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    What kinds of races do you do?

    I was just wondering if the racers on here mostly concentrate on a certain kind of race, Road, Crit, or TT? Do you exclusively do one kind, or mix leaning towards a certain kind, or is it a balanced mix?

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    For me, it's about whatever is closest, or that I can take public transit to, or that's not more expensive than normal. If all of the above are equal, then whichever looks the most fun.

    So, to answer your question: no. However, I'm a broke college student with no car, so my viewpoint is skewed.

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    Road, crit, circuit or cross.

    Basically any race I can ride to.

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    Anything but road races with downhill finishes.
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    I'll race anything, RR, TT, or crit, but I feel most competent and most comfortable in a crit; I am not a natural climber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    Anything but road races with downhill finishes.
    That sounds kinda sketchy for the 4/5's.

    road races with very steep, very short hills are what I'm best at, with TT's next and then flat, technical crits where breakaways have a chance.
    Give me a short wall to climb, and I can power up it smoother and faster than most and gain some distance and then my next strength comes in. Solo.

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    Road - Time trials, hill climbs, select road races and stage races.
    Track - Pursuit, points, scratch, matched sprint or anything I think might be fun.

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    I like doing crits the most since thats what I have experience with.

    As my fitness is improving, I'm looking to start racing road races as well.

    I've never raced mtb, cross, or track.

    I'd really like to try cross and track racing. I think I might be decent on the track.
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    I do just crits or circuit races without a big hill in it (a hill that truly requires shifting into the small ring during a race). I do track too, since there aren't any small chainring hills on a track.

    Last road race I finished in contention was in 1984, and that was because top 6 was "contention" and the 4 or 5 rider group I was in was fighting for 6th. I think there were 12-15 starters. Last road race I started, 1997 I think, got dropped on first small hill (feed zone at Fitchburg).

    Not keen on mtb - bugs and stuff. I last raced mtb '97.

    'cross - too much fitness required. Never done it.

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    Crits, TT's, Road Races, and Cross.

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    I dont have a TT bike so I shy away from those. Of course if it is part of a larger weekend then I will do them. Besides that...anything I can drive too.

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    crits & track. just happens to be the most common type and I live within 8 miles of the only velodrome in the state. =)
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    So far just road races and crits.

    A few guys on my team are trying to convince me to try cross this season. I'm really considering it.

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    Thanks. The reason I am asking is that I have been road racing and doing TTs for several years, and just started doing crits this year. What I have discovered is that I am not very good at all at crits. Im more of a distance, endurance type. It seems like all the other guys at races are always talking about doing this crit, then this RR, then this Cross race, then a TT, all on consecutive weekends, and I always kind of thought most folks stuck to one type of racing. Guess I was wrong.

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    Road races, crits and cross. This is my 2nd year racing and I'm still finding my way and determining if I'm good at anything. I really liked the 3 cross races last year and will begin preparing for them later this summer. I did two 10 mile TT's which were on hilly course last year and may attempt a couple more traditional TT's this year. I forgot what head to head competition felt like and the more races I do the more I want/need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timster View Post
    So far just road races and crits.

    A few guys on my team are trying to convince me to try cross this season. I'm really considering it.
    ^^^^ This.

    I don't own a TT bike, and I don't think I'd be very good at one anyway. Time will tell.

    And I'm told I have to try cross this season. Sounds like fun.

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    i love crits. i hate any RR with a hill, but I'll be doing more of them (it's good for you). 'cross is fun in the fall although I've only done a couple of races I'll be doing more. Never done track, and I only do TTs if I have to. I raced a couple of collegiate mtb races last fall. it was fun, but that's not why I own a mtn bike
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    I seem to do pretty well in crits, not so much on the hilly RR's.

    I also want to start racing cross in the fall and potentially track. I have a good 1' and 5' power, but my 5" and FTP needs work (and that's what I'm training atm).

    Mountain bike racing also looks fun....

    Maybe bmx too...
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    Typically try to race when no one else knows its a race, they are a lot easier to win that way.......
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    Quote Originally Posted by timster View Post
    So far just road races and crits.

    A few guys on my team are trying to convince me to try cross this season. I'm really considering it.
    Do it, it's a blast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MONGO! View Post
    Do it, it's a blast.
    In kinda the same way its fun to get a root canal.

    I do mostly crits, because that's what's close. I'd like to do more road races, but don't have the opportunity to burn that type of time. I also ride cross. For me, cross races are basically 40-50 minute time trials. They're very tough. That's not a bad thing. I enjoy them, but there's no 'sitting in' and catching a breather. It's pedal 'til you drop, make no mistake. There is a bike handling aspect that's cool. You don't get that at most road/crit races.

    I'd like to do some long distance MTB stuff. If anything, just to add to the list of 'did that'.

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    Just started cross last year

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    Mostly road races in the spring, crits in the summer and weeknight circuit races through both.

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    Mostly crits. A few RR's, the flatter the better, please. A TT or two.
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