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Old 07-21-11, 03:09 PM
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Originally Posted by mindaugas
Is a weekend crit ok for a first time racer, or should you start with a weekday race? I've heard the weekday races are more for practice and usually less competitive.
And they tend to be a lot cheaper. As a Cat 5 you are essentially throwing away money for 10 starts. It is smart to throw as little away as possible.
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Old 07-21-11, 03:16 PM
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And they tend to be a lot cheaper.
Yep, they definitely are. $50 for the weekend, $15 for the weekday. I really want to try racing, but as a sys admin I'm usually stuck at the office past 5 and the two weekday races I found start at 6 or 5:50.
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Old 07-21-11, 05:49 PM
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Originally Posted by mindaugas
Is a weekend crit ok for a first time racer, or should you start with a weekday race? I've heard the weekday races are more for practice and usually less competitive.
Every race is competitive, but as a rule, nobody comes into a weekend race with a win-at-all-cost attitude. Weekday races, if you can find them, are a great way of getting your feet wet. And definitely cheaper.
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Old 07-21-11, 05:52 PM
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Fwiw around here the weekday training races don't count for upgrades since they aren't USAC races.. still good practice, just make sure to get in 'real' races too if you plan on upgrading.
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Your info says Colorado. Most CO races are not USA Cycling IIRC. Our team out there doesn't even register with USAC.
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our info says Colorado. Most CO races are not USA Cycling IIRC. Our team out there doesn't even register with USAC.
Yeah, everything I have found out here is ACA.
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