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Old 02-20-06, 10:33 AM   #1
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Looking for a race in So-Cal 3-11, 4-29, or 5-13

I had a deal with my wife, I take her to see Richard Jeni in Irvine and in return I get to race the IV Crit on March 4th but it turns out we have concert tickets for the 3rd here in Phoenix so that fell apart.

Well all is not lost, she also wants to see Bill Maher and he's got appearances scheduled in So-Cal for March 11th, April 29th, and May 13th. Anybody now of a good RR or Crit in So-Cal (preferably San Diego area) on one of those weekends? I see there are a few around those dates, but don't know which ones are any good and I can't do the stage races.

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I had a deal with my wife, I take her to see Richard Jeni in Irvine and in return I get to race the IV Crit on March 4th but it turns out we have concert tickets for the 3rd here in Phoenix so that fell apart.

Well all is not lost, she also wants to see Bill Maher and he's got appearances scheduled in So-Cal for March 11th, April 29th, and May 13th. Anybody now of a good RR or Crit in So-Cal (preferably San Diego area) on one of those weekends? I see there are a few around those dates, but don't know which ones are any good and I can't do the stage races.

Any recommendations?

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Thanks, I did prior to posting this. It doesn't tell me which races are the better ones and which ones some of you will be participating in though.

Half the fun is talking smack and ribbing fellow competitors no fun to go to an unfamiliar area, show up as a nobody, steal their prizes/money, and leave everyone wondering who that was
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Thanks, I did prior to posting this. It doesn't tell me which races are the better ones and which ones some of you will be participating in though.

Half the fun is talking smack and ribbing fellow competitors no fun to go to an unfamiliar area, show up as a nobody, steal their prizes/money, and leave everyone wondering who that was
Well,

3/11 Santiago TT - never done it so have no clue.

3/11 Murrieta Crit - new course this year, probably big turn out and good race. Near San Diego.

4/29 Devil's Punchbowl - Now this is the race to do. I've never actually done the race but I have ridden the area a couple times and will most likely be doing the race this year. It's a grueling RR course with some tough climbs and fast descents. If you're not in good shape and a great climber then you will get dropped. On second thought you should probably skip this one. You people from AZ can't climb so it would just be a humiliating experience for you. Since it's about a 3 hour drive from San Diego you can use that as your excuse for not showing.

5/14 Ontario Crit - I'll be racing the course for the first time this weekend but I hear it's a good race.
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3/11 Santiago TT - never done it so have no clue.
Apparently you didn't read my VOS report

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3/11 Murrieta Crit - new course this year, probably big turn out and good race. Near San Diego.
That sounds interesting....I like Crits Anybody doing that one?

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4/29 Devil's Punchbowl - Now this is the race to do. I've never actually done the race but I have ridden the area a couple times and will most likely be doing the race this year. It's a grueling RR course with some tough climbs and fast descents. If you're not in good shape and a great climber then you will get dropped. On second thought you should probably skip this one. You people from AZ can't climb so it would just be a humiliating experience for you. Since it's about a 3 hour drive from San Diego you can use that as your excuse for not showing.
That's what I'm talking about...smack talk! Do I have to remind you who had considered doing the VOS stage race and *cough* elected to just do a crit that weekend?

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5/14 Ontario Crit - I'll be racing the course for the first time this weekend but I hear it's a good race.
Cool, give us a report.
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I don't know about the Cat 5's in AZ, but you're not going to be leaving with anyone's prize money around here, because there isn't any . You might be lucky enough to win a shirt, or some Clif Bars, or a cheap tire or something. In the Cat 4's, our total cash purse is $250 on average, split among the top 6 or so. Even so, I can't wait for the day that I come home from a race and say to my wife "woohoo babe, look, I won $50!!)"
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I don't know about the Cat 5's in AZ, but you're not going to be leaving with anyone's prize money around here, because there isn't any . You might be lucky enough to win a shirt, or some Clif Bars, or a cheap tire or something. In the Cat 4's, our total cash purse is $250 on average, split among the top 6 or so. Even so, I can't wait for the day that I come home from a race and say to my wife "woohoo babe, look, I won $50!!)"
Nope, no cash here for the 5s, but there was for the 30+ 4/5's....I made money that day ...a whole $10 profit unless you factor in everything else
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Steve,
The Murietta race will offer a race on Saturday and Sunday. Murietta is about an hour north of San Diego. The courses haven't been used for a while but they have been used in the past. Devil's Punchbowl is a good race but the race is in BFE. It is quite a drive from San Diego.
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I don't know about the Cat 5's in AZ, but you're not going to be leaving with anyone's prize money around here, because there isn't any . You might be lucky enough to win a shirt, or some Clif Bars, or a cheap tire or something. In the Cat 4's, our total cash purse is $250 on average, split among the top 6 or so. Even so, I can't wait for the day that I come home from a race and say to my wife "woohoo babe, look, I won $50!!)"
Any results this year? How did Boulevard go?
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Ontario 7 corner course is fast and fun...almost not a crit, but a crit.
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Do I have to remind you who had considered doing the VOS stage race and *cough* elected to just do a crit that weekend?
Uhh, too far to drive?
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