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Old 02-24-16, 10:56 AM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
if only you had access to some website that could provide you such information :/


https://www.bikereg.com/ws-uniteds--...-spring-series

personally I'd rather spend a night in jail than race Floyd
you're probably safer at Rikers than at Floyd, with said I avoided Prospect Park entirely last year. This year, I will probably do the same
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Old 02-24-16, 11:01 AM
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I have a new teammate who lives in Brooklyn. I might consider doing the R&A again out of deference to his local race. But I'd not do a 1,2,3 race in PP. It's one thing if you can sit in and pull out before the finish. Entirely another to be bumping elbows the last few miles. Far too many catastrophic crashes in those races for me.
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Old 02-24-16, 12:12 PM
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So are Park Slope races generally less safe than Central Park races?
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Old 02-24-16, 12:57 PM
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prospect park? never heard them referred to as 'park slope races.'

prospect park races are less selective so it's more difficult for breaks to stick. that leads to bigger bunch finishes, and if they're not strung out all hell can break loose. the relative danger of both courses depends on the condition of the pavement, and in the case of central park which finish they use. Central Park in any of the big races will typically have 3 or so major crashes in the last few miles. There aren't really any 'big' races in PP, so the cash crash is somewhat mitigated.
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Old 02-24-16, 06:21 PM
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Does Floyd always start that early in the year?


Not that I'm going. My teammate loves them though and does the 3+ hour drive every week. Pretty sure he sparks up before racing too.
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Old 02-25-16, 06:08 AM
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
prospect park? never heard them referred to as 'park slope races.'

prospect park races are less selective so it's more difficult for breaks to stick. that leads to bigger bunch finishes, and if they're not strung out all hell can break loose. the relative danger of both courses depends on the condition of the pavement, and in the case of central park which finish they use. Central Park in any of the big races will typically have 3 or so major crashes in the last few miles. There aren't really any 'big' races in PP, so the cash crash is somewhat mitigated.
The one central park race I did last year (Dave Jordan I think) had a prime on every lap, effectively making it a points race. The 3s had 2 crashes, as usual they were on the last lap. I know there was a crash in the 123s about half way through their 10 lap excursion through the park. If it's not strung out with 1.5 miles to go, you get knuckle heads flying up the joggers lane to make up for poor positioning. Leads to all sorts of carnage, which is why I try to avoid racing in NYC as much as possible.
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Old 02-25-16, 04:17 PM
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That one big guy joined that other guy's team. Huh. interesting.
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Old 03-01-16, 02:43 PM
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I'm going to be working the Plainville race on 3/20. Stop by and say hi if you're going.
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Old 03-01-16, 02:56 PM
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Who are you again?
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Old 03-01-16, 05:01 PM
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The Chief Referee. Best mind your P's and Q's.
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Old 03-01-16, 06:29 PM
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hoping to make it up to race a few in NYC area this year, ex-wife (bff) has an apt in Flatiron now, maybe Harlem crit, or White Plains state crit, or who knows, I'll be in touch if I do!
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Old 03-04-16, 12:24 PM
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What are the chances we race in snow tomorrow morning at Branchbrook? Hopefully by 9am (123 start time) the course won't be as icy.
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Old 03-04-16, 12:45 PM
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I don't expect it to be icy at all.

And there's no "as icy." It's binary. If there's ice the race is canceled.
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Old 03-04-16, 04:42 PM
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There's no precip expected at all is there?
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Old 03-04-16, 04:55 PM
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this morning. otherwise, no.
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Old 03-06-16, 11:18 AM
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They don't make it easy to race Grant's Tomb. $45, no day of, 30 minute race.

I was hoping to keep all the options open, go to Branchbrook if I wake up early enough, maybe do Grant's Tomb on the way home if I feel like it, or just do Grant's Tomb if I don't make it to Branchbrook. But $45 is a lot to spend on a placeholder.
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Old 03-06-16, 11:20 AM
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I heard that somewhere before
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Old 03-06-16, 11:21 AM
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Did I say it before? Repeating oneself is the prerogative of the masters racer
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Old 03-06-16, 12:21 PM
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Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
They don't make it easy to race Grant's Tomb. $45, no day of, 30 minute race.
NYC does not make it easy to host bike races on city streets.
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Old 03-06-16, 12:23 PM
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Did I say it before? Repeating oneself is the prerogative of the masters racer
No, I've been a broken record on it. I don't complain too much when it comes to orchard beach, but registering a month or more out for a race that occurs in the winter is just dumb. Once you tack the GW on there, and consider it's mid day on a saturday and there's really not much of a reason for an old guy like me to do it.
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Old 03-07-16, 09:52 PM
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NYC does not make it easy to host bike races on city streets.
i once got pulled over by cops while doing something (previously agreed to by the cops) to promote Grant's Tomb
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Old 03-08-16, 08:43 AM
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thinking of heading down for plainville on sunday, although the 70% chance of "showers" isn't exactly enticing.
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Old 03-08-16, 08:45 AM
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I was really feeling Plainville until I saw the weather report. I think I will be skipping the organized bike games this weekend.
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Old 03-08-16, 08:48 AM
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i'll probably wait and make the decision later on this week. NOAA says only 40%...
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Old 03-08-16, 09:06 AM
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Maybe I wake up Sunday morning and say fugg it and go race bikes. Or maybe I roll over and duck my head under a pillow.
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