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    RR in a week dto do or not to do???

    Hey everyone
    this site has some great info and resources from previouse posts
    finally I have a me specific ???

    There is a RR one week from sunday Should I compete?? (CAT 5)
    I have never raced before, but have done the bike portion of a triathlon in a relay team
    I have some general experience riding in groups, but not aggressively like a race

    I am in pretty good shape, and am 21 years of age
    I have been riding consistanly for the last few months
    in the last month I have been averaging over 100mi per week
    almost all solo

    distances range from 20mi -40mi w/ one or too over 50
    this month my average speeds have been between 18-20mph solo
    knowing this info do you think I can hang in a Elite Cat 5 race in one week?
    its a 38mi loop w/ 2000 vertical feet

    I plan on racing Mens C next season for my college

    any comments, advice, questions ..... would be great
    thanks,
    James

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    Go for it. What is the name of the race?
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    SO. CA/NV 2005 Elite & Masters ROAD RACE CHAMPIONSHIPS
    June 4th & 5th on Vandenberg AFB, Lompoc, CA
    there is the info, but CAT 4 and CAT5 are not chapionship races I believe

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    I signed up, let ya know how it goes

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    I'd say with that resume you'll do just fine. Don't be dissapointed if you get dropped.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jtenright
    Elite Cat 5
    Isn't that some kind of oxymoron?

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    yea I agree haha
    but yea my goals are
    1. no crashes
    2. don't get dropped...even if there is a lot of climbing
    3. finish the race

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