Megan Baab Memorial Road Race

Type
Road Race
Date
Saturday, 16 Jan, 2016
Sanctioning
USA Cycling
$
40
/ Adults
Start Time:
8:50 AM, 9:00 AM, 9:20 AM, 9:25 AM, 9:30 AM
Distance:
54 - 83 miles
Description
The TBi Classic is a mass-start, USAC sanctioned road race. The course consists of an 11+ miles out
section, followed by a 31.27-mile loop, then the same 11 miles back to town and the finish line in
Copperas Cove. Pro, 1,2,3 field makes two loops.
Registration and Parking

On-site registration, results, Start/Finish and event headquarters is at Copperas Cove Community Center
(1206 West Avenue B [FM 1113] Copperas Cove, TX 76522) ~ 254-542-2719. Parking is in adjacent lots
NOT in Center lot which will be the staging area. Racers must be at the start area no later than 8:50 A.M
*On line Entry fee is $35 till Jan 5th at midnight and $40 till Jan 14th Noon) - Race day / On Site
Registration is $50. (Price indicated does not reflect any Bikereg fees which are additional)
www.bikereg.com.. .
 Fields less than 25 pre-regged may be combined or rescheduled
 Prize purse will not exceed $1,999 for any one category
 Min $ will be paid if one racer shows and completes the course
 Features the Largest 200 Meter Flag in Texas!
 4/5 field is capped at 75 – register early!!! Cat 5 field is capped at 50 racers.
 One Day licenses available for an additional $15 fee.
 All USA Cycling rules apply. Helmets must be worn at all times while on bike.
 Race held rain or shine. Pray for good weather.
 There is no Jr specific race / the course is long for little or inexperienced Jrs.
 Riding this race (Heck, pre-reg-ing this race) counts for 2 months of scientific coaching and an
entire off-season of training. Really!) This race is officially “Epic” No grumpy racers please
 
Links
Fees
Category
Class
Gender
Age
Start Time
Distance
Deadline
Fee
Prizes
Field Limit
Pro
Cat 1
Cat 2
Cat 3
AdultsMen8:50 AM
83
 miles
1/14/2016
$
40
$8 per entry / 5 places
100
OpenAdultsWomen9:00 AM
54
 miles
$8 per entry / 5 places
100
MastersMen
40
9:10 AM
54
 miles
$5 per entry / 5 places
75
Cat 3
Cat 4
AdultsMen9:20 AM
54
 miles
$5 per entry / 5 places
100
Cat 4
Cat 5
AdultsMen9:25 AM
54
 miles
$4 per entry / 5 places
75
Cat 5AdultsMen9:30 AM
54
 miles
Medals
50
Routes
Single Loop Course
Description
The TBi Classic is a mass-start, USAC sanctioned road race. The course consists of an 11+ miles out
section, followed by a 31.27-mile loop, then the same 11 miles back to town and the finish line in
Copperas Cove. Pro, 1,2,3 field makes two loops. Start / Finish at the Civic Center
 
As my first race in 10 years and the first race of the season I was a bit nervous. Even before the race, first was the silly question of how many layers to wear. I had no idea how intense the pace is going to be and didn't want to be too cold or too hot. Some temperature research on wunderground.com compared to my latest rides had me going out with a speed-suit, base layer, arm warmers and legs warmers, ... more gloves, and shoe covers. It was about 47F-50F.We were a group of ~30. The race started easy. At about mile 10 it stared drizzling a bit and one rider went up the front. I'm assuming to warm up. I followed. Looked back and we had about 100-150 feet on the pack. One more rider joined and we had a nice break away for about 10 more miles in the wind and rain. I figured it was too early to go, so didn't hammer it that hard. We still managed to keep 400-500 feet on the chase group which shrank to about 10-12 riders.The advertised gravel section, once we turned on Harmon road - there's was no sign of it. They fixed the road. I took very few pulls on Harmon and pulled on the big hill on 580. Once we turned on 1113, Andrew Martin of Bat City pulled most of the way. Many thanks! We got over the last 2 climbs, about 10-12 of us. The pace intensified a bit, once I saw the 200 meters line I went for it. Managed to get the W. Pedro Rodriguez from Bat City was second.
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