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    Video of me and the barriers

    This was from todays race, almost as fast as Ryan Trebon?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Xn3WASEW4

    And here is a picture of the remount


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    awesome photo
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    Nice. How'd you finish?

    I got a picture today of a guy in almost exactly that same position, except his bike wasn't under him.

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    Finished 6th in the Masters 30+ and this was my first time doing a 60 minute race, and I would say it isn't much harder then 45.

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    How do you like the Topolinos for CX?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfast View Post
    This was from todays race, almost as fast as Ryan Trebon?
    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfast View Post
    Finished 6th in the Masters 30+....
    That would be "no" then wouldn't it. But I guess you probably knew that already. Trebon lapped 14 out of 15 other racers in the A race in the video of him doing this.

    Seriously though, your form looks pretty good to me. Oh, and congrats on the nice finish.

    What's up with 30+ being masters? It's 35+ here and I think that's too low. Isn't the age cutoff supposed to be indicative of people getting slower? I know we don't want to admit that, but really....

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoRacer View Post
    How do you like the Topolinos for CX?
    I love them for CX, really light and very stiff. My wheels I train on are 32 hole Mavic's laced up to 105 hubs, and I can really tell a difference when swapped.


    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K
    That would be "no" then wouldn't it.
    I was referring to my dismount/remount when compared to the video of him I know I am nowhere as fast on the bike. As far as the 30+ that is the way the one series by us run theirs, but all the others are 35+ not sure why. And as far as getting slower when older, I had 2 of the fast 50+ guys pass me, they were started 20 seconds after we were.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greenfast View Post
    As far as the 30+ that is the way the one series by us run theirs, but all the others are 35+ not sure why. And as far as getting slower when older, I had 2 of the fast 50+ guys pass me, they were started 20 seconds after we were.
    Yeah, that definitely happens, but on average they ought to be slower, otherwise why have a separate category? Maybe I'm just missing the point.

    I've discovered that looking at the way riders self-select their categories brings out my OCD side in a big way. Not because I don't want to race with sandbaggers, but just because it's wrong. The guys who should cat down bug me as much as the guys who should cat up. I find myself wanting to re-sort the whole field.

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    i will probably have a shot of me in my race that is not so cool...

    did i get myself in a jam for my first? i looked back at my confirmation receipt and this is what i read:

    Event Name - Spring Mount Cyclocross - (PACX Series Race)
    -- Event Date - 11/8/2009
    ---- Category - Mens Masters 45+ Cat. 2/3/4
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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_K View Post
    Yeah, that definitely happens, but on average they ought to be slower, otherwise why have a separate category? Maybe I'm just missing the point.
    The best masters are slower than the best 1s/elites. But are a helluva lot faster than the vast majority of us out there. Sometimes that means a lot of lapping during an open masters race. Oh well.

    I agree that 30 is too young, with 35 or 40 more realistic.

    Promoters like the masters race because a lot of masters will double-up on races. Age does come with its "privileges".

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