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Old 05-20-08, 02:07 AM   #1
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Golden State crit.

whos gonna be there?

this will be my first race so ill be mixing it up with the 5's

my goal for this race is to not get dropped.
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I will be there. Cat4.

The course is different this year so it will be much more challenging as far as surges. Last year was your typical 4 corner crit with bodies flying everywhere.

This year it will get strung out by a 180 degree turn. If it is anything like the Ronde Van Brisbaine crit (180 degree turn) look out because the power surges coming out of that 180 will most likely be brutal.

Should be fun stuff this year.
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I'll be there in the Cat 4 race as well. I also signed up for the Masters race but there's something like a 5 hour gap between the two so I'll probably bail out on the later race.
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I'll be there in the Cat 4 race as well. I also signed up for the Masters race but there's something like a 5 hour gap between the two so I'll probably bail out on the later race.
Hey caloso who do you ride for?
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I will be there. Cat4.

The course is different this year so it will be much more challenging as far as surges. Last year was your typical 4 corner crit with bodies flying everywhere.

This year it will get strung out by a 180 degree turn. If it is anything like the Ronde Van Brisbaine crit (180 degree turn) look out because the power surges coming out of that 180 will most likely be brutal.

Should be fun stuff this year.
ugh. im so not ready for that. this is going to hurt really really bad.
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ugh. im so not ready for that. this is going to hurt really really bad.
Ahh they will be a piece of cake! If you are towards the front 1/4 of the group they shouldn't be as bad. I learned my lesson at Ronde in regards to that one.

I haven't ridden the new course. It will really depend on how wide or narrow the 180 is as to how much we get strung out.

The more the 180 strings the group out the better really. The cat 5 group last year was a crash fest the first couple of laps(including myself). So this new course should really help lower the amount of crashes as the group should be spread out.
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Team City. My name's Chris in real life. Come say hi.
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Ahh they will be a piece of cake! If you are towards the front 1/4 of the group they shouldn't be as bad. I learned my lesson at Ronde in regards to that one.

I haven't ridden the new course. It will really depend on how wide or narrow the 180 is as to how much we get strung out.

The more the 180 strings the group out the better really. The cat 5 group last year was a crash fest the first couple of laps(including myself). So this new course should really help lower the amount of crashes as the group should be spread out.
well im a pretty heavy set guy (ie: ******) so constant slowing and accelerating takes a lot out of me.

i dont think ill have a choice where i am in the pack, chances are high that ill be at the very back struggling to hang on.
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im in for e4. white dude in blue & red berkeley jersey. dragon tat on left calf

ill look for you guys also to introduce myself.

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USC, how's the pavement?
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In for E4s, along with two team mates (Roaring Mouse Cycles).

Never done this one, but I like technical courses - however, the wind ate me alive at the Ronde crit (the CR was a piece of cake though).

Bayareawheeler (keith), do you work at the Performance Bike in North Berkeley?
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In for E4s, along with two team mates (Roaring Mouse Cycles).

Never done this one, but I like technical courses - however, the wind ate me alive at the Ronde crit (the CR was a piece of cake though).

Bayareawheeler (keith), do you work at the Performance Bike in North Berkeley?
The Ronde crit was brutal for me. The wind did suck but the surges coming out of the corners were tough. I couldn't believe my power numbers after downloading that race. They were super high AND I got dropped with 2 laps to go. I just couldn't hang on anymore. I still finished all the laps and ended up like 23rd or something like that but still.

If I remember right, the pavement is pretty good at Golden State. I don't really remember much because I got crashed out on lap 3! A snapped front fork and a totally busted Ksyrium ES.

I am hoping that the new 180 degree turn thins the field out this year.
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In for E4s, along with two team mates (Roaring Mouse Cycles).

Never done this one, but I like technical courses - however, the wind ate me alive at the Ronde crit (the CR was a piece of cake though).

Bayareawheeler (keith), do you work at the Performance Bike in North Berkeley?
nope, not i

didnt know so many of you guys were at Ronde, that was a fun race. Took 2nd in the Omnium

hoping the 180 will allow some breakaway possibilites
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nope, not i

didnt know so many of you guys were at Ronde, that was a fun race. Took 2nd in the Omnium

hoping the 180 will allow some breakaway possibilites
Nice work! Not our smoothest weekend for sure, but acceptable results, Ben 5th in the crit, DP 10th in the CR (sprinted too early, swallowed up). The crit winds were brutal, still fun, and I had a blast in the circuit race.
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