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NorCal racer stats(5 posts)

NorCal racer statsDougSloan
Mar 12, 2003 8:21 AM
Some interesting numbers about racers around here:

"As of last Fri there are a little over 2200 licensed riders in Nor Cal/NV. A race that draws 500+ plus is generally considered a large turnout in this region.

For the folks that like facts and figures as of last Fri. we had in N. Cal

662 Cat 5 riders
600 Cat 4 riders 203 of these are women
522 Cat 3 riders 67 of these are women
322 Cat 2 riders 48 of these are women
66 Cat 1 riders 18 of these are women

The age breakdown looks like this

79 riders 18 and under
342 riders 19-29
933 riders 30-39
565 riders 40-49
81 riders 50-59
72 riders 60+"

More racers in their 40's than 20's. No wonder masters races fill so fast.

Looking at the intersection of the two largest groups...shirt
Mar 12, 2003 11:23 AM
it's no wonder many of the biggest fields last year were in the M35+ 4/5 races. Trying to explain what that race is to non-racers is kind of funny.

"Well, it's guys over 35 who aren't the fastest guys in that age group. Yeah, there are faster guys in higher categories. What? You don't know what a category is? Nevermind. There are really only two groups: fast and sick fast. No, there are always more old guys racing than guys in their 20s. I don't know why."

I've "regressed" back to Senior-3s this year from M 35+... :-)

re: NorCal racer statsMatt Britter
Mar 12, 2003 3:55 PM
And that is just licensed riders. Not to mention the MTB'ers and Tri-guys who come out for 1-day events.
The few, the proudB123
Mar 12, 2003 11:05 PM
The few, the proud, the Espoir Cat. 2's!!!!
Only 79 18-unders? That's sad.Straightblock
Mar 13, 2003 1:54 PM
Almost as many racers over 60 as there are 18 & under. Where will the US find its next Lance Armstrong or Greg LeMond without a pool of Junior talent?