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  1. demo 9

    demo 9 Turbo Monkey

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    ok so the SAT and the first platty race (that if i win i am on the USAC worlds team) are on the same day. there are a few SATs. i need help on how to convince my parents that this is a big deal. *they do not support me racing*
     

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  2. ThePriceSeliger

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    If they don't support you then it will never work. Take the SAT and suck it up princess.
     
  3. OrthoPT

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    :stupid: If you're that good, you'll have time to prove yourself time and time again for years to come. If this is as good a racer as you're ever gonna be, you better stack the odds in your favor of NOT becoming just another ditch digger after your short "career" is over. JMHO.
     
  4. MTBstud12

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    I personally think the SAT is not indicative of ones intelligence. I scored 200 pts lower than some people and have a whole grade point better of a GPA than them. But if mom and dad aren't for you racing, don't push it. But if theres other days..who cares, take it another time.
     
  5. ThePriceSeliger

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    You're opinion < The standard for admission to most colleges

    200 points on an SAT means nothing, that is a pretty small portion of the test.
     
  6. MTBstud12

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    Agreed, but I'm in college. So I guess I'm beyond caring with it anymore :plthumbsdown: And you're right, my opinion is pretty low on the "opinion scale"
     
  7. ThePriceSeliger

    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    You just had a senior in highschool show you up. Sad man, just sad. I expect more from fellow Texans. Now, please leave.
     
  8. MTBstud12

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    You live in amarillo, you are automatically DQ'd homes.

    How was I shown up? I was being sarcastic....
     
  9. ThePriceSeliger

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    Sarcasm? Come on man! This is sad.
     
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    You must be catching something a little more than me out of this dude! I'm so lost! :twitch:
     
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    ThePriceSeliger Mushhead

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    Yeah I got that vibe. I'm just giving you a hard time.
     
  12. MTBstud12

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    Haha. It doesn't take much after sittin in class all day dude. I figured you were. Texas just rolls like that. We're bad a$$es :monkeydance:
     
  13. ThePriceSeliger

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    Fo' sho'. Except I only sat in class for like 4 hours, then rode, then it rained. Then I rode some more. Then it rained. Now I'm here.
     
  14. demo 9

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    im pretty quick but i only have 1 other year in junior X to do this if it happens on the east coast again. my dad supports racing but my mom doesnt and unfortunatly my dad is pretty whipped. the way i figure it after i am out of the 17-18 bracket i am going to get my ass handed to me. *last chance for glory*???


    i do plan on taking the SAT but just dont want to this weekend


    i dont want to make a career out of biking i just want to see how far i can go
     
  15. ThePriceSeliger

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    Sandbagger?
     
  16. MTBstud12

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    Word. Class from 8-2. Rode from 3-5. It was soaked. Wet roots and sand suck. But i was riding, so it's all good. And likewise, im here...trying to figure out wtf is up with my drivetrain
     
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    PM me, I'll try and help you out.
     
  18. demo 9

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    i wish i was a sandbagger its harder than you would think. i havent won a race yet
     
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    Take the SAT and "try" to make the team next season. Dial in your skills first. Last time I checked you were testing your WC race bike suspension off a four foot drop to flat.
     
  20. demo 9

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    hey hey hey. if it can handle a 4 foot drop it can handle a race course. *i would also like to add that it is dialed in now*
     
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    I'm just not going to say anything.
     
  22. Mani_UT

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    Quite the other way around I think. GPA only requires studying and sucking it up. SAT is more the real deal.


    Anyway, take the SAT but NEGOCIATE some racing support from your parents based on the results you get. Work your ass off. Get a good SAT score. Get your parents to support your racing. You win.. twice...
     
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    demo nine are you trying to go to worlds to? If you are I'm on the same boat as you. Are you going to any west coast nationals?
     
  24. demo 9

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    no. im stuck on the east coast. i also only raced 1 other norba/uci/usac race last year in may so i am not on the "radar" this is it for me
     
  25. MTBstud12

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    I'll agree with that. to an extent. I guess i just hate public education. I dont know that i learned much of whats on the SAT in school.. oh well
     
  26. ThePriceSeliger

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    Take the SAT, then get on the "radar". Take the SAT a few times actually.
     
  27. demo 9

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    taking it twice may and june
     
  28. ThePriceSeliger

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    Take it as many times as you can. Don't get lazy. Sure, the test sucks a ton, but don't short yourself.
     
