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    Primes, Ninja Primes, Growlers and Chasing down attacks.

    Primes, Ninja Primes and "Growlers" are included in a race. What's the difference between the three?

    It's a mixed 4/5 race. Is it bad form to chase an attack from a different cat rider in hopes of forming a breakaway?

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    Ninja primes are only for riders who don't use lights at night. They get a special award saying "I defied the safety Nannies". Growlers are for masters only, and awarded for grumbling at their breakaway companions to take it steady on the hills. Chasing cats in a race is generally bad form, but if you see a hare by all means give chase, and you might get a greyhound award.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuke View Post
    Primes, Ninja Primes and "Growlers" are included in a race. What's the difference between the three?
    marketing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Shuke View Post
    It's a mixed 4/5 race. Is it bad form to chase an attack from a different cat rider in hopes of forming a breakaway?
    no.

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    Growlers are jugs of beer from local brewpubs. They're the prizes for the thing, not the thing itself.

    Ninja primes started as a joke because the Cat 6 guys were going off the front on non-Prime laps just for looks (originally called "photo-primes").

    When they started putting on the State Fair crit they decided to make them official. Ninja primes are unannounced Primes - you don't know you've won until you've crossed the line (and the guy dressed in the ninja costume starts wailing on his electric guitar). As far as I know, there are no regular primes in that race.

    Take a flyer off the front. Your impatience may be rewarded...

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    wtf

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    Quote Originally Posted by specq View Post
    Growlers are jugs of beer from local brewpubs. They're the prizes for the thing, not the thing itself.

    Ninja primes started as a joke because the Cat 6 guys were going off the front on non-Prime laps just for looks (originally called "photo-primes").

    When they started putting on the State Fair crit they decided to make them official. Ninja primes are unannounced Primes - you don't know you've won until you've crossed the line (and the guy dressed in the ninja costume starts wailing on his electric guitar). As far as I know, there are no regular primes in that race.

    Take a flyer off the front. Your impatience may be rewarded...
    Hey thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    wtf
    41ers with a 5.

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    Quote Originally Posted by specq View Post
    Growlers are jugs of beer from local brewpubs. They're the prizes for the thing, not the thing itself.

    Ninja primes started as a joke because the Cat 6 guys were going off the front on non-Prime laps just for looks (originally called "photo-primes").

    When they started putting on the State Fair crit they decided to make them official. Ninja primes are unannounced Primes - you don't know you've won until you've crossed the line (and the guy dressed in the ninja costume starts wailing on his electric guitar). As far as I know, there are no regular primes in that race.

    Take a flyer off the front. Your impatience may be rewarded...
    that is actually funny. (FYI: for CX races.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by slim_77 View Post
    that is actually funny. (FYI: for CX races.)
    Yeah, sounds awesome. I'd totally do that for a cross race. Sounds hilarious!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shuke View Post
    Primes, Ninja Primes and "Growlers" are included in a race. What's the difference between the three?

    It's a mixed 4/5 race. Is it bad form to chase an attack from a different cat rider in hopes of forming a breakaway?
    Ninjas



    Growlers



    wait ... what was the other one?
    Have a good day and htfu you big baby, Rich
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