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    Spring Hill

    Registration just opened up. Never done this one. Anybody have input on how you like/dislike this race?

    http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8660

    Steve

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    Quote Originally Posted by daxiang28 View Post
    Registration just opened up. Never done this one. Anybody have input on how you like/dislike this race?

    http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=8660

    Steve
    I haven't done the RR, but I have done a TTT on the course a few times and done it on some training rides (makes a nice loop of about 105 miles when riding from SF up to the course, doing a loop and coming back).

    Roads are narrow and I've heard it's real hard to move up in the race since centerline is strictly enforced.
    The course is mostly flat with a few small hills. Smaller hills than Wente, no technical descents.

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    Course looks rolling, short drive. Hmmmmm
    http://www.mapmyride.com/ride/united...a/737254589745

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    Interesting that there are no 35+ groups, so all us 35-44 year olds have to race with the young'uns.

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    Interesting... Maybe.

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    It is a road i ride often, and the initial climb from Western to Spring hill is not overly steep but at the beginning of a ride it is long enough to make it hurt unless you have a GOOD warmup. From there on the rest of the road is CRAPPY pavement i would not use race wheels but training wheels ONLY!

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    Maybe it's a typo, but 1 lap for Cat5's? A 22 mile Road Race??

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    Quote Originally Posted by pelikan View Post
    Maybe it's a typo, but 1 lap for Cat5's? A 22 mile Road Race??
    Yeah, it does seem strange, but I think it's correct. What's most strange about this is that the 45+ is open to any category (Cat 1-5), so a Cat 5 who is 50 years old has a choice of racing 22 or 66 miles, while a 25 year old Cat 5 can only do a 22 mile race. Also, any first time racing women can do the Women's Cat 3/4 race, which is 44 miles.

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    thx for the info guys. i'm all signed up.

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