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hack 01-23-14 03:52 PM

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Originally Posted by mattm (Post 16434766)
Yeah it's the backside of the Wente RR course from what I can tell - luckily the easy part!!

So the finish is on the top of the "bump"?

Yeah...that's how I interpret the route description.

aaronmcd 01-28-14 02:49 PM

So... who knows how long it takes this Ron Rouse guy to respond to upgrade requests? Submit Monday, get approved by week's end? Or should I hold off on registering for Red Kite?

Ygduf 01-28-14 05:04 PM

he's been speedy ime

hack 01-28-14 05:50 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16447955)
So... who knows how long it takes this Ron Rouse guy to respond to upgrade requests? Submit Monday, get approved by week's end? Or should I hold off on registering for Red Kite?

Mine took like 1-2 days when I did it last year. Was suprised at the quick turn around time.

aaronmcd 01-29-14 05:12 PM

Processed and registered!

hack 01-29-14 05:31 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16451214)
Processed and registered!

Nice! You doing the both the 3/4 and the 4?

aaronmcd 01-29-14 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by hack (Post 16451257)
Nice! You doing the both the 3/4 and the 4?

Yep both

aaronmcd 02-01-14 01:55 AM

Nevermind that. Red Kite was "postponed"! :(
I was looking forward to my first cat 4 race. I guess I'll do the Early Bird again.

hack 02-01-14 09:42 AM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16458435)
Nevermind that. Red Kite was "postponed"! :(
I was looking forward to my first cat 4 race. I guess I'll do the Early Bird again.

That's not fun. You could always hustle on out to the knights ferry rr. 4's don't roll out until noon or so.

aaronmcd 02-01-14 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by hack (Post 16458817)
That's not fun. You could always hustle on out to the knights ferry rr. 4's don't roll out until noon or so.

Would have been fun, but I coached a gym meet at noon.

There are 2 options next Saturday: Folsom crit, or seaside bay view circuit race (cccx road series #1 ). Iwas leaning Seaside because I can race twice. But way more people are prereged for Folsom.

hack 02-01-14 09:53 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16460346)
Would have been fun, but I coached a gym meet at noon.

There are 2 options next Saturday: Folsom crit, or seaside bay view circuit race (cccx road series #1 ). Iwas leaning Seaside because I can race twice. But way more people are prereged for Folsom.

I'd lean toward Folsom, but its a three mile ride to the course for me. There will be more folks there and its a pretty simple course. A D shaped course with very slight (~10-15 feet) elevation gain/drop per lap. It's fast, too.

mattm 02-01-14 10:15 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16460346)
Would have been fun, but I coached a gym meet at noon.

There are 2 options next Saturday: Folsom crit, or seaside bay view circuit race (cccx road series #1 ). Iwas leaning Seaside because I can race twice. But way more people are prereged for Folsom.

Yeah the Seaside course usually gets even less turnout than the other CCCX course/races, the Ft Ord course. Cat 3/4's might have better turnout than the 2/3's race tho.

I was gonna do the Folsom crit but might do CCCX instead, since I need to get back in town early. But that Seaside course is so boring!

Impreza_aL 02-03-14 09:21 AM

rain for folsom and cherry pie this weekend?!?

http://img.pandawhale.com/90841-bicy...ial-p-xMNt.gif

bring the appropriate bike!

caloso 02-06-14 12:51 PM

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Originally Posted by Impreza_aL (Post 16463677)
rain for folsom and cherry pie this weekend?!?

http://img.pandawhale.com/90841-bicy...ial-p-xMNt.gif

bring the appropriate bike!

Awesome.

aaronmcd 02-06-14 05:04 PM

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Cherry Pie. Wind as well. Google says 10 mph. Any experience on turn 1 after coming down a 10% hill with a 10 mph tail wind in the rain? The turn doesn't look too bad on Google street view:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=363179

hack 02-06-14 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16473953)
Cherry Pie. Wind as well. Google says 10 mph. Any experience on turn 1 after coming down a 10% hill with a 10 mph tail wind in the rain? The turn doesn't look too bad on Google street view:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=363179

I've watched a few of the YouTube race videos from the course and the turn looks pretty mild. However, those were all in dryer conditions. It looks like there is a bit of a gutter/dip at the entrance to the turn that should make things extra fun with wind and rain.

Ygduf 02-06-14 05:09 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16473953)
Cherry Pie. Wind as well. Google says 10 mph. Any experience on turn 1 after coming down a 10% hill with a 10 mph tail wind in the rain? The turn doesn't look too bad on Google street view:
http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=363179


hyperlitenerd 02-06-14 05:52 PM

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Originally Posted by hack (Post 16473959)
I've watched a few of the YouTube race videos from the course and the turn looks pretty mild. However, those were all in dryer conditions. It looks like there is a bit of a gutter/dip at the entrance to the turn that should make things extra fun with wind and rain.

Playing with the idea of racing cherry pie... Not sure about a 50+ field of 4's in the rain.

hack 02-06-14 05:58 PM

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Originally Posted by hyperlitenerd (Post 16474059)
Playing with the idea of racing cherry pie... Not sure about a 50+ field of 4's in the rain.

My guess is that some of the already reg'ed folks will be a no show. I could be wrong though.

Ygduf 02-06-14 06:05 PM

CCCX for this weekend cancelled due to rain, not that NorCal is soft or anything.

save10 02-06-14 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Ygduf (Post 16474099)
CCCX for this weekend cancelled due to rain, not that NorCal is soft or anything.

I'm not doing Folsom or Cherry Pie because of the rain.
Too old to be racing in the rain. i dont get paid for this. If i'm gonna finish 34th, I'm gonna be dry

Ygduf 02-06-14 06:20 PM

there's about 90 more weekends to race this year, rain is silly.

aaronmcd 02-06-14 08:12 PM

Holy smokes, 18 mph winds Saturday in Folsom.

hack 02-06-14 08:48 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16474405)
Holy smokes, 18 mph winds Saturday in Folsom.

I don't like that at all.

mattm 02-06-14 10:38 PM

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Originally Posted by Ygduf (Post 16474099)
CCCX for this weekend cancelled due to rain, not that NorCal is soft or anything.

Ha saw that. First off, they should just cancel that course anyway since it sucks!

This is the first time I've ever seen a race cancelled b/c of rain - but it kinda makes sense, given that it's a 180 turn at the bottom of a hill on what would supposedly be slick pavement. That would make that course extra sucky.

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16474405)
Holy smokes, 18 mph winds Saturday in Folsom.

The nice thing is that everyone has to deal with the wind!

I'm more thinking about the paint strips at the corners, hopefully they aren't too slick. Just stay on the inside for turns so nobody takes you out if they go down.. and you can take everyone out if you go down.


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