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I was thinking about maybe doing a race this season.
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Keith Richards

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04/01/2014 11:21 AM
Then I heard about the first 35+ event of the year in my district.

10+ man pileup on the FIRST loop of a circuit race. Guys with punctured lungs...stitches.

Yeah...um, no thanks. The family business plan cannot afford such risks.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Cosmic Kid

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04/01/2014 11:23 AM
Meh.....crashes could happen anywhere, anytime. How many races have you done over the years and how many have had crashes that serious? Damn few in my experience.

Get out and race!!
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
THE SKINNY

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04/01/2014 11:31 AM
one of the first mtb beginner races i did a guy close to the front went down and snapped his leg. when i finally got up to him there were people helping but he was screaming and you could see the bone sticking out of his leg. jeez. that definitely put a somber mood on the rest of the race. that's pretty much it though for all the years i raced.
How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.
jrt1045

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04/01/2014 11:32 AM
Get your ATB squared away and head up to Michaux, at least if you crash it'll be your own fault. I'll buy you beer. the series is 3 races on 3 unique courses

https://www.bikereg.com/22462

All the drama of racing for a few minutes at the start, then man vs. nature and everyone has a smile (and a burger) afterwords. way different than the road scene
Cosmic Kid

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04/01/2014 11:34 AM
Better yet.....c'mon over to the Dark Side and do a triathlon!!

We have cookies......
Just say "NO!" to WCP!!!!
Dale

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04/01/2014 11:36 AM
Word--> Cyclocross. Wrecks are at 12mph in the sand or dirt and generally don't involve a dozen guys.
Crits? forgetaboutit
Orange Crush

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04/01/2014 12:03 PM
As a wannabee Flandrien you should buy yourself a ticket to Brussel and go watch some racing up close instead. Much safer unless you stumble on a cobble drunk stupid and crack your head :-)
jrt1045

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04/01/2014 12:09 PM
CK,

In Michaux, sleeves are encouraged and the cookies are "loaded" so to speak
Keith Richards

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04/01/2014 12:20 PM
Posted By Cosmic Kid on 04/01/2014 11:23 AM
Meh.....crashes could happen anywhere, anytime. How many races have you done over the years and how many have had crashes that serious? Damn few in my experience.

Get out and race!!


I commute through DC and have for 20 years now. While I will grant you that crashes can happen anytime, I am just not so into racing that the additional risk is worth it anymore, CK.

I'll still be riding and I plan on getting in fast group ride shape, but I no longer see no reason to pin on a number to get my ya-ya's out on a road bike.
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
stinkyhelmet

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04/01/2014 01:12 PM
I was in that race KR. A guy (not the one with the busted ribs) gets out of the saddle to attack/bridge and his rear wheel fell out of the frame and chaos reigned. I race masters primarily.....they are generally smarter than that.
Keith Richards

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04/01/2014 01:16 PM
His rear wheel fell out of the frame?!?!?!? WTF?
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
Oldfart

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04/01/2014 01:22 PM
Wheel fell out of the frame? WTF? They have a Cat 7?
stinkyhelmet

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04/01/2014 01:38 PM
I suppose if you are really jamming on it and the rear wheel is unweighted, it can get yanked out of the frame? Someone posted a handlebar video of it on youtube.
Keith Richards

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04/01/2014 01:49 PM
Find me that video my good man!
----- It is his word versus ours. We like our word. We like where we stand and we like our credibility."--Lance Armstrong.
jrt1045

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04/01/2014 02:28 PM
thru axles for the road bike, job done

oh wait, that is entirely too pragmatic of an idea for the bike industry
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