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  • Reply to: 2014 USA Pro Challenge - Economic Impact   12 hours 16 min ago

    It is nice to through around big numbers like that.

    I would like to see the whole run down though. How much money was spent by each town just to be considered for a start/finish, how much each town spent on the race, how many volunteer hours,

    USA Pro Challenge bicycle race also sued a major sponsor.

    There is a cost to business but they never report that.

  • Reply to: Boulder Valley Velodrome asking for help from Erie   14 hours 57 min ago

    ...crimping the cashflow compel their demand for a special exception. These guys show motivation and vision: where's the slacking in that?

  • Reply to: Coffee Talk - Single Speed ain't what it use to be   15 hours 34 sec ago

    The US got Worlds because the Euros already have come to the conclusion that Cross is a distraction to real cycling.

  • Reply to: Coffee Talk - Single Speed ain't what it use to be   15 hours 3 min ago

    (20,000 in revenue - costs) x a couple times/ year (what is that 3, 4?) = rich.

    Noting the jealousy in your statement, I would say your definition of "rich" and mine are drastically different. I am freaking loaded. Sweet!

  • Reply to: Coffee Talk - Single Speed ain't what it use to be   17 hours 3 min ago

    Check out the participation in TX and throughout the South.

  • Reply to: Coffee Talk - Single Speed ain't what it use to be   18 hours 17 min ago

    I gave numbers. do you have numbers that shows "cross is going crazy"?

  • Reply to: Coffee Talk - Single Speed ain't what it use to be   18 hours 55 min ago

    "May"? Dude, everywhere (well, almost everywhere) outside the three or four traditional hotspots for 'cross (CO, SF, OR, MA/RI) 'cross is going crazy. Our numbers look a little flat here, not because 'cross isn't big, but because we had our big boom a few years before 'most everywhere else.

  • Reply to: Coffee Talk - Single Speed ain't what it use to be   19 hours 19 min ago

    2009 - The Elite Men and Women, "Open" groups, where UCI so don't show on the ACA results.
    Hard to compare that year to a normal non-UCI race.

  • Reply to: Coffee Talk - Single Speed ain't what it use to be   19 hours 35 min ago

    "not all cats doubled in the last 5 years"

    maybe do the math and make sure you're not comparing apples to zebras then? the women's and masters' categories have been progressively split up since the 2008-2009 seasons. Women's growth has more than quadrupled since they gave the SW3s and 4s their own categories. Primalpalooza had more than 100 women on course for the 3/4/JW flight. One of the SW4 races at Xilinx this year had over 60 entries. Men's 3 and 4 may appear to have gotten smaller, but in reality the 35+3s, 35+ 4s and 45+4s have exploded in size, and I don't even recall whether those categories existed for CX in 2008-9?

    I realize this doesn't address the specific singlespeed argument, but that's a pretty narrow lens to judge by. And SS is getting more popular everywhere, plus it really depends on where you are regionally as to whether the "flavor" has changed. Don't like the invasion of elite triathlete / elite roadie SERIOUS RACERZ in the SS field? Move to DC, Seattle or Philly, then, where the scene is still aggressively hipsterized by the PBR counter-culture and they "keep it weird" because that's the cultural norm there.

    in sum: pretty much everything involved with endurance athleticism on the Front Range will rapidly fill up with talented superstars crossing over from other disciplines the moment it becomes the least bit popular. It's a function of where we live.