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Tour of the Gila roll call

Old 04-13-09, 09:43 AM
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Tour of the Gila roll call

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Old 04-13-09, 11:44 AM
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Just go ahead and rub it in. A Cat4 race with real actual climbing. I want to go!
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Old 04-13-09, 12:17 PM
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Next year!


Been racing against those Tri Star boys a lot this spring. They appear to be on form so watch out!
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Old 04-13-09, 01:27 PM
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I'm in! My goal is to try to win back my registration in the 3's.
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Old 04-13-09, 03:16 PM
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Old 04-13-09, 03:25 PM
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Congrats on the collegiate win!
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Old 04-13-09, 05:39 PM
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Studying the race bible. Pez cycling also had a good review of the race from a pro's perspective. I'm looking at a pretty brutal ride, at least a few guys in my field that are going at an upper P1/2 level right now.

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Old 04-13-09, 07:20 PM
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I just need my 1 upgrade asap. Cat 2 field, lots of climbing... should come out of it with quite a few points. Still need 24

And thanks Joe
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Old 04-14-09, 04:03 PM
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I couldn't have left AZ at the end of April....
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Old 04-15-09, 12:16 PM
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So lots of excuses, but so far it's just Ze, Racer, and Myself, all in different categories?
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I live too far away and am only a Cat 4.
I'm out.
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Old 04-15-09, 01:18 PM
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Moved away just a bit too soon
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Old 04-15-09, 01:28 PM
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I'm not, but at least one friend is coming out for it. All the way from Raleigh, NC.

If I were a pro I would consider driving across the country to race. But as a Cat 4, not so much.
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I think it's the fact that this race is open to lower categories that makes it so rad. Pros have the Tours of everything to ride, but this is the only (that I know of) 5 day stage race that I can sign up for. I'm not sure how long cascade is, but regardless, this is an opportunity to pretend we're pros for a week and I'm all over it.

So much fun.
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Old 04-16-09, 11:49 AM
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Saw this in the ex-local rag today...
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I've always wanted to do this race, especially now that I'm eligible for the 40+ race.
So many races, so little time...
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Old 04-16-09, 08:47 PM
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I've always wanted to do this race, especially now that I'm eligible for the 40+ race.
So many races, so little time...
I'll scout it out for you. Looks like Labor Power just jumped in.
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Old 04-21-09, 10:22 AM
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There are some Astana rumors floating around.................................
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Good chunk of the 1,2,3 field from this past weekends race (Brookhaven MS) will be there. 60 minute crit at 30+ MPH wasnt too fun.

Some of those guys are rolling damn strong right now. Should be a good race.
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Old 04-22-09, 05:57 AM
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If anyone who's racing cat3 knows Brent from Sports Systems...tell him I said good luck!!
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Rock Racing is out.
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Did it twice, don't know if I will make it this year.
Hard race.
Have fun.
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Rock Racing is out.
Yeah I read that... perhaps if they had gotten a couple of Kia's instead....
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I'm out as well. Overloaded with school, can't miss a whole week right before finals. Gave up my spot to another teammate who isn't in school anymore.

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Originally Posted by justinb View Post
Saw this in the ex-local rag today...
I really hope that this is true.

Made the news up here in Albuquerque, too. Would be a great thing for this race and the sponsors to have some big names showing up, especially since the race almost didn't happen because of lack of sponsorship. I suspect if Lance ("LANCE!") shows up, this race could gain more mainstream attention and maybe even show up on TV one year a la Versus.

I really want to do this one year, but I'm, not in the kind of shape I need to be for it now (and I'm going to be out of town on business, too).
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