First BU Cycling Meeting

I have good news and bad news. The good news is that the BU cycling team held their first meeting yesterday. There was an even number of returners and newbies. There were even some newbies, like me, who have never done bike racing, but have participated in triathlons. They have a workout every Saturday morning starting tomorrow with a 40 mile bike ride to Concord. And this is considered a short workout for them, so I'll definitely get a lot of quality training in this year.

The bad news is that you have to be a full time student to compete in the races and I am not. My scholarship through work only allows me to take up to 9 credit hours per semester. I sent an email to the league asking if there was any way around the rule as I would really like to compete. I honestly do not even understand why they have the rule. If you are paying a shit ton of money for college, and are making an effort to get a good education, they should not be able to turn you away from participating in collegiate sporting events just because you are not full time. Its not even a varsity sport for crying out loud. At least I can still train with the team while being part time. Although, I think that is the weirdest part. You can train and be part time, but you can't compete and be part time. Hopefully, I will get good news from the league, but I'm not counting on it.


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