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Old 07-18-05, 10:03 AM   #1
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Northbrook - training nights?

I know there is a program on M evenings; what about Tu and W? The NB velodrome site only mentions Mondays. Do any of this training sessions towards a CAT 5 qualification? THANKS!
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Friday Nights - show up and race! Or are you looking for more of a "get me prepped for the track" type program?
If you are, try making it out some weekend (let me know what day) and we can run through some warm-ups, pacelines, track basics, etc. I am happy to spin a few with anyone looking to get a nice intro to the track.

Things to bring for weekend rides:
1. Helmet
2. Water/Gatorade (or something similar)
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I am not sure if any developmental programs are scheduled for the rest of the season, though.

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I may try to make it there tonight; Metra back to N side of Chicago at 8:43. Or...anyone driving back towards the N side of Chicago with an extra bike rack? PM me!
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one thing I missed - you start off at Cat5, so in order to obtain Cat5 status, you just register and race on Fridays
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165 do you know anything about what goes on with the training? can i bring my normal road bike and try it out? if so should i bring the one with the clipless pedals or the clip ons? i want to start trying it but i have no idea where to begin. i called them up for info on tonight but no answers so im gonna miss tonight.
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You need a track bike for the training nights (Mon or Tue); but there are some available to borrow. If you go 3 times to either night, you can qualify to race on Thurs. I went last night; 9 people, excellent structured workout, I am hooked. Now I need a bigger gear...
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50x15! woo hoo!
I would actually throw into a Friday night development race too. that Cat3/4 field is pretty big - might be a good idea to get out on a Friday before jumping into Thursday. Safety/Comfort, then speed.

jst - any intentions of geting out there this weekend? let me know - I can meet ya
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