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    DC/VA/MD racers: The Greenbelt series opener is tonight!

    Just a reminder to everyone that the Greenbelt Training series is opening tonight at Greenbelt Park. The C race kicks off at 6 PM.

    One big change to the rules this year: Once the C race starts, there will be NO warmup on the course. So if you're racing in the B or A races and usually warm up during the C race, bring a trainer, because you won't be allowed on the road.

    I'll be a road guard tonight, so no racing for me, but hopefully we'll see you there!

    www.route1velo.com <--- click on the "Greenbelt" tab, then General info.
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    How's the traffick getting up there? isn't it kinda peak rush hour?
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    i hate the new warm up rule.

    i should be out there next week and on most of my nonworking wednesdays.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    How's the traffick getting up there? isn't it kinda peak rush hour?
    Yeah, it is at kind of a bad time, but the park is easy to access from B-W Parkway, so if you're coming from downtown it's not the worst drive ever.

    It usually draws a good crowd, though. Average field size in each race is 40-50. It's good times.
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    Is there a good way to ride there from downtown?

    I plan to start doing it next week. Am out of town tonight...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ghostman
    Is there a good way to ride there from downtown?

    I plan to start doing it next week. Am out of town tonight...
    There are a bunch of Route 1 Velo/Capitol Hill Bikes guys and gals who ride up from downtown, but I don't know the way. I'm very fortunate to be a 10-min drive/20-30min ride from Greenbelt Park... I'll see what I can find out for ya.
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    Well, it's off to the race for me... Good luck tonight, everyone!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    Well, it's off to the race for me... Good luck tonight, everyone!
    you never got back to us on how to ride up there!
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    I dont think its a very nice ride up there and returning in the dark would be the pits

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    you never got back to us on how to ride up there!
    D'OH! I didn't know you wanted/needed the info. I thought Ghostman just needed it for next week. Mucho sorry. If I can find a cuesheet I'll throw it up here.
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    BTW, Props to NoRacer for getting his first race under his belt. I'll let him do the honors for a report if he so chooses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    BTW, Props to NoRacer for getting his first race under his belt. I'll let him do the honors for a report if he so chooses.
    Did you see me-----------------get shelled?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer
    Did you see me-----------------get shelled?
    I thought it wasn't till late, though... did I miss something? I thought you were in the thick of it for most of the race, and then it strung out in the last 2 laps.

    Either way, it looked much less embarrassing than my first race ever, which was also at Greenbelt.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    I thought it wasn't till late, though... did I miss something? I thought you were in the thick of it for most of the race, and then it strung out in the last 2 laps.

    Either way, it looked much less embarrassing than my first race ever, which was also at Greenbelt.
    Umm... yeah... right! Sure, that's exactly the way it happened!

    Were you on the back stretch near that hard-right?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer
    Umm... yeah... right! Sure, that's exactly the way it happened!

    Were you on the back stretch near that hard-right?
    No, I was at the main entrance to the park about halfway up the hill. I thought you laughed when I yelled "GO NORACERRRRR!"
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    No, I was at the main entrance to the park about halfway up the hill. I thought you laughed when I yelled "GO NORACERRRRR!"
    Oh! Ok. I was looking for that cycling cap. You didn't wear it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer
    Oh! Ok. I was looking for that cycling cap. You didn't wear it.
    Yeah, I couldn't find it... in this "in between" time of year, the back seat of my car tends to be brimming with various jackets/hats/warmers/booties/etc. and I thought my cap was in there too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    Yeah, I couldn't find it... in this "in between" time of year, the back seat of my car tends to be brimming with various jackets/hats/warmers/booties/etc. and I thought my cap was in there too.

    Anyway, I was the guy that said to you, "..more hills, more intervals."
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer
    Anyway, I was the guy that said to you, "..more hills, more intervals."
    Yeah, I caught that. I figured you knew it was me by that point.
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    We need a race like this closer to DC... easier to get to for us city folk. Have they ever tried hooking one up at Hains Point? Or maybe considered pushing the Greenbelt time back a bit?

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    I'm sure someone has tried, but I'm guessing that closing a park is mucho $$$ in the heart of downtown DC...

    As far as pushing the time back, there's just not much wiggle room. Last night it was getting dark as the A's and B's were finishing.
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    These run all summer right? I'm going out of town until about mid-June.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aicabsolut
    These run all summer right? I'm going out of town until about mid-June.
    They stop at the end of June, but resume mid-July.
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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer
    They stop at the end of June, but resume mid-July.
    The only week off is a break for 4th of July. Otherwise they run through August.
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    Thanks. Maybe I can do at least a couple of them in late June. I'm off to Germany for a bit in July.

    BTW, that RWE quote is one of my favorites, Pete. Nice choice.

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