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    Ronde Van Brisbeen Crit/Circuit Race roll call

    I'll be in the bay area that weekend with my bike, so I decided to do it on spur of the moment. Last time I did Cat5 circuit race, and it was pretty fun. This time I'll be in Cat4, will see if they are as sketchy as the 5 field.

    Look for a dude on Blue/white Ridley Orion with matching bartape and tires, in UCI (UC Irvine) or NorCal BF jersey. Thats how the bike came, I am not that OC.
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    I'm going to race both days over there (as Cat5).
    Cat-O-Meter: where do I get mine?

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    I'll be there both days for 4 races. Last year I only did the 35+ but I really like the courses so I'll try my luck in the P/1/2's too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Man View Post
    I'll be there both days for 4 races. Last year I only did the 35+ but I really like the courses so I'll try my luck in the P/1/2's too.
    Awesome. Pizza Pizza he is our man if he can't do it no one can. lol
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    in for both, racing e4's hollar if you see a BBC guy on a black moto =o)

    Ill keep my eyes open for ya Umney - met Pizza down there last year.

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    Oooh, I almost forgot to sign up for that -- thanks for the reminder!

    CAT 4 women, or in this case, elite women.
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    I'll be there for both days in cat5's. It will be nice to race this close to home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Oooh, I almost forgot to sign up for that -- thanks for the reminder!

    CAT 4 women, or in this case, elite women.
    No, No you said it wrong it's: l33t.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Oooh, I almost forgot to sign up for that -- thanks for the reminder!

    CAT 4 women, or in this case, elite women.
    Hermes and I went on Dmitriy’s training ride (~50-55 miles) this morning which included laps on the Brisbane circuit course to prepare several in the group who are doing the race. We rode from San Mateo to Brisbane as a warm up. I did 10 laps on the circuit course. You should have a blast!! (I'm tempted . . . .) I noticed that there was only one category for women (Cat 4 elite) – interesting (??)
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    In cycling, the term "elite" simply means all ages, as opposed to "masters" or "juniors".
    So any women beginners can race in the "elite" 4 race.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Man View Post
    In cycling, the term "elite" simply means all ages, as opposed to "masters" or "juniors".
    So any women beginners can race in the "elite" 4 race.
    Good! That works for me. C'mon, V-Diva, sign up and ride with us! You already have an advantage, having ridden it already. Oh, and training for 4 months...you'll probably kick our fannies, but what the heck. It should be fun regardless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pizza Man View Post
    In cycling, the term "elite" simply means all ages, as opposed to "masters" or "juniors".
    So any women beginners can race in the "elite" 4 race.
    That much I know - I just thought it was interesting that there is no category available for the Cat 1/2/3 women in this circuit race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Good! That works for me. C'mon, V-Diva, sign up and ride with us! You already have an advantage, having ridden it already. Oh, and training for 4 months...you'll probably kick our fannies, but what the heck. It should be fun regardless.
    I am a maybe - this circuit race was not in "the plan." One big plus is that it is closeby - but looks like rain on Sunday.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velodiva View Post
    I am a maybe - this circuit race was not in "the plan." One big plus is that it is closeby - but looks like rain on Sunday.
    Rain, schmain. This race wasn't in my plan, either, but then our plan isn't nearly as structured as yours. Proximity is a plus. Sign up and check it out!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Velodiva View Post
    That much I know - I just thought it was interesting that there is no category available for the Cat 1/2/3 women in this circuit race.
    Race promoters are faced with limited options of categories because there are only so many hours in the day. Tom Simpson (Ronde race promoter) chose to provide the CAT4 women with a race of their own for one day's race and the CAT3 women with a race of their own for the other day's race.

    There are very few CAT1 or CAT2 women in the district, and I assume most (if not all) of them will be racing the NRC San Dimas Stage Race this weekend.

    The two Velo Promo races (also this weekend) offer options for all categories of women.

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    Looks like the rain is "scheduled" for after the race. at least let's hope so.
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    Quote Originally Posted by velogirls View Post
    Race promoters are faced with limited options of categories because there are only so many hours in the day. Tom Simpson (Ronde race promoter) chose to provide the CAT4 women with a race of their own for one day's race and the CAT3 women with a race of their own for the other day's race.

    There are very few CAT1 or CAT2 women in the district, and I assume most (if not all) of them will be racing the NRC San Dimas Stage Race this weekend.

    The two Velo Promo races (also this weekend) offer options for all categories of women.

    Lorri
    Thanks, Lorri, for the insight. I think it is cool that the CAT4 women have a race of their own for the circuit.
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    Just curious is there a good route that I can take after the crit for a cool down ride?

    Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Rain, schmain. This race wasn't in my plan, either, but then our plan isn't nearly as structured as yours. Proximity is a plus. Sign up and check it out!
    OK - I am now officially in!
    In bocca al lupo!

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