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hack 04-28-14 04:18 PM

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Originally Posted by mattm (Post 16710081)
Holy ****, Cat's Hill is coming up!!

My plan: not get dropped 20 mins in like last year..

Also, cat 2's are scored separately than p/1 so that gives some extra incentive to hang on I guess.

So not doing it as getting dropped in 20 min would be me. Opting for the Golden State Race Series in Rancho Cordova instead. It helps that I can jump into 4 race across Sat and Sun and only need to travel 5 miles to do so.

I'll check out Cat's Hill one day, just not this year. Best of luck!

UmneyDurak 04-28-14 04:34 PM

I'll be doing the Golden State Omnium. Yey driving. I have done Cat's Hill once, and it just not my type of race. If it wasn't the same weekend as Golden State I would do it.

Ygduf 04-28-14 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by mattm (Post 16710081)

Also, cat 2's are scored separately than p/1 so that gives some extra incentive to hang on I guess.

oh. wut. so IN

save10 04-28-14 05:06 PM

In for Cat's Hill, Cat3's. my chances of getting pulled....80%. IF i finish i'll try to same day reg for 35+123s. I'm dusting off my 12-27 cassette from the bottom of my bike parts bin.

Racer Ex 04-28-14 05:39 PM

I won Cat's Hill once.

Ygduf 04-28-14 05:44 PM

I participated in Cat's Hill once!

Impreza_aL 04-28-14 06:15 PM

I spectated cat's hill once.

Racer Ex 04-28-14 06:54 PM

I just missed the podium at Cat's hill once.

I also pushed a very cute gal up the hill after her chain came off. I did not want to let go.

caloso 04-28-14 08:20 PM

Come do Golden State. It's put on by the team with the nicest people.

mattm 04-28-14 09:08 PM

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Originally Posted by caloso (Post 16710770)
Come do Golden State. It's put on by the team with the nicest people.

It's an omnium right? I think I'll swing by on Sunday for the circuit race.

caloso 04-28-14 09:32 PM

Yep. Crit on Saturday, circuit on Sunday.

Racer Ex 04-28-14 10:06 PM

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Originally Posted by caloso (Post 16710770)
Come do Golden State

I did a stripper named Amber Falls once. Any relation?

Tough weekend. Dana Point vs. Cat's vs. Golden State.

Already committed to doing Dana. They are handing out a grand to the biggest attacking idiot in the 45+ race. If this was the case at every race I'd be a rich mofo.

Mostly we're doing a visibility booth to spread out the non profit's message...SOS Foundation. Clean, safe water development in developing countries. May or may not race.

aaronmcd 05-01-14 03:23 PM

Can't decide cats hill or golden state. Or skip this weekend and go to a juggling festival.
Cat's Hill: looks like a good course, close to home
Golden State: 2 races per day! But being flat as a pancake will make it harder.
Of course I could do Cat's hill then drive to Golden State...

I guess this means I might be way too addicted to racing if I'd consider skipping the juggling festival...

mattm 05-01-14 03:35 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16719595)
Can't decide cats hill or golden state. Or skip this weekend and go to a juggling festival.
Cat's Hill: looks like a good course, close to home
Golden State: 2 races per day! But being flat as a pancake will make it harder.
Of course I could do Cat's hill then drive to Golden State...

I guess this means I might be way too addicted to racing if I'd consider skipping the juggling festival...

Dude.

How about you win both races, then juggle the trophies?!

Cat's hill is an awesome course.. you've got to do it!!

aaronmcd 05-01-14 06:11 PM

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Originally Posted by mattm (Post 16719620)
Dude.

How about you win both races, then juggle the trophies?!

Cat's hill is an awesome course.. you've got to do it!!

Just registered for Cat's Hill on Saturday, and Golden State 30+ 4/5 and cat 4 on Sunday.

I'll have to hurry back on Sunday for Game of Thrones haha

UmneyDurak 05-01-14 07:43 PM

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Originally Posted by aaronmcd (Post 16720048)
Just registered for Cat's Hill on Saturday, and Golden State 30+ 4/5 and cat 4 on Sunday.

