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    Anybody racing the Goleta Crit by UCSB?

    I have never done a crit before and was wondering if this would be a good one to break my cherry. From the link on the SCNCA website it has it as a flat fast .5 mile loop with 2 right turns with good pavement.

    Any place to warm up.
    Can you register on the day of the race?
    Any idea of the strength or size of the 4/5 field?

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    Dirt-riding heretic DrPete's Avatar
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    You'll never know until you try. Go do it, and have fun!

    And FWIW, always bring a trainer along to warm up, just in case.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    I have to switch out my skewer for my trainer. And its a 8o am start time for th 4/5 field which has me leaving my house at 5:00 am for the 2 hour commute for a 45 minute race that I will probably get shelled.

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    And it might be full already.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naterider
    I have to switch out my skewer for my trainer. And its a 8o am start time for th 4/5 field which has me leaving my house at 5:00 am for the 2 hour commute for a 45 minute race that I will probably get shelled.
    Yup. Welcome to bike racing.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Naterider
    And it might be full already.....
    If pre-registration is full, you can still take a shot at getting in, because there are usually a good number of no-shows in just about any race. And hey--if you don't get in, you can watch to get a feel for it.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Is this the race in isla vista??

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