I just don't get it. I work with Black kids and they are mucho athletic, mucho smart, mucho ambitious, but they just don't seem to be in to pro cycling.
Hence, Rahsaan Bahati of Rock Racing is a breath of fresh air.
This kid was born in Lynwood, California in 1982 (the year I graduated high school- you do the math.) He is 6'1" 159 lbs. Turned pro in 2001 and his specialty is sprinting.
So how come we haven't seen more of him? Is there discrimination within the pro teams? I hope to god not! I have to give Michael Ball some credit for recruiting a diverse team.
Someone please explain to me why people of color are not represented in the field of pro cycling. I would appreciate it. I am guessing that it is because the salaries are not comparable to other sports. Not to mention the fact that socio-economic status plays a huge role in who can do and accomplish what in this crazy world of ours. Don't matter if it's the States the UK or flippin' Planet Claire.
My philosophical thought for the day. I'll try not to bore you with more in the near future.