I'll have to hurry back on Sunday for Game of Thrones haha

You have time to do Cat's Hill then drive up to Folsom for CAT 4 crit. :-)

I am sick. :( So if you see a rider wheezing, coughing and dying at the back well you found me.

mattm 05-05-14 05:01 PM

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Originally Posted by caloso (Post 16710770)
Come do Golden State. It's put on by the team with the nicest people.

Fun course, thanks for putting on the race!

Question: when I flatted in the circuit race, was the follow truck a "wheel truck"?

I probably didn't handle the situation correctly, but put up my hand and pulled off, and following truck just zoomed on by. It had wheels in it (I think), but I didn't put any in so I didn't deserve any wheels necessarily.. but a ride woulda been nice!

I did get a ride back to the start/finish from someone else in a car, but was trying to figure out what the truck was supposed to be doing if not rescuing poor old me with a flat.

Ygduf 05-05-14 05:08 PM

At copperopolis the follow truck was there to pull dropped Marc-Pro Strava riders back to the break.




*not that, you know, I'm annoyed by that.

hack 05-05-14 05:11 PM

^at the start they told us the truck was wheels in wheels out, they'd stop if you flatted. I'm guessing you didn't get the same speech or there was a new driver.

mattm 05-05-14 05:14 PM

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Originally Posted by Ygduf (Post 16731332)
At copperopolis the follow truck was there to pull dropped Marc-Pro Strava riders back to the break.

*not that, you know, I'm annoyed by that.

Ha.

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Originally Posted by hack (Post 16731338)
^at the start they told us the truck was wheels in wheels out, they'd stop if you flatted. I'm guessing you didn't get the same speech or there was a new driver.

I'm guessing it was wheels in/out.. I didn't put any wheels in, but they didn't know that!

Guess they just thought I pulled out, or didn't see me at all. Oh well, no biggie. At least I eventually got a ride.

hack 05-05-14 05:16 PM

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Originally Posted by mattm (Post 16731344)
Ha.



I'm guessing it was wheels in/out.. I didn't put any wheels in, but they didn't know that!

Guess they just thought I pulled out, or didn't see me at all. Oh well, no biggie. At least I eventually got a ride.

That's a downer. Doesn't make for a very good sweep vehicle.

caloso 05-05-14 05:48 PM

Yes, that was a wheel truck, but I'm surprised they didn't stop just to ask if you had wheels. I'm sorry about that. I'll mention it at the follow-up meeting next week.

But otherwise, I'm glad you enjoyed the race. I raced both days in the 45+ race; finished midpack both times. Raced as aggressively as my fitness would allow, which was actually better than expected. I really would have preferred to race E3, but I got guilted into the old man race by peer pressure. But I'm actually more tired from getting up to the course at 5:30 both days for set up.

mattm 05-05-14 09:11 PM

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Originally Posted by caloso (Post 16731430)
Yes, that was a wheel truck, but I'm surprised they didn't stop just to ask if you had wheels. I'm sorry about that. I'll mention it at the follow-up meeting next week.

But otherwise, I'm glad you enjoyed the race. I raced both days in the 45+ race; finished midpack both times. Raced as aggressively as my fitness would allow, which was actually better than expected. I really would have preferred to race E3, but I got guilted into the old man race by peer pressure. But I'm actually more tired from getting up to the course at 5:30 both days for set up.

Thanks again for putting on the race, I'll definitely be out there next year!

As for the wheel truck, the more I think about it I think it was my fault.. when I flatted I kept riding/pedaling, albeit really slowly.. so when the truck came by it wasn't like I was just standing on the side of the road, I was riding at like 2 mph. (since I didn't realize there was a wheel truck in the first place, so I was just making my way back to the parking lot)

Racer Ex 05-05-14 11:36 PM

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Originally Posted by mattm (Post 16731344)
:mad:

Guess they just thought I pulled out, or didn't see me at all. Oh well, no biggie. At least I eventually got a ride.

They had you on "ignore".

Sorry, couldn't resist.

aaronmcd 05-08-14 11:55 AM

NOOOOOO!!!!
Pescadero is the weekend I'm in Arizona for my sister-in-law's wedding :(


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