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  • Registered as a cat 1.

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  • Steak with green beans.

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Thread: Mt Hood pt. 2

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    Mt Hood pt. 2

    Registration is open. Who's going (seriously)?

    I'm in. Registering was mentally harder than I thought. Looks like I need to start acting like a bike racer now.
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    I'm extremely jealous to the point of being willing to contribute $10 to your hotel costs if you promise to provide daily correspondent reports.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo
    I'm extremely jealous to the point of being willing to contribute $10 to your hotel costs if you promise to provide daily correspondent reports.

    --Steve
    The missus couldn't get work off, so I'll be staying in my car.


    I anticipate by the end of the race I'll be smelling like pickled bratwurst.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    I anticipate by the end of the race I'll be smelling like pickled bratwurst.
    EWWWW
    "you can never get too low when you're so damn high, on the blessed hellride"

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    I'd like to go, but as a Cat 2 I don't think I'm ready for 6 days of racing with the pros.

    If my early season goes really well I'll reconsider.

    I'm definitely in for Cascade though since I can race 35+.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    I anticipate by the end of the race I'll be smelling like pickled bratwurst.
    That should go nicely with Barbara Walters covered in steak and green beans.
    Can you pass the test?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Man
    I'd like to go, but as a Cat 2 I don't think I'm ready for 6 days of racing with the pros.

    If my early season goes really well I'll reconsider.

    I'm definitely in for Cascade though since I can race 35+.

    I believe I'll be severely outdone in the 3's, but I guess it'll be a good learning experience.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 'nother
    That should go nicely with Barbara Walters covered in steak and green beans.
    Well, she is second place in the polls...
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    That race is wayyyyy over my head. Good luck with it tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    I believe I'll be severely outdone in the 3's, but I guess it'll be a good learning experience.
    I'm sure you'll do fine. Just try to hang on on the hilly road stages and dominate in the TT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Man
    I'm sure you'll do fine. Just try to hang on on the hilly road stages and dominate in the TT.
    Is this an omnium race?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Is this an omnium race?
    Not an omnium - it is a timed stage race. I don't know if there are finishing bonuses or bonus sprints.

    I am planning to ride it in the 3's (and probably get whooped), but I haven't fully cleared it with my wife yet, so I haven't registered yet.

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    Hmmm....if you're gonna go through the hassle of sleeping in yer car, why not just rent a campsite and bring a tent?
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    I'm registered in Cat 3. 3 months to get ready to get crushed by Cypress.

    Vino - what about you are you doing Mt. Hood?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmh
    I'm registered in Cat 3. 3 months to get ready to get crushed by Cypress.

    Vino - what about you are you doing Mt. Hood?

    I don't know... It's been a rough winter so far. Maybe "heavily smothered" as opposed to "crushed".


    Matter of fact, I have zero expectations for this race. It scares the hell out of me actually.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmh
    I'm registered in Cat 3. 3 months to get ready to get crushed by Cypress.

    Vino - what about you are you doing Mt. Hood?
    Yep. 85% certain I'll go as a 3, that looks like the best call for a chance at upgrade points to 2. The 40+ is pretty vicious. Planning it out with the team, we're trying to get 3 other guys to commit.
    "I may not be as strong as I think I am, but I know many tricks, and I have resolution" - Santiago

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Matter of fact, I have zero expectations for this race. It scares the hell out of me actually.
    Hood's not scary. This is scary:

    http://www.tourofthegila.com/racecourses.htm

    And yeah, I'm considering it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinokurtov
    Hood's not scary. This is scary:

    http://www.tourofthegila.com/racecourses.htm

    And yeah, I'm considering it.
    Mt. Hood classic has the stage profiles posted. I think it makes Gila look like a Central Park recovery ride.

    For Cat 3 men:
    Stage 1 - 66 miles, 7150 ft of climbing
    Stage 2 - 18.5 mile ITT, 1950 ft. climb, heading west in through the Columbia River Gorge. This is the wind surfing capitol of the lower 48 because of the very regular 20 - 30 mph westerlies in the spring and early summer. Hope for an early morning start time before the winds pick up.
    Stage 3 - 86 miles, 9200 ft of climbing - ouch more than 1000' per 10 miles is damn hilly.
    Stage 4 - 30 min. crit with a downhill into a gnarly 120 degree right hand corner.

    I wonder if I can get my registration fee back? I am scared. I think its time to get some lighter wheels.

    Link: http://www.mthoodcyclingclassic.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinokurtov
    Hood's not scary. This is scary:

    http://www.tourofthegila.com/racecourses.htm

    And yeah, I'm considering it.

    Vino, is there any race you haven't done besides the Tour de France?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinokurtov
    Hood's not scary. This is scary:

    http://www.tourofthegila.com/racecourses.htm

    And yeah, I'm considering it.

    I'll be there.

    Racing as a 3.

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    Right on Cyp. Have at it. Just don't overtrain because of the ensuing freak-out. Stick with your program.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmh
    Mt. Hood classic has the stage profiles posted. I think it makes Gila look like a Central Park recovery ride.

    For Cat 3 men:
    Stage 1 - 66 miles, 7150 ft of climbing
    Stage 2 - 18.5 mile ITT, 1950 ft. climb, heading west in through the Columbia River Gorge. This is the wind surfing capitol of the lower 48 because of the very regular 20 - 30 mph westerlies in the spring and early summer. Hope for an early morning start time before the winds pick up.
    Stage 3 - 86 miles, 9200 ft of climbing - ouch more than 1000' per 10 miles is damn hilly.
    Stage 4 - 30 min. crit with a downhill into a gnarly 120 degree right hand corner.

    I wonder if I can get my registration fee back? I am scared. I think its time to get some lighter wheels.

    Link: http://www.mthoodcyclingclassic.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets
    Right on Cyp. Have at it. Just don't overtrain because of the ensuing freak-out. Stick with your program.
    +1 Train steadily Cypress. About 5 weeks out start hitting it with the VO2 stuff. You will be fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Man
    I'd like to go, but as a Cat 2 I don't think I'm ready for 6 days of racing with the pros.

    If my early season goes really well I'll reconsider.

    I'm definitely in for Cascade though since I can race 35+.
    Just a note Pizza Man - Mt. Hood has a 35+ category this year and a whole lot of climbing. (mthoodcyclingclassic.com)

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    I'm so scared of this race from what my buddies have told me about it. Maybe next year I'll try the 4's, wouldnt want to go up to three's right before that thing..
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