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Old 05-28-15, 12:27 PM
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I did it last year but was in a break half the time so no crashes. Will do it this year if the leg feels up for intensity.
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Old 05-28-15, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by aaronmcd
I did it last year but was in a break half the time
how marked are you these days?
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Old 05-28-15, 05:55 PM
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Originally Posted by save10
has anyone done dash for cash before...i've heard its crashy
didn't seem too crashy when I did it last year. Key is to not contest one lap, go with someone who is, then launch right after the line. Hold it for a lap, rest, repeat.
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Old 05-28-15, 07:38 PM
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Yeah it was never that crashy. Erik alway called it "Crash for Cash" but I think he just liked saying that.

Hell even when it was a 2/3/4 field I don't think anyone crashed..
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Old 06-03-15, 11:33 AM
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Lodi anyone? Fun course right in oldtown with some aesthetically grooved pavement to look and feel like bricks/cobbles.
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Old 06-03-15, 11:53 AM
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I'll be there in the E4/5's.
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Old 06-03-15, 12:54 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
didn't seem too crashy when I did it last year. Key is to not contest one lap, go with someone who is, then launch right after the line. Hold it for a lap, rest, repeat.
omg, or you know, go after and then hold it for the rest of the ******' race!
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Old 06-03-15, 01:17 PM
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Originally Posted by hack
Lodi anyone? Fun course right in oldtown with some aesthetically grooved pavement to look and feel like bricks/cobbles.
Thought I would be racing with you at this point, but nope. Still need 5 points. Decided not to do it on top ten.

Originally Posted by Edonis13
I'll be there in the E4/5's.
I'll be racing with you it seems.
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Old 06-03-15, 01:22 PM
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
Thought I would be racing with you at this point, but nope. Still need 5 points. Decided not to do it on top ten.



I'll be racing with you it seems.
I'll be easy to find. I'm the fat guy squeezed into a bright ass orange kit with lots of team mates in that field. Don't be afraid to say hi!
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Old 06-03-15, 01:23 PM
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
Thought I would be racing with you at this point, but nope. Still need 5 points. Decided not to do it on top ten.
Shoot ... I might be doing the 35+ 123 based on time (Cat 3s go at like 3PM).

Should be a good course for you to get a result. A lot like Modesto, but with a longer sprint in to the finish (prob like 200m). Just be assertive and come out of that last corner 2nd or 3rd wheel and gun it (sounds so easy ...)
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Old 06-03-15, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Edonis13
I'll be easy to find. I'm the fat guy squeezed into a bright ass orange kit with lots of team mates in that field. Don't be afraid to say hi!
I'll be the nerd in a kit from Anime.
The kit for the new team hasn't arrived yet. Which also orange.
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Old 06-03-15, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by hack
Shoot ... I might be doing the 35+ 123 based on time (Cat 3s go at like 3PM).

Should be a good course for you to get a result. A lot like Modesto, but with a longer sprint in to the finish (prob like 200m). Just be assertive and come out of that last corner 2nd or 3rd wheel and gun it (sounds so easy ...)
Yep, sounds easy.
GL.
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Old 06-03-15, 01:52 PM
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
I'll be the nerd in a kit from Anime.
The kit for the new team hasn't arrived yet. Which also orange.
Were you the guy in the Yowamushi Pedal kit at dash for cash?
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Old 06-03-15, 01:55 PM
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Originally Posted by hack
Shoot ... I might be doing the 35+ 123 based on time (Cat 3s go at like 3PM).

Should be a good course for you to get a result. A lot like Modesto, but with a longer sprint in to the finish (prob like 200m). Just be assertive and come out of that last corner 2nd or 3rd wheel and gun it (sounds so easy ...)
Me too. I could register for the 35+, 45+, and E3 race but due to family logistics I'm only going to be able to do the 35+. Which is going to be the hardest of the three by far. I told my wife not to expect me to win any wine for her. I'll probably just be hanging on for dear life.
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Old 06-03-15, 02:01 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso
Me too. I could register for the 35+, 45+, and E3 race but due to family logistics I'm only going to be able to do the 35+. Which is going to be the hardest of the three by far. I told my wife not to expect me to win any wine for her. I'll probably just be hanging on for dear life.
Sounds about right. I'll probably be dying on that course, too. A lot of accerlations with all the corners. Should make for a good workout though.
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Old 06-03-15, 02:32 PM
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Originally Posted by wktmeow
Were you the guy in the Yowamushi Pedal kit at dash for cash?
Yep.
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Old 06-08-15, 02:03 PM
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Anyone here do much Fort Bragg riding? Looking for like a 3-4 hour loop ride for this weekend.
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Old 06-08-15, 02:33 PM
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Strava activity search .. Sort on time elevation gain etc.. That's what I always do in a new location
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Old 06-08-15, 02:51 PM
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Or use the heat map.
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Old 06-08-15, 04:43 PM
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Looks like the most common route is up and down Hwy 1 (~30 out and 30 back). Will dig around to find some ride reports and try to convince the wife that the route is "safe". She's become hyper aware of my road choices lately and has been attempting to ban some routes.
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Old 06-08-15, 05:25 PM
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there is no "safe" route on the road. or on mountain bikes. Going fast on a bike has some risks. That's why it's so fun!
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Old 06-08-15, 07:59 PM
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Originally Posted by hack
try to convince the wife that the route is "safe". She's become hyper aware of my road choices lately and has been attempting to ban some routes.
does she know that you race? does she think that all your 'races' are like centuries and fondos?
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Old 06-08-15, 08:04 PM
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does she know that you race? does she think that all your 'races' are like centuries and fondos?
what that is.... is either Hack has small children or you are thinking of starting a family soon...
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Old 06-08-15, 09:01 PM
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What was left of CAT4/5 field at Lodi: E4/E5 - acaurora
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Old 06-08-15, 11:58 PM
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The racing is fine since its on closed roads. Her new concern is my getting smashed by a car. The concerns are most likely driven by the second of the two scenarios presented by Spdnxtri

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