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Your son seems to be in a very good location with...

Your son seems to be in a very good location with incentive to train and the right eyes and coaches around with the USOTC in COS. Not to mention the benefits of high-altitude training. The stars...
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What exactly have Doge and I disagreed about from...

What exactly have Doge and I disagreed about from your POV?

As I recall, the major point is that he complains that his son shouldn't have to go through the upgrade process and be granted immediate...
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Posted By carleton

That's a great video. The narrator makes several...

That's a great video. The narrator makes several great points. Dude is CAT2 road racer in California. That's not easy. I've seen the overconfidence he speaks of sooo many times.

As I told some...
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Posted By carleton

This is a rule that I've seen enforced at...

This is a rule that I've seen enforced at Master's Nationals. The rider had a speedsuit from the national team of another country. He was not a member of that national team, therefore he had to use...
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Posted By carleton

A rider interpreting what a coach is signaling in...

A rider interpreting what a coach is signaling in the 2 seconds they get to see it is an advanced technique that comes with experience. I don't think it will come in the first, say, 30+ races. ...
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Posted By carleton

I forgot to address this: It's not a...

I forgot to address this:



It's not a red herring.

A red herring:


Nothing I have stated is false or misleading.
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Posted By carleton

:roflmao2: I totally agree! ...

:roflmao2:





I totally agree!

In light of recent events* with literally the top female sprinter in the world (all time?), I think safety precautions should never be cut.
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Posted By carleton

1: We don't know what the son intended to do. We...

1: We don't know what the son intended to do. We have not heard from him.

2: I've never asserted that anyone intended to break the rules.

3: It's a fact that rules were broken...according to...
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Posted By carleton

Doge isn't new. He may be a new name for you,...

Doge isn't new. He may be a new name for you, but he's very active in other forums. In all these years, I've never heard Doge mention his own riding, bike, or cycling challenges. Only that of his...
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Posted By carleton

Hey, Doge, any chance your son can create an...

Hey, Doge, any chance your son can create an account and we talk with him directly?

Right now you are being "that parent" that no one is fond of.
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Posted By carleton

Look. People break the rules all the...

Look. People break the rules all the time...willingly and unwillingly.

Your son placing 4th of 8 in a local crit while racing illegally isn't a big deal. Your son making the podium* at Collegiate...
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Posted By carleton

This means that your son raced illegally and...

This means that your son raced illegally and could probably have his results annulled if someone lodged a protest.

Rules is rules.
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Posted By carleton

Ah! Thanks for the correction. So, -...

Ah! Thanks for the correction.

So,

- One needs to be a USAC CAT3 to be a Collegiate CAT-A.
- One needs to be a Collegiate CAT-A to race Nationals.
- Therefore, one needs to be an USAC CAT3...
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Posted By carleton

For those wondering, CAT3 Track is not a hard...

For those wondering, CAT3 Track is not a hard cert to get, especially if you race several days/month at your local velodrome and have a firm grasp of the how to ride safely, the rules, and good bike...
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Posted By carleton

Put a different way, the requirement for Category...

Put a different way, the requirement for Category 3 Track certification for Mass Start races at National Championships only applies to:

- Male Juniors aged 17-18.
- Elite Men (minimum CAT2...
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Posted By carleton

Actually, there doesn't seem to be a CAT3...

Actually, there doesn't seem to be a CAT3 requirement. Just a Collegiate Category A, which as you mention, is easy to get.

The official eligibility requirements are slim:



also, the phrase...
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Posted By carleton

Collegiate Track Nationals has an odd problem. ...

Collegiate Track Nationals has an odd problem.

If they had strict upgrade and experience requirements, they would have only a fraction of the participants. Basically, less than the few that show...
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Posted By carleton

I would have him race Cat 3/4 for several race...

I would have him race Cat 3/4 for several race nights before moving to 1/2. Maybe 2 months, depending on if he got it or not. AND I would require him to stay in the pack until the final sprint. No...
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Posted By carleton

Input: This is why Collegiate Nationals is...

Input:

This is why Collegiate Nationals is known to be a crash-fest.

There's nothing like having athletes being arguably the strongest, fittest, and most fearless they will be in their lives...
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