License came in the mail USA cycling exchanged my accidental order of a BMX license for a mountain bike license.
I look forward to license time because I get to Photoshop an image for the back
Neanderthal hockey player theme
I don’t think the picture even matters , I’ve never had anyone who was processing my registration look at the back of the license.
Sometimes when I'm bragging about how I am pro people think that means that I make a living riding my bike, have a mechanic, coach, someone who massages my legs after the race, that I am constantly sighing autographs and eating meals prepared by my team chief. They confuse a pro Tour De France rider with a pro American mountain biker.
From what I hear the top 5 in the nation make a salary they can live off of and are in magazines regularly fitting the description that you would think belongs to a professional athlete. The rest are just glorified weekend warriors.
I think there should be a sub categories in the pro field to distinguish between the different variety of pro mountain bikers.
best (best in the nation, On national traveling teams, in magazines regularly and make a living riding)
good (competitive, Still have dreams and ambitions of one day being in the best category)
poor (trying their best not to get lapped)