LoneStar Ferraris get shit gas-mileage…
… and maybe not do le’Tour. (GASP!)
The coolio part of what Armstrong is proposing is, 1) spreading cancer treatment/research/support awareness overseas; and, 2) pumpin’ up the Giro.
L’Armstrong is quoted as saying that his cancer awareness message would likely be drowned out by the media-maelstrom his participation in the TourlaFrance would have brought next year. And … how can you disagree with that?
But, add to the drama that the bigTexan has a chance to win the centenarian celebrations of both the GIRO and the TOUR … and, well … you see how this kind of action could be attractive to the best stage racer the world has ever known.
Sure, it’s an invasion of your personal privacy … but, i’d consider it more the necessary burden to carry in being one of the true icons of our world culture that can affect real and meaningful change.
Yeah, really … you are.
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2009 NRC Calendar … huh-wha???
As LisaHunt pointed out, there are some bizarro scheduling conflicts in next year’s NRC Calendar. … “Toona and Cascade — within 3 days of eachother???”
But, what I don’t understand is … USACYCLING is putting on it’s FIRST Summit for NRC promoters after a dozen years of NRC-action. Funny enough, the summit is being marketed as available only to ’09 NRC promoters.
uh … what about all the previous NRC promoters and the wealth of experience they could bring to such a summit? What about potential NRC promoters who could benefit from attending such a summit? Shouldn’t they all be invited to a 3-day event of such importance?
oy … institutional retardation. I mean, it is a solid idea, JustinRogers and all else involved at USAC, to have a summit to coordinate/educate/get input from promoters … but, maybe a re-think is in order on only inviting ’09 promoters, eh?
Lissen, USA CYCLING … if you need help ~ just give a holler.
USA Cycling has announced plans for the first-annual National Racing Calendar (NRC) Promoters Summit in Colorado Springs Nov. 14-16, 2008. The three-day event will be open to all 2009 NRC race promoters.
The objective of the NRC Promoters Summit is to improve communication and promote dialogue between USA Cycling and representatives of the season-long, nationwide, Pro-Am road racing circuit. As the calendar gets set to enter its 13th season next year, all promoters that are selected to be a part of the 2009 NRC are encouraged to attend. The summit will provide an opportunity to exchange ideas on a variety of topics as competitive cycling in America continues to grow at the professional and amateur skill levels.
As demand for inclusion on the calendar grows, USA Cycling is seeking input from its NRC promoters in order to better define what the NRC should be for athletes, teams, sponsors, host communities, promoters and various other stakeholders. The policies and procedures that exist to bring a level of prestige and consistency to the NRC will be examined, as will the application and bid process. Ultimately, the 2008 NRC Promoters Summit will provide an open forum in which USA Cycling and NRC event representatives can exchange ideas and share thoughts on what works and what doesn’t from their experience in event promotion and operation.
“After 12 years, it’s important to get a fresh perspective on different elements of the NRC from those who know the events best,” explained USA Cycling National Events Director Justin Rogers. “Each year we receive valuable feedback from our promoters which is in turn used to improve various aspects of the calendar. By bringing everyone together to collectively discuss the successes and challenges they’ve experienced over the years, we’re ensuring that the NRC will continue to thrive for years to come at the level it was intended when it was first created.
For more information contact Justin Rogers at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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