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what catagory does podiumbound race?(20 posts)

what catagory does podiumbound race?the bull
Feb 26, 2003 7:42 PM
Just curious are you still a junior racer?
Are you cat 3? That would be my guess.
How long you been racing for?
Cat 3-4 Yr Old nmBike Nut
Feb 26, 2003 8:34 PM
who, you mean pottybound?DougSloan
Feb 26, 2003 8:59 PM







all in good humor, of course... ;-)

ahem .... scrotum-hound - just kidding (sort of ) ;-) NmSpirito
Feb 27, 2003 12:17 AM
I actually L'edOL...I don't do that very often NmFrith
Feb 27, 2003 6:42 AM
this message doesn't make sense; who's "I"? nmDougSloan
Feb 27, 2003 8:12 AM
don't understand the confusionFrith
Mar 2, 2003 7:30 PM
I = me = frith = the one who posted the message = the one who Laughed Out loud = the one who wrote "I actually L'edOL..."
re: what catagory does podiumbound race?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 26, 2003 9:40 PM
On the road I tend to race cat 4. In crits I'm fairly competitive in this category as I am a natural born sprinter with very little natural endurance.

On the track I race open. This includes everyone from the top 3 sprinters in Canada to about the top 15 or so.

.I guess the field is wide open (since Kurt Harnett!) ;-) nmSpunout
Feb 27, 2003 4:23 AM
Seems like you are sandbagging the crits.MB1
Feb 27, 2003 5:18 AM
You ought to move up for better competition.
Tend to race Cat 4?53T
Feb 27, 2003 6:38 AM
OK, let's be specific. What number is on your license? You can't race masters yet, and your too old for juniors (I assume)so you have to have an assigned Category.

Also, train your weakneses, race your strength. I've read all about your olympic ambitions and all, but when it comes down to it, every race is an endurance race. Even the 200M match sprint must be repeated several times in a very short time frame. If you don't build endurance the other sprinters with better endurance will wear you out.
Feb 27, 2003 6:42 AM
"On the road I tend to race cat 4."

You 'tend'?? What is that?? Either you are a cat. 4 or not. A person doesn't really get the choice of what cat. they are in (Hmmm... I think I'll race cat. 3 this week and maybe cat. 5 next week). Please explain.

"On the track I race open." Never heard of that cat. Again, please explain.

Cat 4 & open - answer to questions/commentsPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 27, 2003 7:14 AM
Thanks for the posts. I race cat 4 and open.

I said tend to because I know I need to get the endurance to at least be able to compete in Cat 1/2 (here in Calgary) at least in crits. Its something I'll have to work on and as I get stronger and stronger and get a bigger base under me I know I can do.

As for the track there are no categories in category. So its junior/open/masters in almost every race. Anywhere else in the wolrd I'm gussing I'd race Cat 1 or 2 on the track.

which track eventsclimbo
Feb 27, 2003 8:31 AM
do you do? which races did you do at Junior World's in 2001? How'd Canada go overall?
Mainly sprint, kilo and keirenPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 27, 2003 11:34 AM
At an open race as a junior I would do all the events from pursuit, kilo, sprints, points race and possibly scratch race/keiren if they had them.

As a senior I may do all of this but drop the pursuit. Then at Provincials/Nationals I will only do sprints, keiren and depending on my form possibly the kilo. Generally I've never had the holding power to be competitive in the kilo so until I get that I may forgo doing it in major competitions.

Are your eyes brown?53T
Feb 27, 2003 11:58 AM
What Category are you on the road? As Tom Cruise once said: I want answers!
Feb 27, 2003 12:02 PM
I race 4... I want to move up to Cat 1/2 eventually though.

nick your allright ....the bull
Feb 28, 2003 7:09 AM
I think everyone gives you (tihs)< because its a fad.
kinda like carbon fiber.
you should aim for racing cat 3 before you aim for 1-2
cat 3 is very fast and long.
I started racing last year and this is my first year
in cat 4.Never even thought of racing cat 1-2.
I have raced in open races with pros and it is very very fast.
your young and can go far.
I am 30 and have a family .
my goal is by 35 to race masters and have a couple of years of cat 3 under my belt.
good luck nick.
be who you are!
Question about Glenmore VelodromeMR_GRUMPY
Feb 27, 2003 9:05 AM
Is the Glenmore Velodrome open again ? The web site hasn't been updated in quite a few years. I was wondering if Podium has raced at any of the other Velodromes up in the Great White North.
My understanding is that if the fields are small enough, all catagories are combined. 1,2,3,4 & 5.
Canadian tracksPODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Feb 27, 2003 11:32 AM
The fields are combined since theres not a lot of riders. At nationals its pretty much junior men/women, open, masters categories. Then for most races its junior/women/open/maybe masters.

The glenmore velodrome has never closed... guy who runs it just doesn't update the site.

Edmonton, AB is a 333 outdoor concrete with 37 degree corners. Nice track but a bit bumpy.

Victoria, BC is a 333 outdoor concrete. Smooth track but so shallow and at sea level.

Vancouver, BC is an indoor 200 m wood with 52? degree banking. Fun roller coaster!

Bromont, QC is an outdoor 250 wood. Its the Atlanta Olympic track.

Quebec City, QC has the only outdoor 200 m wood track. Fricking scarriest track I've ever ridden on. Nationals 3 years ago was a crash fest.

New Brunswick or Nova Scotia also has an outdoor 250.