>: > Uh, it gets you race results so you can see how well all your
>: > paid off against others in your age group. No, wait, they don't send
>: > them
>: > out anymore. Sorry, I was just dreaming there for a moment.
>Ken, if a race director doesn't send out results, complain to him. If
>your car doesn't work properly do you complain about your insurance
Sorry about the previous tirade Charlie. I support you fully in prevention
and penalization of drafting.
As far as race recults go. That is a pet peeve of mine. I have spoken to
race directors, both before and after races to see about getting results.
They say one thing, do another. For the last two years here in Colorado
there have not been any triathletes who have been able to be ranked in the
USAT rankings due to no race results to USAT. You have to go out of state
and race if you want to be ranked.
I have waited patiently for the rankings to come out. By then it is too
late. Calling a race director and complaining in November is spitting into
the wind. They don't give a damn.
I have spoken to USAT officials, written a letter to USAT. EVERYONE
disclaims responsibilty. So, I tried Charlie. I called race directors,
left messages. And you know, two years of my competitive life went down
the drain as far as me seeing where I might have been nationally.
So I needed USAT to do something. And they wiggled off the hook too.
Steve Locke wrote back and told me that sanctioned tris get a $500 rebate
when they send in the results and the one day Tri-Fed fees. He said that
in 95 there were 30 races that failed to do that.
$500 dollars back, and they didn't do it. I'll bet some of those race
directors were poor mouthing themselves too, lamenting how they wren't
making any money.
Plus, I just had to think about that basic insurance coverage or whatever
else is funded by those one day fees that are NOT sent in.
Yeah. deep down I am with USAT and its program, but I see that they are
really a paper dragon. They have little power beyond what is given them by
the demands of insurance, i.e. chinstraps and such.
True, I can just not go to the races that failed to send in results. Then
who does that hurt? It hurts me. There are already a limited number of
events here in Colorado. So I essentially have to cut off my nose to spite