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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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    Quote Originally Posted by chuongdoan View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    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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    The answer to all questions in this thread is declared to be "nothing"

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    What are you saying? Are you not in awe of my incredible time-trialing prowess within the 20814?
    Last edited by TheJackMove; 03-24-09 at 06:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheJackMove View Post
    What are you saying? Are you you are not in awe of my incredible time-trialing prowess within the 20814?

    Brain.
    Splode.

    (Is that like 'All your base are belong to us?')

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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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    Quote Originally Posted by SushiJoe View Post

    Brain.
    Splode.

    (Is that like 'All your base are belong to us?')
    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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