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    Acquiring new target.... carlfreddy's Avatar
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    I guess a pro contract is next....

    ....right?

    The following request to change your USCF category has been approved and processed by USA Cycling:
    carlfreddy - 2009-05-12 15:41
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    Request to change category from Cat 4 to Cat 3
    So is there a secret handshake I'm supposed to learn now?
    There are only 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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    Does this mean your last name is an obscenity?

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    The names have been changed to protect the innocent......
    There are only 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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    is your last name freddy? two first names?

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    Why would you want to turn pro when you're already in the Ultimate Cat?

    Congrats!

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    If you're like 90% of cyclists, that's the last category upgrade you'll ever get.
    Cat 1 meter- 15%

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    If you're like 90% of cyclists, that's the last category upgrade you'll ever get.
    Buzzkill much?
    There are only 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Why would you want to turn pro when you're already in the Ultimate Cat?
    Seriously.

    I've made it.

    I'm in the Big Show now.

    Men want to be me, women want to be with me.

    Wait, did I just say that out loud?
    There are only 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    If you're like 99.99% of cyclists and 95% of active racers, that's the last category upgrade you'll ever get.
    Fixed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carlfreddy View Post

    I've made it.

    I'm in the Big Show now.
    Congratulations.



    Now you'll really get laid.

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    I've heard of a secret racing handbook, but you have to upgrade to Cat 2 to do it.

    Cat 3... congrats? Now that you've gotten the easy upgrades out of the way, you'll see how good you really are

    Congrats, though, for real. My Cat 3 upgrade high lasted me a whole year.

    never made it out of 3s,
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    Now that you've gotten the easy upgrades out of the way, you'll see how good you really are
    Yep, thats pretty much the idea.

    This is my third year racing, first year with an actual training program, though I'm still admittedly low tech in my training; I just use a clock.

    The real fun part now will be trying to still achieve the goals I set for my season when I was a 4, but as a 3.
    There are only 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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    Wasn't R600 Dura Ace a Cat 3?

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    what criteria did you use for your upgrade?

    maybe it's because I'm fitting the mold of ultimate cat forever, and that when I upgraded to a cat 3 I did so with about 30 upgrade points, that I believe upgrading to category 3 is an accomplishment to be proud of.

    congrats carlfreddy. enjoy your upgrade, and dont be psyched out or intimidated (not implying that you are), most racres that are competitive as a 4 are competitive as a 3.

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    Congrats again Carl.

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    Thanks for the motivation Carl... I put in my request this morning. Movin' on up.

    The following request to change your USCF category has been approved and processed by USA Cycling:
    jason****** - 2009-05-13 10:51
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    Request to change category from Cat 5 to Cat 4

    We're both local... we need to meet next race.

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    Congrats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
    If you're like 90% of cyclists, that's the last category upgrade you'll ever get.
    there's alway cross, mountain and track
    Quote Originally Posted by mr_tom View Post
    Cycling isn't a sport. It's more like a really, really expensive eating disorder.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kudude View Post
    there's alway cross, mountain and track
    Plus, being cat 3 on road, you can race as a cat 3 in cross races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by timster View Post
    Plus, being cat 3 on road, you can race as a cat 3 in cross races.
    at least around here you race whatever you feel like A/B/C. you can 'grant yourself and upgrade' whenever you need the ego boost (until you actually race, then you loose the boost)
    Quote Originally Posted by mr_tom View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Fixed.
    Arent you a 4?
    Please remember that all statements unless quoted, are strictly my opinion of what happened. That there are as many opinions as there are spectators attending. I just choose to publish mine on this forum. And would NEVER intend to purposely hurt or discredit any other cyclist.... With that said... HTFU!

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    Quote Originally Posted by timster View Post
    Plus, being cat 3 on road, you can race as a cat 3 in cross races.


    I'm a far better cross racer than road racer. Just so happens that riding on the road got me to the 3s first.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McTufferton View Post
    Thanks for the motivation Carl... I put in my request this morning. Movin' on up.




    We're both local... we need to meet next race.

    Every Tuesday night I'm at Carondolet Park for the Tuesday Night Worlds.

    I'm the tall guy in the Manchester Racing/Trek StL kit on a yellow LeMond.

    There are only 10 types of people in the world; those who understand binary, and those who don't.

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    Congratulations Carl. In addition to racing in Cat 3, you can now give all kinds of training and tactics advice on bike forums with authority .

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