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      02-22-2011, 06:37 PM   #1
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Curious if there are any other members here that ride or race road bikes.

If there is enough interest (post where you're located) and we can possibly set up an informal group ride.

I've been riding for over 15 years and currently decided to race again and currently hold a Cat3 license.

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      02-22-2011, 07:16 PM   #2
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Began racing road and track in the mid 70s and still do a little racing today. Posted a few pics. One from the local velodrome and another from the Vandedrome, which is a portable track, 180 meters in length and banked 53 degrees in the turns.
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      02-25-2011, 05:19 PM   #3
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Nice pics, sounds like a lot fun riding a velodrome with that banking and length.
I've rode similar here http://www.forestcityvelodrome.ca.

Its crazy when you look to the right and see the others guys crank at your face, lol.
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      02-25-2011, 05:22 PM   #4
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we have a lot of the pro riders in my home town of Solvang right now training for the upcoming tour of CA i believe its called. Since the first time i saw Lance in person training around my area i have been in and out of riding just hard to find time buts its very addicting.

OP what part of CA are you in?
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Began racing road and track in the mid 70s and still do a little racing today. Posted a few pics. One from the local velodrome and another from when the Vandedrome, which is a portable track, 180 meters in length and banked 53 degrees in the turns.
that is awesome! it must be pretty surreal when your riding at that angle
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I'm a road rider, no racing yet though. I think I might try crit next year - I'm recovering from several different injuries (going back to grad school being one of them) and just base building right now. Hoping to be comfortable riding 50 miles this summer at 17mph pace (by myself, we know what pace lines can do to distance and time...).

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      03-17-2011, 01:29 AM   #7
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I'm in the Fresno area. I usually head down to LA area once in a while and catch the Sundays LaGrange -Nichols ride in Brentwood.
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Got my first road bike (since I was a kid anyway) in 2005 and been riding regularly since.

Last year was my first year of Cat 5 racing and was steadily improving until an accident in July ended the season for me. Was improving in crits by doing those with some regularity. Only one time trial and two road races. The time trial wasn't bad at all for first time and just throwing aero bars on my road bike. Road races are not my thing though - don't have the build or fitness for the climbing.

Gave cyclocross a go in the fall. Was terrible but had fun.

My first race of this season will be Sunday - a crit in a local park. Haven't trained this year as much as I should have so we will see what happens.
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I'm a road rider, no racing yet though. I think I might try crit next year - I'm recovering from several different injuries (going back to grad school being one of them) and just base building right now. Hoping to be comfortable riding 50 miles this summer at 17mph pace (by myself, we know what pace lines can do to distance and time...).

Respect to the first who can say what I ride...
Say, where in Chesterfield do you ride? I grew up in Midlothian and I'm wondering where I might ride when I go down to visit.
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