NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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Congrats on 3rd place! I would agree with you to a point.
As your skill improves and you move up in race classifications, your ability and your competitions ability will be much closer. The "tools" you need to do the job become more critical and you will find the necessity for a decent bike.
Also, the higher the classification, the more important the mental aspect of racing plays a more important role as all the athletes are about in the same physical condition!
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