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Tokeneke Road Race - Anyone going ?

Old 07-22-07, 10:10 AM
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Tokeneke Road Race - Anyone going ?

I'm probably going to do this race next weekend. It's got a 2 1/4 mile climb, and a couple of other shorter, tough ones. Anyone going ?? I can't decide if I should do the Cat 4 or 45+. The times from 2005 looked about the same, but the Cat 4 has a bigger field so far.

Any thoughts or impressions on anything about this race ??
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Generally everyone is pretty glazed post workingman's and owasco and fitchburg so it turns into a long slow suffer fest. the finishing climb tends to stretch things out pretty damn well, but its the other climbs that are easier to get away on as people tend to be overly fixated on the big climb. took third there as a 3 in my first year of racing when I initiated a break a half mile before the big downhill, the field was nearly asleep but I got stung by a bee and went a tad nuts.
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Good points .... I'll have to pay attention !
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That climb on the backside is steep. Haven't raced that one (no 5's category), but have ridden the area.
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Originally Posted by pinky View Post
Generally everyone is pretty glazed post workingman's and owasco and fitchburg so it turns into a long slow suffer fest. the finishing climb tends to stretch things out pretty damn well, but its the other climbs that are easier to get away on as people tend to be overly fixated on the big climb. took third there as a 3 in my first year of racing when I initiated a break a half mile before the big downhill, the field was nearly asleep but I got stung by a bee and went a tad nuts.
what year was that?
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