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Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes: Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er; Calfee Dragonfly Tandem
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Originally Posted by Bantam
It looks like there might be a few sandbaggers in that U35 4/5 race, haha.
More likely the nature of Cat 4/5 racing. No one ever lets any move get away, everybody chases everything. But people keep attacking nonetheless, and it drives the pace up. Plus you get the guys that go to the front and drive the pace as hard as possible, and think they're winning (hey I'm in front).
Last year in Jacksonville, the 5's race was faster than several of the other races (closing a gap of 10 minutes on the 4's and passing them.) The reason being was there was a killer headwind, and most of the other races stayed together at a moderate pace, knowing no one was going to get away. The 5's however went hell bent for leather chasing one break after another. The 5's weren't faster, just ignorant.
You could fall off a cliff and die.
You could get lost and die.
You could hit a tree and die.
OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.