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    any ECCC racers out there?

    I noticed today that the big ECCC/ACCC showdown in Philly is not on the ACCC calendar this year. Anyone know why?

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    I do....

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    My impression was that it's a simple schedule conflict. But that's my inference, I don't have any authoritative information, or even a convincing conspiracy theory

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    Quote Originally Posted by acorn_user View Post
    I do....
    Care to share?

    I noticed Philly is scheduled for Jeff Cup weekend, which obviously isn't good for the ACCC...or...uh...wasn't good.

    I just figured the powers that be would try to work something out, since the races got some press hype in past years.

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    I wonder if the rained-out disaster of a RR last year made it necessary to downsize ambitions? That would be unfortunate - the circuit race went off without a hitch, at least from the riding end. One of my favorite races all season. Makes me wish I were riding collegiate, so I could do that circuit again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    Makes me wish I were riding collegiate, so I could do that circuit again.
    Heck, in '07 they had USCF and collegiate events for most categories in all of the events (circuit/TTT/crit) including the circuit.

    It was all at the park near the river in Philly then, and didn't have a road race. What a great event. Kinda sad they changed it in my opinion, but they seemed to want an RR instead of the circuit (which shared the majority of the course with the TTT anyways).

    Don't know how the crit was this year, but back then it was around a perfectly rectangular square field. Man oh man, those were some scary-fast races.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RudeSiggy View Post
    Heck, in '07 they had USCF and collegiate events for most categories in all of the events (circuit/TTT/crit) including the circuit.

    It was all at the park near the river in Philly then, and didn't have a road race. What a great event. Kinda sad they changed it in my opinion, but they seemed to want an RR instead of the circuit (which shared the majority of the course with the TTT anyways).

    Don't know how the crit was this year, but back then it was around a perfectly rectangular square field. Man oh man, those were some scary-fast races.
    A peek at the schedule shows no RR, so like I said, they may have had to scale back their ambitions after the clusterf**k last year when it rained like the dickens and they had to hastily put together a crit in the middle of town (Phoenixville, I think it was).

    If they have USAC races (which actually sounds familiar, now that I think about it), it's still a bit of a drive. The only way I can see myself doing it is if my old collegiate team has room in the car for an extra body.

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    Alot of the Philly teams got new presidents, and most of them are inexperienced @ hosting races so they decided to keep it ECCC only. I don't know why they would deny more racers from making the trip, but I'm not running the show.

    The Phoenixville RR was a mess for sure, this year is going back to the crit/circuit up in Fairmount Park (rectangle crit and circuit up/down West River).

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    It's too bad that this won't be a joint-conference race. I thought it was cool to ride with the conference to our south.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    Makes me wish I were riding collegiate, so I could do that circuit again.
    I think it was my best race last year, even though it was a miserable, windy 30 degrees. I took a lot of risks and most of them paid off. I'd love to do it again. Oh well.

    That RR/downtown crit in Phoenixville was a disaster.

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    The phoenixville race was my favourite of the year by far. Also one of my better performances.

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    Quote Originally Posted by acorn_user View Post
    The phoenixville race was my favourite of the year by far. Also one of my better performances.
    Which category did you race in? I did the D race (before the RR had to be abandoned for a crit) and was in the front group, definite top 10 and possible podium locked up - none of those kids could sprint - when some Penn State kid wiped out in front me and crashed me out. Remembering Phoenixville makes me grumpy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    Which category did you race in? I did the D race (before the RR had to be abandoned for a crit) and was in the front group, definite top 10 and possible podium locked up - none of those kids could sprint - when some Penn State kid wiped out in front me and crashed me out. Remembering Phoenixville makes me grumpy.
    Haha, looks like I've raced with you after all.
    Though you might have been in the group before mine.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Haha, looks like I've raced with you after all.
    Though you might have been in the group before mine.
    What, you don't remember the jackass who attacked 3.5 miles into the race, during that first winding, hilly section? Yeah, that was me. I may have DNF'd, but I'm pretty tickled that I managed to detonate that race .

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    What, you don't remember the jackass who attacked 3.5 miles into the race, during that first winding, hilly section? Yeah, that was me. I may have DNF'd, but I'm pretty tickled that I managed to detonate that race .
    Lol, I wasn't in shape at all for that race.

    I was OTB right after the racing started. A guy crashed right at the start though.

    I worked my way up and picked off a LOT of stragglers after the initial part. A lot of people just blew up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Haha, looks like I've raced with you after all.
    Though you might have been in the group before mine.
    Don't you go to Wesleyan? UMASS is D1.

    I'm going to miss that race. It was pretty awesome...if you finished. I think my team is skipping Philly all together this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgrundy View Post
    Don't you go to Wesleyan? UMASS is D1.

    I'm going to miss that race. It was pretty awesome...if you finished. I think my team is skipping Philly all together this year.
    Yeah, that's why said in a different group.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Yeah, that's why said in a different group.
    My bad

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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Lol, I wasn't in shape at all for that race.

    I was OTB right after the racing started. A guy crashed right at the start though.

    I worked my way up and picked off a LOT of stragglers after the initial part. A lot of people just blew up.
    Duh, I forgot about the different groups. We had a guy crash right at the start of our race, too. Good times; I'm pretty sure that happened behind me, though.

    I sure am going to miss the ECCC. I'm hoping to get into grad school this fall, but I'll be in either the WCCC or SECCC.

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    Ill be racing in ECCC when I transfer to Rutgers in september.
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    I raced men's C all last year. UVA is a D1 school, so I did the D1 race and got to watch the Navy guy annihalate everybody after I got pulled on the penultimate lap. Great race!

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    Quote Originally Posted by grolby View Post
    I wonder if the rained-out disaster of a RR last year made it necessary to downsize ambitions? That would be unfortunate - the circuit race went off without a hitch, at least from the riding end. One of my favorite races all season. Makes me wish I were riding collegiate, so I could do that circuit again.
    that was a terrible thing
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    Quote Originally Posted by aicabsolut View Post
    I think it was my best race last year, even though it was a miserable, windy 30 degrees. I took a lot of risks and most of them paid off. I'd love to do it again. Oh well.

    That RR/downtown crit in Phoenixville was a disaster.
    Actually, I think I remember that race (Women A, non?). I think I remember someone with your kit doing rather conspicuously well, especially against The Unstoppable Machine, Anna Mcloon - 2nd group on the road, or were you in the first break? Anyway, I think Anna may have gotten a pro contract by now, she rode with Colavita on a provisional basis for a couple races last summer. She's a beast.

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    Who is going to be @ Rutgers/Princeton this upcoming weekend? I'll be there, racing for Drexel University in Men's A

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    Rutgers!
    it's gonna suck if it snows or rains and is cold the night before the TT. anyone remember two or three years ago when it was shortened b/c there was flooding and ice on the course?
    i'll be riding the ITT on my fixed gear i think.
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