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manhattan beach gp: one day licenses be avaiable for Cat 5s?(6 posts)

manhattan beach gp: one day licenses be avaiable for Cat 5s?shawndoggy
Aug 7, 2002 12:54 PM
Vacationing in Newport Beach from Reno. Too cheap to buy a USCF license since the nor cal races are all NCNCA sanctioned anyway.

Does anyone know whether the race promoter will be selling one day cat 5 licenses?
re: manhattan beach gp: one day licenses be avaiable for Cat 5s?kaiser
Aug 7, 2002 1:20 PM
If they have a Cat 5 event, then they're obligated to sell one days.

Are you at a cat 5 level, or do you just wanna race that badly?
bio: Race MTBs, first year road racershawndoggy
Aug 7, 2002 1:33 PM
Haven't done many "real" races, just local weekly club crits and road races here in Reno (work, family, lawn, etc. interfere with driving 4 hours to do a crit on any given saturday). Been doing well against local 3s, though.

So yeah, guess I'm still a 5, though I have no doubt that our local NCNCA guy would bump me to 4 if I asked. But like I said before, I'm too cheap to buy a license in the first place!

But I do want to race that bad. I'm tapering for 24 hours of Tahoe at Northstar at the end of the month and a crit seems like a good way to get some intensity in. Plus it'd be nice to see how I stack up against people from elsewhere.
bio: Race MTBs, first year road racerschills
Aug 8, 2002 8:52 AM
If you plan to come down for this race you may want to contact the promoter in advance. As they are only allowing 50 entries for the Cat5s, I think it may already be sold out.
So, how'd you do?kaiser
Aug 12, 2002 7:35 AM
Did you race MBGP?
12th... I've got no sprint!shawndoggy
Aug 19, 2002 10:08 AM
It was great fun. Hoped for a bit better result, but it was an eye-opener to see how many people are so fit at one race. Guess it helps that 20 million people live within an hour and a half (at 5:30 in the morning on a saturday anyway!).

Shawn