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Old 06-26-14, 12:12 PM
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Newbie (just road in my first cat4 crit)

Hi Guys
I am new the forum, so just wanted to introduce myself.
I have been riding for 2 years socially and finally decided to get a race licence and give a crit a go.
The crit went ok I suppose, finished about 19th out of 25 ( a lap down on the winner).
The course had two sharp hairpins which I think is where I struggle most as I took the corners a little slower than the rest (always been bad at cornering),
loosing two or three bike lengths I had to really hammer to get back on the wheel, which consistently doing this broke me.
I was dropped way off the back (25th of 25). But never gave up and saw that someone else had dropped off too so decided they were my target, after catching them, I spotted another 2 riders and hunted them down, the same continued to happen until I had made myself up 19th (which is where I finished). All in all I was pleased with my resolve as I was going to throw in the towel until spotted that dude who had been dropped.
Doing the same crit next week, any advice for a newbie cat 4 critter glady excepted.

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Old 06-26-14, 03:35 PM
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