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    Poll: What does your USCF License Say?

    What does your USCF License say?

    I'm a Cat 4. Hopelessly mired in Cat 4dom I might add. AND.....LOVING it. That lets me do the Vets races. And that's all I've ever cared about (I didn't really get into bike racing much until I was 35+, now I'm 49, so the chances of me upgrading to Cat 3 are Cat ZERO). Did I mention how bad I suck at this sport yet?

    My racing age is FIFTY. Is that the USCF plan to get you depressed, by reminding you you'll be a year older @ the end of 2007?

    It's working.
    Last edited by patentcad; 02-01-07 at 05:13 AM.

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    It chuckles a little when it says Cat 4.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    5.

    My real age is about to catch up with my racing age in about 11 days...
    Can you pass the test?
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    I'll tell you this fall

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    Gosh, I wish we were talking about golf handicaps with those same numbers as our choices.

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    Hey, here's a question for you golfers: if a Cat 2 = a scratch golfer, what does a Cat 3 translate into as a golf handicap? 5 strokes? More? How about Cat 4 or 5?

    That should keep you busy until April. Figure that one out.

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    Mine will be Cat 4, Racing age 57 when I renew in the next day or two. Not much chance of getting beyond Cat 4. I race a combination of 55+, 45+, and 35+ 4/5.
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    I'll tell you after my next top 10.

    Actually I'm a mediocre 4 that happened into some good placings last year, so I'm a few points from a 3. Racing age is 27, started 3 years ago in triathlons and 1.5 in road racing.
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    4, just renewed the license this morning!

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    Cat 2 with a goal of Cat 1 by the end of 2007.

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    Mine says I suck.
    Last edited by GuitarWizard; 02-01-07 at 06:57 AM.
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    Collegiate!
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Collegiate!

    +1 I have two liscenses!
    do·mes·tique (dms-tk) n.
    A member of a competitive bicycle-racing team whose role is to assist the team leader, as by setting the pace.

    C'Dale Six13 (Record 08), Olmo Antares (Record/Chorus 06)

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    5 here, but I'm sandbagging a bit(according to teammates, I'm clueless), I'd guess I'm probably solid cat 3 pack fodder.

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    Mine says I'm decent at TT's but CAT6 in crits. lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snicklefritz
    Mine says I'm decent at TT's but CAT6 in crits. lol.
    Why do you hate Humor?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    Why do you hate Humor?
    Incorrect.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986
    5 here, but I'm sandbagging a bit(according to teammates, I'm clueless), I'd guess I'm probably solid cat 3 pack fodder.
    Have you raced in 10 cat 5 races? If so, I'd listen to your teammates.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    Incorrect.
    HAHAHA! Classic

    Have you raced in 10 cat 5 races? If so, I'd listen to your teammates.
    just 5 races, but I got 22nd(race was screwed up so I don't count it ), 4th, 6th, 4th, 3rd and that was after only 3 months of bike riding of any kind. I've been riding a lot since then so I've gotten a lot faster.

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986
    just 5 races, but I got 22nd(race was screwed up so I don't count it ), 4th, 6th, 4th, 3rd and that was after only 3 months of bike riding of any kind. I've been riding a lot since then so I've gotten a lot faster.
    Send that to your local upgrade rep and I'm guessing you'd get a cat 4 sticker shortly thereafter, provided that they weren't training races, etc.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986
    HAHAHA! Classic
    if only it made sense.

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    "THIS LICENSE VALID FOR COLLEGIATE RACES ONLY"

    I'm a Cat 4, but haven't renewed my USCF license yet. Probably will towards the end of the spring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    Send that to your local upgrade rep and I'm guessing you'd get a cat 4 sticker shortly thereafter, provided that they weren't training races, etc.
    I kinda want to win a 5 race before I cat up, so hopefully I cat up after the first GA Cup race. The 4 races from last year were pretty big(GA cup finale & the george hincapie-greenville classic race), so I bet they'd upgrade if I asked, but I'm not positive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986
    5 here, but I'm sandbagging a bit(according to teammates, I'm clueless), I'd guess I'm probably solid cat 3 pack fodder.
    How is it possible to sandbag in 5s? I thought 10 races was the minimum and maximum requirement for an upgrade. Not much choice in the matter.
    Bring the pain.

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986
    I kinda want to win a 5 race before I cat up, so hopefully I cat up after the first GA Cup race. The 4 races from last year were pretty big(GA cup finale & the george hincapie-greenville classic race), so I bet they'd upgrade if I asked, but I'm not positive.
    I thought the same way, and managed some top 10/top 5 finishes, but I realized that I wasn't really getting better staying in the 5's. Riding/racing with the cat 4 guys on my team has really helped me develop fitness, but also a lot more skill/strategy. I wouldn't necessarily hold out for that win, IMHO.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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