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Old 11-14-09, 10:56 AM   #1
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Howard County Double Cross

Signed up for both next week. We'll see if my ancient body can handle races back to back.

Any comments on either course? Flat, hilly, techical?

Who's going? I'm registered for the Cat 4 for the rest of year.
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I'll be there for both days in the B masters. I can't comment on the courses since this is my 1st year racing cross down here.

Stick around to watch the B race - Lith is looking fierce.

I can't believe we only have 4 races left...
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What's the 4th? I have the HoCo dbl and Reston.

I will stick around for the Master B (we need a term for that - like Dirty Old B's or DOBs). Bringing the wife and kids to watch.
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Umm, the championships dude!

http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=9426
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ill probably be at both days. might look to race twice one of the days.

there are an additional 5 days of racing in january if you are willing to travel to NC.
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I'm signed up for both, but seriously considering flipping to Masters B. At any rate, I'll be there both days and will be hanging around after my races, at least to watch the Elite Masters.
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Are the Championships just effectively another race, same folks, etc or are things stepped up a bit?
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For the majority of us, its just another race. I'm already signed up to be Cat4 filler.
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I'm signed up for both of HoCo days but still getting over knee pain from Tacchino. Gotta fix this. I may miss one or both of hte HoCO days.
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I'm signed up for both of HoCo days but still getting over knee pain from Tacchino. Gotta fix this. I may miss one or both of hte HoCO days.
aww, come on dude! I've been suffering with lower back pain since May, doctors have no idea what it is, and I'm still going
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haha. I don't spin my back at 80 rpms!
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For the majority of us, its just another race. I'm already signed up to be Cat4 filler.
I'm okay with being filler, but I feel bad about being an rolling obstacle if folks are actually racing to win something official even if it is just the Cat 4 race.
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the cat4 race isnt a championship event so dont sweat anything. honestly unless you are impeding people in the A race I wouldnt worry about impeding anyone unless you were being a dick on purpose or something.
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there are an additional 5 days of racing in january if you are willing to travel to NC.

You guys should definitely come down for our Winter series if you can. I'll bring the beer.
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I'm doing Sunday for sure. And on the fence for Saturday (waiting to see what the wife and boy are doing).
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Wife and kids are coming, probably on Saturday.
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You guys should definitely come down for our Winter series if you can. I'll bring the beer.
i came down for it last year but i will most likely have to skip it this year.
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Back to HoCo - and comments on the courses from last year?
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This is the first year for Schooley Mill so no feedback on that. I only spectated the 2008 Rockburn cross as I was recovering from a borked collar bone, but took lots of picutres here. The course has changed some from what I've heard, but someone else can probably give you a better idea of its layout and technical sections.
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ive heard the rockburn course changed significantly so im not sure your going to get much out of last years comments.
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This is the first year for Schooley Mill so no feedback on that. I only spectated the 2008 Rockburn cross as I was recovering from a borked collar bone, but took lots of picutres here. The course has changed some from what I've heard, but someone else can probably give you a better idea of its layout and technical sections.
Yay, sand.
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I hate sand. Sand did me in a couple of weeks ago at Fair Hill. It messes with my head.
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this sand is much shorter and pretty much not worth riding so dont fear it.
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Just got word that I was successfully transplanted to the Masters B races. bitterken, its on!
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Damn. I better start working on my excuses.
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