Interest in Racing as a Team

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Interest in Racing as a Team

Post by mfarnham » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:33 pm

With Nationals in town this year, there seems to be a heightened interest in racing. Is anyone interested in trying to work together as a team in upcoming local races? Tripleshot members regularly turn up and freelance at races. But racing can be much more interesting when you stop worrying about your own result and start working with others toward a team result. Also, a bunch of weaker legs can combine into something stronger by working together.

I'm leaving town soon for the rest of summer, but if there's a group that wants to try to work together at VCLs and Masters Races, it could be fun to give it a go. We could meet before a race that several people plan to do, and talk about strategy and tactics. I'm thinking mostly of the VCL B races, because A racers are mostly committed to other teams, and C's are mostly youth team racers. But there's no reason it has to be limited to B racers.

No pressure. I have no problem with people just showing up and racing for themselves--that's basically all I've ever done. And a lot of people are already committed to other teams. But if uncommitted folks would like to take things a step further, it could be fun to try. Post here if interested.

Martin

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Re: Interest in Racing as a Team

Post by EricS » Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:39 pm

Hey, how about a separate kit for the race team? Maybe in black and white?
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Re: Interest in Racing as a Team

Post by mfarnham » Sat Jun 09, 2018 6:48 pm

Actually, the thought was inspired by having Lister explain to me the tactics of the Red Truck women (including Holly) at the crit on Sunday. Those women worked together so well and it struck me that Tripleshot folks might have a little step up in racing in that we're kind of pre-trained to look out for the group, rather than just riding for ourselves. And racing is so much more interesting when it's not just about brute strength, but about brains and teamwork.

The idea was not so much to create a "race team" but to work together in races that people are showing up to anyway.

Martin

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Re: Interest in Racing as a Team

Post by Fozzy » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:43 pm

Eric Simonson!!!!! No. That is all.

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Re: Interest in Racing as a Team

Post by Andrew » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:47 am

You are asking for a rant here Martin...

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Re: Interest in Racing as a Team

Post by Greg F » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:50 pm

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Re: Interest in Racing as a Team

Post by JohnT » Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:51 pm

Andrew, no one thinks you're capable of a rant. Don't shatter the illusion. Let's pick a race and do the team thing.

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Re: Interest in Racing as a Team

Post by Andrew » Wed Jul 04, 2018 9:15 pm

That was my rant.. that is all I got..

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