Wait mattm you are 35+?
I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
Stay calm and bring a towel.
Only ten Masters points count for a Cat1 upgrade.
So as a tip - if you are doing the cat 4 or 35 +3/4....get there early and warm up fully before reg opens. go to reg ready to race....i.e. dont have anything you need to put back in your car. dont expect to warm up after you get your number...it aint happening.
But save10, was she a hipster hottie?
A tip for the p/1/2's, once you guys get there: line up EARLY. 20 minutes isn't early enough, everyone else will already be there!!
Last year I lined up 15 minutes early, figuring I wanted to start up front, and was on the back.. then they did like 20 call ups of a bunch of big dogs and I felt really tiny! Moving up took like 30 minutes, ugh..
Flashes cause crashes. Let's hope that's not the kind of entertainment they're interested in.
Thinking of joining iRT-Reactor.
Probably mostly due to the fact that they asked yesterday, and I think I've gotten all the solo experience I needed by now.
Is the choice of first team a big decision or just go with whoever and see how I like it? Just go with the guys actually messaging me and making it easy?
Yup. Unless you have choices.
mattm why he just left that team. Maybe not pertinent in the 4s/3s, but he knows the guys.
I was checking the omnium points for that crit series and in perfect reflection of my racing, I am 5th in both 2/3s and in p12. Always a bride's maid
I think @save10 is a current team member and can provide some insight, too. Worst case, you bail out next year and have a new kit to wear this year. Best case you have fun and get a few guys you can convince to lead you out or work for you in a few races.
FWIW, most the their guys that I've met in the 3s and 4s seem nice enough and there aren't any guys that I'd want to avoid like on a few other teams. Also, not sure how, but they have a couple of 1/2 guys up this way, too. Seems a bit far out of the way, but they seem like decent guys.
Last edited by hack; 07-07-14 at 04:22 PM.
Cat 2 upgrade status: never (5/30)
can't go too wrong with a late-season team, as long as you can still get kits. then again you've gotten this far without one.
i joined the first team that asked last year and later regretted it, but my reasons wouldn't apply to u most likely.
the main caution is have is that a lot can change between now and jan/feb.. sponsors come and go, as do teams.
anyway I'd ask @save10 about joining irt since he's still on it.
They are pretty annoying in that they keep changing title sponsor even mid season which makes them hard to keep track of. I wonder how many new uniforms those guys had to buy...