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    The Site Administrator: Currently at home recovering from a couple of strokes,please contact my assistnt admins for forum issues Tom Stormcrowe's Avatar
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    Welcome to the Masters!

    As a fellow 50 pluser, I could sympathize with a desire for the Masters Category to have a home.....given that our training and tactics tend to have to bbe different from the young pups. So......here you go! Your new training, tactics and brag spot home as a small haven from the whippersnappers. Don't forget to get out and help the kids, though, too.
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    Thanks Tom!

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    Tom, thank you! I'd say more, but I'm at a loss for words. My gratitude to you, though, speaks for itself.
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    Thanks Tom. Much appreciated!
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    Cheers!

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    Most excellent. I hope this will encourage more current senior racers to post, and more older riders to give racing a try. Thanks.

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    Thanks, Tom.

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    Thank you Tom. I think this sub forum will take off in leaps and and bounds. Now, how do we keep out the 45+ young guns that kick some of our butts?
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    Well done Tom. We will have to grant you an honorary Cat 1 upgrade.
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    Invite 'em in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Invite 'em in.
    Do it!
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    What I meant was, invite all Masters racers in, not just 50+. USAC Masters starts at age 35+. If this subforum is intended for Masters racing, all age groups, then maybe this can be noted somehow. I'm fine either way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    What I meant was, invite all Masters racers in, not just 50+. USAC Masters starts at age 35+. If this subforum is intended for Masters racing, all age groups, then maybe this can be noted somehow. I'm fine either way.
    Great idea. But can can the 35-49 folks make it past 'the lawn' to get here?
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    Hi,

    Late to the game but thanks Tom and Ex for getting this sub forum set up.

    Regarding younger Masters racers (men and women), under 50 year-old is definitely a different mentality. As Racer Ex and I agreed night (while talking about a completely different subject), Masters shouldn't start until 40 years-old anyway. Look at Levi, Chris, Jens, etc who still race at the highest level at or above 40. I think the younger Masters are fine hanging in the 33. This will give them something to anticipate for when they turn 50.
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    I'm glad this subforum was created. That long single thread thingy did not work too well. I don't race but I do aspire to be a more competent rider. I will enjoy lurking here from time to time and will assume this is a good place to get training and performance questions answered.

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