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    Jefferson Cup

    T-8 days!
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Crap, I forgot to train. Is that enough time for me to get in shape for it?

    Wait, isn't it 9 days? I thought it was on sunday. Man I got all kinds of problems.

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    125 guys, all who think they can win the first big MABRA race of the season.

    can't wait.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJackMove View Post
    Crap, I forgot to train. Is that enough time for me to get in shape for it?

    Wait, isn't it 9 days? I thought it was on sunday. Man I got all kinds of problems.
    I just started riding my bike again last week so I dont know why I signed up this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJackMove View Post
    Crap, I forgot to train. Is that enough time for me to get in shape for it?

    Wait, isn't it 9 days? I thought it was on sunday. Man I got all kinds of problems.
    No no, the race is on Saturday. Tell your teammates.
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    granted it's a week away, but looks like it might be wet this year

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    Wet and nasty is a requirement for that race I thought.

    And for those of you who have nottrained for it, don't worry no body does

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    Quote Originally Posted by jfmckenna View Post
    Wet and nasty is a requirement for that race I thought.

    And for those of you who have nottrained for it, don't worry no body does
    "'Guys,' I said one time in the locker room, 'I've been training my butt off.' There was a shocked, giggly moment of silence, but I was afraid they would think I was serious."

    BTW, nice try bd. You scared me though, I actually went and checked bikereg to be sure.
    Now it's T-8.
    Last edited by TheJackMove; 03-21-09 at 05:56 AM.

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    It's the VA Masters champ race this year though. Who knows what kind of prep people might have put into it?

    I'm not old enough to race in the "slow old guy" group, so someone enlighten me.
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    i am about 90% sure I will not be showing for this race

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    "slow old guy" group. Nice troll attempt.

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    What? The first race of the year is the VA Masters Champ race? That's nuts.

    I'll be doing about 90 miles today. Hope that shakes out the winter cob webs.

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    Yup. From the VACycling site:
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    Surviving Jeff Cup will be hard enough for the first race of the season. Add that to the typical mid-atlantic CRAP weather, and I'm going to just be an irritated racer.

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    Last year I found jeff cup to be a really easy race. I signed up last minute after having a horrible race the week before. Driving down to the race I kept asking myself why I was driving so far to get dropped on the first lap. It turned out to be one of the easiest races of the year for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    Last year I found jeff cup to be a really easy race. I signed up last minute after having a horrible race the week before. Driving down to the race I kept asking myself why I was driving so far to get dropped on the first lap. It turned out to be one of the easiest races of the year for me.
    Sitting in does that.
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    It's definitely an easy race to sit in on. The field is huge and you can pretty much always let some one else chase down the suckers like me who try to get away because I can't sprint for jack. This year will be different in the P123 for me. I probably won't make a pack finish but who knows.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    Last year I found jeff cup to be a really easy race. I signed up last minute after having a horrible race the week before. Driving down to the race I kept asking myself why I was driving so far to get dropped on the first lap. It turned out to be one of the easiest races of the year for me.
    Aw... it's not that far! This race would not be possible where it not for people driving in from Northern Virginia and beyond. There aren't too many road races close to that area otherwise.

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    nearly 3 hours is too far for me when there are 4 or 5 road races within a hour from me

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    ^^^ you drove all over the east coast for cross races last year...

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    yeah but generally north. Driving to a cross race is different because its more like going to a big party where it can be an all day event. road racing just isnt the same.

    also no offense to anyone but I dont find driving a few hours south into VA very appealing. I didnt go to charlottesville for that cross race either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    yeah but generally north. Driving to a cross race is different because its more like going to a big party where it can be an all day event. road racing just isnt the same.

    also no offense to anyone but I dont find driving a few hours south into VA very appealing. I didnt go to charlottesville for that cross race either.

    driving south a few hours into VA is much better than driving north in I-95 up to philly...

    a bit farther, but no worse than going to the Tour of Washington County or something...
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    tour or washington county is less than an hour and a half from me where jeff cup is almost 3 hours

    philly is less than 3 hours and i find the north a lot more appealing than virginia

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lithuania View Post
    tour or washington county is less than an hour and a half from me where jeff cup is almost 3 hours

    philly is less than 3 hours and i find the north a lot more appealing than virginia

    funny, I think the opposite. wilmington seems like a million miles from me whereas although I know jeff cup is too farther away, it doesnt feel as far as DE or philly.

    I'm definitely putting some of the lancaster stuff on my calender this year though as opposed to the in district crits all summer long. I like crits, but am going to try and be more selective about which ones I'm doing if there are other road race option up in dutch country.

    -Rudesiggy: towc/hagerstown is probably less than 75 minutes from you, c-ville is at least 2.5 hrs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
    I like crits, but am going to try and be more selective about which ones I'm doing if there are other road race option up in dutch country.
    You know, I was thinking the same thing, but I just did Farmersville last weekend and it reminded me why I didn't like those (formerly) Red Roses Races. No ref trailing the pack, no enforcement of yellow line rule, almost getting hit by cars/hitting buggies, poor (if any) reporting of results, 5 hours of driving and $37 for a 1 hour race...not my idea of a good time. And I am better at crits anyway.

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