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Old 02-04-09, 09:57 PM   #1
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Race recommendations

So I've searched and no luck.

I'm hoping to start racing this summer. I'm in the South Bay, and my question is what would be a good race/crit to start with? I've done my fair share of faster group rides in the area and am comfortable in large groups, still get dropped though.

I understand categories, but would prefer to do something Cat 5 only as my first race. In other words, no Cat 4/5 or Cat 3/4/5 groupings. A race/course that isn't too brutal, maybe? Any recommendations?

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Old 02-04-09, 11:01 PM   #2
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This site has most of the races: http://www.socalcycling.com/Schedule...acesched05.asp
Dominguez Hills is a fun one I believe.

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Old 02-05-09, 12:32 AM   #3
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Hi,

Yep, a Cat 5 race at Dominguez Hills is probably the best way to get started. Not sure if anyone other than CBR is putting on races there this year. CBR does a Cat 5/Public race. Otherwise it's a Cat 4/5 race on their schedule.
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