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Cat 1 or Pro 3 3.41%
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Old 01-31-07, 09:14 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 01-31-07, 09:16 PM   #2
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It chuckles a little when it says Cat 4.
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5.

My real age is about to catch up with my racing age in about 11 days...
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Old 01-31-07, 09:41 PM   #4
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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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Old 01-31-07, 10:36 PM   #7
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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.
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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.

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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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Mine says I'm decent at TT's but CAT6 in crits. lol.
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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.
Have you raced in 10 cat 5 races? If so, I'd listen to your teammates.
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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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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.
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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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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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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.
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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.
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