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    How long it took to get Cat 3?

    Alright, I am going to be upgrading to Cat 4 by the end of the season, so I was wondering how long it took you guys to be able to make the jump from Cat 4 to Cat 3? I'm curious if you spent more time as a Cat 5 or a Cat 4.

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    5-3

    40 days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    5-3

    40 days.

    Wow, how many races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by runtimmyc
    Alright, I am going to be upgrading to Cat 4 by the end of the season, so I was wondering how long it took you guys to be able to make the jump from Cat 4 to Cat 3? I'm curious if you spent more time as a Cat 5 or a Cat 4.
    5 to 4 about two months. 4 to 3 about three months. Still working on the next one...

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    Totally depends on the cyclist. If you are consistently winning or finishing in the top 5 in Cat5, you will likely have fairly immediate success in Cat4.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    5-3

    40 days.
    A little bit more...closer to 60 days 5-3. But I'm older and it takes me a while to get up in the morning.
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    I'm going to be spending a *lot* more time as a 4 than I did as a 5.
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    Hmmm, I guess I have to find more/ do more races... I only did 5 last season.

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    Cat 5 6 races (1st,1st,1st,3rd,20th,2nd) (plus 3 upgrade clinics) 1 race in Sept 1995, 5 in January, 2006. (20th was a 35+ all Cats race)
    Cat 4 8 races (1st,4th,crash out for 3 weeks,2nd,3rd,2nd,2nd,1st) 2 months.
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    Cat 2 29 races in 11 months, still a long way to Cat 1.

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    5-3, 4 mos.
    Willamette Valley Classic was my last race as a 4. Took 6th in the road race then 1st in the circuit race.
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    1992-93 cat4
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    it took me a season to upgrade to a 3. Not too sure when I'll be able to upgrade to a 2, maybe the end of next season or the year after

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    2005 - Cat 5, upgrade to Cat 4 in June of 2005, finished season as pack fodder Cat 4
    2006 - Cat 4, upgrade to Cat 3 in July (could have at end of May but held out to do a goal event as a 4), finished season as a 3.
    2007 - Cat 3

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    Can you (or would you) upgrade to a 3 based only on the number of races rather than points ?

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    if you're competitive
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    Quote Originally Posted by snhrider
    Can you (or would you) upgrade to a 3 based only on the number of races rather than points ?
    edit for more complete info.
    Last edited by within; 06-22-07 at 09:23 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by within
    Not sure if this is what you're after:
    Yup. But what is considered a pack finish ?
    Last edited by snhrider; 06-25-07 at 05:30 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runtimmyc
    Wow, how many races?




    Edit: the 10th was actually a 1st. I was relegated.
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    I went from cat-4 -> 3 in 4 races over three weekends. Won my 1st three races and got 2nd in the 4th.

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    Cypress- Do the officials count your results towards points in the fields under 50?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress



    Edit: the 10th was actually a 1st. I was relegated.
    Why? What'd you do?

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    Cypress, please consider Ryanf's reaction before you post leg-tearing results like that. I think you will have a stalker/boyfriend pretty soon.
    Myself? Cat 5, 2 races, no desire/ability to upgrade yet

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    Quote Originally Posted by donrhummy
    Why? What'd you do?

    Slowed down after the finish line.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrennie
    Cypress- Do the officials count your results towards points in the fields under 50?

    We could have a P/1/2/3/4/5 field and still have less than 50.

    He doesn't really have a choice.
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