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Anyone going to Miami on Sunday?(5 posts)

Anyone going to Miami on Sunday?TUT2222
Sep 25, 2002 5:15 PM
Just curious. I am planning on driving over for the day. I see they are finally posting riders on the webpage, which I've been wondering about. This will be my first race and I am really interested to see what goes on.
I'm there 24-7, dude.Gator
Sep 25, 2002 7:52 PM
I'm pretty psyched about the race myself. I'm amazed that they've been able to get so much talent. I hope they've rethought the course, though. If they use the same course as in year's past, there's one nasty turn and it can get really ugly. It should be fun, though, and if you've never been, the Grove is a pretty cool part of town.
not normally a very serious racemr_spin
Sep 26, 2002 6:33 AM
Usually this race is just a rolling party for the pros. It's the last race of the season for many of the "stars" and they tend to take it easy. Hincapie used to spend more time in nightclubs than anywhere else! I guess someone still has to win, so they probably let the non-stars fight it out.

I'd still go if I lived there, but as a first race, it may not be indicative of the "serious" racing done earlier in the year.
Yeah, that's trueGator
Sep 26, 2002 7:57 AM
I know. If memory serves, the last time I went to this race, I think only a few of the pros even finished! Most of them rode about 3/4 of the race and either dropped out or just tooled around for the last few laps. Only two of the Mercury riders really went at it.

The real fun is watching the Cat 3-4 races and resulting mayhem.
round and round they go.mixinbeatz
Sep 26, 2002 9:09 AM
I hate to say it, but besides seeing some of the big domestic pros, it will prob be a very boring race. It is a shame that the New York and Miami races are on the US pro calender. They are obviously more about having a crowd friendly race that is easy to watch than real racing. If you have never been to a big race, you will still have a BLAST!

just my 2 bits.