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    Stupid question....

    was reading this thread in Foo which is actually a kinda enjoyful read http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=325129

    but what I couldnt understand is some of the lingo used in the thread what the hell is a Cat2 rider or Cat4 rider was I supposed to sign up for some certificate for miles I log on my bike?

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    Cat levels are skill categories in the usa cycling system is based on ability and experience. Cat 5 is the lowest category cat 1 is the highest. See http://www.usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=580 for some info on the topic.

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    How was this a stupid question, Shu? It'd only be a stupid one if you didn't ask it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Shubox View Post
    was I supposed to sign up for some certificate for miles I log on my bike?
    LOL! Good question! Didn't your LBS give you a license when you bought your bike? Mine says "CAT10" on it.

    Seriously though, I didn't know what that meant either. Now that I do know, it will never apply to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe View Post
    How was this a stupid question, Shu? It'd only be a stupid one if you didn't ask it!
    Yeah, that was definitely not a dumb question

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    Thanks guys I just hate when I don't know the "lingo" hehe.

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    I didn't know either So I'm glad you asked.
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    The Cat's are categories in the USCF (United States Cycling Federation), by the way. They are used in Track and Criteriums and road racing.
    on light duty due to illness; please contact my assistants for forum issues. They are Siu Blue Wind, or CbadRider or the other 3 star folk. I am currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes. I am making good progress, happily.


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