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Old 05-08-08, 06:07 PM
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USCF vs ABR

The race i'm looking to first race is an ABR event. Most races and most of you folks refer to your categories in reference to USCF. How does it work if/when you race between these two bodies? I'm guessing you need to get a license from both? When you race an ABR event does it go towards your USCF license?
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They are separate organizations. It seems that some local organizations will let a few ABR upgrade points sneak in here and there, but it depends on the upgrade coordinator. You would need two licenses to race each organization.
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Old 05-08-08, 07:09 PM
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Thanks. I'll probably just buy a one day license at this point then. For the year is only $25 but i don't expect to race in any other ABR races this year...
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Winfield Twilight, I'm guessing?
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Winfield Twilight, I'm guessing?
That's the plan if all falls into place. Still kind of hectic despite being done with school but i think i can squeeze it in.
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Good to hear.

Great race. A lot of spectators, lots of neighborhood parties going on. Nice course, too. Smooth and fast, yet challenging.

I'll be working in some capacity. I'm hoping for something involving sitting in the shade, but not race registration. Perhaps the prime-bell ringer.
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Old 05-08-08, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by Duke of Kent View Post
Good to hear.

Great race. A lot of spectators, lots of neighborhood parties going on. Nice course, too. Smooth and fast, yet challenging.

I'll be working in some capacity. I'm hoping for something involving sitting in the shade, but not race registration. Perhaps the prime-bell ringer.
I just learned that i'll be at this the night before:
http://www.byebyeliver.com/index.htm

Girlfriend surprised us with tickets. Nothing like baptism by fire and hungoverness.
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
That's the plan if all falls into place.
If you wait for the perfect time, it will never happen.
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
Girlfriend surprised us with tickets. Nothing like baptism by fire and hungoverness.
I haven't got a single good night of sleep the night before a race yet this year. Yes, there was alcohol.

Just saying, it can be done.
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ive raced slightly hungover. the trick is lots of water with your booze. not that the race went well, but i raced.
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I still feel that my best ride ever was after a night of drinking soooo
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A friend of mine won his first P/1/2 crit still reeking of Jim Beam.
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Well, it'll be a busy weekend. Chicago Friday night, Winfield Saturday morning, Milwaukee the next day.
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A friend of mine won his first P/1/2 crit still reeking of Jim Beam.
Floyd, is that you?
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Originally Posted by timmyquest View Post
Thanks. I'll probably just buy a one day license at this point then. For the year is only $25 but i don't expect to race in any other ABR races this year...
Don't know what you are racing: ABR is pretty loose, but generally a 1-day is only good for the lowest catagory (i.e. Cat4 for ABR).
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Originally Posted by TurboTurtle View Post
Don't know what you are racing: ABR is pretty loose, but generally a 1-day is only good for the lowest catagory (i.e. Cat4 for ABR).
I've done a few 3s on one-days. They probably would have let me enter anything actually.
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I did several races as a 3 on a one-day.

TimmyQuest, PM sent. Believe me when I say it's harder than it looks. The P/1/2 field almost always splits into several main groups, not including the inevitable break.
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Originally Posted by TurboTurtle View Post
Don't know what you are racing: ABR is pretty loose, but generally a 1-day is only good for the lowest catagory (i.e. Cat4 for ABR).
That aint a problem
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