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Altoona PA stage race(6 posts)

Altoona PA stage racegoingincirclesisfun
Jul 22, 2003 1:50 PM
Anyone from Colorado~ attn: anyone looking to do Altoona?
I'm doing the 4s. nmweiwentg
Jul 22, 2003 6:23 PM
I'm doing the 4 race, too. Guys in my club say it's great --bill
Jul 23, 2003 9:11 AM
fantasy camp for $75. The town apparently is very welcoming, too. I know that I won't do well with the climbing (I'm more of a power climber to the extent I can do it at all; I get smoked on the longer climbs), but I'm looking to go have a good time and do what I can for my teammates who actually could do well.
Look for Squadra Coppi, say hi.
heh... have fun!lonefrontranger
Jul 22, 2003 6:45 PM
I've suffered through that one a few times and gotten the fortysomethingth places to show for it. Good luck, wish I had the funds and vacation time to go this year. The climb on the Altoona / Blair RR is a real doozy.
what's the course like?weiwentg
Jul 26, 2003 4:07 PM
how steep is the climb? what gearing? how are the other races? aaah!!! you must tell me more!!!

Bill, look for the Ann Arbor Velo Club - 4 guys, dark blue jerseys with Ford logos. I am the smallest guy on the team, you won't miss me.
Friday is supposed to be rollers, with a fairly technical finishbill
Jul 27, 2003 8:52 AM
Saturday is hills and pain and hell. I'm using a 12-25 cassette for both. I thought about getting a 13-26 for Saturday, but I'll manage, I guess. If I can't push a 25, maybe I deserve the punishment. Sunday is supposed to be a tough, technical crit, but my wife has explained that I will be elsewhere during the staging of the Sunday race -- home, that is.