I have always made sure that results are available at the end of the day. It's just not that hard.

Corey D said...

New fodder:

Anonymous said...

It's bike racing of all things. Get a freaking life people.
There are so many d-bag racers in cycling I wonder why I continue to race. Oh wait! So I can drop all you guys with your fancy wheels and 13 lb bikes on group rides. Suck it and stop complaining.

Brian said...

'tis the season.

Fatmarc Vanderbacon said...

Anonymous had the best response ever.

as much as I love cycling, and have enjoyed promoting, we have an extremely high level of Douchebagery in our ranks.


jared said...

Race results aren't official until posted to Strava.

Anonymous said...

YGD please do a new most and shame Harry Fang into upgrading like you did Jose Nunez.