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    Must do races

    What are some of the must do races state side? Or for some of us, the races to put on the wish list.

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    Paris-Roubaix.
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    I was thinking more along the lines of, I don't know, the Giro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmsuter View Post
    What are some of the must do races state side? Or for some of us, the races to put on the wish list.
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    Paris-Roubaix.

    And did I mention...FAIL

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    Quote Originally Posted by cmsuter View Post
    And did I mention...FAIL
    State side? What is this state you speak of?

    Do you mean counties? Or provinces? Or do you mean 'state' as in nation state.

    Langkowi is a race I never did but really wanted to. That would be high on my list.

    I did the Tour of Okinawa twice and that was pretty cool. I'd add it otherwise.

    I wish I could have done Quatar but it really came into its own as a race long after I would have been able.

    Racing the Tour of South China Seas was awesome. Having people 5 deep at the barricades clamoring for an autograph is a boost to the legs even if it was only because I was a white face. I'd add that for those who haven't been there.

    I need to think about some more...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cmsuter View Post
    I was thinking more along the lines of, I don't know, the Giro.
    Is that what you mean by 'state side'? Explain.
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    I apologize for not making the point of the thread clear. I was meaning to say, what are some good must do races in the US. The giro comment was my pathetic attempt at sarcasm, and for that I give myself a :facepalm:

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    I can think of one right off the top of my head...The Swamp Classic in Gainesville, FL on Feb 5 and 6 of 2011
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    Quote Originally Posted by veloboy971 View Post
    I can think of one right off the top of my head...The Swamp Classic in Gainesville, FL on Feb 5 and 6 of 2011
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    Athens Twilight. But it's probably better to be a spectator, I've got three friends that broke bikes in that race.
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    Everest Challenge
    Mt Washington
    Mt Evans
    Mt Haleakala
    Death Valley stage race

    My list is probably not like other people's.

    You might specify what kinds of races you're interested in.

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    Tour of the Gila
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    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    Flyer or it doesn't exist.
    Flyer is under construction
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    there is a race up Mt. Haleakala?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    Athens Twilight. But it's probably better to be a spectator, I've got three friends that broke bikes in that race.
    I'm going to give a go at the qualifier this year. My ridding buddy raced last year and loved.

    Anniston is another biggie for the SE.

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    Tour of Somerville... 'cause it's where I live
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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy McTrumpy View Post
    there is a race up Mt. Haleakala?
    There was a USCF race but I'm not sure it's still being held. There's still a fred race though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    Everest Challenge
    Mt Washington
    Mt Evans
    Mt Haleakala
    Death Valley stage race

    My list is probably not like other people's.

    You might specify what kinds of races you're interested in.
    I'll be doing Mt. Evans this year. Hope I'm not over my head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by petalpower View Post
    I'll be doing Mt. Evans this year. Hope I'm not over my head.
    Don't try to eat at altitude. I got tunnel vision and it took forever for my breathing to catch up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    Don't try to eat at altitude. I got tunnel vision and it took forever for my breathing to catch up.
    Thanks for the advice!! I plan on trying to do a few rides ( if possible - weather permitting ) before the race as I've never ridden higher than 10,500.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    Athens Twilight. But it's probably better to be a spectator, I've got three friends that broke bikes in that race.
    I will be doing Twilight and the Roswell race the following day this year with about 1/2 my team.

    BTW if it ain't breakin' you ain't trying hard enough
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    Quote Originally Posted by jwible View Post
    I'm going to give a go at the qualifier this year. My ridding buddy raced last year and loved.

    Anniston is another biggie for the SE.
    What's the qualifier 3K - drop the hammer my friend you can do it - 3k tt leave it all out there
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    I will be doing Twilight and the Roswell race the following day this year with about 1/2 my team.

    BTW if it ain't breakin' you ain't trying hard enough
    I'll be there cheering you on. Actually I'll be cheering the Gutt on, but I'll still be one of the rabid spectators shouting at the top of my lungs.
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    Tour of Somerville... 'cause it's where I live
    That's like saying "what I really want is to spend a holiday weekend in the hospital."

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    how far are your parents willing to drive you ?

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