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Old 03-13-07, 10:21 AM   #1
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Grant's Tomb?

Anyone have experience with the Grant's Tomb Crit? I'm thinking about doing it this weekend, but i also want to do Princeton's race the next day, so i'm concerned about getting hurt. i hear grant's tomb is a rough race...
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Old 03-13-07, 10:32 AM   #2
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Isn't it closed to registration?
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Old 03-13-07, 10:33 AM   #3
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Anyone have experience with the Grant's Tomb Crit? I'm thinking about doing it this weekend, but i also want to do Princeton's race the next day, so i'm concerned about getting hurt. i hear grant's tomb is a rough race...
It killed Grant.
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Sorry spoke to soon. Registration open until th 15th. But Cat 3/4 is full.
It's a really hard crit, from what I've heard. Since there is a decent purse, it seems like a lot of the good racers come out to play.
It's NYC, so don't bring your fancy wheels.
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Old 03-13-07, 10:55 AM   #5
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Anyone have experience with the Grant's Tomb Crit? I'm thinking about doing it this weekend, but i also want to do Princeton's race the next day, so i'm concerned about getting hurt. i hear grant's tomb is a rough race...
If you're concerned about getting hurt in a race, stay at home.

Respect the race, but don't fear it. People like that lock up wheels in corners and cause far more crashes than they would like to think they avoid.
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Grant's Tomb isn't a bad race, something like 5 turns, good space, decent roads. I've raced it as a collegiate (B then A) crashes were from dumb riders not the course (I have a great memory of watching a D rider simply turn left in the final sprint and go straight into the curb then lightpost). That said, I've had some impressively physical moments with some NYC roadies in USCF races, but rubbin's racin'. There's a lot more technical/dangerous crits out there.
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Anyone have experience with the Grant's Tomb Crit? I'm thinking about doing it this weekend, but i also want to do Princeton's race the next day, so i'm concerned about getting hurt. i hear grant's tomb is a rough race...
yep. '91, '92, '93. wind can be a beeyatch. course get boring. quick.
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Old 03-13-07, 12:15 PM   #8
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I'm going to go check it out but i wull not be racing in it....
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I'm going to go check it out but i wull not be racing in it....
Yeah, I'll be catching the race also, but not racing it.
Weather looks like it'll be cool, but sunny.
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What intersection is Grants Tomb exactly? What time does it start?
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i'll be there, racing Collegiate C with a few team mates.
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Old 03-14-07, 09:12 AM   #13
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Oh my God DrWJODonnell, that was damn sexy! Aerial views and all!
See y'all there!
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