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When does everyone's racing season begin?(22 posts)

When does everyone's racing season begin?wheelsucker
Jan 8, 2003 4:57 PM
I know people in warmer climates start racing fairly early, here in the mid-atlantic we don't really start racing until mid march/beginning of april and we go until mid-september.
how about everyone else?
Not Soon Enough =) n/mBigLeadOutGuy
Jan 8, 2003 5:04 PM
re: When does everyone's racing season begin?Thorman
Jan 8, 2003 5:30 PM
I hear ya in Ohio we start in late March and go until September. Is it March yet? Ugh!

Ohio used to start in Februarylonefrontranger
Jan 9, 2003 7:06 AM
Five or six years ago Tym Tyler used to hold his first spring series races the 2nd or 3rd weekend in Feb. Late February / early March always make for some pretty fun weather conditions. I've raced in 35-40 degrees and raining / sleeting daggers more often than I care to think about.

Here in CO they don't start until April 1. Just when the weather turns crappy. January and February are dry and sunny, but March (snowiest month) and April (2nd snowiest month) are pretty scary. That's when the wind really gets howling, too.

It was 65-70 and no wind here the past 2 days. I got a lot of riding done.
Ohio used to start in FebruaryThorman
Jan 9, 2003 9:21 AM
It looks like Tym just updated his schedule for next year and we are starting in mid March this year. Last year the first race I did (Tour of Richland County) had a temp of around 32 degrees and that was at the beginning of April. Needless to say, after the first climb I was plenty warm.

Ohio used to start in February(still does)motta
Jan 9, 2003 11:34 AM
Feb 26, Schalalobee Classic, east of Cincinasty, Mentor KY
sweet! - Scott's still doing his leg-breakers I seelonefrontranger
Jan 9, 2003 12:10 PM
Scott Denny is the single most sadistic bike race promoter I've ever known. He is evil twin to whatever Iberian madman thought up that Angliru stage at the Vuelta.

I've done several of Scott's races and have cursed him roundly every time. Have fun and I'd recommend breaking out your triple.
sweet! - Scott's still doing his leg-breakers I seemotta
Jan 9, 2003 2:16 PM
The right date is the 23rd. Check out his website at
already has hereDougSloan
Jan 8, 2003 5:34 PM
I'm not starting, yet, but some team mates are already racing:
The first road race / crit in SoCal is February, 1 & 2...Bruno S
Jan 8, 2003 6:57 PM
Too soon. It does not give much time for periodisation and people stay fast all year. I'm not fast anytime of the year but the weekend group ride seems to maintain the same pace year round.
Earlier than thatNo_sprint
Jan 9, 2003 9:04 AM
It looks very fun....Bruno S
Jan 9, 2003 10:13 AM
just straight down the road for 1/2 hour, then back. No turns, 4 lanes. Perfect for the sprinters.
Jan 9, 2003 10:33 AM
It's more like a circuit race. If you've done any of the LAX races, it's almost identical. Last year, we probably went around the circuit around 10 times. It was winner take all last year. Very cold morning last year as well.
Jan 9, 2003 12:14 PM
Please note that this is an open, non-catagorized race. Not for the feeble. This thing certainly favors the Is and IIs when it's all said and done.
First crit that I'll race is March 15th. The good races start in May. -nmTig
Jan 8, 2003 7:51 PM
In NJ it's March 1st...biknben
Jan 9, 2003 5:20 AM
The First race is March first but the season starts slow.
Jan 9, 2003 5:26 AM
from the last week in Feb its every weekend on out until June with few exceptions. Mostly its road race and a crit. I'm excited, weights hve paid off big time his year :)
Oregon starts Feb. 16; I'll do the 2nd one on Feb. 23 (nm)hrv
Jan 9, 2003 7:46 AM
late Feb. or soSadlebred
Jan 9, 2003 8:03 AM
Here in GA/SC, Rich Hincapie usually puts on a training series in Greenville, SC in late Feb. through March. The first "real" race is in late March.
re: When does everyone's racing season begin?No_sprint
Jan 9, 2003 9:01 AM
First race here is Jan. 20. Full tilt is on in early Feb. with Mothballs and the Valentine's Day Massacre. It's been in the 80s and beautiful here. It would take more than a minor miracle to get me out of SoCal.
very soonQ-Pro
Jan 9, 2003 10:42 AM
There are some mixed category races starting in late-January, and one that even has a 4-mile dirt section on it, but the Texas Cup races don't start until late-February.
re: When does everyone's racing season begin?Matt Britter
Jan 9, 2003 1:41 PM
First Crit was last Sunday!