I'm trying my best to be the ideal trophy husband
Ohhh man. Raced motocross against the same batch of dudes all my life. I was low-middle class and they were low upper class. They were always on the newest stuff, I was always some "killer craigslist deal". Bike setup and aggression only went so far once I had to lose my evenings usually spent training to a part time job. Final straw for me was when one of them started getting support from a local store that I had also reached out to. Kinda had that, "well I could kill myself trying to beat these guys and still probably not ever qualify for National races or I could play drums and drink whiskey".Same as in motor racing!