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    Upgrade question

    About a month ago, I decided that I really wanted to get into road and track racing. Unfortunately, it's quite late in the season. Will any of the races I do from now until the end of the year count towards an upgrade, or does everything get reset to zero on January 1st? In other words, is the number of races/point based on the previous 12 months or year-to-date?

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMetal View Post
    In other words, is the number of races/point based on the previous 12 months or year-to-date?
    previous 12 months
    start racing

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
    previous 12 months
    start racing
    benStillerDoIt.jpg
    "if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein

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    Cat 5 upgrade points don't expire.
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    Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanders View Post
    Cat 5 upgrade points don't expire.
    You a new member?
    We should have an introduce yourself thread...
    "if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanders View Post
    Cat 5 upgrade points don't expire.
    that makes sense
    knew a guy who raced cat5's for 14 years
    he showed up 1-2 races each season
    curiously, he was a circuit court judge who commuted 300 miles a week

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    Why, I've been a member all my life...

    Been busy at work, family stuff, etc. Not much training but I have managed not to miss a meal.
    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
    Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    You a new member?
    We should have an introduce yourself thread...

    I've been riding for about 5 years, but I'm new to not being fat. I've been getting stronger and faster over the years, so I figured it's time to do fast things.

    Thanks for the quick answers everyone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoeMetal View Post
    I've been riding for about 5 years, but I'm new to not being fat. I've been getting stronger and faster over the years, so I figured it's time to do fast things.

    Thanks for the quick answers everyone.
    That's cool, I was taking a shot at the redneck from NC
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    Cat 5 points are now from finishing races, not just starting them. New change for 2012.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    ... the redneck from NC.
    the latter makes the former redundant.
    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
    Damn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanders View Post
    the latter makes the former Redundant.
    I had a Plymouth Redundant with a Slant 6 back in 79. It was my uncle's but he rolled it and the insurance company totaled it. He bought it back for $200, took the roof off with a cutting torch then welded a beach umbrella stand on the floor. He was mostly drunk when he did the work and set fire to parts of the interior, but it still ran good and the beach umbrella was a great way to start conversations with girls. Of course you couldn't drive it much over 40 MPH without risking the umbrella tearing off. Given that it was almost always foggy and in the high 50's where I lived you got pretty cold even at 40 MPH so we kept the heater going full blast all the time. Problem was the thermostat was bad so sometimes it would blow cold air then you really froze your ass off. The girls we picked up would start complaining about being cold so we'd kick them out of the car and go get someone over 21 to buy us beers. You could use the jagged edge of where the roof got cut off like a bottle opener but for some reason we always bought cans. I think we did that because if we saw the cops we could chuck the beers out into the bushes and retrieve them later. I think we only had a couple of cans bust open.

    So yeah, Cat 5 points carry over.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    That's cool, I was taking a shot at the redneck from NC
    Hey now, dim fiten wurds!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ericm979 View Post
    Cat 5 points are now from finishing races, not just starting them. New change for 2012.
    This.. ^
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    Hey ex I think you are as random as I am
    "if you ride it the way it's meant to be ridden there's no way any wife is less of a ***** than a bicycle." - gstein

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    I got pulled over on one occasion, I think when I was about 19...and after a few minutes the cop says to me- "uh, buddy...um...are you kidding me?"

    after learning I was drunk, had a suspended license, no registration, and no insurance, he says with a chuckle "man, I honestly dont even know what to do here."

    I had traded a MX bike for a 72 (?) Chevelle. It was impounded and I never saw it again.

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    ^ i got pulled over, it wasnt fun. i lost my license. I could not go place without a ride. I live at lesast 5 miles away from most of my friends (in the wrong direction of civilization)
    cat 1-o-meter: wtf am i doing??????
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    You're not dumb. You're just less smart.

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    Also if you are upgrading based on top 10 finishes from 4 to 3 there is no time frame. As soon as you have 10 top 10s with fields of 30 or more with a total of 25 races. Doesn't matter if it takes you 6months or 6years. Thats what I was told

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    The 12 month period only applies to points-based upgrades. There are no points-based upgrades from 5->4, only ten finishes. It's all in the rulebook, people. Read it.

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    so bossy.

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    Pet peeve.

    Why anyone would engage in a sanctioned sporting activity where money is at stake and not know the rules is beyond my ability to comprehend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Pet peeve.

    Why anyone would engage in a sanctioned sporting activity where money is at stake and not know the rules is beyond my ability to comprehend.
    i don't anything about this money you speak of. We mostly get extra thick, ill-fitting Velopromo T-shirts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by save10 View Post
    i don't anything about this money you speak of. We mostly get extra thick, ill-fitting Velopromo T-shirts.
    +1
    lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by save10 View Post
    i don't anything about this money you speak of. We mostly get extra thick, ill-fitting Velopromo T-shirts.
    race fees
    bike
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    money at stake

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    how are any of those things "at stake". You've paid for them already. You own/belong already. At stake implies that there is something to be gained or lost.

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