I feel your pain. I see my derby buddies travel to RollerCon and Leid on the Track and March Radness and Blood and Thunder and bla bla bla all the time. Where the hell are they getting this money and time off work to do all of this stuff? Are they selling their kidneys? I have a good job, but between rent and food and league dues and new bearings and after-party beers, I don’t have wads of extra dough to spend on roller derby training. It can be frustrating to watch your teammates get on a plane every other weekend, but if you’re not independently wealthy, you can still become a great roller derby athlete.