I am no longer "unattached".
For a while I had been hesitant to join a team. I have heard stories of team drama and what not, so I never really thought about it. Most just didn't seem right for me.
Here is the deal. This past year, I've started racing and really enjoying it.
A buddy of mine races for Pirate Race Productions, and started hinting at me checking them out out.
I really like that is a very new team that competes in mountain bike, cross, and road races. I honestly enjoy racing them all.
Meeting a few of the team members at a TXBRA race sealed the deal.
On the practice side of things, there are benefits for joining a team. Most everyone first thinks about sponsors, that is true. Racing and frequent training is tough on gear. The other is the logistics of getting to races.
Beyond that, I think at this point in my super-amateur racing career, this will be a good thing for me and the team.
The gang seems very cool, I look forward to meeting, riding, and racing with them.
I am excited.