Here’s the deal: strategists aka boring people and dudes without jobs and/or real responsibilities are always going to win in the real world of Cat 3 racing. There’s just no way around it. It can’t be helped. But that doesn’t mean the rest of us, including the fastest racers in the race, don’t want to compete. Road racing is a funny sport in that the strongest rider doesn’t always win. Hell, never wins is more like it! Well, what the fuck is that about? I mean, aren’t we ready, as country, for the strongest rider to start winning the race? That’s why we invented Knife Fights. KF’s are basically a race within the race that can only be won by the strongest racer with the greatest style. It’s super simple, it works like this. Who can ride off the front (throw a punch)—forcing the group to speed up and break apart and get confused and come a little undone—the most in any given race. How many punches can you throw? Whoever throws the most punches in a knife fight wins. Finally, the strongest rider wins the race.