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Old 03-10-08, 10:23 PM   #1
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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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Old 03-10-08, 10:56 PM   #2
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I'm going to race both days over there (as Cat5).
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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!
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