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Which Races?allervite
Jan 7, 2002 4:36 PM
If you live in Cal, Oregon, or Nevada which races will you be doing in 2002 and what does your kit look like? I'll look for ya?

I wear an orange and blue jersey that says "Redding Velo" and I have a red Giro helmet.
re: Which Races?hrv
Jan 16, 2002 11:17 AM
Not really valid for me to reply here since I just started cycling in September. But my training is going good and I might start racing this year.

But, if I was serious and experienced, a race I would like to enter is the Elkhorn Classic - a stage race (see in eastern Oregon. But where I'm at in cycling right now the thought of putting together 4 super hard days in a row makes my legs go limp and my tongue drag.

Anyone doing this race this year?

Looks good!allervite
Jan 16, 2002 5:26 PM
I'll mark it on my calendar. Because of those tedious detials of life (job, etc.) I am not able to plan very far ahead, but if I can make it. . .

Speaking of the fear of doing multi day events, I was surprised at how I performed at my first stage race. I was dead tired after the prologue and crit of the first day. As I lined up for the second day (70 mile hilly RR) I thought "I am not going to be able to finish this." For the first 10 or so miles I thought I was going to drop out, but then I started feeling better. Half way into the race I was fine. This has been my experience on all the multi day events I have done.

One thing for sure, throw some hard days in a row in your training every three weeks or so to get used to the effort. Also, do some other races before this one. Multi day events are not good to start your racing experience with.