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Old 05-27-05, 03:28 PM   #1
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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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Old 05-27-05, 03:29 PM   #2
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Go for it. What is the name of the race?
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Old 05-27-05, 03:37 PM   #3
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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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Old 05-30-05, 09:29 PM   #4
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I signed up, let ya know how it goes
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Old 05-31-05, 06:29 AM   #5
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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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Elite Cat 5
Isn't that some kind of oxymoron?
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Old 05-31-05, 12:57 PM   #7
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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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