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    I'm in, and for once I'll have a full team in the 2/3 race. Gotta say I'm more than pumped about it, even though I know its going to be full gas single file from the ***.



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    Maybe... Why is the 2/3 race so short?
    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 wfrogge View Post
    Maybe... Why is the 2/3 race so short?
    Because all of the races take place on the same ~3mi circuit. Kinda hard to get a long Cat2/3 race in there when the Pro/1 will take 3.5hrs.

    That was the most miserable race I've ever attempted. I got in a break that lasted for a lap, then a lap after we got caught, I dropped out. I was shivering on a 95 degree day. The air was like soup. I drank 4 or 5 bottles in the 8 laps that I raced. Some people were taking bottles to drink every other lap, and getting ice the laps that they weren't getting water.
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    I'm in. Cat 4/5.

    We've had a few training rides on the course already. I ride with Momentum Racing... it's practically in our backyard.

    And yes, it's a very hard circuit. And it's held in late June... 90 degree days and 90% humidity.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
    Because all of the races take place on the same ~3mi circuit. Kinda hard to get a long Cat2/3 race in there when the Pro/1 will take 3.5hrs.

    That was the most miserable race I've ever attempted. I got in a break that lasted for a lap, then a lap after we got caught, I dropped out. I was shivering on a 95 degree day. The air was like soup. I drank 4 or 5 bottles in the 8 laps that I raced. Some people were taking bottles to drink every other lap, and getting ice the laps that they weren't getting water.
    Thats a cool summer day for us in Memphis
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
    Thats a cool summer day for us in Memphis
    Seeing as the average dew point in StL is two degrees lower than the dew point of Memphis, TN (66 vs. 68), I'm going to have to say that they're similar in overall gross-ness during the summer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wfrogge View Post
    Maybe... Why is the 2/3 race so short?
    If you think its going to be easy, come on down and show us Northerners how its done.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
    Seeing as the average dew point in StL is two degrees lower than the dew point of Memphis, TN (66 vs. 68), I'm going to have to say that they're similar in overall gross-ness during the summer.
    Historical info....

    Memphis
    Average High Temperature 90 F Average Afternoon Relative Humidity 50% *June*
    Average High Temperature 91 F Average Afternoon Relative Humidity 53% *July*
    Average High Temperature 90 F Average Afternoon Relative Humidity 53% *August*

    St Louis
    Average High Temperature 85 F Average Afternoon Relative Humidity 51% *June*
    Average High Temperature 89 F Average Afternoon Relative Humidity 52% *July*
    Average High Temperature 87 F Average Afternoon Relative Humidity 52% *August*



    St Louis is much cooler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by McTufferton View Post
    I'm in. Cat 4/5.

    We've had a few training rides on the course already. I ride with Momentum Racing... it's practically in our backyard.

    And yes, it's a very hard circuit. And it's held in late June... 90 degree days and 90% humidity.
    Sunday's forecast from Accuweather.com...

    Sunday, Jun 21
    High: 89 F RealFeel: 95 F
    Humid
    with partial sunshine; an afternoon thunderstorm possible

    Who would have thought? 90 degrees and humid... Good day to race.
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    I will be there. I might win.

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