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Anyone know anything about Leonardtown Crit/TourPG Co. RR?(3 posts)

Anyone know anything about Leonardtown Crit/TourPG Co. RR?bill
Apr 30, 2002 10:35 AM
Both in Maryland? I'm looking for a first race, thinking about one of these on May 5.
re: Anyone know anything about Leonardtown Crit/TourPG Co. RR?Eric Marshall
May 1, 2002 3:13 PM
I did Leonardtown last year. Here's where it's at:
http://www.mapquest.com/maps/map.adp?zoom=4&mapdata=5%2b8Zmnm7bJxUkhv7KLhnYLcYDAQQG6XFB0jEwKDgbFYNRqTBLHi1Ptdlp3U4gZ4Brk0rmO0ZWOisLAOcEPh%2f%2fj580xxp%2bYWX%2bgI8mwy69K4bCfminJY7rnMyifpYSJyHGZnImMLnkWdKnXoBkQ8h7uhv%2bjREn8KldKBqPcojmX0XVYSvpEYvFH1dCULsmXMn948SabkOcBMNR%2fzVVpRZkyGnbCRl5NB6AS38W2JCnPhhX7qMpmm2qw74b33DFLcF%2b7zKRnmVU9w3tCJhLcGftDER58iktNgSSpgAse8VotQ%3d

Depending on what you mean by "a first race", I wouldn't recommend this race as your first race ever. There's one corner that's reasonably tough, but I wouldn't recommend it
simply because it was so fast last year for me. Last year was my first year racing, and I had done several races before Leonardtown during the season, but the pace was so fast the pack strung out *immediately*, gaps were opening up everywhere, and I got caught behind too many of them and soon lost contact with the main group. A group of 4 of us rode most of the race together but we were eventually pulled :-( The race winner eventually lapped the pack on his last lap.

I haven't had much success with crits so far, but I'd recommend a local circuit race as a first race (ever). I'm doing my first crit of the season on Saturday (North Beach), so I have my fingers crossed :-)

Sorry, I don't know anything about the road race, although I read somewhere that it might not happen.
re: TourPG Co. RR - rec'd e-mail notification that racebill
May 1, 2002 6:23 PM
postponed to September 28.
So, what's the North Beach race about?