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Old 06-01-07, 08:16 AM
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yellow line rule

I've raced about two dozen cat. IV and cat. III/IV crits, some of them with the yellow line, most without. Where it's called for because of safety I'm wondering if it is still possible nevertheless to suspend the yellow line rule on the last lap or the run into the finish. People break it anyways and it makes for a more dangerous finish as blocked riders try to move up.
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Old 06-01-07, 08:19 AM
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Most races will try to do that, at anywhere between the 1K and 200M mark. Depends on what arrangement they can make with local authorities regarding temporary road closure. Agree it is safer.
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Old 06-01-07, 08:30 AM
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yellow line rule in a crit? that's stupid.
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I didn't catch that, trick question. Must need more Coffee this morning.
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Old 06-01-07, 09:10 AM
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OP, where are you in PA? I can't think of one crit I've raced where there was a yellow line rule.

Most of the road races have the rule, though - with the last 1k - 500m full width.
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Originally Posted by ohmyspokes
I can't think of one crit I've raced where there was a yellow line rule.

Most of the road races have the rule, though - with the last 1k - 500m full width.
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Old 06-01-07, 09:15 AM
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Yeah I wouldn't even enter a crit with a center line rule
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Old 06-01-07, 10:25 AM
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Originally Posted by ohmyspokes
I can't think of one crit I've raced where there was a yellow line rule.

Most of the road races have the rule, though - with the last 1k - 500m full width.
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Never heard of a crit with the rule
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Old 06-01-07, 12:46 PM
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no kidding. crits are run on closed circuits closed to traffic. can you imagine a crit where you're blasting around corners at 27+ and only having only one lane to execute that turn?

in RR in Oregon we usually have both lanes at 200M. Pro/1/2 races in some very special circumstances (e.g. NRC races) get both lanes the entire race.
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Old 06-01-07, 06:33 PM
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Originally Posted by obra3
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no kidding. crits are run on closed circuits closed to traffic. can you imagine a crit where you're blasting around corners at 27+ and only having only one lane to execute that turn?

in RR in Oregon we usually have both lanes at 200M. Pro/1/2 races in some very special circumstances (e.g. NRC races) get both lanes the entire race.
The egg is already laid at 200m. If you're going to suspend the yellow line rule in any meaningful sense it's got to be more than that.

The crit. I'm referring to is the Greenbelt, MD, training series. I'm in south-central PA and I've got a good friend in D.C. so I've been going down for them. The course is a 1.4 mile loop in a state park. There is occasional traffic on the other side of the road hence the yellow-line rule. It is a training series so take it or leave it, eh? I do think, however, that it would be possible and safe to get ride of the yellow line rule .25 miles or .5 miles out from the finish.
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Old 06-03-07, 11:04 AM
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The number of surplus airfields in the UK really is great for the sport of cycling.
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