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Old 06-08-10, 05:19 AM
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State of Ohio RR Championship

My team is hosting this event on Sun. the 13th. If anyone is driving in for the race and has any questions, post them here and I'll do my best to answer. The climb is a little easier than past years, but the mileage is longer. Info is on bikereg.
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Is this the Tyler race or USAC?
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Old 06-09-10, 11:14 AM
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Nice, that was a pretty cool course last year. Is a lot of the course still the same, or is it all different? Some of my friends would appreciate the info, obviously I'm not racing it.
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Not racing it? Hop on the team jet and get over here!

Mostly the same course but we go down a couple miles further before we climb. The climb is a little longer, but easier. Not as steep and it stair steps. Bigger guys will stay on better, but it'll still be work.
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Mostly the same course but we go down a couple miles further before we climb. The climb is a little longer, but easier. Not as steep and it stair steps. Bigger guys will stay on better, but it'll still be work.
I'll be riding with the 4's. Too bad there is no "old guy category"
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There is a Masters RR down this way on the 20th. Don't know much about it. I'll be on GOBA with my daughter then.

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I'll be riding with the 4's. Too bad there is no "old guy category"
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There is a Masters RR down this way on the 20th. Don't know much about it. I'll be on GOBA with my daughter then.
I have been looking at the race. I intend to race the Hyde Park Blast and Grandview the following weekend so will probably skip the SW Ohio Master's race.
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As the resident fat guy, non climber; I have to say that IMO I go up Middletown better than I do O'Neal. YMMV.
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is their a website for it? i would love to race it because i cant seem to ever find any raaces in ohio or at least within 3 hours of chagrin
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nevermind found a website its way to far away thats like a 3-4 hour drive, which would need to be made the day of the race
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nevermind found a website its way to far away thats like a 3-4 hour drive, which would need to be made the day of the race
Always good to find a travel partner or two to share driving/gas.
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As the resident fat guy, non climber; I have to say that IMO I go up Middletown better than I do O'Neal. YMMV.
I don't know, Middletown kicks my butt. O'Neal stair steps so you get breaks along the way. Haley and I did both hills twice a couple weekends ago on the tandem. If my 11 year olds says O'Neal is easier, it has to be. :-)
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It's all easy for her when you're the only one pedaling. ;P
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It's all easy for her when you're the only one pedaling. ;P
You might be on to something.

Come on out anyway. I thinking after about 3 laps, I'm going to make an ice-cream stop in Corwin. I need someone to go with me.
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is their a website for it? i would love to race it because i cant seem to ever find any raaces in ohio or at least within 3 hours of chagrin
Check out my team's web site, there is a list of local races plus links to racing calanders. http://www.starkvelo.com/

If you live in Chagrin there is a race in Westlake every Tuesday with A and B fields. In the spring we had 4 races in Monroe Falls, 4 races in the National Park and one in the Bracksville Resveration.
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for the races in westlake, do you ened to register or just show up? and also what is the a field like vs. the b field like crusing sppeds of 25-30 in the a and like 18-23 in the b?

edit- nevermind saw b race is 4's and 5's. last question juniors can race with the 4/5s. im pretty sure we can

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for the races in westlake, do you ened to register or just show up? and also what is the a field like vs. the b field like crusing sppeds of 25-30 in the a and like 18-23 in the b?

edit- nevermind saw b race is 4's and 5's. last question juniors can race with the 4/5s. im pretty sure we can
Some Juniors have been racing in the B's. As for average speed in the B field, it usually depends on how large the field is. Last week the B field had had 25+ riders and I heard they averaged 23.5 mph. I did the 48 mile A race and we averaged just under 26 mph for the race. Don't worry about the race's average speed. A couple weeks ago I rode the B race so I could get some hard sprints in and still be able to maintain race pace afterwards. The average pace at that race was around 23 mph and I spent a lot of time in low Z2 just sitting in the field waiting for the next prime lap.
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Some Juniors have been racing in the B's. As for average speed in the B field, it usually depends on how large the field is. Last week the B field had had 25+ riders and I heard they averaged 23.5 mph. I did the 48 mile A race and we averaged just under 26 mph for the race. Don't worry about the race's average speed. A couple weeks ago I rode the B race so I could get some hard sprints in and still be able to maintain race pace afterwards. The average pace at that race was around 23 mph and I spent a lot of time in low Z2 just sitting in the field waiting for the next prime lap.
sweet now i just need to convince my lax couch to let me skip a summer league on tuesday and my swim caouch to skip tuesday swim meets. damn im over scheduled. and i know averege doesnt matter i just was wondering what like the cruising type of speed was.
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Spent 3+ hours out there in the rain today, slinging around a broom and a leaf blower. Got the course all spiffy clean. Of course we're getting heavy rain overnight, so a lot of gravel will probably wash back onto the road and I'll have to take care of it in the morning. I doubt very much that'll I'll have the legs to race well, not to mention that it's hard to get your head in the game when your worried about 10 other things. Oh well, it's a long race (77miles), maybe I can just sit in for the first half and I'll come around later when it counts.
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Thanks for a great race today Shayne. The course was great and so was the registration process. I had to leave before the Cat 4's were posted. Will there be a link to the results?
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It was a fun race, I liked the course and the area. Hopefully I will be able to make it again next year, thanks!
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bill- results are already up. looks like you did pretty well!
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Big thanks to all who came out. We did have a few lessons learned, as always, and will make note of them for next year.

Our biggest issue is with the police, outside of the purse they're our biggest expence and they don't do what they're supposed to do. Halfway through the race they were sitting in their cars with the AC running. They charge us $1200 for the 3 of them.

The other issue we had was with our $15 day-of fee. Our thoughts were to scare everyone into preregistering. We didn't want people to wait as it causes more work at a very busy time during registration. This probably backfired a little as we could have used a few more day-of's to generate some more funds. As it was, we had just covered out costs with those pre-reg'd. The other mistake we made was not getting the word out that the proceeds all were going to the YMCA for the Strong Kids program. We were told that more day-of's would have came out it they'd known that bit of info. The YMCA supplied all the corner workers and some drivers. We're going to dig into the team account some and make sure they get a nice donation.

Results were up on the USAC website around 4:30 to 5:00 that day. This is do to the offical (Mitch Beckner), who's taken it upon himself to try and improve the results process in Ohio. He's come up with a few systems that have simplified everything and made results postings quicker. This is a great thing to see.

Thanks again to all who came out.
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bill- results are already up. looks like you did pretty well!
Scott, nice job on your race also. I saw the results and am satisfied with my finish. The last time up the hill I was able to stay at the front and get away from the field for the rest of the race in a group of about 15. My finish sprint was pretty much non existent as guys began sprinting about 500 meters out, and with the yellow line rule in place until 200 meters, I never saw the cones and just kept weaving past spent riders.

Shayne, one suggestion for next year would be to have tall flags or some other marker for the 200 meter point and finish line. At least for the 4's riding in the lead group I never saw the cones and at the finish line there were just a few people standing near the line on the right making it difficult to gauge the line. That may not have been problem for others but the long stretch before the line has no landmarks to work from when you are in a tight group.
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