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2006-06-05 3:10 PM

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Just got an e-mail from Barry @ 5430  There's a speed limit this year on the downhill side of Old Stage!  They will have POLICE WITH RADAR and if they clock you at over 35mph you are DQ'd on the spot!  YIKES!

I was very comfortable on the downhill at 45 last year, but was passed by riders going at least 10mph faster.  35 seems really slow!  It's going to be hard not to get in trouble!  Dang!



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2006-06-05 4:15 PM
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We just biked that last weekend and were going WAY over 35MPH, does seem a little slow.
2006-06-05 4:56 PM
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It is very slow, it's going to be very hard on the brakes not to mention those really expensive race wheels that tend to heat up with too much braking. I think it's a crock! We're being punished for some idiot that couldn't control his bike last year?? WTF! If it's sooo dangerous, take it off the course!

Sorry, rant over.
2006-06-06 9:50 AM
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I agree that 35mph is a little ridiculous, but I can understand why the race organizers want to impose that limit considering what happened last year. I would rather have that speed limit imposed than not have a race at all.
2006-06-06 8:09 PM
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I have to say that I agree that they should take the hill out if they feel that riders can't handle it.  Maybe if I run over someone going UP it...  I had better start training my braking muscles

 

2006-06-07 3:33 PM
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Any info on how they might identify you?  From a logistical standpoint, I just wonder how they could safely identify you and your number if your traveling at 45-50 mph.

Realistically, you'd think that if the hill is that dangerous, they'd just re-route the course.



2006-06-07 3:50 PM
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Subject: RE: Boulder Peak Triathlon
They should have a speed maximum going up then to even out for the technical riders.  HEHEE.  Or better yet, close the road for  1/2 day!
2006-06-09 4:43 PM
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Subject: RE: Boulder Peak Triathlon
markdills38 - 2006-06-07 2:50 PM

They should have a speed maximum going up then to even out for the technical riders.  HEHEE.  Or better yet, close the road for  1/2 day!



That's the best idea I've heard all day. Just close the road and let people fly.
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