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    Dead Dog Classic XXII a go for 2010!!

    For any of you front range racers or racers from elsewhere who might be in the area, the Dead Dog Classic is on for the 22nd time in Laramie, WY. 26-27 June 2010. We are once more featured in the VeloNews Race and Ride Guide. If you have an questions, shoot me a email or im. Hope to see some of you guys out here.
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    Not going to dislocate my kneecap again, so I'll be there this time! It's on my team's "must do" list.
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    i'm there

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    Thanks for the support guys. BTW our website is www.deaddogclassic.com. Race bible should be up in couple of weeks. Basic courses are as described and purse will be about $9,000.

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    Here is the flyer for the race:


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    I'll be there.

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    Great! I personally guarantee that the wind will not blow.

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    You can have all the wind you want (last year's descent on the RR had us going 60+ MPH, woohoo), if you can promise there will be no mosquitoes.

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    ^^No s**t. Last year may have been the worst in the last five. The precip over the next two months will determine that. Flood irrigation is about the same every year but heavy spring rains are what quintuple the frickin pests. Did you race up here the last year we did the TT west of town? You may find it hard to believe but the mosquitoes were worse that year. Had it not been for the hurricane force winds that came up in the afternoon that year, many racers would have needed blood transfusions! Mosquitoes were so bad last year and that year of the west of town TT that the ranchers said their cattle actually lost weight in the spring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Last year was only my second. I never knew you could get bitten through lycra. I know now.

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    Heck....when they are hungry up here they can bite through cowhide. DEET does seem to keep them away though.

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    Dead Dog Classic Registration now open. http://www.active.com/cycling/larami...race-xxii-2010
    Race bible is now online http://www.deaddogclassic.com click on the race bible tab on the left hand side of the main page.

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    If I'm in CO at the time, I might go just to get owned by altitude. 1200' in Wichita is good for something, right?

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    Well that would put you at 11% of our highest altitude of 10800. MIGHT help! Might NOT! We have had guys come up from sea level and ride though. Two years ago, for example, a racer from SoCal came up and his comment was, "Yikes!"

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    When I'd go hiking up around 11-12k', it seemed like blinking my eyes spiked my heart rate.

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    hey merlin i dont see anything in the bible so wanted to confirm theres no mass start legal restriction on the TT is there?

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    nope. TT bike it up. Disk, Pterodactyl helmet, whatever you've got.

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    field sizes are a bit small this year, no? Am I just making that up?

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    Correct. Bring on the TT gear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianappleby View Post
    field sizes are a bit small this year, no? Am I just making that up?
    Yes and no. We looked at the number we have had over the past five years and the capacity of the RR parking lot and concluded that 400-420 was about what we could handle. Last year we had about 420 register and about 390 start. So we are right in the ball park. We want to put on a quality event and given our rather small volunteer population and the fact that the next nearest easily obtainable parking is 10 miles away, we went with what you see in the race bible. Moreover, guessing at overall numbers is difficult. This year we are up against elite, junior and U23 nationals. But, USAC has moved masters nationals (which we were up against last year). So determining field sizes is very tough. Last year I did a spreadsheet of every ACA race up to 15 days before our race. Didn't help much. Not sure how much differently we could have handled it. Input is welcome.

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