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Old 06-04-14, 02:52 PM
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hey, we stay out of your no cal racing thread, you stay out of the ne racing thread, capiche?
ha it's not my fault Norcal dominates the US racing scene!! =]
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Old 06-04-14, 02:57 PM
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it's spelled capisce, paisan

btw, i'm hoping to see you at ToWC and Church Creek. i've been out of action far too many times this year due to upper respiratory tract viral infections that i decided to sign up for races only when i'm totally sure i'm fine...
meh, Italian fail. I should know better. Plus I'm not even in the Northeast.

Bummer, I wont be at ToWC or CCTT#1, i'll be in Duck NC hanging on the beach. I leave the day after ToWC RR so I might do that depends on the logistics.
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Old 06-04-14, 07:11 PM
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Nice. Love the Outer Banks.
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Old 06-09-14, 07:45 AM
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No masters fields at Harlem? :/
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Nope. Gsteinb alluded to this about a month ago.
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Old 06-09-14, 08:02 AM
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cats 3s can race all day though
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Old 06-09-14, 11:07 AM
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Well, I've registered for all three Longsjo crits, so it looks like I'm committed there!
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Old 06-10-14, 06:45 PM
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No Masters, but I'm going to Harlem anyway. Anybody else?
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Thinking about crossing the border to do the Capital Region RR and then quite possibly returning for Catskills. Have to find some accommodations for Catskills though, ex-wife was good at sniffing that out. Guess it's time for me to do the leg work. Been having a pretty good season and seem to have half decent climbing legs this year. Not many climbing races in Ontario, so I have to head to the US for that.
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No Masters, but I'm going to Harlem anyway. Anybody else?
nope.

I'm surprised it's occurring given the road alterations. a 5pm p123 on father's day is pretty far outside my interest anyway.


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Be careful GC.
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Be careful GC.

Is it really that bad? What makes it so crashy?
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lot of paint. a lot of prestige and aggression. barriers around the course. and now the course is significantly narrower.
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supposed to be sunny at Harlem this year
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the narrowing of turn 1 is enough of a concern to me that I took it off my to do list straight away. most folks are surprised it's happening. that said, it might be fine. let me know.
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just go through it solo and know it will squeeze and extrude the pack?
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lot of paint. a lot of prestige and aggression. barriers around the course. and now the course is significantly narrower.
This. No Masters race. The pro race has a history of huge primes. The crowd prime last year was $4100.00. There were multiple $1000.00 primes.
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This. No Masters race. The pro race has a history of huge primes. The crowd prime last year was $4100.00. There were multiple $1000.00 primes.

ooh. that'd pay for like 1/4 of a clavicle plate! worth the risk!
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befuddling that there isn't a masters race, but 3s can race 3 different events.

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It's the ultimate cat.
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befuddling that there isn't a masters race, but 3s can race 3 different events.
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It's the ultimate cat.
in ways it's true. ive considered downgrading to have more race start time options, and most races locally are P123 so I could do the "elite" race anyway if so desired.
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Old 06-12-14, 05:29 AM
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It would require slight of hand for me to get back down to a 3.

Problem in NY this year is the CRCA board seems to be heavy on young 3s who don't respect the reality of east coast masters racing.
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Old 06-12-14, 05:42 AM
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Their "director of open racing" is, in fact, a new 3. If I see him at Harlem I'll check him into the curb* and then have a conversation about how masters racing improves rider safety.



* Note: this is not an internet threat. This is a joke.
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Old 06-12-14, 06:15 AM
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Haha. Love it.

Masters downgrading to Cat3 is a way of life around here, one that I have refused to partake in thus far.
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Google maps scouting... looks like the whole front stretch is narrowed by a full lane or more, as well as pinching even narrower for turns 1 & 2 (and probably 3 & 4, but the map imagery for those turns is from one month before the changes).

I'm going to go with, it's good for me because it makes the course more technical. In any case it should be interesting!

Looking backwards at turn 1, after and before:

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