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Old 03-11-16, 11:11 AM
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Which race you doing?
My conscience tells me to enter the 3/4 over the 4/5 - I'll probably do both but work for my brother and wife in the 4/5.
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Old 03-11-16, 11:25 AM
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My conscience tells me to enter the 3/4 over the 4/5 - I'll probably do both but work for my brother and wife in the 4/5.
Not sure how realistic it is but I'm hoping to watch a race or two this season (in addition to the pipe dream of actually racing a race). If I can I'm going to head over.
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Old 03-11-16, 01:29 PM
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Signed up for 2 races in 2 different states tomorrow. 62/-1...
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Old 03-11-16, 09:18 PM
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
Not sure how realistic it is but I'm hoping to watch a race or two this season (in addition to the pipe dream of actually racing a race). If I can I'm going to head over.
Come down next Saturday so you can yell at me.
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Old 03-11-16, 10:22 PM
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I thought Plainville was Sundays? It's Saturday?
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Old 03-11-16, 10:23 PM
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On BikeReg it's Sunday.
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Old 03-11-16, 10:30 PM
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Old 03-12-16, 08:43 AM
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I think ironically as the number of events goes down the number of participants in a given race goes up. The numbers for this weekend are astounding. Apparently 746 pre-reg for Grant's Tomb. I'm happy for the promoter/s as I think they struggled for a couple years.

https://www.bikereg.com/Confirmed/30176

Fields closed are the 5s, 4-5s, 4s, and 3-4s.
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Old 03-12-16, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
I think ironically as the number of events goes down the number of participants in a given race goes up. The numbers for this weekend are astounding. Apparently 746 pre-reg for Grant's Tomb. I'm happy for the promoter/s as I think they struggled for a couple years.

https://www.bikereg.com/Confirmed/30176

Fields closed are the 5s, 4-5s, 4s, and 3-4s.
last year there was a blizzard the weekend of grants tomb, and this weekend it is sunny and 60, and has been super warm all week. That may be the reason for the high numbers.
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Old 03-12-16, 01:29 PM
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Originally Posted by Gramercy View Post
last year there was a blizzard the weekend of grants tomb, and this weekend it is sunny and 60, and has been super warm all week. That may be the reason for the high numbers.
True. But even with good weather, a mild winter, etc, I never saw more than about 300-350 pre-reg at the Spring Series with normal numbers being more like 250. Most I had including massive day of race entries was maybe 450. 750 is totally nutty.
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Old 03-12-16, 03:12 PM
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Plainville just doesn't seem worth the two hour drive for me this weekend, or possibly ever. I did it back in 2009. It was fine, I guess. Cold. But I lived closer than I do now.
F it. Changed my mind, I'm going to Plainville tomorrow. 1/2/3 and 3/4. See ya there.
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Old 03-12-16, 04:31 PM
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Brain fart. It's always been Saturday's until Bethel went under. It's in my calendar for next Sunday. Be on your best behavior because I'm not takin any crap from anybody
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Old 03-12-16, 04:48 PM
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Brain fart. It's always been Saturday's until Bethel went under. It's in my calendar for next Sunday. Be on your best behavior because I'm not takin any crap from anybody
I'm retired. I can barely dial it up to 200 watts.
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Old 03-12-16, 06:37 PM
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I'd say Grant's Tomb is the most fun crit course I've done. Fast and swoopy, with just the right number of NYC Dept of Public Works designed technical manholes and grates.
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Old 03-12-16, 07:47 PM
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I'd say Grant's Tomb is the most fun crit course I've done. Fast and swoopy, with just the right number of NYC Dept of Public Works designed technical manholes and grates.
It rules. I like the steep little kicker on the backside, between turns 3 and 4.
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Old 03-12-16, 09:04 PM
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Yeah, it's steep but you can hit it with so much speed that you glide right over it.
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Old 03-12-16, 09:21 PM
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i flatted one year going into the corner at the bottom of that little kicker. i...uh...do not recommend doing that.
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Old 03-12-16, 09:39 PM
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Exactly. That little climb makes almost everyone feel like a badass. That's what's so great about it.
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Old 03-13-16, 05:27 PM
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I think ironically as the number of events goes down the number of participants in a given race goes up. The numbers for this weekend are astounding. Apparently 746 pre-reg for Grant's Tomb. I'm happy for the promoter/s as I think they struggled for a couple years.

https://www.bikereg.com/Confirmed/30176

Fields closed are the 5s, 4-5s, 4s, and 3-4s.
CRCA took over from us (Columbia University) and has more manpower to organize things. we never really struggled and always managed to make a profit from it, but having only about 15 people running the show is rather hard.
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Old 03-14-16, 08:57 AM
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Oh man, the Route One Rampage was hard.......80 feet of climbing per 1 mile lap. Ended up having to lineup at the back. Instant disadvantage which I never made up. If it becomes a regular thing I would consider going back to MD for it again next year.
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Old 03-14-16, 11:03 AM
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CRCA took over from us (Columbia University) and has more manpower to organize things. we never really struggled and always managed to make a profit from it, but having only about 15 people running the show is rather hard.
I wish I had had 15 people. Heh.
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Obviously (for those that went to the race) I didn't make it to Plainville. Can't make it next week as we're doing a get together for Junior.

I've been looking for race reports etc, but other than the M40s (break lapped the field) I haven't heard a peep. No real pictures either.
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I wish I had had 15 people. Heh.
damn, all the more impressive you ran the Bethel series so well and for so long...
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Old 03-14-16, 02:23 PM
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I've been looking for race reports etc, but other than the M40s (break lapped the field) I haven't heard a peep. No real pictures either.

I heard there was a messy crash in the 123.
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Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
Obviously (for those that went to the race) I didn't make it to Plainville. Can't make it next week as we're doing a get together for Junior.

I've been looking for race reports etc, but other than the M40s (break lapped the field) I haven't heard a peep. No real pictures either.
Check race results thread.

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I heard there was a messy crash in the 123.
I was there and in that race, and this doesn't ring a bell. There was a crash in the race before the 123, which I thought was the M40+.
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