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Road Cycling “It is by riding a bicycle that you learn the contours of a country best, since you have to sweat up the hills and coast down them. Thus you remember them as they actually are, while in a motor car only a high hill impresses you, and you have no such accurate remembrance of country you have driven through as you gain by riding a bicycle.” -- Ernest Hemingway


Old 03-17-12, 04:42 PM
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i looking to get into racing. I see alot of races, events in bikereg, they dont say how far (miles), just laps for example
CAT 5 - 15 laps
CAT 5 - 20 laps
Is a lap equals one mile? or what???
bikereg doesnt says miles, just laps
help me out please
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Those are most likely criteriums, so a 1 mile lap is typical. Usually the schedule permits 45-60 minutes for a race.
If you can find a website for the event itself, it may have more detail.
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