USAC Points: Now with more category-ness
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Wednesday history lesson: Why the name Kermesse? kermesse (pronounced Ker-mess) literally means "fair" (as in street fair) and refers to circuit races of approx 60-80 miles in length that run through the streets of Europe. Kermesse (pronounced Ker-mease) is the mispronounced version of the word used by the young racers on my first team that went to Belgium and returned with tales of short circuits of mixed quickly alternating pavement, dirt & cobbles. Kermesses are those mythical and exaggerated races come to life.
We are now less than 4 weeks out from the NW Kermesse season opener the Sumner Buckley Kermesse on June 21st. Many have expressed both a desire and fear of trying this unique style of racing. To help push you off that fence here is a handy FAQ to reduce and/or increase your anxieties:
Alright, I've been nice long enough. I know you all come here for the #hardcandy. So I'm bringing it now, biznatches.
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Matt Hill, perhaps not talking about me, mentioned that old dogs can learn new tricks. Last year I learned to sit on because whenever I was in a break there were like 506708 Garage riders with me. That doesn't mean I like that new trick. I hate sitting on. Hate it. Hate it. Hate it. But guess what? Now that we have a full squad I don't have to anymore.
I post one blog...... and now I feel so pressured. Really the OBRA guys let you all down by not being completely stupid. I can usually get a good 3 posts out of one PR (nee SIR) just off of OTB or BikeSale (oh snap!)