  29. MTBstud12

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    :imstupid: It sucks... every time. It won't change. But to be honest, taking it is really the only way to understand what you have coming. So, if you take it a few times, youre chances are high you'll improve. I got like a 1050(on the 1600 scale) But luckily the school i wanted to go to accepted you without SAT or ACT scores if you were in the top 1/4 of your class.

    Note: Its not a university for retards...well to an extent. Im a CJ major and its one of the most noteable schools in the nation for it.
     
  30. kev211

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    I dont know man. Theres so many standardized tests now days that theyre all kinda jumbled together. What colleges look for is GPA and how well you did on the Standardized tests (such as SAT, ACT, and SAT II's). But they also look at your involement... Were you an active member of the community? (community service stuff) Did you participate in Sports or extracurricular activities such as clubs? And how well did you do in school with all that stuff mixed in. It shows a lot better how well rounded you are because not everybody can take a test. but they may kick a$$ at managing their time. So thats just my 2cents. Hope it helps
     
  31. douglas

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    Platty has 6 races, why cant you race the other 5?

    May 5 DH 1
    July 4-6 DH 2 DS 1
    August 16-17 DH 3 DS 2
    September 20-21 DH 4 DS 3
    October 18-19 DH 5 DS 4
    November 8 DH 6
     
  32. Jim Mac

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    Not to be blunt, but how do you stack up against Geoff Ulmer? He has been very, very consistent in Jr. X in the northeast, hell, in the east overall. He beat out last years USAC World's qualifier and knocked him out of place, but Geoff himself was under age (16), so he did not make the cut, as you have to be 17-18.
     
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    Jim Mac MAKE ENDURO GREAT AGAIN

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    Because the May 5 race is a USAC qualifier for the USA Jr. X
    World Cup in Italy for 2008.

    EDIT: Doug, the May 18 race has been changed to May 5.
     
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    thats damn cool.
     
  35. DRB

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    somebody needs to dig ditches..... go race
     
  36. skinny mike

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    i was wondering the same thing. i hate to break it to you, but seeing as how i haven't ever heard of you before on the racing scene and you have never won a race, you are not going to get a spot on the junior worlds team.
     
  37. Jim Mac

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    I'm not trying to outpsych anyone here, but here's Geoff's most recent accomplishments (a little hometown pride, folks!):

    2007 USA Cycling JrX National Champion under 16
    2007 Sugar Mountain NMBS JrX Downhill Champion under 18
    2007 Number Two Ranked Norba Expert Under 18
    2007 and 2006 Number One Ranked Norba Expert Under 16
    2007, 2006 and 2005 New York State JrX Downhill Champion
    2007 and 2006 Vermont State JrX NORBA Downhill Champion
    2007, 2006 and 2005 Plattekill Downhill JrX Series Champion
    2007 and 2006 Ironhorse Series Champion at Mount Snow
    2007 Plattekill Downhill Series Race #4 Beat all the Pro Times
    2006 US Open, Third Place Amateur Division
     
  38. ridiculous

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    Take the ACT instead. Theres one in april, get a good score show mom and dad, take the SAT later just as an added measure. Convince mom and dad that GPA is the most important, turn in awesome interim grades. Show statisitics that student that have extra cirricular activities get in to college. Im assuming your appling to college the following year after the summer. So take the SAT again in september and october. Unless youre applying early somewhere youll be fine. I took mine as late as the november before I applied.
     
  39. jcook90

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    ACT and SAT are both what you need, as mentioned above, you can take it again in the fall and still get it off to the early schools (take the october one). ACTs a much nicer test if you don't do the writing, shorter than the SAT but theres more material per given amount of time, like I was doing problems up until the last minute, whereas I finished all the SAT sections at least 5 early.

    About qualifying for the USAC team or w/e it is, good luck.
     
  40. douglas

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    maybe demo9 can rip it, maybe not but no offense, just because you havent heard of someone, doesnt mean they are not fast - plus anything can happen race day, crashes, flats, mechanicals, etc


    demo9...I say find a SAT test on a different day, and start doing some serious training immediately.


    edit
    When is the SAT* given?

    The test is administered seven times a year--in October, November, December, January, March, May, and June--on Saturday mornings. Special arrangements for schedule changes are available.