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Old 07-05-18, 10:02 PM
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Ha sorry.

The whole "East Coast" thing has come up a few times. The joke is that the cat 3 sprint speeds are (apparently) way higher on the East Coast than p1/2 sprint speeds over here, according to internet reports.
all good. I went 50 mph and lost in the last race I did.

Okay, so in reality I was so done that I never got out of the saddle, but once it gets to the internet it'll be a different story.
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Old 07-06-18, 10:27 AM
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I'm pretty sure CDR had old school computers with speed sensors and incorrect wheelsize settings.
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Old 07-06-18, 10:30 AM
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I've barely hit 50 going downhill in a RR. Where is there a 50 mph finish in the NE?
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Old 07-06-18, 10:52 AM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
I'm pretty sure CDR had old school computers with speed sensors and incorrect wheelsize settings.
Or it's set to KPH and not MPH?
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Old 07-06-18, 11:41 AM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
Ha sorry.

The whole "East Coast" thing has come up a few times. The joke is that the cat 3 sprint speeds are (apparently) way higher on the East Coast than p1/2 sprint speeds over here, according to internet reports.
It's our closer proximity to Europe. East coast is the beast coast.

Also east coast rap is better. Fight me!
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Old 07-07-18, 12:36 AM
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Also east coast rap is better. Fight me!
No fight from me there! West coast rap has always been ****.

Except for Del & the Hieroglyphics crew, and maybe a smattering of others I'm forgetting.
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It's our closer proximity to Europe. East coast is the beast coast.

Also east coast rap is better. Fight me!
Sorry, I thought N.W.A. were out of LA tho? E-40 and the Oakland scene? foh
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
I've barely hit 50 going downhill in a RR. Where is there a 50 mph finish in the NE?
I was just kidding, I haven't hit 50 mph in forever.

My last race I avg about 145w and didn't get out of the saddle when the sprint started because I was already so exploded. I think my max speed that race was 33 mph or something. I looked, it was 35.6 mph in Strava. It was a race where I did nothing, no sprint, no attack, no whatever, at New Britain / Nutmeg. Don't know SRM data as the download data computer is down.
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Out of curiosity, how much does reg cost a race overseas? I always see posts from Netherlands/France about 5(euro money sign) or less registration which just blows my mind. I guess American bureaucracy at it's finest keeps our race costs so high.
I don't know how it works now but when I raced briefly in Belgium it seemed that there was a much higher entry cost into the sport but then things were subsidized after.

Mind you, this was 1992, and I might be off by a couple bucks here and there.

US: $30? license, $20? per race. Prizes set by promoter. Costs borne by promoter.

Belgium: $300 license, $3 per race ($2 refunded if you gave your number back). Basing this off of a very rough 100 Belgian francs per dollar. Prizes seemed to be either 20 places or 40 places, preset prize amounts. In Belgium at least there was betting on the races, and buying just the start sheet cost money if you weren't a racer (about $1, and everyone was buying one).

I think there was just one race per province at the time (March) but by mid season it was more like 5-7 races. In the early season the races had large fields, typically just under 200 riders, but by mid season virtually everyone would place in a 40 place race.

I don't know who covers the cost of promoting races. It might be like soccer leagues here where there's a substantial base of funds because of annual dues and such. It could be government. In Holland (not sure of Belgium) I know that there are dedicated courses in parks with permanent structures for promoting races.
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Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
I'm pretty sure CDR had old school computers with speed sensors and incorrect wheelsize settings.
I don't understand your continuing comments on this. Call me a liar or whatever and let it go.

I may disagree with some stuff said on the forums but I'm not continually bringing them up, over and over and over and over.
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