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Old 06-09-15, 10:06 AM
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Originally Posted by save10
does she know that you race? does she think that all your 'races' are like centuries and fondos?
Some of the worst crashes I know about have been on centuries and fondos. A buddy of mine broke his hip when some Fred freaked out on the gravel of the Meet Your Maker ride Saturday. There was the rider who was hit by a truck on the Davis Double. Fudgy's right: going fast has risks no matter what the ride.
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Originally Posted by caloso
Some of the worst crashes I know about have been on centuries and fondos. A buddy of mine broke his hip when some Fred freaked out on the gravel of the Meet Your Maker ride Saturday. There was the rider who was hit by a truck on the Davis Double. Fudgy's right: going fast has risks no matter what the ride.
In my experience while working in the bay area, bike vs. car crashes were pretty rare, but solo bike or bike vs. bike crashes in a group ride happened almost every weekend where I worked.
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Old 06-09-15, 10:55 AM
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Just came across this. Whoever is speaking for NCNCA here does not come off as very far-sighted!

https://pvcycling.wordpress.com/2015...ut-2-by-ncnca/
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Old 06-09-15, 11:11 AM
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^that whole thing is a mess. The NCNCA didn't seem to do much to help their cause and the author comes across like a pouty 13 year old.
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
Just came across this. Whoever is speaking for NCNCA here does not come off as very far-sighted!

https://pvcycling.wordpress.com/2015...ut-2-by-ncnca/
Seems like that should be posted by "SCNCA" since they're from Socal wanting to race up here.

At any rate it does seem lame that "we" wouldn't let "them" race in our champs race..

But also not worth a huge diatribe. I'm filing this one under #complainingmastersguys
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Old 06-09-15, 11:39 AM
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lol.

that author is a pouty boy. There are 900 other races up here that they could race. For districts or "state" or whatever the hell, I sort of agree with Phipps. Raced together/scored separately sucks.

As far as "complaining master's guys".. this was about elite districts - cat 1/2, so not really applicable! @mattm !
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Old 06-09-15, 12:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Ygduf
As far as "complaining master's guys".. this was about elite districts - cat 1/2, so not really applicable! @mattm !
Ah damn. I just assume when someone complains a lot about minor things, they're a masters guy. They love complaining.

It's ok for me to say this as a master guy btw!!
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the district also prohibited pro riders. I saw at least two turned away at registration. So unfair!
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Old 06-09-15, 01:28 PM
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Results from Lodi Cyclefest still not posted on USA cycling.
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Originally Posted by globecanvas
Just came across this. Whoever is speaking for NCNCA here does not come off as very far-sighted!

https://pvcycling.wordpress.com/2015...ut-2-by-ncnca/
imagine the rants this guy goes on for things that are actually important
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Originally Posted by mattm
Seems like that should be posted by "SCNCA" since they're from Socal wanting to race up here.

At any rate it does seem lame that "we" wouldn't let "them" race in our champs race..

But also not worth a huge diatribe. I'm filing this one under #complainingmastersguys
The way we do it around here is anyone can race but only state (or regional, we have both) licensed members are eligible for state (or regional) awards. I see no point in denying race entry for out of area riders unless there is a risk that the field will fill and eligible riders will be denied entry to their championship race. That's rare around here and thus we haven't see it as long as I have been involved.
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Saw a Squadra rider in Truckee today. You guys doing the Cat 1 next Wed?
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Nevada City P1/2 field looks strong. Nat'l champ prep in full effect.
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Originally Posted by shovelhd
The way we do it around here is anyone can race but only state (or regional, we have both) licensed members are eligible for state (or regional) awards. I see no point in denying race entry for out of area riders unless there is a risk that the field will fill and eligible riders will be denied entry to their championship race. That's rare around here and thus we haven't see it as long as I have been involved.
@shovelhd btw this has been changed for next year, to be more normal. Anyone can do the Norcal state champs race, but only locals can win it.

However nobody will probably know this and NorCal will go down in history as weird..
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Originally Posted by Doge
Saw a Squadra rider in Truckee today. You guys doing the Cat 1 next Wed?
One of us is yeah.

Two of our 1's are not US nationals, one is just not doing it for whatever reason, one is @Ygduf with work excuses, and I'm on the mend.
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NorCal has always been weird, but not as weird as Berkeley.
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Hey guys, how is the NorCal/SanFran region in terms of bike riding and amount of races? I'll be moving there late 2016 / early 2017 when my current work contract expires here in New England.
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Hey guys, how is the NorCal/SanFran region in terms of bike riding and amount of races? I'll be moving there late 2016 / early 2017 when my current work contract expires here in New England.
Mulitple races most every weekend from Jan 1 through mid October. Race calendar is located here:

Events | Northern California Nevada Cycling Association

Most races will be within an hour or 2 with a few being 3 or 4 hours.

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Hey guys, how is the NorCal/SanFran region in terms of bike riding and amount of races? I'll be moving there late 2016 / early 2017 when my current work contract expires here in New England.
Welcome to the show!
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Hey guys, how is the NorCal/SanFran region in terms of bike riding and amount of races? I'll be moving there late 2016 / early 2017 when my current work contract expires here in New England.
no off-season. can ride 365.
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Originally Posted by hack
Nevada City P1/2 field looks strong. Nat'l champ prep in full effect.
So close to the RR Wed. Still several are doing it, but seems like more in Truckee are not.
Some technical items are rather interesting...
-17-18s MAY also do the Cat 1 - but they are the same day.
-College showcase is during the 17-18 race, so the kids they want to talk to are a bit busy. Guess it's for dads.
-Road Race shows CCW direction through Sierraville, while RideWithGPS map shows clockwise (I'm going to verify again after this post).
-Where is the feed zone?

Pretty fun with so many teams up here now. A few teams stick to themselves. The Limitless boys came by and picked up Daniel and Brandon. Good vibe.
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Originally Posted by Doge
So close to the RR Wed. Still several are doing it, but seems like more in Truckee are not.
Some technical items are rather interesting...
-17-18s MAY also do the Cat 1 - but they are the same day.
-College showcase is during the 17-18 race, so the kids they want to talk to are a bit busy. Guess it's for dads.
-Road Race shows CCW direction through Sierraville, while RideWithGPS map shows clockwise (I'm going to verify again after this post).
-Where is the feed zone?

Pretty fun with so many teams up here now. A few teams stick to themselves. The Limitless boys came by and picked up Daniel and Brandon. Good vibe.
Most of the kids I've met/ridden with seem to be good dudes. Should be a good set of races. I MAY come up Sunday to watch the crit.
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Originally Posted by save10
no off-season. can ride 365.
It's something to dream about. My strava graph dips down considerably in the wintertime whereas all my CA friends have a much more consistent showing all year round : ( My family is all in/from the Stockon/Sacramento area but being near the beach with a bike is love itself.
@hack Surprised at how organized this is, thanks for the link.
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