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    This bike racing stuff is for wussy

    Yup.

    But to play on more of an earnest pitch: how many are there of you who of you made it to Cat 2 without a coach, and didn't die a miserable death?
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    Me.

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    me too

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    It was easy when I was 22. Don't think I'll get back there now.

    Edit: On second thought, if I had the time to race more and with an eye towards races that would get me points (wheel sucking in crits ), I might be able to do it again. The few races I do tend to be whatever category is earliest in the day, and I don't think M40+ count towards upgrade (?)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    It was easy when I was 22. Don't think I'll get back there now.
    +1 (but make it 25).

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    Oh wait.

    I guess I don't have any excuses then, huh?

    I'm 20, I have a coach now, I weigh like 150ish, and I still suck.

    Awesome!
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    You are all slaves to your silly power meters and coaches you know. Crazy Road Nazi scum that you are.

    Every last friggin one of you.

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    I'll get there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    I'll get there.
    I hope I will too haha. This is my first year training semi seriously, i.e. riding more than 4-5 hrs a week.
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    I'm getting very close (I'm also 26)

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    I'll get there.
    Oh, and I'll be 40 in 8 months.

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    Ask me this question after the fall and I'll tell you yes. No formal coaching.
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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Oh, and I'll be 40 in 8 months.
    You're making me all dewey eyed and nostalgic for the days of my Youth.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    You're making me all dewey eyed and nostalgic for the days of my Youth.
    Don't go rusting your chain with those tears.

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    Hopefully I'll get to cat 2. Although technically I have a coach...

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    I will hopefully be there by next year at this time. My focus on TTs at this time of the year tends to hurt me points-wise, but you have to do what you love!

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    By the way. If I can do it, anyone can. I suck immensely.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    By the way. If I can do it, anyone can. I suck immensely.
    This will be my new motivation when suffering in a road race. Hope you don't mind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    Oh, and I'll be 40 in 8 months.
    Then there's hope for me yet... I turned 29 this year.

    Wish I would have discovered this at 16.
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    Quote Originally Posted by timster View Post
    This will be my new motivation when suffering in a road race. Hope you don't mind.
    By all means. But I think Pcaddy has better ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    You are all slaves to your silly power meters and coaches you know. Crazy Road Nazi scum that you are.

    Every last friggin one of you.
    Who's he referring to ?? Power meter ? Coach ?? I did it the old fashioned way. Nailed on my own cleats, built my own frames & wheels, glued on tires, rode hard until my legs were really sore, rested, repeat ..... It's these new guys like Pcad with all the gadgets getting all confused in the head !
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    me. but I was 17 and had the time to train like that.
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    Most interesting. I'm thinking more and more that massive amounts of crit racing is where it's at.
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    Me twice. At 17 and again at 40.

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    Didn't have a personal coach, but we did have a team coach in college who gave training plans and some tactical advice.

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