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    Baker to Death Valley Road Race

    This was mentioned in a couple threads, but I figured why not one more...

    The race is set for 10/28 and goes 80 miles or so from Baker to Death Valley. The flyer has the course info, as well as info for the climbs (yes, it isn't flat).

    http://www.californiabicycleracing.o....bike.race.pdf

    Is anyone else doing it?

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    I'm in!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jpconrad View Post
    This was mentioned in a couple threads, but I figured why not one more...

    The race is set for 10/28 and goes 80 miles or so from Baker to Death Valley. The flyer has the course info, as well as info for the climbs (yes, it isn't flat).

    http://www.californiabicycleracing.o....bike.race.pdf

    Is anyone else doing it?

    Its probably a bad idea but I really want one more race this year to get my upgrade to cat 4, so I may do it. Have to talk to the wife first...

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    I'm in!

    (Well, if lobbing water bottles from the feed zone counts...)

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    I'm too slow to race right now......maybe in March I'll be ready. I'll also be doing the MTB winter series at Fontucky in Jan.

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    I'll still be out that way for DV Double the day before. Maybe we'll get to see you finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VanceMac View Post
    I'll still be out that way for DV Double the day before. Maybe we'll get to see you finish.
    Hey Vance... we can hang out at the Feed Zone together!

    Although I must admit, my anticipation of "fun" was somewhat curtailed. I was informed that I simply hand over the bottles to the rider, not aim and throw them at moving targets.
    Last edited by Happytime; 10-18-07 at 07:00 PM.

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    I didn't realize you were being serious about working the race. Do you know which station?

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    I have no idea what I'm doing. Sonia can't make it so I'm JP's workmule for the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    I have no idea what I'm doing. Sonia can't make it so I'm JP's workmule for the day.
    Could you take care of me too

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    Quote Originally Posted by WhiteCarbonDude View Post
    Could you take care of me too
    And you might as well come up a day early and take care of the poor double victims...

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    If I can, I will. I'm such a sucker for you b@stards.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Happytime View Post
    If I can, I will. I'm such a sucker for you b@stards.
    Can Sonia and WCD's wife split the hourly charge?

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    Hey, if they don't mind... I get paid all the same!

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    I'm in the same situation as umd, one or two races short of an upgrade from the Vs, and would really like to start next season as a IV.

    Problem is nobody local to me, that I know of, is doing it. I don't really want to foot the gas/lodging bill solo, and don't know how I'd get back to my car after the race, so I'll probably have to skip it.

    There's a CX race that weekend that I can do instead. Too bad CX races don't count as a "mass start" for purposes of your Cat IV upgrade.

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    Isn't 80 miles excessive for a cat 5 race?

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    I was really hoping to do this even though I knew I wouldn't be in race shape. However, I found out that the Casino night fundraiser for Brea Olinda High School's girls basketball team is the night before. My stepdaughter is a freshman and will be starting on Varsity this year so I was informed that my attendance is a must. I really don't feel like driving to Baker late at night or early in the morning. Chris is an awesome promotor and I like to support what he does. Now that I hear Happytime is going to be in the feedzone, I'm really sorry to miss it. John do me a favor and be sure to tell Chris or Vera that I am sorry to miss the race and I will be there for sure if they put it on in the spring.
    Regarding the Cat. 5 upgrades- If you guys can show that you belong in the 4s and have any upgrade points from 4/5 races, I'll bet they will process your upgrade with a combo of 9 starts and some points from 4/5 races. I know two guys that they have done this for in recent years. I haven't heard of them being super sticky on the 10 starts if you have some points.

    BTW 80 miles is pretty far for a Cat 5 race but it is point to point and I think they are trying to minimize costs and use 1 start and 1 finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redal View Post
    Regarding the Cat. 5 upgrades- If you guys can show that you belong in the 4s and have any upgrade points from 4/5 races, I'll bet they will process your upgrade with a combo of 9 starts and some points from 4/5 races. I know two guys that they have done this for in recent years. I haven't heard of them being super sticky on the 10 starts if you have some points.
    Well I have no upgrade points, just 9 races. They denied me an upgrade with what I have, so one more race and they have no choice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by redal View Post
    Regarding the Cat. 5 upgrades- If you guys can show that you belong in the 4s and have any upgrade points from 4/5 races, I'll bet they will process your upgrade with a combo of 9 starts and some points from 4/5 races. I know two guys that they have done this for in recent years. I haven't heard of them being super sticky on the 10 starts if you have some points.

    BTW 80 miles is pretty far for a Cat 5 race but it is point to point and I think they are trying to minimize costs and use 1 start and 1 finish.
    Seems to me they're being sticklers.

    3rd at Boulevard, 5th overall at San Dimas, 6 total races, and holding a semi-pro NORBA license wasn't enough for an upgrade earlier in the season. Haven't done any road racing since San Dimas except for Everest Challenge, so I'm still only up to 8 total.

    CX races probably don't count for anything, on the road, either.

    Shoulda done a couple crits I guess.

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    Hi,

    My teammate and I are basically in. We just need to figure out the car logistics. I have another friend who is probably going with his wife so we can probably bum a ride with them back to Baker. All of us will be in the 30+ 1/2/3 race.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    Hi,

    My teammate and I are basically in. We just need to figure out the car logistics. I have another friend who is probably going with his wife so we can probably bum a ride with them back to Baker. All of us will be in the 30+ 1/2/3 race.

    Cleave, glad to hear you'll make it. It looks like we may have 6 going.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redal View Post
    I was really hoping to do this even though I knew I wouldn't be in race shape. However, I found out that the Casino night fundraiser for Brea Olinda High School's girls basketball team is the night before. My stepdaughter is a freshman and will be starting on Varsity this year so I was informed that my attendance is a must. I really don't feel like driving to Baker late at night or early in the morning. Chris is an awesome promotor and I like to support what he does. Now that I hear Happytime is going to be in the feedzone, I'm really sorry to miss it. John do me a favor and be sure to tell Chris or Vera that I am sorry to miss the race and I will be there for sure if they put it on in the spring.
    Regarding the Cat. 5 upgrades- If you guys can show that you belong in the 4s and have any upgrade points from 4/5 races, I'll bet they will process your upgrade with a combo of 9 starts and some points from 4/5 races. I know two guys that they have done this for in recent years. I haven't heard of them being super sticky on the 10 starts if you have some points.

    BTW 80 miles is pretty far for a Cat 5 race but it is point to point and I think they are trying to minimize costs and use 1 start and 1 finish.
    I'll mention it to Chris when I see him. Is anyone else from SC Velo going to be there?

    Happytime's going to help out with the race, do you know if she can drive a support vehicle and also work the feed zone, or is it too hard to do both?

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    Silly question... how do we get back to our cars from the finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    Silly question... how do we get back to our cars from the finish?

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    Silly question... how do we get back to our cars from the finish?
    You've got a bike...

    If Happytime's driving a support vehicle (my minivan) it's got a rack for 4 bikes.

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