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Re: Slow Racing or Fast Cruising?
Smack, you're looking to do the "Race to Beer and Pizza".
There's definitely nothing wrong with that. All I recommend to you, is that when you're recruiting crew, you very clearly explain your expectations to them.
Some people might sign on, thinking that you're going to be more aggressive about winning, investing in high-tech gear, etc and be disappointed when you spend more money upgrading insulation in the beer cooler.
Conversely, you might encounter crew who think that even your laid-back style of racing is too high-strung for them. I know that sounds crazy, but it is possible, and I've run into it.
Just make sure that you, and your crew are all on the same page for maximum enjoyment, whatever your mode of racing may be.
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