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Old 06-22-07, 06:39 AM   #1
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What does cat 4/5 mean?

I expect it means that the fours and fives will be riding together, but do they typically get different classifications too, or are they lumped together?

The race is the Mountaineer stage race www.wvucycling.com.

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lumped together.
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Both categories race together. It's up to the promoter to decide whether they're scored separately IIRC.
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Thanks you two.

Should be interesting then. This is my first USCF race, and my last collegiate race was two months ago. I raced C then. Will also have my first (non hillclimb) time trial!

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Old 06-22-07, 07:29 AM   #5
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Just race smart. 4/5 races can be kinda scary because there's a WIDE range of experience in the peloton. Just ride predictably and don't over-react to things. like if someone touches/bumps you.

And have fun!
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It means you are slow.
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I thought it meant "Welcome to Cycling Beginners, here's reality."
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Same thing
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