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Old 09-13-12, 01:49 PM   #1
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Should I do this 123?

I just got my 3 upgrade and tested my legs last week on the new category and got 6th, 2 points. I should end on a high note but instead, am pondering getting my ass handed to me on a tough course 1 2 3 race: https://www.bikereg.com/Net/14408

What do you think?

There are only 8 pre regs so far. I'm sure it will go to 10, but looks like a tiny field. That sucks huh? Dunno what to do.

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Old 09-13-12, 02:03 PM   #2
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try it... you might learn something... if you use a powermeter you might set a new pr... in any case you'll have a better idea of how much faster you need to be, just in time for off season training.
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Old 09-13-12, 02:13 PM   #3
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Sure, why not? My highest power and flat land speed ever, training or race, was in a M123 race last summer. You'll definitely learn some things.
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Old 09-13-12, 02:16 PM   #4
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This must be a rhetorical question. Do it. 8 registrants is kind of embarassing but no harm in getting out there and learning and getting some hard work in.

I have made your decision for you now go register. Thread closed ;p
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Old 09-13-12, 02:31 PM   #5
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Thank you. Registered.
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Old 09-13-12, 03:12 PM   #7
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Old 09-13-12, 07:22 PM   #8
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Dont encourage him.
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Old 09-13-12, 09:43 PM   #9
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Yeesh. Go race your bike and quit hand wringing. I'm trying to figure out how to squeeze in a race between opera, asthma, and transporting two dogs.
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Good luck. Small field or not, it'll be a good experience. Some of my best results have come from P123 races & I'm a sh!&@y 3.

If PA is anything like the convoluted FL scene, pre reg isn't generally an indication of how many people will show up on race day.
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Good Luck. Stay confident and you may surprise yourself. I grabbed a 6th place finish in my first cat1/2/3 race. It was my second race as a 3.
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