I will no longer be riding for Lincoln Industries/Lemond in any capacity because despite the perception that LI/Lemond is a road team because of the road frame provision, the policy is to require the LI/Lemond kit no matter which discipline the rider participates in. Of course, this means that riders wishing to do 'cross, mtb, or have a TT bike, must provide their own.
Being chronically short on cash but willing to work hard and race, Rob Pennell, Badger Cycles, offered me a custom MTB bike and 'cross bike to wear the kit. I thought so long as I raced well and a lot on the road, meeting the required number of races for LP, that it would be OK to wear the Badger kit in the other disciplines. This led to some conflict and I am now free to seek other road sponsorship opportunities.
While inconvenient and certainly not planned, it's probably for the best and it may give me a chance to ride with a women's team yet this season. I don't know how this stuff works and perhaps changing things up mid-season isn't feasible, but since I was already riding alone, I'm used to it and will use the rest of the season to become a better racer and hopefully hook up with a women's team for '08.