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    Catagory or age group race?

    Big stage race coming up. Being "over 35" I can race either as cat 4 or 35+. I've been hem hawing for a week now. The masters, who I have raced against before, have smaller fields but the race is harder. Plus, it's way more safe than cat 4. The only thing the cat 4 race has to offer is a place to hide from the wind and a slower pace, but there will be loads of squirrelly riders. All races are the same distance no matter what catagory I race.

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    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
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    Masters 35 at least around here can be very fast. Lots of Cat2's, and above. So I'd think your chance to get a result would be better in Cat 4.

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    I see similar things in comparing CAT4 and 30 or 35+ for the women's divisions. The masters are often an all-CAT race. We'll have some 1's and 2's in there who use it as warm up for their P/1/2 race. Makes it harder for the others to place - so I usually sign up for CAT4.

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    If they are crits, do both. If they are roadraces:

    Chasing points, do the 4. If you want the better race, do the masters.

    You already know all this though...

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    No offense, but prepare to get shelled in the 35+ race. Those guys aren't out there for sh!ts and giggles.
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