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Old 03-24-09, 12:33 PM   #1
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CAT5 points?

I know that you only need to have 10 mass starts to qualify for the 5-4 upgrade. But I noticed that in the USAC rankings this year, they are assigning points to my CAT5 finishes. What are these good for? When I upgrade to 4 in a few weeks, will I be able to use these points towards going from 4 to 3? Otherwise they're just meaningless since it doesn't matter where you place when upgrading from 5 to 4.
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Old 03-24-09, 01:15 PM   #2
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But I noticed that in the USAC rankings this year, they are assigning points to my CAT5 finishes. What are these good for?
Nothing as far as I can tell. There's an explanation of the formula, and it's quite arcane. All I see those points used for is the ranking on the usa cycling web site.
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Nothing as far as I can tell. There's an explanation of the formula, and it's quite arcane. All I see those points used for is the ranking on the usa cycling web site.
And what good is that ranking (other than it allows me to go around telling people I am the #1 ranked cat 4 time trialist in my zip code!!)?
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Old 03-24-09, 02:01 PM   #4
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Old 03-24-09, 02:21 PM   #5
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What are you saying? Are you not in awe of my incredible time-trialing prowess within the 20814?

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What are you saying? Are you you are not in awe of my incredible time-trialing prowess within the 20814?

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Yeah I've always thought the ranking points were fairly amusing to look at, but worth nothing. How else would I be ranked #1 in the state? Certainly not for riding ability. The rankings must be based on how many “big” regional races you do, and I guess your place at the races matters less than actually showing up.
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No, it was a typo, but I fixed it for you. I wouldn't want to be responsible for 'slpoding your brain because I forgot to delete a word in that post.
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