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    NY Spring Series - Prospect Park

    Anyone know if you can go "standby" and take the place of a "no-show" at these?
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    yeah, but who in their right mind would wake up that early on a maybe. what category?

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    Well, me I guess Cat 5. Looking to go tomorrow. I figure if I can take a no-show slot in cat 5 tomorrow's questionable weather would make the odds better than on other days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by island rider View Post
    Well, me I guess Cat 5. Looking to go tomorrow. I figure if I can take a no-show slot in cat 5 tomorrow's questionable weather would make the odds better than on other days.
    odds of what, exactly?

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    odds of people not showing up, odds of getting to race...

    no, not the odds of winning, doing well, or even finishing, just being allowed to start
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    why play the odds? It's a Van Dunk race.

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    I'm not sure what that means. But then again I'm new to the 33, more used to the 41.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    It's a Van Dunk race.
    Uh oh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by island rider View Post
    I'm not sure what that means. But then again I'm new to the 33, more used to the 41.
    It's a NY thing not a 33 thing. He's the promoter. They're races that are ill advised to do under most circumstances. The level of "should not do" increases with distance traveled, weather, and ability to register.

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    Eh, it wasn't bad. A bit of a cat 5 controversy, but that didn't effect me. Got my space, got my race, got my experience, got away without getting caught in the crash. All in all a good day.
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