Tips for my first 60km ASCC road race

Giantrider1997
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Tips for my first 60km ASCC road race

Postby Giantrider1997 » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:59 pm

I am relatively new to road racing and was just selected for the road race at my school. Im not sure if im up for the job. Appreciate any tips . (course has very few turns) mainly flat

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coffeeandwine
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Re: Tips for my first 60km ASCC road race

Postby coffeeandwine » Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:12 pm

Hi Giantrider,
how far away is the race (ie how much training time and how much time do you have time to pick up tips on racing). What sort of distance is involved?

Don't be too negative about your chances, most likely there will be many riders in the same situation. I know with some school racing in Victoria, they split the fields into "novice" and "licensed" racers. I can't give you any tips as i have never raced but hopefully some others will read your post who have some good tips to pass on.

Whatever happens, have fun! If you enjoy racing there are plenty of local clubs around. In Victoria you can find all the local clubs at Cycling Victoria. There are similar organisations in each state, just google them.

cheers!
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Re: Tips for my first 60km ASCC road race

Postby jules21 » Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:54 am

try to stay near the front, but not at the front. if it's flat, it'll probably be decided in a sprint. so save your energy for the end of the race and ensure you're near the front then - particularly if there's a corner near the finish.
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Re: Tips for my first 60km ASCC road race

Postby BarryTas » Tue Mar 06, 2012 11:10 am

find the wheel of a guy with similar fitness and suck it...follow it
when do we stop for coffee???

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Re: Tips for my first 60km ASCC road race

Postby DelanisJames » Tue Mar 06, 2012 5:06 pm

Don't waste whole energy in start, keep the energy until last, play the game with full confident and mind. And yes off-course with honesty.

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Re: Tips for my first 60km ASCC road race

Postby Giantrider1997 » Thu Mar 08, 2012 7:38 pm

what speed would they normally average?

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