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Sunday, April 24, 2005

Quite Time

While waiting for Roodlicht to finish his masterpiece on Wednesday, I spent some time chatting with the race organinizer, Beth Wrenn Estes. She is the president of the ACA and we should feel lucky to have her. At first I was eves dropping on her conversations with fellow ACA race organizers. They spent a lot of time talking about this great course and that great course; what they were going to do out this government agency etc, etc. Bottom line is that they are really into putting on exciting and fun races.

I told her about my "racing" experiences, or lack thereof. She pointed me to a series of 4 seminars that they are putting on at the Colorado Speedway with the goal being to help riders learn how to ride critieriums, in pelotons, sprints and all of the skills that you will need to race. Its only $30 to do this.

This conversation starting me pondering what I want to do on the bike. Right now, I am considering working solely on racing and blowing off "rec rides". This means no Triple but yes to the Bob Cook. For some reason, the Triple has lost its appeal. Maybe that is because I exercised the '03 deamon in '04. Maybe its, as Fab pointed out, I fall into the hyper competitive slot and they don't have a clock on the rec rides.

Eitherway, this is what is rolling around in my mind; plus how I might ride a little more aggressively at the CCTT. Thoughts, comments???


At April 24, 2005 8:25 AM, Blogger Redlight said...

I'm up for the seminars, assuming dates work out. Is one enough, or are they different levels or styles?

About racing, we'd have to again check dates, but also costs. In the "peleton" races, are we allowed to wear whatever, or do we need "neutral" jerseys? What about support, etc? At Bob Cook, you can do whatever, so I assume it's the same at the crits.

Oh, and on a side note, look up Reggie Rivers' times in our TT category. He raced 35 times last year, and got dropped off the back within 30 minutes 31 times... We are both ahead of him in the TT, but is that enough to hang?

At April 25, 2005 10:43 AM, Blogger S-Works said...

What kinda Commie bastard are you? No Triple! That is downright unBanshee like.


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