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    Quote Originally Posted by Ataru074 View Post
    you can get easily a 2013 caad 10 ultegra (NEW) for that budget.. at least I got mine and I still had something to spare for pedals and saddle.
    A quick spin around the internet shows new CAAD 10 ultegras going for around 2k. Even if you got it for a full 50% off, that would still be more than I end up paying once I sell the takeoffs from my CAAD8, and I'll end up with mostly SRAM red/force, which is better than ultegra IMO. the '06 CAAD 8 frameset is really sweet, and I was able to custom build, get the colors that I want, etc.

    Overall, I'll be about $950 in to a 2006 CAAD8 with mostly sram red. Its a pretty unbeatable performance per dollar setup, and IMO way better value for my needs than anything new.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JReade View Post
    I think that it's held under the permit for insurance purposes for the BRC, seeing as this is in the mix too..

    "The volume of traffic coming to Wells Ave. on Sunday mornings has increased over the past few years. Businesses are familiar with our event since it has been there longer than any of the tenants! As with any bicycle race, especially a training event, your safety is paramount. We have a staff of marshals to keep traffic flowing in the proper direction. You are still required to pay attention, be courteous, and keep your eyes peeled for cars on the course. If one should appear in front of the field the field is neutralized until the car exits the course. DO NOT PASS THE CARS, we do not care if there is a break up the road. If there is a car on the straight during a prime or finishing sprint, the sprint will be neutralized and the prize will be delayed one lap"

    If it's a sanctioned / legal race, you can get points, and use them to move up the ranks to turning pro. Generally has timers, officials from USA cycling, and a lot of the hoopla that goes with that.

    I see. There are USA cycling officials. I don't know about timers. As a training race, I don't think it counts towards points. I'm sure I will spend a good chunk of $$ on gas, race fees etc. once I build my race season up to include more races that count towards points.

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