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Old 08-20-07, 09:54 PM   #1
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movin' on up ...

I've just upped my subscription to the two-wheeled torture chamber.

4 ---> 3

That is all.

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Old 08-20-07, 09:55 PM   #2
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I've just upped my subscription to the two-wheeled torture chamber.

4 ---> 3

That is all.
Correct.

Congratulations (I think).
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Old 08-20-07, 09:57 PM   #4
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my sentiments exactly.
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Old 08-20-07, 09:59 PM   #5
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Thanks my brotha. I thought you were chock full o' points after Owasco. No upgrade to 2?

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Old 08-20-07, 10:20 PM   #6
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heh. I dun wan' talk bout it.
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Old 08-20-07, 10:29 PM   #7
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heh. I dun wan' talk bout it.
If you had Pcad's dough you would have greased that friggin USCF rep and you'd be a Cat 1 by now.
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Old 08-21-07, 12:34 AM   #8
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Word. Wooooorrrrdddddddd. Word?
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I've just upped my subscription to the two-wheeled torture chamber.

4 ---> 3

That is all.

Mark

congrats.

I just submitted mine from 3 ---> 2 yesterday.

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4 --> 3, welcome to pain.

Bad news, it's not a steady slope, it's logarithmic.
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Old 08-21-07, 03:10 PM   #14
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If you had Pcad's dough you would have greased that friggin USCF rep and you'd be a Cat 1 by now.
So THAT'S how you mad cat IV? It's worse than I thought.
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So THAT'S how you mad cat IV? It's worse than I thought.
Actually, it's far more pathetic than that CI. When I started Cat 5 WAS Cat 4, and you didn't have to upgrade. I remain... a Cat 4.

Never let it be said that Pcad didn't always reveal the unvarnished and painful truth to his cycling brethren.
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4 --> 3, welcome to pain.

Bad news, it's not a steady slope, it's logarithmic.
Truth.

Painful, painful truth
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Congrats.
I don't think I ever get out of 5s.
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Actually, it's far more pathetic than that CI. When I started Cat 5 WAS Cat 4, and you didn't have to upgrade. I remain... a Cat 4.

Never let it be said that Pcad didn't always reveal the unvarnished and painful truth to his cycling brethren.
It gets even worse. I started as a 4 way back and they had the gall to make me a 5 this year. You don't even want to know my ranking. <scroll down> <more> <just a bit further> <almost> <there>
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Congrats.
I don't think I ever get out of 5s.
I rather think you will... you have to do 10 races to upgrade! I got upgraded to 4 despite not asking and not wanting to and having finished dead last in the mountaineer stage race. So I'm sure you will be able to!
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Truth.

Painful, painful truth

Yes ... yes ... I've heard it's true. But 90% of the guys I know that have recently moved up hold their own or even find themselved winning 3 races. This led to my hypothesis that upgrade rules from 4 --> 3 are in fact too stringent. Case in point, if you do 10 USCF races per year (which is a decent number in my region) you've got to average 5th place in every race. I won a total of 1 cat 4 race on my way up and had to scrape by with top fives in the rest of my races to get enough points. This on a ~7 race per year schedule. I race ~40 times per year, but the vast majority are club races.

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Congrats. Cat 3 is harder, but it is also much more fun. Much more tactical racing, in my experience.
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Old 08-22-07, 06:36 PM   #22
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