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Any So Ca RBR folks doing MB GP???(5 posts)

Any So Ca RBR folks doing MB GP???JohnG
Aug 5, 2002 8:38 PM
Just curious......

What's the 'hot' tip for this crit (40+ Masters)???

JohnG
Contemplating....BryanJL
Aug 6, 2002 8:22 AM
the Men's 4. But the hardest part for me will be getting there...7:45am start time...not as bad as Men's 5, but I am NOT good at getting up at 4am (coming from San Diego).

Anyway...hot tips from people I've asked...

Breakaways apparently don't succeed at this course...be sure to be in top 10 on last turn of last lap, try to be on the inside.

Check out the website for more info, it is

www.mbgp.com

Good luck!

Bryan
re: Any So Ca RBR folks doing MB GP???kaiser
Aug 6, 2002 11:54 AM
I rode the Cat 4 race as a junior in 1984...Loved it.

As far as advice, if the course is the same, I'd say "stay in front"...It started to rain during my race, and I was 2nd or third into the first turn about halfway through the race, when I hit the slick RR tracks and slid across the road. My good position allowed me to hop back on the bike and rejoin just as the end of the peloton came through the turn. I think the course is more conducive to breaks during the earlier hours, because the wind is typically low. After 10AM, forget it (too windy). You have to be top 5 going into the last turn.

As I remember, another crash earlier in our day attracted an ambulance to the course, just as we came over the lil riser on the backstretch, and our peloton miraculously avoided crashing into it as we rode around it on both sides. A day that ambulance driver won't ever forget.

You just jogged my memory...Wow, because I actually broke my hip on some slick rr tracks late last year....Until now, I'd forgotten that I'd previously had a bad encounter with tracks.

Good to see that at least ONE course from my youthful days is still in regular use. One of my favorite races of all time.
those rr tracksbestT
Aug 7, 2002 7:08 AM
are long gone!
Dang...That was the best part (EOM)kaiser
Aug 7, 2002 1:27 PM