I think my game plan is to just go 100% out of the gate and drop everyone. Then I don't have to worry about it!
... haha. No, but really, it's only like an 18mi crit so 100% effort out the gate is doable. Also, there is a cat 1 mtb'er that is reg'ed for the the 4/5 field. Great. :|
If anything, you should just sit in the first half of the race (let everyone else do the 'go hard' part), then start going hard. Or sit in the whole time, and just go hard the last 1/4 of a lap.
Rail crossing and sketchy pavement in a corner, if I recall correctly.
Geez, $40 for the Giro di SF?? Whatever, I paid!
It probably is expensive to get permits for a race in the city though.
If you think $40 is pricey for a race, don't race in Ontario :)
Plus, a lot of these races are spread out around the province so there's always travel involved. We're actually lucky here because we're in the Toronto-Hamilton area so most of the race are a max 2-3hr drive away. Others are not so lucky and a hotel is involved with a majority of the races.
Still we pay and go :)
Yup and just think, I get dropped and keep coming back...I'm either dedicated, a sucker or stupid :)
Anyone doing Challenge? Lots of climbing, and that killed me at Winters with 1/3 the climbing, but whatever! Good training ride if I'm dropped.
Might do Giro di SF as well, seeing as it's close.
Hmm, last year there were 14 cat 5s, and all were preregistered. This year only 3 are preregistered. Anyone have experience with small fields? Is it worth going? Will they mix fields (4/5) or just let the 4 of us "race" each other...? I could skip it and do Red Kite, but I would love to have a long hard ride.
Do Red Kite, it will be plenty hard.
Plus you can race twice there and get two credits!
Challenge is a fun race, and if no one goes they will cancel it next year. I would go were I not out of town.
It's kind of an epic with some of the worst "road" you will ever see, fast descents on said road, lots of forested climbing and fun downhill on a smooth highway.
That said, it's far away. Cat 5 doesn't matter how you place. Do whichever sounds like more fun.
Wowser, looks like it'll be a full house on Monday for the Giro SF cat 4/5 group. 75 spots accounted for and 15 or so waitlisted.
I hope they have enough ambulances.
Huh. I was thinking about the Giro but with the BB being closed and all the parking being used up by the America's Cup, it's edged up past my PITA limit. I figured it would for a lot of folks so I'm kinda surprised they have a full field.
Damn, I guess Giro is out. Now it's a harder choice. I really wanted to get 2 races in this weekend. Guess I should have checked registration.