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Ah crap I actually have to care now

Old 03-04-10, 09:45 PM
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Ah crap I actually have to care now

Actually I'm excited to be rid of the noob stigma. Had this email tonight:

The following request to change your USCF category has been approved and processed by USA Cycling:
robncircus - 2010-02-27 16:13
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Request to change category from Cat 5 to Cat 4
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Congratulations! Now attack!
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Old 03-04-10, 09:55 PM
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I'm a 4, and I was doing well, but I was still quite the noob.

Don't let it get to your head, and yes attack.

(Congrats now kick some ass!)
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Thanks! I know I'm still a noob but the whole "being a 5" stigma is now gone
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Nice job Rob! Good luck in the 4's.
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Congrats. Enjoy your first 3/4.
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A 4 is a 5 that survived 10 starts without quitting.

That is something to be proud of because most quit well before 10 starts.

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Originally Posted by mollusk
A 4 is a 5 that survived 10 starts without quitting.

That is something to be proud of because most quit well before 10 starts.

Why what happens? I have yet to start my first start out of the ten. Do they just get discouraged? Or is it so horrible that they fear for their lives and quit so their children will have a father?
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Originally Posted by Caad 8
Why what happens? I have yet to start my first start out of the ten. Do they just get discouraged? Or is it so horrible that they fear for their lives and quit so their children will have a father?
Usually they just suck.
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Originally Posted by ZeCanon
Usually they just suck.
LANGUAGE!

Please, next time use FTP impaired.
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Old 03-04-10, 11:49 PM
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I'll see you in the next race.
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Originally Posted by Caad 8
Why what happens? I have yet to start my first start out of the ten. Do they just get discouraged? Or is it so horrible that they fear for their lives and quit so their children will have a father?
Consider all the people that ask if their average speed is enough for racing. Most of them just don't have the mindset for racing, or the fitness, and probably just don't keep at it.

And what Ze said.

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Originally Posted by ZeCanon
Usually they just suck.
I actually started laughing out loud.
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feels good man.

only bummer for me was going from the tangible knock 10 races down goal to the more pie in the sky "get those points" 4 to 3 action.
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Well done, have more fun
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Originally Posted by Caad 8
Why what happens? I have yet to start my first start out of the ten. Do they just get discouraged? Or is it so horrible that they fear for their lives and quit so their children will have a father?
Most people can't stand being dropped a few times & still keep paying maybe just to hang on. That's what I had to do. I am not a natural at this sport. It takes a special kind of masochist to keep coming back to amateur bike racing. You've got to love the small victories.
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& congrats.
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Originally Posted by robncircus
Thanks! I know I'm still a noob but the whole "being a 5" stigma is now gone
Don't let this think this means you can no longer cause a wreck.
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex
LANGUAGE!

Please, next time use FTP impaired.
awesome
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex
LANGUAGE!

Please, next time use FTP impaired.
Nerf herder
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who's scruffy looking?
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Congratulations!

Welcome to the 4s! (My first race ever is actually tomorrow but there's no women's 5)
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this was entertaining to read and helps me appreciate what goes into becoming a professional champion
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Originally Posted by GirlAnachronism
Congratulations!

Welcome to the 4s! (My first race ever is actually tomorrow but there's no women's 5)
Have fun, post up a report.
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