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Old 07-02-07, 07:25 PM   #1
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Hartford and New Britain - anyone going ??

I'm going to New Britain, and probably Hartford. I'm going to try various masters races and hope to crack the top 20.

Anyone else going ? Bikereg looks pretty thin for registration. Maybe there are lots of procrastinators like me who haven't signed up yet.
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I'll probably be doing the New Britain crit, in the cat3 field. Haven't signed up yet though.
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NB for sure, prereg 3's. Didn't know about Hartford till too late, already have plans. Plus I'd kill myself to race there and have nothing for NB.

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NB for sure, prereg 3's. Didn't know about Hartford till too late, already have plans. Plus I'd kill myself to race there and have nothing for NB.

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Why would you kill yourself ?? It's only a crit. I used to find that I actually raced better the second day - still warmed up from the first day I guess. If I have time, I'll do 2 races in Hartford, then 2 or 3 in New Britain the next day.
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Why would you kill yourself ?? It's only a crit. I used to find that I actually raced better the second day - still warmed up from the first day I guess. If I have time, I'll do 2 races in Hartford, then 2 or 3 in New Britain the next day.
In the past I'd do lots of races (this kind of weekend would have been ideal) but now it takes me a while to recover from even one. And while I used to be focused just on racing, now I have other things which end up taking my time and energy. Since Hartford for me was much harder than NB, and since I only learned of Hartford this week (and wrote off that Saturday for other things), Hartford ended up on my "scratch" list. NB stays and has been a favorite course for me, even in the other direction, so I'll give it a go.

Finally, for me, doing 30 miles is half or more of my normal weekly mileage. I feel annihilated after a race like that.

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Its the weekend post-Fitchburg, there are a lot of fried riders right now thinking of nothing but beer and hiding from their bikes.
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Its the weekend post-Fitchburg, there are a lot of fried riders right now thinking of nothing but beer and hiding from their bikes.
All the better for the old, fat, out of shape riders like me !!
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Its the weekend post-Fitchburg, there are a lot of fried riders right now thinking of nothing but beer and hiding from their bikes.
Indeed. I've been letting the leg hair grow back and haven't even thought about getting back on my bike. I suspect I'm not going to go hard for another couple of weeks. My whole body still hurts.
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