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    CCCX #1 Roll-Call

    Hey Norcal!

    Just wanted to see who's planning to be at the first CCCX race of the year next weekend.
    I won't be racing this season because I'm living in Vancouver and attending UBC (lots of amazingly fun North Shore riding, but little xc training), but I'll be back for reading-week break next weekend and cheering on my dad (Bob a.k.a. caldaw) at his first real xc race!

    Hope to see some familiar faces out there, and lets hope the rain holds off on race day

    Colin

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    Will be racing Beginner. First race ever..so should be interesting. Will be on Black Ano Blur LT2.

    Any advice as to tires if it is raining?
    Originally Posted by XC62701
    Agreed...make it longer. I want to know death is an option

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    I will be there too, haven't decided what bike either F/S or S/S either way it should be another great season. I am looking forward to racing in this event more than once like last year. See you there.

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    This year will be my first year racing. Will be racing beginner on my Niner JET. We'll see if I can wake my lazy arse up, since I'm not much of an "early bird".

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    i am Stay-Puff...as in the marshmallow man.....all soft and blah......no racing for me this season......just get in rides when I can......y'all can call me Stay-Puff-CHUM

    BUT...me, mini-CHUM and my better half (Fe) will be out for a few of the races to cheer (be jealous) of y'all....
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    How about

    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    y'all can call me Stay-Puff-CHUM
    I'm thinking we can come with something better than that......how about "The Chumungous"?

    I wont be attending my CCCX season opening beatdown @ expert this upcoming weekend. I'll be getting around to that little bit of comedy later this year. Do all cack up a lung for me out there on Sunday.

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    I'm hoping to be there to have my arse handed to me.

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    I'm in...Hopefully it will be as good as the TBF race this past weekend.
    Last edited by sfmoto39; 02-09-2009 at 11:35 AM.

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    Lookin' forward to the riding!

    Just have to decide whether to punish myself totally and do SPORT 45-54 or BEGINNER.
    Leaning towards beginner.

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    I'm doing the Sierra Road time trial on Feb 14.

    http://sanjoseclassic.com/01/index.p...=article&id=22

    I think I'll enter the CEO category and crush these fat cats and their bonuses .

    fc

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    I'll be there for the DH on Mach 1st.

    I mean the "DH"...
    Meh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Okie Dokie
    Any advice as to tires if it is raining?
    The terrain drains well, run your current set.
    We take care of your technology needs so you can focus on what's important.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caldaw
    Just have to decide whether to punish myself totally and do SPORT 45-54 or BEGINNER.
    Leaning towards beginner.
    Do beginner since you haven't done a full race before.
    And if that's too easy you can always move up after a race or 2 and not jeopardize your series points (they drop 3 this year i've heard)

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    Quote Originally Posted by coldawg
    Do beginner since you haven't done a full race before.
    And if that's too easy you can always move up after a race or 2 and not jeopardize your series points (they drop 3 this year i've heard)
    Correct. First race, everyone on the border seems to drop down. Then they move up and find their spot.

    fc

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    have fun Bob, that race is a great atmosphere. I race the "DH" so I won't be there until March 1st, but I'll be rooting you on from San Jose

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    Shane... what class are you racing for the "DH".
    Meh.

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    Yeah I'll be there, once again racing beginner. Shoulda moved up to Sport but whats a professional slacker to do? Doubt I'll come in 5th place or above.

    Should I race with the 27# Reign or 24# XtC hardtail? Hummm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoBalance
    Yeah I'll be there, once again racing beginner. Shoulda moved up to Sport but whats a professional slacker to do? Doubt I'll come in 5th place or above.

    Should I race with the 27# Reign or 24# XtC hardtail? Hummm...
    dude...didn't you "top 5" last year?.......race sport.....it's a grimacing fun time
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    Quote Originally Posted by CHUM
    dude...didn't you "top 5" last year?.......race sport.....it's a grimacing fun time
    if thats the case, then yeah, sleep in the extra couple hours.

    in 07 there was a guy in beginner cat that I don't think ever made the podium, but got 5th for the series by showing up to every race. The organizers made him move up last year.

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    Do you need a USAC license for these races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by grrrah
    if thats the case, then yeah, sleep in the extra couple hours.

    in 07 there was a guy in beginner cat that I don't think ever made the podium, but got 5th for the series by showing up to every race. The organizers made him move up last year.
    Oh man, you guys are kidding right? Thats exactly what happened ... got 5th but really only once or twice sniffed 3rd place, if that. I guess I'm technically not a beginner, just a real crappy sport!

    We'll see. I'm pretty damn sure that if I did race beginner, I'd come in mid-pack so the only thing that could sway me is the later wake up time of Sport starts. Plus the extra lap? Not sure how I could have raced the same speed for another lap without cramping. I'm really not sport material, seriously.

    Here's how my 2008 CCCX races went, with my placing and minutes back of first place:
    1: 9th place, 20 min back
    2: 7th place, 20 min back
    3: 13th place, 17 min back
    4: 14th place, 10 min back
    5: 17th place, 22 min back (day after doing Boggs III)
    6: 5th place, 9 min back
    7: 5th place, 11 min back
    8: 7th place, 10 min back
    9: 7th place, 6 min back

    And I am in worse shape now than I was at the final race. I'm worried racing Sport could mean getting lapped! Not to mention all the crazies from the 45-54 sport age group. That would seriously suck.

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    hmm.. I can agree with your reasons to stay in beginner. Might want to ask.

    Just mentioning that one case. I only spectated last year, and when I saw that guy racing sport, I was semi-surprised (no offense to him), then he told me about Kieth making him upgrade. I'm not sure what shape he was in, but seemed to know the organizers pretty well.

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    Racing is stupid!

    I don't want to race anymore. It's stupid and a waste of time etc. Just kidding. Those are the excuses I use to placate my angry inner voice

    Actually I'm still getting over a injury that has had me off the bike for the last 9 weeks. The good news is that I was able to start riding again this last weekend. The bad news is I did well in Sport last year so I have to move up to Expert. I foresee a lot of suffering in my future

    Everyone have fun this weekend. See you in a month or so.
    Speed costs money, how fast can you afford to go?

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    As a new racer any suggestions as to clothing if it is raining? I imagine leg warmers and arm warmers might be used if it is cold but any other suggestions? I dont have much experience riding in the rain...actually none at all. It just does not rain that much!
    Originally Posted by XC62701
    Agreed...make it longer. I want to know death is an option

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    My rain strategy is to hope less people show up.

    (I probably wouldn't change much for rain. You seem to have the temp thing sorted)

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