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Old 01-30-08, 10:24 AM   #1
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New England race for newbie?

Hi, I'm considering trying my first race this year and I'm looking for suggestions for something suitable, preferably in Massachusetts. I'm 38, better at hills than sprinting, and my goal is just to stay with the pack. I looked at the NEBRA website, but there's no calendar yet. Any ideas?
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Try Palmer Library RR and the Statsburg (sp?) RR. They were two of the first races I ever did. Climb happy and very, very well run. Both on the same weekend in south-central Mass.
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bikereg.com or racelistings.com
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Jiminy Peak in Western Mass is pretty early in the season, as is Turtle Pond in New Hampshire. Both have some climbing.
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NEBRA will be up shortly. The promoter's meeting was just last week.
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Try Palmer Library RR and the Statsburg (sp?) RR. They were two of the first races I ever did. Climb happy and very, very well run. Both on the same weekend in south-central Mass.
That is actually Sturbridge RR followed by the Palmer RR. I will be doing Palmer this year. Like Vos said both well run races. I heard they changed the course in Sturbridge so there will be fewer crashes at the finish.
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Hmm...I don't recall any climbing in the Sturbridge and Palmer races... There were a couple of big-ring power hills, but nothing that would be considered a climb...
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