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vxracer
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by vxracer

I just got back from my local downtown Athens, GA coffee shop. The guy who works there is a student at UGA, and we started chatting about a bicycle powered sidecar a while back. To go to/from the mountains to be able to cycle all day at the elevations without using a car to get there. Lol. That project is a couple months off. This morning, he told me about a race at 2:00am he will start holding every month, $5.00 entry, winner takes all. Open to all ages, abilities. I estimate 6 miles. The roadie isnt ready to run yet, but the MTB is. Drat. I figure what the heck- would be fun anyways, right? May get a couple hundred bucks instead of a couple hours sleep. :lol:

In talking about this race, I found out Athens has some sort of twilight criterium in late summer, so that may be cool to do next year. I dont think either is as tough as the assault on mount mitchell, though. But, they are different leagues as well I suppose.

vxracer
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by vxracer

Even though no one here seems interested, I had a lot of fun. Wasnt much of a race, so I just stayed back and rode in the middle with all of the college girls :wink: Best $5.00 I have ever spent.

tigearhead
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by tigearhead

Did it, and it hurt. the mtn bikes with knobbies had a hard time keeping up. I will do it again, but given the cash involved I think the Road Bike will be my vehicle of choice for the next event.

See ya there

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by 2002SaecoReplica

tigearhead wrote:Did it, and it hurt. the mtn bikes with knobbies had a hard time keeping up. I will do it again, but given the cash involved I think the Road Bike will be my vehicle of choice for the next event.

See ya there


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by RollinOn27s

vxracer wrote:In talking about this race, I found out Athens has some sort of twilight criterium in late summer, so that may be cool to do next year. I dont think either is as tough as the assault on mount mitchell, though. But, they are different leagues as well I suppose.


As far as I know, the only twilight crit in Athens is the Athens Twilight Criterium in April. Its an NRC event, pretty sure it's Pro/1 only. I would love to do this race next year, if I can upgrade to the 1s. Racing at night, assuming there's a decent amount of light, would be awesome.

vxracer
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by vxracer

One topic of discussion during the last race was categorization. Maybe it will happen next time if there are enough entries. If there isnt, Im going to smack a $10 bill for the MTB and a$10 bill womens categories myself. As long as there are at least two of anything- I may do the same unless we categorize. Heck, even if two cruisers show up. Lol! As long as two buddies dont show up on unicycles, and split the proceeds. :o

Oh yeah, its not that easy night racing- I was just trying to bring in more people thinking it would be an easy run. :wink: I personally have been training for a short, full attack style race lately to be able to compete. Will have to MTB until I get the roadie ready. Then look out 8)

The criterium as far as I know is a shorter course than I have ever seen, fast, lots of turns, lots of elbow rubbing. Not my cup of tea! Theres also an MTB section.

http://www.athenstwilight.com/

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