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category Ccollegiateryder
Nov 3, 2003 9:00 PM
hey all,

im going to be racing in category C collegiate races this spring and i was just wondering if anyone who raced or is currently racing in the collegiate ranks remembers what it was like in the C group. im basically wondering what the skill level is like, what the pace generally is, if tactics are used at all or if its just balls out, etc...anything you can remember really.

all replies appreciated
re: category Cpp_mcgee
Nov 4, 2003 6:09 PM
It probably depends on what conference you are racing in. I've raced in the NW, Rocky MT, and Midwest conferences and, from what I can tell, the C races are kinda like a Cat 5 race in the midwest, and maybe like a 4-5 race in the NW or Rocky Mt conference. But I've only done A races myself, but I've watched other members of our club race. They don't seem to use tactics, just every man/woman for themself. I'm not sure if that helps... Either way, I wouldn't stress about it too much. It pretty mellow. All collegiate racing is mellow, with the exception of Nat's.
re: category CNightengale
Nov 25, 2003 12:26 PM
Pretty steady, be careful of the sprint, I raced C's to start and then later B's, where I could top 5. Look at their faces at the start. Spot the nervous ones (bring a mirror!) and avoid following them. Just be safe.