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Race Across Florida

Old 04-12-05, 08:47 PM
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This race, the longest USCF event of the year is this weekend. 120 Cat1/2's and the 60 top finishers of the Bike Across Florida from last year. There will even be a sanctioned recumbent team from the manufacturer Bacchetta. This team features the BAF winner from last year. I wonder why there is no buzz on the boards about this race and who is attending. This is a big, widely read road and racing board...I thought?
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Old 04-13-05, 01:57 PM
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I'm going with a team from Camden County, Ga. (Kingsland just north of jacksonville, fl.) Doing the ride or the race but still going for it. They shortened the route by 30 miles I heard but 130-140 still is a challenge.
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Do recumbents get the same citizenship in road races as road bikes or do they fit in a different category?
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Old 04-18-05, 05:11 PM
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Originally Posted by jakemoffatt
Do recumbents get the same citizenship in road races as road bikes or do they fit in a different category?
Actually, No they don't. John Schlitter, BAF last years winner was riding a Bacchetta AERO HighRacer. It sports 660 wheels. His team as was allowed to start with the regular USCF and compete head to head. Very unusual. John finished 4th and there were 3 other team members in the top 10 finishers.

I'm not an advocate of mixing recumbents and traditional road bikes. I am an advocate of seperate but equal events. There are not many former racers like me in the recumbent venue. There are some and they see the inherent safety issues of a mixed mass start.
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Old 04-30-05, 03:18 PM
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sounds like a fun time but too much for me to consider taking on

maybe next year

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