Notices
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

Feed zone questions

Old 05-28-17, 04:35 AM
  #1  
CanadianBiker32
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
CanadianBiker32's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Canada
Posts: 1,001

Bikes: Maxim, Rocky Mountain, Argon 18, Cervelo S2 Team

Mentioned: 2 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 160 Post(s)
Liked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Feed zone questions

Ok questions on feed zone
Been doing a few cat 5 races with USA cycling.

I didn't know how the feedzone works.

Is feed zone only location you can receive water and food from?

The races I did . Can you take water and food from anyone?

Or can anyone hand you stuff?

Would it.be ok to hand out water to a friend who is going by?

Link about feed zone please?
CanadianBiker32 is offline  
Old 05-28-17, 06:31 AM
  #2  
rubiksoval
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: Music City, USA
Posts: 4,417

Bikes: bikes

Mentioned: 52 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2602 Post(s)
Liked 1,397 Times in 699 Posts
Yes, unless you're in a pro race with a caravan. It'd be much too dangerous for people to just randomly take feeds.

No.

Yes, anyone that's handing something up can hand it to you...

Of course.

Each individual race will have feedzone designations. Some races have neutral that anyone can have. They'll usually let you know before the race, though, and neutral will shout out something like "neutral" or "water" so you know which one to grab. It's quite frowned upon to steal someone else's bottle, but I see it happening from time to time when guys get desperate. Can be fairly comical if the owner of said bottle sees the transgression and confronts the "thief".
rubiksoval is offline  
Old 05-28-17, 12:45 PM
  #3  
PepeM
Senior Member
 
PepeM's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 6,841
Mentioned: 180 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2723 Post(s)
Liked 101 Times in 49 Posts
A race I did, the neutral feed was placed on a small table by the side of the road, not close enough to be reached while riding. Not sure if they were expecting people to stop to grab a bottle or what.
PepeM is offline  
Old 05-30-17, 08:19 AM
  #4  
oespinoza83
burp
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Houston
Posts: 184
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 6 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Also, typically most Cat 5 RRs aren't long enough to need feedzones. Back in my C5 days, worst case was a long hot summer race of 50 miles. 2 bottles on the bike and 1 in my jersey was enough for me.
oespinoza83 is offline  
Old 05-30-17, 10:27 AM
  #5  
rm -rf
don't try this at home.
 
rm -rf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: N. KY
Posts: 5,252
Mentioned: 10 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 707 Post(s)
Liked 91 Times in 69 Posts
From another thread by the OP:

Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
This particular OP has a history of asking basic questions about racing and rules that could easily be answered by looking them up in the rule book. Yet, he continues to post these questions but never engages responses or in any discussion. Rather, he seems to be using the form to Google things for him.

I'd be more than happy to engage in discussions on this topic, if that were the case. But with this OP, it is not.
A good use for the View Public Profile --> User Lists --> Add to Ignore List
rm -rf is offline  
Old 05-30-17, 10:30 AM
  #6  
superdex
staring at the mountains
 
superdex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Castle Pines, CO
Posts: 4,434

Bikes: Fairdale Goodship, Spesh Crux, Salsa Timberjack 29

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 335 Post(s)
Liked 106 Times in 69 Posts
Originally Posted by oespinoza83 View Post
Also, typically most Cat 5 RRs aren't long enough to need feedzones.
this.
superdex is offline  
Old 05-30-17, 09:48 PM
  #7  
Doge
Senior Member
 
Doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern California, USA
Posts: 10,323

Bikes: 1979 Raleigh Team 753

Mentioned: 153 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3312 Post(s)
Liked 293 Times in 209 Posts
There are rules, then there is how it is done.
You are a Cat 5. If you need to eat and drink - do it.

Rules...
Originally Posted by CanadianBiker32 View Post
Is feed zone only location you can receive water and food from?
Yes - if there is a feed zone. Meaning there may be more than one or even cars. But if there is a feed zone, that is the only place you are allowed to feed.

Originally Posted by CanadianBiker32 View Post
Can you take water and food from anyone?
No. You may take water from other riders. Only your team support may feed you.

Again - nobody cares at cat 5 - if you need to drink - drink.

Originally Posted by CanadianBiker32 View Post
Would it.be ok to hand out water to a friend who is going by?
If they are a rider, it is in the rules, if they are not a rider, it is not in the rules. If you need water - drink it.

So many sports, even in the Olympics, don't follow rules over water. If you need water, take it. NO ref is going to make a Cat 5 issue of it.
Doge is offline  
Old 05-30-17, 09:49 PM
  #8  
Doge
Senior Member
 
Doge's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Southern California, USA
Posts: 10,323

Bikes: 1979 Raleigh Team 753

Mentioned: 153 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3312 Post(s)
Liked 293 Times in 209 Posts
Originally Posted by PepeM View Post
A race I did, the neutral feed was placed on a small table by the side of the road, not close enough to be reached while riding. Not sure if they were expecting people to stop to grab a bottle or what.
Against every rule I know of. And done all the time.
Doge is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
cvall91
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
53
08-21-13 04:11 PM
CanadianBiker32
Long Distance Competition/Ultracycling, Randonneuring and Endurance Cycling
7
06-26-13 08:29 AM
cycleWV_23
Road Cycling
39
02-14-11 08:35 PM
lymansmtt
Triathlon
5
09-27-10 09:23 AM
UmneyDurak
"The 33"-Road Bike Racing
12
04-03-10 08:10 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.