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Old 09-30-2016, 01:11 PM   #4521
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Baggy kit. Obviously he's holding up his arm so it will bunch up there, but still.

Fortunately I've seen other GF pictures on other riders (not trey ) that fit proper.

EDIT: dimensional size chart comparison tool is nice, Will compare to what I have that fits me the way I like.
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Old 09-30-2016, 02:47 PM   #4522
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Baggy kit. Obviously he's holding up his arm so it will bunch up there, but still.

Fortunately I've seen other GF pictures on other riders (not trey ) that fit proper.

EDIT: dimensional size chart comparison tool is nice, Will compare to what I have that fits me the way I like.
He is a climber, ours are painted on.
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Old 10-02-2016, 01:04 AM   #4523
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Pro kit in action, looks like we already hit our minimums but feel free to buy buy buy.

Bike was looking pro too, though still not racing due to insufficient calcium development.
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Beer in the Arundel = cross pro
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:24 AM   #4525
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I did my first cross race this past saturday. Finished last, or there abouts. I currently cannot go all out without adequate (any) warmup time, at least that's what I'm blaming it on. 5 minutes in and i was burning all over. But it didn't seem like anyone was warming up, so I must just suck

But it was fun, will do again.
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Beer in the Arundel = cross pro
Aside from the presence of a front cage, which is the opposite of CX pro. I suppose it could be called, "Professionally injured CX-Pro, still drinking and riding". Funny, I scored six of those Arundels from a friend who bought the lot-o-stuff from Slip Stream Cannondale took over, $150 shipped.
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Old 10-03-2016, 02:10 PM   #4527
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This "pros in cat 4/5 CX" is ******* out of control. We had cat 4/5 podiums this weekend with cat-1 road state champions and even a couple guys from the Elevate pro continental team, racing in 4/5.

This guy didn't even win, took third:


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This "pros in cat 4/5 CX" is ******* out of control. We had cat 4/5 podiums this weekend with cat-1 road state champions and even a couple guys from the Elevate pro continental team, racing in 4/5.

This guy didn't even win, took third:
That's messed up. I'd talk to the promoter. That is not promoting the growth of the sport at all.
Our local MTB and cx series all auto upgrade. Our big local MTB 12 race series actually only does the first 6 races for Beginner then upgrades the top 5 and starts a new 6 race points series. Promoters have to be aggressive about upgrading the sand baggers.
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Each of the 3 races I've done have reduced fees (~$10 off) for additional races that day, sorta seems like they are promoting sandbagging.
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Each of the 3 races I've done have reduced fees (~$10 off) for additional races that day, sorta seems like they are promoting sandbagging.
That shouldn't be an incentive for elites. That's for the regular guys that want to race up. Say mens 4/5, then mens 35+. But a 24yr old student that doesn't work and is on a trade team, you get one race you little punk. And get off my lawn.
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That shouldn't be an incentive for elites. That's for the regular guys that want to race up. Say mens 4/5, then mens 35+. But a 24yr old student that doesn't work and is on a trade team, you get one race you little punk. And get off my lawn.
You're sliding very quickly towards full on "Curmudgeon"
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That shouldn't be an incentive for elites. That's for the regular guys that want to race up. Say mens 4/5, then mens 35+. But a 24yr old student that doesn't work and is on a trade team, you get one race you little punk. And get off my lawn.

Established road and crit racers can voluntarily cat-up to competitive races; not required to "club the baby seals" in cat-5.
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You're sliding very quickly towards full on "Curmudgeon"
When you pay $30 to race 45-minutes and get lapped by a guy who trains in Europe and 11 of 77 racers finish the race (lapped riders are pulled), there is a problem. It's going to kill the sport here because although last year I was a competitive cat-4 and way stronger this year, I'm not going to drive 6-hours round trip to compete for the TX-Cup knowing that a guy who gets paid to race bicycles in Europe is going to get me pulled, there is a problem.
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I agree. Years ago, my only Crit race, Young guys rode every race, split our field, and I did not make the split. Not saying I would have done all that well, but who knows how it would have been if the race had been all in the same class. That's why there are classes.
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I was talking to a local promoter about it just now and he said that I was being a baby and that "Cannondale team riders show up for the Driveway Crit races and no one complains like you do." I wrote back, "Lawson Craddock didn't show up and race in cat 4/5." That put an end to it.

There were 66 really, really pissed off people in that race. 77 Started on Saturday, 18 on Sunday. Hopefully the message was received.
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$700 and size M, friend is selling.
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You're sliding very quickly towards full on "Curmudgeon"
The term is "Codger" you little punk.

Seriously though, as someone else mentioned, that's why there are separate classes. Cycling is not a big money sport or industry. Promoters always have to work hard to pay the bills, racers operate on tiny budgets. You want to encourage your bread and butter riders than make up the bulk of the field. That's what pays for the event and grows the sport. It's simply lazy to allow pro level riders in with the newbs. It would be just like.. is just like allowing a PTD car into PTE because the driver just got his license. No.

oh and, get off my lawn.

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why not bump yourself up at this point? better to get lapped in cat 2 than 4/5


sandbaggers suck.
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Always wanted one of these. They're dirt cheap on ebay. Mine was something like $35 shipped, looks cheap but hopefully it'll last a season or two. Those guys were legend. Heroes to an entire generation of American cyclists.
Outsiders, misfits kicking some euro *** while making fools of themselves as only Americans can.



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Pretty cool story on that team, pumped to read the book.
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