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    Meow! my58vw's Avatar
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    Valentines Day Race... Brea California

    Alright I am going to go see my first criterium in years after finding that some of the members of RBC will be racing cat 5. I considered racing but feel I am not realy yet for that type of race. My main motivation for going is to see how things have changed in years and also see how the pace is in cat5 and higher rankings.

    What is the best place to watch the race? I am going to try and get in the middle of the track but it is a simple square track. I am interested in the start, pacing, cornering and speed.

    Anyone here going to race on Sunday in this event? I would love to chat with a few people from the forum. I will most likely wear my club jersey to support the ones who are racing... I will be hard to miss
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    Do you have info on this race? I'm jsut over in Orange, I'd love to check it out after my club ride!

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    www.socalcycling.com/RaceAnn/2005/stv.pdf

    I have to miss mine because I want to see cat 5 racing which is early. Pro 1,2 should be fun but it is too late for me to see...
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    You should just race, don't be so worried about injury.

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    I would love too but my whole career relys on my staying injury free this year. Getting injured means not going to the police academy this year and that would be horrible.

    Of course in 2 months I may enter a few, we will see where things go this season...
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    corner one on this course is the best for viewing.
    everywhere else is a bit of a bore for both racing and spectating...but, the course is short enough that you walk it and find your favorite spot.

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    Most Cat 5 races have a tendency to be very fast the 1st few laps and if you are not ready can get dropped.. If you hang in the 1st 5-10 laps the pace will slow down quite a bit.. Also if you need to stay away from injuries, criteriums are not the place to do that. The lower categories can and do have a number of crashes.. Look for some Time trials to gauge your fitness and speed..

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    I do quite a few TTs each year, the toms farms one is my favorite. Next year will be different because I can be more agressive in the crits.

    Thanks for the advice... I hope to see a few forum members there tomarrow... will be wearing my RBC jersey so I should be hard to miss...
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    Well it was awsome... the intensity was great. I feel that after talking to some of the people who raced that I am the CAT5 level. I almost decided to race today that is how good I felt.

    Got some good footage. I will be making a short 2 - 3 minute video soon and showing it here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by my58vw

    Got some good footage. I will be making a short 2 - 3 minute video soon and showing it here...
    did you happen to get the finish of the master's 35+ race?

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    Just cat5, I had a video up for about 1.5 days... then I hit my 50 GB banndwith limit
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    If anyone wants to see the vid, its EXCELLENT, and I have it on my computer - so if its ok with my58vw, I'll send it to you via AIM or E-mail if you send me a quick PM.


    Some other vids would be awesome, man.
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    Going to shoot tomarrow... even if it rains. Sure send the video away. I am sure it is too big for email though...

    I will post it on the server again for a little while if you want... just pm me.

    Next time I am going to do a little more work on the opening...
    Just your average club rider... :)

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    Keep it up with the hard rock music. I haver fallen in love with Rock Fist, and to a lesser extenet - Thousand Foot Krutch.
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