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According to USACs most recent attempt at damage control, the "USA Cycling Athletics department spent $25,000 on development for 23 riders.... We have budgeted $30,000 for the 2014 world championships. To fully fund all 22 riders selected to compete at the world champs, we would have to decrease how much money is used on rider development.... Spending more money on one discipline’s worlds team would mean taking funds from another athletics program possibly in another discipline." Exactly. Based on the 2012 Annual Report the organization spent 4.1MM on "Coaches, Training Centers and Athletes" and $1.6MM on "National and International Events." Compare those numbers to statistics quoted in a number of magazine articles and roughly 15% of all USAC events and racer/days were cyclocross. While I can not even begin to fathom where that $5.7MM in spending went, it is pretty clear to me that cyclocross is not getting 15% of it, if they can only scrape together $30K for a worlds squad.Once again, USAC decided to invest our money in a carefully worded, self-aggrandizing press campaign, rather than actually shedding light on their financing or being honest about their priorities.
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Why not put the reservoir adjacent to the calipers with electronic actuation - wouldn't that be more durable and lighter?
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My heart be still, that actually makes sense.
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