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Racer Ex 04-25-13 07:17 PM

Why yes, I am a bad ass
 
USAC Race predictor for the weekend:

Sat 4/27/13 Road Race Men Masters 45+ Cat 1/2/3/4
Predicted Race Quality: 244.40
Place Name Team City, State Points


1 Racer Ex Sun Coast Velo/UC Cyclery/JW Floors Upland, CA 244.40
2 Thurlow Rogers Breakaway from Cancer Masters San Diego, CA 257.71
3 Greg Leibert Big Orange Cycling Hermosa Beach, CA 262.19
4 Anders Dellien CK Ringen Redwood City, CA 277.60
5 Alan Flores SPY GIANT RIDE Newport Beach, CA 278.88
6 Steve Klasna Breakaway from Cancer Masters Alpine, CA 300.16
7 Greg Fenton Sun Coast Velo/UC Cyclery/JW Floors Ramona, CA 320.25
8 Michael Hotten Big Orange Cycling Westchester, CA 346.81
9 Jon Nist SPY GIANT RIDE Claremont, CA 369.48
10 Roger Hauptman Southern California Velo Upland, CA 412.14

VanceMac 04-25-13 07:21 PM

No pressure or anything!


(That whole list is a nightmare.)

bigfred 04-25-13 07:23 PM

Do they still make you show up and pay an entry fee? Or, do you just e-mail in an SRM power file and use the "race for free via the interwebz" feature?

Racer Ex 04-25-13 07:26 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by VanceMac (Post 15553755)
No pressure or anything!


(That whole list is a nightmare.)

I have to chuckle. I'm sure some of those guys are saying "Racer Ex? Why is he ranked in front of me?"

nacler22 04-25-13 08:19 PM

http://i67.photobucket.com/albums/h2...n51/badass.jpg

Cleave 04-25-13 10:15 PM

That would be especially funny and especially disconcerting for that list a$$-kickers (my a$$ that is) if you really showed up on the USAC web site as Racer Ex.

Racer Ex 04-25-13 11:20 PM

Seriously, could I get that legally changed?

It really would look bad ass on a credit card.

chasm54 04-25-13 11:45 PM

Even at this distance I have heard of Thurlow Rogers. You gonna beat him?

And, of course, I don't understand the USAC ratings system. How is "predicted race quality" worked out?

sarals 04-25-13 11:45 PM

I see you're Numero Uno. Appropriate. The hell with pressure!


Racer Ex 04-25-13 11:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by chasm54 (Post 15554424)
Even at this distance I have heard of Thurlow Rogers. You gonna beat him?

And, of course, I don't understand the USAC ratings system. How is "predicted race quality" worked out?

I finished ahead of him a few times. "Beat" is a different story.

And no one understands the USAC rating/ranking system. It's like string theory.

shovelhd 04-26-13 05:28 AM

If you race a lot in stacked fields and get top 5's you will rank highly. This year I've done the first two but not the last, thus my ranking blows.

Each of you has a teammate on the list. Should be fun. Best of luck.

USAC is missing a great opportunity. They could be Vegas.

chasm54 04-26-13 05:45 AM

The ranking system here is pretty useless, too. One of the girls on our team currently ranks ninth nationally. But she races once or twice a week in local races here, where she is easily the strongest in her age group. As a result she picks up ranking points with monotonous regularity. By contrast, in the North West of the country there are at least a half-dozen girls who can eat her for breakfast. But because they are frequently racing against each other, none of them win regularly and they are all behind her in the rankings.

Allegheny Jet 04-26-13 05:50 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Racer Ex (Post 15554438)

And no one understands the USAC rating/ranking system. It's like string theory.

Possibly a rider gets extra points for buying their liscene early and using the USAC website for pre Regristration of races. At least that's how it must work for me to be ranked as I do.

sarals 04-26-13 07:59 AM

I'm not be facetious when I say I wish this race was televised. I'd love to see it. Good luck out there, Ex. I know you'll do well.

colobrio 04-29-13 09:17 PM

homage
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Racer Ex (Post 15554381)
Seriously, could I get that legally changed?

It really would look bad ass on a credit card.

You're so badass, we decided to rename our team after you:

http://www.racerxcycling.com

It's too bad we got the spelling wrong; too late to change it once the kit arrived.

Racer Ex 04-29-13 11:22 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colobrio (Post 15568372)
You're so badass, we decided to rename our team after you:

http://www.racerxcycling.com

It's too bad we got the spelling wrong; too late to change it once the kit arrived.

Pity about the spelling. Can I get an honorary membership?

Red Rider 04-29-13 11:22 PM

Ah, the honeybadger of racing.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg So you don't give a f___ and when you get trounced you get back up and deliver the win. Respect.

shovelhd 04-30-13 05:34 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colobrio (Post 15568372)
You're so badass, we decided to rename our team after you:

http://www.racerxcycling.com

It's too bad we got the spelling wrong; too late to change it once the kit arrived.

Send the man a jersey. Race cut small.

colobrio 04-30-13 11:58 AM

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Quote:

Originally Posted by Racer Ex (Post 15568785)
Pity about the spelling. Can I get an honorary membership?

Sure thing. Sadly, about all an honorary membership gets you is the ability to buy a (misspelled) t-shirt:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=313963

How did the race predictor do?

The Red Devil 04-30-13 12:01 PM

Say what you want about racing in any other state, Cali fields are pretty damn stout.

Racer Ex 04-30-13 12:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by colobrio (Post 15570768)
Sure thing. Sadly, about all an honorary membership gets you is the ability to buy a (misspelled) t-shirt:

http://bikeforums.net/attachment.php...hmentid=313963

How did the race predictor do?

Pretty good. Not in my general direction (posted what happened around here somewhere) but they picked the winner (the ranking changed after a couple of guys entered and knocked me down a few).

gsteinb 04-30-13 12:25 PM

I checked the road-results.com predictor for a few things and it's seemingly no less confusing.

Creakyknees 05-07-13 12:37 PM

bump... report?


. never mind, found it.


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