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    Podium in my future?

    I just registered for the whole State Fair series and noticed I'm the only one. A sweep in my future?
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    I'm registered too For some reason it only shows me on the individual days. I'm really looking forward to this one! It'll be nice to race a crit that is not a circle or a square....
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    Thanks for reminding me!

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    Closes Saturday.

    Nice thing is, it's a mile from home.
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    Didn't know you had to register online. What's the website?

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    Man, an under-attended crit two weeks ago was the hardest race I've had since I came back to racing last year.

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    More than 3 riders, it's really just a TT once it blows apart. But everyone podiums. One of my teammates has a number of CT championship medals. He won them as a Junior in fields of either one (himself) or two (him and someone else).

    10 rider field? Worst kind of race out there unless you love to TT.

    I start feeling okay once field size hits about 50 or so. 80-100 is great. 150 (on a .75 mile course - Harlem Crit in NYC) is a bit crowded.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    150 (on a .75 mile course - Harlem Crit in NYC) is a bit crowded.
    That's like saying the high speed train in Tokyo is a bit crowded at rush hour. How do you know when you're lapped? Seems like the first guy would be lined up behind the last guy at the start...

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    oh man, i forgot about it. im going to make it to at least one of them... i cant miss it, even if i get dropped half way through...

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    Quote Originally Posted by currand View Post
    That's like saying the high speed train in Tokyo is a bit crowded at rush hour. How do you know when you're lapped? Seems like the first guy would be lined up behind the last guy at the start...
    The field looked like a big comet. Curb to curb for the first 50 guys, then 100 guys sort of waiting for the inevitable crash to happen. The field would take up the whole straight on a long part of the course.

    After doing the race once, I returned with kevlar belted tubulars and a "no equipment is sacred" attitude. I moved up by riding up the shoulders, covered with tons of broken glass and interrupted by heavily dipped sewer grates. The one year I had a chance at doing well I ended up bumping along the wooden police barricades for about 50 feet.

    The crowds are really entertaining. They love crashes the most, but they really, really appreciate hard efforts. If you attack, are moving up aggressively, or are trailing along but looking like you're trying (bleeding from road rash helps), they cheer you on like it's 2 seconds left in the Super Bowl. Crashes take the cake though, they love crashes.

    I gotta do a post, all these memories streaming back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by currand View Post
    That's like saying the high speed train in Tokyo is a bit crowded at rush hour. How do you know when you're lapped? Seems like the first guy would be lined up behind the last guy at the start...
    At one of my races this weekend, there were 120 guys in the field. When I pseudo-crashed...I avoided a crash by bouncing off of the chicken wire fence twice before coming to a stop, then winding around the crashed bikes/bodies...I had to kill myself to get back onto the rear of the field.

    I could look down a 3 or 4 block straight, and the front of the field would be rounding the corner. Pretty demoralizing.

    Not looking forward to the races with 150+ at SuperWeek. Ouch.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tnor View Post
    Didn't know you had to register online. What's the website?
    You don't have to, but it is encouraged (for all the good it does). You can check out our team website for all the details www.c6rs.com.

    This will not be an underattended crit. Just an underpreregistered one...

    After all - we have beer for primes.

    Here's the official word:

    June is (almost) here…and that means State Fair.

    Oh sure, most of you are used to having to wait until late August to hang out on the corner of Dan Patch and Underwood. But Category Six Racing Squad is about to change all that. Forever.


    We will have Growler Primes (mmmm…beer), the infamous Cat 6 Ninja Primes™, and piles of good stuff to give away. And of course, there will be lots of good fast fun. (We’re still working on the Sky Ride track stand competition, the Sweet Martha’s cookies primes and the Machinery Hill climb TT/pronto pup eating contest. Give us time).

    Come be part of the first year of this revived Minnesota tradition: The Great Minnesota Race Together (unless you prefer to go on a breakaway, that is. Hey, don’t let the slogan stop you).

    Pre-reg now and we’re prepared to promise that your entire registration process will be virtually taunt-free.

    Make sure you check out the revised flyer as there have been minor changes to make start times consistent for every category for all three races in the series, and to make sure that the Cat 3s can still race twice. (Did you notice that? 3*2=6…. as in Cat 6….pretty clever guys those Cat6rs).

    Hmmm…I think I smell cheese curds.

    And if you can't make it to the crit, you can still buy the t-shirt
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    ...we have beer for primes.


    There WILL be blood.
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    Quote Originally Posted by specq View Post
    After all - we have beer for primes.
    buy the t-shirt
    Anything for Juniors?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngin View Post
    Anything for Juniors?
    Yes - There will be lots of good stuff for primes. I didn't mean just beer for primes.

    Not that there would be anything wrong with that.

    But you won't be left out of the growler fun either. We'll have Rootbeer Growlers for the Juniors.

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    If it's like Opus, I'm sure it will be decently attended. I'm still surprised that races don't fill up around here in pre-reg. Some cats in MABRA-land fill up in minutes!
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    Oh CHECK THIS OUT. They are giving away EASTON EC-90 forks for the 1st placers!

    And beer.

    Speechless.

    http://www.bikethrow.com/i/2008/05/3...-gear-classic/

    (scroll down a little).
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    Forks are not nearly as impressive as a guy in a ninja suit playing heavy metal riffs to announce the primes.

    (although I could really use a new fork...are you still racing 5s Rob? My teammate Mario upgraded to 4 so now there's some hope for the rest of us)

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    Please tell me the juniors won't get forks too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specq View Post
    Forks are not nearly as impressive as a guy in a ninja suit playing heavy metal riffs to announce the primes.

    (although I could really use a new fork...are you still racing 5s Rob? My teammate Mario upgraded to 4 so now there's some hope for the rest of us)
    Heh. I put in for my upgrade but have not heard back yet. Hopefully soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Youngin View Post
    Please tell me the juniors won't get forks too.
    Ok. The juniors won't get forks too.

    Actually, there's nothing preventing a junior from winning a fork - but they'd have to win their race. They're not scored separately.

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    Not sure what I'd doe with the fork, but BEER, I'll kill a muthaf*cka for the beer.
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