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Old 02-23-06, 06:17 AM   #1
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First race March 5

My first race is a week from saturday so i am putting in the big push this week. I am so excited. There was really no point to this thread sorry about that. I just had to vent my Excitement.
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Old 02-23-06, 10:10 AM   #2
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That's great and good luck with your race. Just remember to conserve some of that excitement for the finish

What race are you doing? What kind of race is it?
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Old 02-24-06, 06:38 AM   #3
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Its a 32 mile road race. In reily oh. I will be racing in the junior division.
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Old 02-24-06, 09:14 AM   #4
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Ditto that. Circuit (Road) races Sat and Sunday. Its going to feel good to stretch out the legs again (Though my lungs will be in for a rude awakening!)
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Old 02-24-06, 09:22 AM   #5
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My first race is a week from saturday so i am putting in the big push this week. I am so excited. There was really no point to this thread sorry about that. I just had to vent my Excitement.

You might want to double-check your calendar. My first race this year is a week from Saturday also..... on March 4th.

USAFA Series

TTT Saturday Morning - 20 mi
Criterium Saturday Afternoon - 30 min
Road Race Sunday Morning - 38.1 mi


I'm so unsure of my fitness level relative to last year - but if I'm as strong as I think I am I'm hoping to do well - especially in the criterium.
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Old 02-24-06, 09:58 AM   #6
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what age group? i'm going to the same race, although it's on sunday. I'll be riding 17-18 for savage hill
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Old 02-24-06, 02:54 PM   #7
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One question can you get your uscf license online?
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Old 02-24-06, 03:37 PM   #8
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One question can you get your uscf license online?

Yes, you'll then be able to print out a receipt that will show your license # to use at the race and you'll get your stuff in the mail the following week. According to what I've heard, if you sign up at the race, it takes a lot longer to get your stuff.
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Old 02-24-06, 03:50 PM   #9
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I forgot to add i knew that i could get it online but im a junior and so i have to print out a waiver for the parents to sign and mail it in and i was worried that i wouldnt get my liscence on time
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Old 02-28-06, 05:03 PM   #10
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good luck tell how it goes!
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Old 02-28-06, 05:10 PM   #11
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Good on you for picking a real sport instead of some stick and ball nonsense! Kick some butt kid and shave your legs...the ladies love it!
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Old 02-28-06, 05:55 PM   #12
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Yes, you'll then be able to print out a receipt that will show your license # to use at the race and you'll get your stuff in the mail the following week. According to what I've heard, if you sign up at the race, it takes a lot longer to get your stuff.
According to what I've heard, if you sign up at the race, you'll be lucky to see your license this season.

Do yourself a favor and buy it online
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Old 02-28-06, 06:11 PM   #13
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Congratulations, man. Temper your expectations. Don't know what your fitness or ability levels are, but expect it to be very fast. My first race is April 1, and I'm just hoping to finish. Few lucky souls win or place in their first race.

I renewed my license (didn't race last year though ) recently at usacycling.org and it arrived yesterday. If you register tonight, you may have a fighting chance. At minimum, you might get your licence #, then be able to present that to your race's sponsor.

EDIT: Whoops I see you needed to mail a parental waiver. Cutting it close. Let us know how it goes either way.

EDIT 2: Zanesville? My old stomping grounds. Went to St. Thomas Aquinas. Rooted for the Blue Devils back in the day. Dating a girl from Cambridge now. Good times, good times...
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Old 03-01-06, 06:39 AM   #14
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Can you buy a one day license if you are a junior as well?
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Old 03-01-06, 10:01 AM   #15
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Can you buy a one day license if you are a junior as well?
I think so - your parents will have to sign the waiver there. As a junior I don't think you can do the print-out thing because of the waiver.
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Parents will have to sign the waiver at the race if you do a one day license.
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