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    Do I need a permit for Cheshire Cross?

    New To this.

    http://www.bikereg.com/events/regist...?EventID=14381

    Ready to register, but don't see any info on single day permit, etc. How does it work? I want to enter the SS open.

    Or should I register for the Cat4/beginner race as a newbie?

    Thanks.
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    If you're running SS, register for that class. It's run at the same time as the Cat4/beginner. There is a day of event registration fee "$5 day of Reg fee applies..." If you don't have a USAC license, you can do that if you register at the event, or directly on Bikereg beforehand. It should come up when you click the "Register Now" button. You'll be charged extra, usually $5, but it's less expensive than a full year license.

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    Yes-- I had seen other races listed and one of the boxes to check was like a $10 one-day license fee. I'm not seeing that....

    So maybe the best thing to do would be to just show up on the day with my credit/debit card? Or do I need cash?

    Can I register online and pay for the license separately at the race?

    At any rate, I'm glad to hear that it's not like I had to do this way in advance. I only finished building my bike late last night.

    ... have to work on my remounts tonight!

    Another question-- would registering for the year on USA Cycling be good for this cross race right away, and would that license apply to road? Sorry to be so clueless-- and reading the website doesn't really make it all that clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Standalone View Post
    Yes-- I had seen other races listed and one of the boxes to check was like a $10 one-day license fee. I'm not seeing that....

    So maybe the best thing to do would be to just show up on the day with my credit/debit card? Or do I need cash?

    Can I register online and pay for the license separately at the race?

    At any rate, I'm glad to hear that it's not like I had to do this way in advance. I only finished building my bike late last night.

    ... have to work on my remounts tonight!

    Another question-- would registering for the year on USA Cycling be good for this cross race right away, and would that license apply to road? Sorry to be so clueless-- and reading the website doesn't really make it all that clear.

    Joe
    USAC doesn't make anything easy. It is pretty convoluted. You should get a license number right away or at least very soon. You actual license will come in the mail in a week or two. In the meantime it's considered "pending". Whether or not it's worth it to get a full license at this time depends on the number of race you're doing. You might want to wait until next year to get a full license. I have a buddy who has yet to get a full license, but should come out ahead if there aren't any surprise races coming up.

    If you have any questions that are race specific, you can always contact them through any number of ways listed on the event page. The Promoter is usually very happy to help.

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    I called the shop that's associated with the race and the guy who picked up was in the know about the particulars. He confirmed that it's cool to sign up and do the one day licence. I forgot to ask if it was cash only and when I needed to show up.

    Hate to be doing this so last minute, but my wife made me remodel our basement before I could get to work building a bike out of spare parts.
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    Our local org charges 10 for the one-day. If you get a receipt you can get up to 10 credit from USAC, but you have to mail it in. At this point unless you're doing a race every week, it's probably more cost effective to do one-day's, then get a license for next year. You can get either a road or MTB license, and Cx is attached to either.
    You can probably ask at reg which class would be better. Our SS class runs with the 3/4 and masters, and they are seriously fast. There are always some SS riders in the C race, which is cat 4 and beginners, and involves 10 fewer minute of suffering.
    Be sure to have a race report in by 8pm tomorrow!
    And talk to the wife about priorities!! Issue her a cowbell.

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    Race report: DNF. Dropped chain a few times, and couldn't get the tension back on it right. But by then I was sucking wind pretty bad. Didn't give up right away, though-- I went ahead and put in what I felt was a decent amount of suffering (taking it up to but not beyond the barfing point) before calling it a day. Guess I lasted not quite 20 minutes. 42x18 was just too tall, but that was all I had on hand. Had me a great time, though. I'll do it again, only next time I'll go geared.
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    Glad you had a great time. It's the hardest fun you'll ever have! Great luck in the future.

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