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Feed zone in a road race...how does that work ?

Old 05-28-07, 06:50 AM
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Feed zone in a road race...how does that work ?

In a road race that indicates that there is feed zone, what does that mean ? Do you stop to take drinks/food while you pass it or you just grab it while riding just like in the pro races ?
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Old 05-28-07, 07:04 AM
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Grab on the go. Should be set up on a moderatly slow climb. Usually up to you to have someone there to pass up your stuff. A nice trick on long races, tape a couple Advil to a bottle or feed bag. Important for us "old guys".
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You can stop if you want, but in the collegiate races I've seen it's rolling. Teammate holds out a bottle, you ride by and grab.
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Yep, rolling. In the Dragon's Challenge in Fayetteville NC this weekend it was on the flat right after the start/finish line- not a slow area on the course! I saw a few people miss their grabs, but mostly it worked out OK.
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there's no rule to say you can't stop if you're not confident about taking musettes on the fly.....you'll just have to chase with an extra couple of kgs around your neck.....watch out for bidons on the road, too.
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The person doing the handoff to the rider should be dressed distinctively and have a prearranged "spot" for the handoff to make it as smooth as possible.
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Definitely stop. It gives me a chance to get a head start.
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Originally Posted by urbanknight
Definitely stop. It gives me a chance to get a head start.catch up.
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The feeder on the side of the road usually wears the same jersey as the guy riding .... helps pick them out. Also, a musette bag is easier to grab, just stick your hand through the loop, and you can put food & bottle in it. Only needed for long races, or especially hot weather.
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Old 05-28-07, 07:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Yoshi
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Not really, you hit it right on the head.
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