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Old 05-25-04, 10:47 AM
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trouble understanding my first race...

my first race will feature all cats (1 - 5, masters, womens, and juniors) and according to the information sheet we are all supposed to start between 6:45 am and 6:50 am.

does this mean a mass start? isn't this going to be meyham? how do the race officals know who is in what cat? do i have to race within my own group - what if it gets all split up? someone told me i'm not supposed to jump across and ride with another categoy. lot's of questions, i know. i'm just having trouble visualizing how this is going to play out. on top of that - the number of laps are different for each category. thanks for any help.
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I can't imagine they'll start all groups at once. That would be crazy.

Are you sure that all groups are starting at that time?
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Originally Posted by Laggard
I can't imagine they'll start all groups at once. That would be crazy.

Are you sure that all groups are starting at that time?

well, here is the website for the race:

http://www.kissenasports.com/nycs_competitor_info.htm

i'm doing the one on june 12th - but it says they are all the same format. note the start time. it seems crazy to me as well...so i hope i'm just reading it incorrectly. maybe i'll send them an email to make sure.
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Originally Posted by Laggard
I can't imagine they'll start all groups at once. That would be crazy.
Welcome to WISport

Mass start where everyone goes from the gun at once. I've heard of some tremendous pile-ups occurring at these events.
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I've never experienced something like that.

Can't say I ever want to.
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i'll have my friend there to photograph the race. so, maybe i'll have my very own version of the pic you posted soon enough! if so, i'll definitley post it.
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Probably will satrt in waves like 30 seconds to 1 minute apart. Cat 1 will go 1st cat 5's last.
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Originally Posted by Laggard
the good old days...when we wore toe clips, not these (LOL) silly clipless pedals. And the bike and you rarely separated..
kinda like sprint cars without roll cages...

I think you can see what's left of the rider on the lower bike (lol) just at the edge of the photo...

man those were some bad wrecks...makes me hurt just looking at this picture.

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No. I did all the series last year as a cat 5. They just have a minute time gap between fields.

Originally Posted by timmhaan
my first race will feature all cats (1 - 5, masters, womens, and juniors) and according to the information sheet we are all supposed to start between 6:45 am and 6:50 am.

does this mean a mass start? isn't this going to be meyham? how do the race officals know who is in what cat? do i have to race within my own group - what if it gets all split up? someone told me i'm not supposed to jump across and ride with another categoy. lot's of questions, i know. i'm just having trouble visualizing how this is going to play out. on top of that - the number of laps are different for each category. thanks for any help.
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