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Necessary to carry a pump during a R.R.?NM(12 posts)

Necessary to carry a pump during a R.R.?NMFlothru
Jun 15, 2001 7:29 AM
NM
YOU CANTonrhodes
Jun 15, 2001 7:53 AM
USCF rules do not allow you to carry a pump during a race. End of story
Thank YOU!NMFlothru
Jun 15, 2001 8:11 AM
NM
really?ColnagoFE
Jun 15, 2001 3:01 PM
I remember when doing the Mt. Evans (Bob Cook) hill climb they said to carry a pump and a spare in case you flat.
Mt EvansLazy
Jun 15, 2001 3:10 PM
The Mt. Evans hill climb is not sanctioned by USCF. It's an ACA race. www.americancycling.org
Mt EvansCima Coppi
Jun 15, 2001 4:16 PM
On a tangent, I think Vaughters holds the record for the Mt. Evans Hill climb. Can anyone verify this? I cannot seem to find information on it.
Tyler Hamilton?J.S.
Jun 18, 2001 9:33 AM
I believe he set a record a few years back when Audi was giving away cars for new record times.
Opps, that was Mt. WashingtonJ.S.
Jun 18, 2001 9:34 AM
Can you carry.....WorkingClassPoseur
Jun 16, 2001 5:46 AM
.......CO2 inflator? OR are you out of luck unless you have some sort of support vehicle?
nope SOLstr8dum
Jun 18, 2001 6:30 AM
besides if you crash and have that kinda crap in your pocket, you'd be in more hurt that just road rash. same goes with car keys. i wouldnt want to see anyone with keys lodged in their backs after a crash b/c they were too paranoid to leave them somewhere
necessary? no--illegal? noBryanJL
Jul 13, 2001 9:52 AM
I couldn't find a rule in the UCSF rulebook that says that carrying a pump is illegal, so I carried one in a UCSF race. Unless the officials at this race were either lazy and/or ignorant, it wasn't a problem.

Maybe this is a social practice rather than rule to not carry a pump, but I didn't find anything in the UCSF rules saying its illegal. Of course, its not the most exciting reading, so maybe I mised it somewhere in there.
It's not illegalDog
Jul 16, 2001 5:33 AM
There is no such rule banning pumps. I'd carry either a Blackburn Airstick or a CO2 inflator, with one tube and one small lever. You'll be out of the race, but at least you can get back to the car.

While many USCF races have wheel support, many don't, and even the ones that do may only support the lead group. If you get dropped, you're hosed.

If someone believes there is such a rule, please point it out to us. Thanks.

Doug