Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-11-09, 11:02 PM   #1
esammuli
Glimmers of form
Thread Starter
 
esammuli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Escondido, CA
Bikes: Cannondale SystemSix 3, Specialized Stumpjumper M4 Comp
Posts: 1,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
San Dimas Stage Race Roll Call

So, who signed up 2 months ago?

I'm in for my first Cat-2 only race. My fitness sucks right now so it should be an adventure.
esammuli is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-09, 11:10 PM   #2
Duke of Kent
Senior Member
 
Duke of Kent's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Blacksburg, VA
Bikes: Yeti ASRc, Focus Raven 29er, Flyxii FR316
Posts: 4,836
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3 Post(s)
I have a teammate doing the 2s race. He'll be in the top 5, if not the top 3, in the TT.
Duke of Kent is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-09, 11:18 PM   #3
Cleave
Old Road Racer
 
Cleave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: SoCal
Bikes: Bicycle Transportation: 2013 Ford Focus Electric, 2010 Toyota Prius
Posts: 5,250
Mentioned: 3 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Hi,

I was planning on doing it but a friend who has done it twice said the RR course sucks. He basically talked me out of it.

I'll probably ride up the back side of GMR on Friday (since I already set up a vacation day) to see some of the racers finishing the TT.
__________________
Thanks.
Cleave
"Real men wear pink."
See my cycling photos at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/bicycling
See my bikes at http://www.pbase.com/cleavel/mybicycles
Visit my blog at http://cleavesblant.wordpress.com/
Lightning Velo Cycling Club: http://www.lightningvelo.org/
Cleave is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-09, 11:42 PM   #4
merckx89
getting dropped
 
merckx89's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: pasadena ca
Bikes: cannondale super six, KHS 100 fixed, P3
Posts: 917
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm in for the 3's. I think our team has 5 or 6 going.
merckx89 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-09, 09:52 AM   #5
phoshizzo
Senior Member
 
phoshizzo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 167
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm in for the 3's
phoshizzo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-09, 10:47 AM   #6
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
Posts: 28,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm in for the 4s...
umd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-09, 11:02 AM   #7
jrennie
Race to train
 
jrennie's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: suffering on the back
Bikes:
Posts: 3,115
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Still? sandbagger.
jrennie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-09, 11:14 AM   #8
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
Posts: 28,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey, I'm upgrading immediately after San Dimas.

Procedural question: I understand that upgrades can take a while... I want to race the following weekend as a 3, but am concerned they may take too long. If I request the upgrade ahead of time, and for some reason they review it quickly, am I screwed? Can I request the upgrade to be effective after a certain date?
umd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-12-09, 01:09 PM   #9
kudude
slow up hills
 
kudude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes: Giant TCR, Redline CX, Ritchey Breakaway, Spec S-works epic
Posts: 4,931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by umd View Post
Hey, I'm upgrading immediately after San Dimas.

Procedural question: I understand that upgrades can take a while... I want to race the following weekend as a 3, but am concerned they may take too long. If I request the upgrade ahead of time, and for some reason they review it quickly, am I screwed? Can I request the upgrade to be effective after a certain date?
well, here's the deal. If i was in your situation, I'd send the upgrade in whenever. For all intents and purposes (that's 'intensive purposes' to you illiterates) you're a 3. You don't need the points in the 4s race and the two possible results are 1) you don't finish in the points and just make the field size bigger for those who get them or 2) you take some points away from the hundreds of 4s trying to upgrade in cali

Your license says 4 and no one is going to kick you out of the race because they've spent time cross referencing your registration with teh internetz. Whether or not your USACyling page says 3 or 4 you'll do the race, so who cares?
kudude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-09, 12:46 PM   #10
fauxto nick
Cat 3 Meter - Don't Care
 
fauxto nick's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Los Angeles
Bikes:
Posts: 3,893
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'll be there with PAA in the 5's.
fauxto nick is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-09, 03:55 PM   #11
UmneyDurak
RacingBear
 
UmneyDurak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2004
Location: NorCal
Bikes:
Posts: 8,576
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 26 Post(s)
I am in for 4's. I don't think I'll ever get out of this category.

Are there start times for TT posted anywhere?

