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Old 05-12-07, 06:26 AM   #1
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Edgar Soto Memorial Stage Race

Anybody doing this event? It was great last year and looks to be even better in it's second year.

http://www.sotomemorial.org/
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Old 05-12-07, 03:55 PM   #2
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Planning on winning the 4s race. Should be the most fun 4 days of racing yet this season.
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Old 05-12-07, 04:31 PM   #3
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Planning on winning the 4s race.
You probably have a good shot at it, especially if you have a TT bike. What made you decide not to race as a 3?

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Old 05-12-07, 05:10 PM   #4
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You probably have a good shot at it, especially if you have a TT bike. What made you decide not to race as a 3?

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He isn't one yet I don't think.

On Soto though, it sounds like a great race, but C4 (my club) has our omnium that weekend, so I'll be doing that. Hopefully not sucking...

Good luck in Tennessee!
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I just checked the "confirmed rider list" on BikeReg and it shows 70 riders signed up for the Cat 4 stage race. It should be a strong field.

See you there.
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I had looked at doing it but for a lowly 5 we don't even get to do the road race? I may still try to do it but it's not looking likely...I know some of the teams from our area, B'ham, AL, plan on having some 4's there. Good luck to those going!
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You probably have a good shot at it, especially if you have a TT bike. What made you decide not to race as a 3?
Ooops. I was confusing recneps with truckin' who I'm pretty sure is going to race as a 3.

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Old 05-14-07, 12:28 PM   #8
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You probably have a good shot at it, especially if you have a TT bike. What made you decide not to race as a 3?

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ill be using my road bike with clipons and a tt position, but ive been TTing pretty well this year so well see what happens. plan is to doing a strong tt then ride away from the field on the last 2.5 mile climb and gain some time, well see what happens.

**** I need to register for this.
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Old 05-14-07, 01:05 PM   #9
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done registered, man that was expensive.
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I just registered, as a lowly Cat 5, I did the race last year as well and remember the circuit race as being brutal... of course at 200lbs I'm not a climber ...

Good luck to everyone!
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If you go to the website (linked to above) and download the "race bible" it has all the courses mapped out with topo and anything else you need to know about the race.

Enjoy and good luck.
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I will see you all down there too. Sorry recneps but I plan on winning the 4's No but seriously my goal is top ten. I just outfitted my bike with some clip on aero bars as well. I am getting the hang of them, it's not too bad. It's only a 7 mile TT. If there is a finish climb it will work in my favor even though I weigh 195 lbs Which reminds me if you like finish climbs you would like the Roan Groan RR on June 9th.
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I'm going to predict that the 4s races are FAST. I wouldn't be at all surprised if the 4s races are tougher than the 3s races.

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I will see you all down there too. Sorry recneps but I plan on winning the 4's No but seriously my goal is top ten. I just outfitted my bike with some clip on aero bars as well. I am getting the hang of them, it's not too bad. It's only a 7 mile TT. If there is a finish climb it will work in my favor even though I weigh 195 lbs Which reminds me if you like finish climbs you would like the Roan Groan RR on June 9th.

Hoping your good at the TT I'm hoping to put some time on the field in the opening stage.


****, I really dont want to have to ride agaisnt you on that final climb. Reids going up there with me.
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Old 05-18-07, 05:49 AM   #15
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Cat 4 has hit 100 registered. The number of allowed to race Cat 4 has been extended to 125. If you are debating signing up, do it now because it should fill up in a matter of days.

See you there.
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Im in as a 4


Even with the time cuts the CAT 4 crit is going to be dangerous with all those riders...... Be safe
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ome its shows cat 4/5

anyone know why is there a cat 4 race and then a cat 4/5 race?? are the 4's going to be allowedd in the 5 field??
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Planning on winning the 4s race. Should be the most fun 4 days of racing yet this season.
Everybody plans on winning dont you think?




P.S. your post made me LOL IRL. Please do tell me what your bike/team kit looks like so I can "watch out" for you lol
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anyone know why is there a cat 4 race and then a cat 4/5 race?? are the 4's going to be allowedd in the 5 field??
There's an omnium version for the 4/5s who don't want to do an entire stage race.

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anyone know why is there a cat 4 race and then a cat 4/5 race?? are the 4's going to be allowedd in the 5 field??
For the Georgia Cup points series (reason for 4/5 and 4 fields).
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see you all in the fours, the field is full now we have 100 strong!
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Everybody plans on winning dont you think?




P.S. your post made me LOL IRL. Please do tell me what your bike/team kit looks like so I can "watch out" for you lol
Check the podium, youll find me.
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Alright, boys, he's called his shot!!

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ill be using my road bike with clipons and a tt position, but ive been TTing pretty well this year so well see what happens. plan is to doing a strong tt then ride away from the field on the last 2.5 mile climb and gain some time, well see what happens.
everyone is doing this tactic. this would be my strategy if i were to be going:

crusie the tt mcewen style, losing 5 minutes to leader.

pack finish

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fourth day, take a pull on accident when the guy behind me crashes taking out a bunch of the field. i continue on the course waiting for everyone to catch up. before they catch me, a small chase group attacks, but misses a turn on the course. peloton follows the break assuming that they are on the correct course. i continue cruising. after peloton realizes that they have made an error, they turn around, ride the 15 miles back to the course and start storming at me. within 2000 meters, they have me in their sight, gaining ground fast. suddenly, a train comes and blocks the road from the peloton. two riders make it through, catch me before the line, i finish 3rd. they are later dq'ed for going under the train warning arms and get the same time as the peloton. the train is extremenly long and takes 6 minutes to pass more than making up for the time i spent doing wheelies during the tt. thus, i win the gc. duh.
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