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Valley of the Sun stage race

Old 02-09-09, 10:51 AM
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Valley of the Sun stage race

Anyone racing this year?
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Old 02-09-09, 11:02 AM
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Got a friend racing 1/2 womens this year.
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Old 02-09-09, 01:03 PM
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Did it last year. Short RR + short crit + long drive = nope.
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Old 02-09-09, 02:02 PM
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There are a bunch of my CSU teammates going down. To long a drive for me right now. My TT bike will be there though I just won't be riding it
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A few of my teammates are going out there from CT. Lots of climbing I guess, so not one for me.

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Old 02-09-09, 04:27 PM
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Edit: Nevermind.

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Originally Posted by cedricbosch View Post
Anyone racing this year?
I say every year that I'm going, never have. this year, no exception.

lots of guys from my district have made the trip, and I can think of 3 who've won the overall in cat 3 or cat 2. all have come back saying it was very well organized, not overly selective, and for us mid atlantic-ers an oasis where no cold weather gear was necessary.
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Old 02-09-09, 07:26 PM
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I'll be there in the 3's. I just hope it doesn't rain. The forecast is calling for a 40% chance on Saturday and Sunday.
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Old 02-09-09, 10:08 PM
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
A few of my teammates are going out there from CT. Lots of climbing I guess, so not one for me.

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Very little climbing.
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Old 02-09-09, 11:20 PM
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Maybe he's thinking of Gila?
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Old 02-10-09, 12:31 AM
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mmm Gila. Love that race.

I was really tempted to go because it's a 2-only race and I need to start racking up the points, but oh well. Good luck Esammuli!
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Old 02-10-09, 11:07 AM
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I wanted to go very badly but it was a trade off. V-day with the chick buys me a bunch more race weekends away(and my fitness is lacking right now).
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Old 02-10-09, 08:10 PM
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Bunch of my friends are going and wanted me to, but I'm in SC. You do the math.
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Old 02-13-09, 05:56 PM
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6th place in the Cat 3 TT. 32:04 ~10 seconds from 4th/ 40 seconds off the lead.

Not bad for 143 lbs.
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Old 02-13-09, 05:59 PM
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are there results up somewhere? I want to see how my bike did
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Old 02-13-09, 06:07 PM
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Nope, not yet. I think they'll be up in a couple hours.

http://www.wmrc.org/vos/
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Just called and got the update. My bike was 7th in the 4's Not too shabby considering he'd never really been on a TT bike before.

One of my teammates/friends put up 2nd in the p/1/2 women. She's a freak. Taking this semester off because she's being sent to europe for a month or so. I think she beat all the guys that went down except for a Cat 1.
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Old 02-13-09, 06:36 PM
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So i guess no UCLA road race for you Eric?
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Old 02-13-09, 06:46 PM
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Nope. My new team convinced me to come out to Arizona.
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Old 02-13-09, 07:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
Very little climbing.
Maybe they're climbing before/after? I was under the impression they're going to do mega climbing. Is the course different from last year?

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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
Maybe they're climbing before/after? I was under the impression they're going to do mega climbing. Is the course different from last year?

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Same as last year. One little hill, maybe 5%, you do it a few times depending on what class you're racing.

It's huge by Texas standards and small by Cali.

You're thinking of Gila.
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Old 02-13-09, 08:37 PM
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Originally Posted by esammuli View Post
Nope. My new team convinced me to come out to Arizona.
What team is that?
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Old 02-13-09, 09:26 PM
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Ranchos. Based out of North County SD.
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Old 02-13-09, 09:42 PM
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I love seeing stuff like the #1 cat 4 guy would have finished 17th in the Pro 1/2 cat.

that's pretty cool!
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Old 02-13-09, 09:52 PM
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I love seeing stuff like the #1 cat 4 guy would have finished 17th in the Pro 1/2 cat.

that's pretty cool!
There are separate pro/1 and Cat 2's for this race.

He would have been ~40th in the Pro/1. Still a very good result though. He put up a better time then I did.
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