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    NorCal Racing thread

    Post your NorCal racing questions/complaints/stories/brags/threats here.
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    Threads with "Thread" in the name = ATM machine.

    Looking to get ~2 more races in this season (possibly more if my schedule can fit it) but I have a lot of travel coming up that isn't conducive to brining my bike with me. Cyclocross is a possibility if I can find a reasonably priced bike in the new couple months.
    Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.

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    Sweet! Thanks, eric.

    So who else is doing Dunnigan Hills tomorrow? Any tips besides avoid the potholes?

    What about Suisun Crit? Tips??
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    I'll be out at Dunnigan tomorrow. It is my first run through, so no valuable information to provide. Will be out at Suisun on Sunday and it will be my first trip there as well.

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    Found this old thread about Dunnigan, I bet most of it still applies, and new race reports will look similar: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...nigan-Hills-RR

    What ever happened to that Pizza Man guy anyway? I heard he was fast.
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    Will be doing Suisun. Course is run of the mill four corner crit. Only real thing to be aware of is wind. Other then that wide open corners. I think there are some bumps between corner 1 and 2. My race is at 8 am.

    Why was University canceled again this year?
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Why was University canceled again this year?
    Construction on campus.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Found this old thread about Dunnigan, I bet most of it still applies, and new race reports will look similar: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...nigan-Hills-RR

    What ever happened to that Pizza Man guy anyway? I heard he was fast.
    Phipps don't post here no more.

    Dunnigan...just sit in and wait for the sprint. Bring a book and a spare wheel.

    Suisan was a fun course. I did it in 2006 in the 3's. Bob's using the same flyer he did in 06 with the same categories. He's very progressive.

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    Pizza Man is too busy drawing Strava pictures to post here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Phipps don't post here no more.

    Dunnigan...just sit in and wait for the sprint. Bring a book and a spare wheel.

    Suisan was a fun course. I did it in 2006 in the 3's. Bob's using the same flyer he did in 06 with the same categories. He's very progressive.
    Goes clockwise these days.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Pizza Man is too busy drawing Strava pictures to post here.
    HAHA. And instagramming his cats.

    Phipps is a good dude. I've raced a couple of MASH's allycats with him (he won 500$ at the one a year and a half ago... better payout than most actual races). It's always fun when he and the other Thirsty Bear guys come out to those. Can't beat them with speed so we have to beat them at routing. I had to race in the roadbike category because my fixed gear had a brake back then. Trying to keep up with him was pretty impossible in the TT part of the race.

    He's somewhat of a local celebrity in the SF area. Him and Rand Miller. Always fun taking their KOMs [or trying to, anyway...]
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    I'm thinking of jumping back in at Winters. Yeah I know, showing up for the party just as everyone's grabbing their coats.

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    Jump on in. The water's great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jandro View Post
    Phipps is a good dude.
    You wouldn't think so if you were hanging on his wheel at University. I think I made 4 laps or so then realized I was the only 45+ guy left. Why suffer needlessly?

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    Suisun CAT4/5
    Official: "who is cat 5"
    Me: *raises hand
    Official: For whom is this first race?
    Me: *raises hand

    People *aww well good luck, try to hang on. Jebus I raced against these folks whole season, in the same kit! No one else in the field has this kit, either.

    Anyway, the important thing is to have fun at races, and with officials. lol.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    You wouldn't think so if you were hanging on his wheel at University. I think I made 4 laps or so then realized I was the only 45+ guy left. Why suffer needlessly?
    I TT'd with him to catch up to the Roaster's ride yesterday. I'm fairly certain he's on an altered BMX rig or something. I know he's short, but his back is lower than my handlebars, somehow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Suisun CAT4/5
    Official: "who is cat 5"
    Me: *raises hand
    Official: For whom is this first race?
    Me: *raises hand

    People *aww well good luck, try to hang on. Jebus I raced against these folks whole season, in the same kit! No one else in the field has this kit, either.

    Anyway, the important thing is to have fun at races, and with officials. lol.
    Was in the same race. Fun and fast and the wind wasn't too bad. Positioned myself poorly with about a lap and a half to go and ended up further back than I would have liked. Having done Dunnigan (very poorly and still with lingering pain) the day before, I was happy to just hang in there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Suisun CAT4/5
    Official: "who is cat 5"
    Me: *raises hand
    Official: For whom is this first race?
    Me: *raises hand

    People *aww well good luck, try to hang on. Jebus I raced against these folks whole season, in the same kit! No one else in the field has this kit, either.

    Anyway, the important thing is to have fun at races, and with officials. lol.
    Cat 4/5 racing is serious biz, how dare you mess around?? =]

    People probably thought it was funny but didn't want to break the cool factor of serious faces pre-race. As you go up in the categories people do seem to lighten up a lot.

    Was this the official with the walrus mustache? He's a big joker, and when he was working the Salinas Clean Air crit (I think he works for Velo Promo too?) as he was handing out podium cash I said "this is what it's all about!", as I received $20, as a joke. He thought I was serious and said something like "it better not be" or something like that. It's as if only he can tell jokes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Suisun CAT4/5
    Official: "who is cat 5"
    Me: *raises hand
    Official: For whom is this first race?
    Me: *raises hand

    People *aww well good luck, try to hang on. Jebus I raced against these folks whole season, in the same kit! No one else in the field has this kit, either.

    Anyway, the important thing is to have fun at races, and with officials. lol.
    trololololol
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Cat 4/5 racing is serious biz, how dare you mess around?? =]

    People probably thought it was funny but didn't want to break the cool factor of serious faces pre-race. As you go up in the categories people do seem to lighten up a lot.

    Was this the official with the walrus mustache? He's a big joker, and when he was working the Salinas Clean Air crit (I think he works for Velo Promo too?) as he was handing out podium cash I said "this is what it's all about!", as I received $20, as a joke. He thought I was serious and said something like "it better not be" or something like that. It's as if only he can tell jokes.
    No, it's one that wears (or used to) CAL hat.

    Quote Originally Posted by Jandro View Post
    Why did you raise your hand? I thought you were a) a 4 and b) raced a bunch. Were you trying to troll the field or something?
    Original post. a) yes, b) yes. I was feeling a bit goofy, from only 5 hours of sleep. lol. Plus I thought it would be funny.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
    Original post. a) yes, b) yes. I was feeling a bit goofy, from only 5 hours of sleep. lol. Plus I thought it would be funny.
    Early morning = sarcasm detector set to: not working.

    FWIW I've raced with about the same group of people all the season as well but I still struggle to remember faces (names are pretty much a wash). I'm bad at that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    You wouldn't think so if you were hanging on his wheel at University. I think I made 4 laps or so then realized I was the only 45+ guy left. Why suffer needlessly?
    Yeah he's on a different planet than I am as far as ability and fitness. I've tried to go with him when he attacks... it didn't go well. For me.
    Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.

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    You guys down in Cali keep it real


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    Ooooph. What category was this?
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    assuming p/1/2 or p/1 considering how there are pros in the race.
    cat 1-o-meter: wtf am i doing??????
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