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Allegheny Jet 01-28-13 08:19 PM

I am still trying to find the RR course details. It is listed as being downtown Cleveland. It could be a crit style course on city streets or ride some of the TT course that the big annual tri events use. The latter could have short steep hills that are between the downtown and lake shore. I will forward any course info to you guys as it becomes available.

The TT is scheduled in the Metroparks on a parkway that would be mostly flat, tree lined and in a valley. That should enable good racing conditions.

shovelhd 02-21-13 11:41 AM

More detail is up on the new NSGA site. They have a Google map with street view of the cycling event area, but no turn by turn map yet.

I was looking into hotels. A lot of the hotels are jacking the prices under the "special event" banner. Fortunately, NSGA blocked out a ton of rooms through a travel agent. You can see what is available and how much. Rates are significantly discounted through the agent.

I need a room for 7/25-7/28. I am driving out from MA on 7/25. 7/26 is a rest day. 7/27 is the 40K and 7/28 is the 20K. I drive back on 7/29. Some of the hotels have no Saturday night room available right now. The best deals I have seen so far that are close to the course are:

Radisson Gateway - $130+, close to the course.
Comfort Inn Downtown - $119+, a little farther away.
Doubletree Lakeside - $129+, closest to the course.

I am leaning towards the Doubletree. I want to book this soon so I don't get locked out of the rates. Any feedback is appreciated.

shovelhd 03-20-13 11:43 AM

I got lazy and missed the good deals. I am at the Hilton Garden Inn Cleveland Downtown, across the highway from the course. The place has a pool and a hot tub so if anyone wants to take a dip after their race just find me. I will be driving out with my kid on Thursday. Friday, rest day, Saturday, 40K, Sunday, 20K, Monday, travel day or rain date. The Indians are in town so we may go to a game. If the party is on Thursday or Friday let me know and we'll head down there.

AzTallRider 03-20-13 04:00 PM

I thought the whole trip was a party. No? I was feeling snubbed that you weren't staying at AJ's with everyone, but I guess you wouldn't want your kid sharing the Jungle room with Ex.

Cleave 03-20-13 05:15 PM

Still very likely that I'm NOT going. :(

shovelhd 03-21-13 05:24 AM

Don't make me come out there and kidnap you.

If I was going alone I would have gladly taken AJet up on his offer but I think it's best to do the family thing. There is a chance that Mrs. Shovel will fly out to join us and no way does she stay with Ex in the Jungle Room. It also doesn't hurt to have a home base near the course. I'll stock the fridge with beverages.

bostongarden 03-26-13 08:15 PM

(I like this Master's forum scene...shovel knows that I am swamped work-wise. But, when I get a chance, I'll chime in.)

I am going to smoke all you suckers in the 20k and 40k. You need to train harder if you want to have a chance.

(Stick and move; not sure when I'll be back. Be nice.)

Racer Ex 03-26-13 08:28 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bostongarden (Post 15435665)
I am going to smoke all you suckers in the 20k and 40k.

You must not be in my age group, otherwise you would sound foolish.

shovelhd 03-27-13 05:33 AM

Give Bruce a break. You think it's easy being jsut's Dad?

bostongarden 03-27-13 09:52 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Racer Ex (Post 15435720)
You must not be in my age group, otherwise you would sound foolish.

I believe we will race in the same group; ok, perhaps just a dusting. I don't have time to research jsut.

shovelhd 03-27-13 10:18 AM

That could take a while. Or maybe not.

Racer Ex 03-27-13 10:55 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bostongarden (Post 15437322)
I believe we will race in the same group; ok, perhaps just a dusting.

http://pisces.bbystatic.com/image2/B...anvasWidth=500

sarals 03-27-13 11:45 AM

Would someone kidnap me? Please???

shovelhd 03-27-13 05:19 PM

No way, you need to kidnap us. We are all waiting for a ride in the choppah.

sarals 03-27-13 06:14 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shovelhd (Post 15439002)
No way, you need to kidnap us. We are all waiting for a ride in the choppah.

When I'm off duty. You don't want to see me coming otherwise. My nurses will cut your kit off. ;)

shovelhd 03-27-13 06:15 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarals (Post 15439186)
My nurses will cut your kit off. ;)

Sounds good to me.

AzTallRider 03-27-13 06:18 PM

I was gonna say - not much of a threat there, Sara.

Hermes 03-27-13 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by sarals (Post 15439186)
When I'm off duty. You don't want to see me coming otherwise. My nurses will cut your kit off. ;)

I have some old kits...hmmmm. I think I will have MEA cut one off of me.:D

bostongarden 03-27-13 06:49 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Racer Ex (Post 15437601)

Touche!! You think that you are going to suck me into posting more than twice per day...not gonna happen.

shovelhd 03-27-13 07:20 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Hermes (Post 15439338)
I have some old kits...hmmmm. I think I will have MEA cut one off of me.:D

Vids or you're lyin'.

jsutkeepspining 03-27-13 07:29 PM

don't forget to stop by my area to say hi on your way up (i'm about a 20-30 minute drive from downtown.

Hermes 03-27-13 07:46 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by shovelhd (Post 15439457)
Vids or you're lyin'.

Be careful what you ask for.:D

Homebrew01 03-30-13 08:08 PM

Last year I was thinking I might go to this race, along with a couple of team mates that also qualified .... Alas, zero training .... so no-go.

shovelhd 04-05-13 08:43 AM

The cycling course is out, and I am BUMMED. It is not a downtown criterium, more of a circuit race with a turnaround. Two loops for the 20K, four for the 40K. The sprint looks like a total cluster****. At least it ends in front of the medical tent.

http://nsga.com/media/documents/cour...-elevation.pdf

AzTallRider 04-05-13 09:15 AM

I can smell the burning carbon now.

I'm not surprised that it's essentially an out-and-back course. The Vegas course was like that, and I suspect they are trying to minimize corners to allow for the nature of the field, what with non-USAC riders. Definitely an interesting finish. But why are you worried about a sprint? You'll be OTF shortly after clip-in.


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