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2009 Texas Racing Season: T-minus 37 days

Old 12-25-08, 07:54 PM
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2009 Texas Racing Season: T-minus 37 days

I just registered for the Tour of New Braunfels (TX) on January 31st-Feb 1st... This will be my second year of racing, the ToNB was my first race ever last year. I didn't finish last, which was my goal.

Last season, I did two road races:
ToNB (didn't finish last, which was my goal)
Cold Spring (finished 37th out of 42)

2 Crits:
Sugar Land (DNF)
Houston Grand Crit (20th out of 49)

And a number of Memorial Park Training Crits.

THIS season, I'll be racing TXBRA and collegiate with Texas A&M (I'm a grad student). So my goals this year are to:
Get at least 10 races under my belt, both TXBRA and Collegiate.
Finish every race and never finish last
Finish with the pack each time.

I figure those are pretty reasonable, and in order of attainability. I've slacked off this fall with the training (fitting riding into my grad school schedule has been harder than I thought it would be), but have a better schedule this semester and a better handle on my time and weekends now that tailgating season is out of the way. I'm also resolving to at least get on the rollers every day, for at least half an hour each time (if I can't get out on the road).

What are other Texans looking forward to/setting as their goals this year?
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20,000 Miles in my neighborhood.
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37 days? Why wait? Jan 17th is the first race at Copperas Cove. Crappy roads and even crappier weather....good times....good times.
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20,000 Miles in my neighborhood.
That's a lot of laps around the beltway.
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Old 12-25-08, 08:17 PM
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That's a lot of laps around the beltway.
Come ride The Bay Town Bridge with us sometime.

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Old 12-25-08, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
37 days? Why wait? Jan 17th is the first race at Copperas Cove. Crappy roads and even crappier weather....good times....good times.
Shoot, I didn't even see that... unfortunately I'll be getting back from a 2 week trip to Qatar the day before, and actually probably won't even land until the 17th.
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Old 12-25-08, 08:28 PM
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37 days...must be nice. My first race of 2009 is in 113 days (tourofthebattenkill.com)
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Old 12-25-08, 08:35 PM
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37 days...must be nice. My first race of 2009 is in 113 days (tourofthebattenkill.com)
What, they don't let you race your bikes down the slopes over in Vermont?
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our racing season starts jan 1st, which 7 days away
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
37 days? Why wait? Jan 17th is the first race at Copperas Cove. Crappy roads and even crappier weather....good times....good times.
My understanding is that dirt is no longer part of the course...the weather, well, that's another story...
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Originally Posted by chinotex View Post
What, they don't let you race your bikes down the slopes over in Vermont?
It is a real pain to get the bikes up on the chair lift....
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I've decided to skip Copperas and go for Tour of New Braunfels. I'm not sure if I'll do both races, but, I'm really going to try to make the crit. We should be able to soak up a bunch of Cat 2 upgrade points between various teammates.
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i think we are at t-27 days in SoCal till the first Crit...then it's like one a weekend until late august.
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Old 12-26-08, 11:15 AM
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I'm thinking I'll do Copperas Cove if the weather's reasonable. I can do it on a one-day trip from Dallas.
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1/25 for the Long Beach BAR series.
that's like less than a month.
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If I get a more modern bike with a better fit soon enough, then I'll race at Copperas Cove.
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is there usually a good turn out for this race? ( Tour of New Braunfels (TX)) and what is the weather usually like around that time
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is there usually a good turn out for this race? ( Tour of New Braunfels (TX)) and what is the weather usually like around that time
we had a full field in the 5's last year, and the weather was warm. You never know with Texas winter weather. It was windy.
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is there usually a good turn out for this race? ( Tour of New Braunfels (TX)) and what is the weather usually like around that time
could be 40F and cloudy / rainy... could be 80F and blue skies.

but it's likely to be windy. very windy.
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Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
could be 40F and cloudy / rainy... could be 80F and blue skies.

but it's likely to be windy. very windy.

I'm betting on below 40, and of course windy.

I'm actually hoping for really crappy weather for Copperas.
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56 days for South Carolina!
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Hmm, I may have to do the ToNB... If I can upgrade after that, Waterrockets and I can duke it out at Lago Vista. =)
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Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo View Post
I'm betting on below 40, and of course windy.

I'm actually hoping for really crappy weather for Copperas.
You are not a well man, lol.

Is it still like trying to race on a badly built cobblestone road? After an artillary strike?
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Originally Posted by procrit View Post
Hmm, I may have to do the ToNB... If I can upgrade after that, Waterrockets and I can duke it out at Lago Vista. =)
I'll be WR's Sherpa at Lago.
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