First time that I will miss it in a few years. I have some other races that I have put on the calendar later in the season and have to offset them with races like this one to keep the PR Department in check. Will miss some of you folks, have a great race!nvandall said:Who is going in this race this year? I just signed up and Wave2 is already full. Looks like a lot of people are in it this year.:thumbsup:
I've done the race on both a mountain bike and a cyclocross bike. I had much more fun on the cross bike.Jouko said:Yep, I'll do this again. Not yet sure whether to enjoy the familiarity and comfort of my Epic again, it did a fine job for me last year, or if I should tempt fate with the new-to-me-but-gently-worn CX bike...
Unglued said:Yep. Signed up. Was dismayed to learn that wave 2 was full as of last Friday, so as I do not have a race licence yet, I am in wave 3.
I have done this race every year since 2004, but this year, there will be one critical difference to years past...Yes, that's right folks - I'll be riding this race with gears for the first time ever, courtesy of the woman who hit me while I was riding to work last November and her insurance company. It will be interesting to see if it makes any difference whatsoever to my time and my ability to ride up the final hill.
Maybe I should change my signature to "fat guy on Colnago World Cup coming through"
Everyone gets placed according to a chip timing system, so all that counts is how long between you cross the start and cross the finish line. The only thing is that you want to be with people approximately your own speed to take turns taking pulls. My strategy will be to get up to the front of wave 3 so that I can avoid getting caught in traffic off the start. Hopefully, I can find some like-minded individuals (such as yourself if I can keep up) to take pulls with until I catch wave 2.nspace said:Is here any disadvantage to being in that wave, or sandbagging aspect to it?