Desi - "demanding" US development dollars might have had a chance of
working a couple years ago, when US xc skiers were having some good
results. But I wouldn't want to be the one trying the "demand" tactic
now, based on this year's xc results. And especially when you compare
American xc skiing int'l results to the US alpine skiing power of
today. I figure anyone doing the xc demand thing would end up with the
USSA CEO's boot print imbedded in their butt.