One of the things that pisses me off the most in our modern day of mountain biking is all these cat 2 18 and unders who say they are "sponsored" because they paid to be on a shop "team" and receice 10% or they went on sponsor house and get like 25% off. You are NOT sponsored, you got a coupon. Your 12th at Sea Otter doesnt mean you are fast either. Just ride your damn bike and have fun with it. You arent a sponsored racer, your a kid with coupons and free advertising.
This is a sponsored rider, bikes, kits, parts the whole deal. You know why? Because he has real results.
So just have fun and stop telling all your friends your sponsored, no one believes you anyways.