Last edited by UmneyDurak; 03-14-09 at 06:11 PM.
UmneyDurak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-09, 10:17 PM   #12
ted ward
Rice Baker
 
ted ward's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: socal
Bikes:
Posts: 562
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I shall be there in the 4s. Need to stop eating to get ready for that HCTT.
ted ward is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-09, 02:31 PM   #13
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
Posts: 28,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
So I was checking the reg list for the 4s and for some reason I thought to cross-check it against the socal cup standings. Apparently I am in 14th in the socal cup standings and am the second-highest ranked cat 4 that is registered I don't know how that worked out
umd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-09, 06:00 PM   #14
jdh
Junior Member
 
jdh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kudude View Post
well, here's the deal. If i was in your situation, I'd send the upgrade in whenever. For all intents and purposes (that's 'intensive purposes' to you illiterates) you're a 3. You don't need the points in the 4s race and the two possible results are 1) you don't finish in the points and just make the field size bigger for those who get them or 2) you take some points away from the hundreds of 4s trying to upgrade in cali

Your license says 4 and no one is going to kick you out of the race because they've spent time cross referencing your registration with teh internetz. Whether or not your USACyling page says 3 or 4 you'll do the race, so who cares?
This is very bad advice for So Cal Cup races. The entire series and points are submitted digitally. You can be suspended for racing out of category. You should wait until after SDSR to submit your upgrade.
jdh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-09, 08:18 PM   #15
kudude
slow up hills
 
kudude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Seattle, WA
Bikes: Giant TCR, Redline CX, Ritchey Breakaway, Spec S-works epic
Posts: 4,931
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
^^ sorry. not familiar with SoCal Cup. Should have put a norcal disclaimer on it
kudude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-09, 08:20 PM   #16
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
Posts: 28,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I don't really care about the socal cup. If it's my last race as a 4 I won't have any more chance for advancement in ranking.
umd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-16-09, 08:28 PM   #17
jdh
Junior Member
 
jdh's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Bikes:
Posts: 21
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
It really has nothing to do with the So Cal Cup itself. The thing to keep in mind is that all SCNCA results are checked against the USA Cycling database. I run registration for SDSR and would not BS you. You will not be able to race out of category. Been doing this for five years and have seen it all before.

There open spots in the Cat 3 race if you want to take a crack at 8 laps.
jdh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-09, 09:52 PM   #18
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
Posts: 28,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by jdh View Post
It really has nothing to do with the So Cal Cup itself. The thing to keep in mind is that all SCNCA results are checked against the USA Cycling database. I run registration for SDSR and would not BS you. You will not be able to race out of category. Been doing this for five years and have seen it all before.

There open spots in the Cat 3 race if you want to take a crack at 8 laps.
No worries, I'm still a 4
umd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-09, 09:53 PM   #19
kuf
Mrs. umd
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Dolce Vita & Transition
Posts: 1,399
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Hey, any spots in Women's 4? I'm thinking of joining umd & getting some riding/racing in when out there.
kuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-09, 09:59 PM   #20
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
Posts: 28,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by kuf View Post
Hey, any spots in Women's 4? I'm thinking of joining umd & getting some riding/racing in when out there.
You know there is a hill, right?
umd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-09, 10:02 PM   #21
kuf
Mrs. umd
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Dolce Vita & Transition
Posts: 1,399
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by umd View Post
You know there is a hill, right?
What are you saying?

Last edited by kuf; 03-18-09 at 05:56 PM.
kuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-09, 10:05 PM   #22
ridethecliche
Village Idiot
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bahstaaaaan
Bikes:
Posts: 20,241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by umd View Post
You know there is a hill, right?
Uh oh, umd's going to get in trouble for that insinuation!
ridethecliche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-17-09, 10:29 PM   #23
mclodfelter
Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: San Diego
Bikes: 1989 Bianchi Brava, 2001 Bianchi XL Boron, 2010 Cannondale Caad-8CX 105, 2009 Cannondale Rize 4, 2008 Fuji Track Pro, 2001 Leader frame built w/ Campy Veloce, 2009 Focus Cayo Extreme
Posts: 24
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'll be there in the 4's
mclodfelter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-09, 11:08 AM   #24
umd
Banned
 
umd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Tarmac SL2, Specialized Tarmac SL, Giant TCR Composite, Specialized StumpJumper Expert HT
Posts: 28,387
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Uh oh, umd's going to get in trouble for that insinuation!


Quote:
Originally Posted by mclodfelter View Post
I'll be there in the 4's
What team are you on?
umd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-09, 04:11 PM   #25
kuf
Mrs. umd
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Bikes: Specialized Dolce Vita & Transition
Posts: 1,399
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
Uh oh, umd's going to get in trouble for that insinuation!
I'll let him worry about when I'll get him back, then make him pay when he least expects it.
kuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:51 PM.