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Old 04-25-13, 07:17 PM   #1
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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
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Old 04-25-13, 07:21 PM   #2
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No pressure or anything!


(That whole list is a nightmare.)
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Old 04-25-13, 07:23 PM   #3
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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?
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Old 04-25-13, 07:26 PM   #4
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(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?"
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Old 04-25-13, 08:19 PM   #5
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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.
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Seriously, could I get that legally changed?

It really would look bad ass on a credit card.
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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?
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Old 04-25-13, 11:45 PM   #9
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I see you're Numero Uno. Appropriate. The hell with pressure!

[video=youtube;4r7wHMg5Yjg]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4r7wHMg5Yjg[/video]
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Old 04-25-13, 11:51 PM   #10
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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.
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Old 04-26-13, 05:28 AM   #11
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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.
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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.
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Old 04-26-13, 05:50 AM   #13
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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?
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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.
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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:



How did the race predictor do?
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Old 04-30-13, 12:01 PM   #20
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Say what you want about racing in any other state, Cali fields are pretty damn stout.
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Old 04-30-13, 12:13 PM   #21
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Sure thing. Sadly, about all an honorary membership gets you is the ability to buy a (misspelled) t-shirt:



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).
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I checked the road-results.com predictor for a few things and it's seemingly no less confusing.
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Old 05-07-13, 12:37 PM   #23
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bump... report?


. never mind, found it.

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