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    My 2nd race...or...a lesson learned.

    Last weekend was my first race, which I posted in the 'race report' thread...today was my second. (Pinellas Park Fl, Cat 5 circuit race) The lesson I learned was: survive the accelerations and all will be well. Much better result this time. Finished with the pack instead of soloing for 6 of 8 laps like last weekend.

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    congrats man!

    I remember someone posting that just when you think you are done, hang on for one more lap--just one more. After that one lap, you may have forgotten you were "done" on the previous lap. Good mental exercise there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
    Last weekend was my first race, which I posted in the 'race report' thread...today was my second. (Pinellas Park Fl, Cat 5 circuit race) The lesson I learned was: survive the accelerations and all will be well. Much better result this time. Finished with the pack instead of soloing for 6 of 8 laps like last weekend.
    Great job. I raced this with you. Crits are much harder for me at this stage of my training. This circuit race had much fewer hard accelerations given the course loop. I posted my report in the Race Report thread, but I was the one who shot up the left with over 500 meters to go. Stayed away and finished 4th. You may remember me because I was also the guy lying on the ground to the left after the finish having been involved in a crash. Congrats again on your result!

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    ^^^ yeah, saw you layin there...glad youre OK...and congrats on the result!! Any idea about the other guy that fell in the first turn on the last lap(after we finished)? I think he may have been in the Cat4's in front of us...he didnt look too good and took a ride in the ambulance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by hammy56 View Post
    ^^^ yeah, saw you layin there...glad youre OK...and congrats on the result!! Any idea about the other guy that fell in the first turn on the last lap? I think he may have been in the Cat4's in front of us...he didnt look too good and took a ride in the ambulance.
    True. He was in the Cat 4 race. From what I heard he was unconscious for several minutes. Hence, the ambulance. Not exactly sure what happened there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VARacer View Post
    True. He was in the Cat 4 race. From what I heard he was unconscious for several minutes. Hence, the ambulance. Not exactly sure what happened there.
    He either took the turn to wide or got pushed wide and went into a cone. Did a cartwheel off the bike.

    Congrats on a great race!

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