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Old 07-27-08, 10:21 AM
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How about a Racing sub-forum?

Lots of other forums have them (Road, Mountain, Cyclocross). I think it would be nice to have a place where people can post race results, lap times, etcetera from their commutes.

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Old 07-27-08, 10:25 AM
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Why not start a thread for your area, route and type of bike? Then see how popular it is?
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Old 07-27-08, 10:47 AM
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Old 07-27-08, 03:59 PM
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Hmmm, if I'm doing laps on my way to work, it means I missed a turn somewhere!
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Old 07-27-08, 08:01 PM
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Originally Posted by BA Commuter View Post
Hmmm, if I'm doing laps on my way to work, it means I missed a turn somewhere!
Really. Race results and lap times...from my commute??? I can see it now: "made good time nearly all the way to work, but then failed to make the move onto the Common because of oncoming traffic, and so had to do the Washington Street penalty lap..."
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Old 07-27-08, 08:04 PM
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I sure am not in any hurry to get to work! lol!
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Old 07-27-08, 08:09 PM
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Originally Posted by lil brown bat View Post
<snip> I can see it now: "made good time nearly all the way to work, but then failed to make the move onto the Common because of oncoming traffic, and so had to do the Washington Street penalty lap..."

perhaps something more community centered (probably only in portland, or Amsterdam) you could post times for like, "Took about 10 minutes going on washington st. from crestview to elm" but other than that, we (at least I) don't race when i commute.
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Old 07-27-08, 10:33 PM
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I could see a place for commute training tips, i.e. tips on how to work a training ride into your commute.
There is a Cannondale that I see occasionally on my commute, we sprint up the hill.
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Old 07-27-08, 10:58 PM
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I'm not interested in it, but it sounds like a good idea. Contact the forum moderators.
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Old 07-27-08, 11:45 PM
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I just think this forum is too dedicated to "casual" commuters. Whenever someone who is serious about commute-racing posts how they won the morning commute, they get shot down by people who criticize the very idea of racing during the commute. A separate sub-forum would give everyone their needed space.
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Is there a such thing as a sanctioned commuter race?

ps - Tee Hee.
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Old 07-28-08, 12:13 AM
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Hah. Brilliant. We'd finally have one-stop shopping for all the "I smoked a roadie" threads.
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Old 07-28-08, 02:37 AM
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Originally Posted by croscoe View Post
Is there a such thing as a sanctioned commuter race?

ps - Tee Hee.
Yes, but it is usually the annual car v bus v bicycle race.
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