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    Cypress vs Broadmark Capital

    The Monday night group ride was last night. When I arrived I saw the usual 20+ crowd of guys that claim "it's too early in the season to be going this hard/long/fast". But one stood out. I instantly recognized the kit as a Broadmark Capital set up. I see the Ridley full carbon Record bike. This is going to be a fun ride.

    We head off and the wind instantly picks up. We dropped 3 guys in the first mile of the ride somehow and keep on our "beginning of the ride" pace (slow). Into the wind we go, we turn here and there and everywhere, then head back towards town. We get into town then head out again with about 8 fast guys.

    The wind was getting serious about then and blowing sand and small rocks into our faces. Broadmark (Alan) and I led everyone so the other guys could have their fun on the way back home. We rounded a corner into a headwind (Bozeman is a vortex) and found that only 2 guys had been able to keep pace with us. The others had complained about the speed and went home according to the remaining.

    After a short climb, we turn onto South 3rd which is a 3 mile long flat straight that separates suburbia from farm land. At the end of this road is a big yellow "fire truck" sign. Sprint point. I explain to Alan that it is considered a finish line of sorts and I am usually the only guy to actually sprint for it. His exact words - "I'll race you for it". BINGO. We get side by side with no wind advantage and begin the "false start" game. 300-ish yards from the sign he goes. I go.

    Side by side drag races are so much fun. He's about half a bike length in front, then I start pulling him back. Only about 150 yards from the sign and I pass him. I pass the sign 15 feet in front! Hoozah!

    That is my Cypress vs Broadmark story.

    Oh, here is a picture of Alan if you don't believe me. He's been with Broadmark for 3 years now.

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    It's all because of the new 565....

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
    Racing around a speedway doesn't seem like fun. I think this would be a waste of my time and money. I checked into it .
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    It's all because of the new 565....

    Confidence always helps! What's with the new name?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Confidence always helps! What's with the new name?

    You didn't see the caption contest that Ravenmore started? Well one of the replies said I looked a lot like my avitar....so I decided to go for a name change. I just sent my money to upgrade my membership but I think it got applied to my 2Rodies account!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Racing around a speedway doesn't seem like fun. I think this would be a waste of my time and money. I checked into it .
    Well, maybe the dude who's ass you just kicked in the sprint can get you a spot on his team, and go from there.....
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    You didn't see the caption contest that Ravenmore started? Well one of the replies said I looked a lot like my avitar....so I decided to go for a name change. I just sent my money to upgrade my membership but I think it got applied to my 2Rodies account!

    LOL. pwned by the admins!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
    Well, maybe the dude who's ass you just kicked in the sprint can get you a spot on his team, and go from there.....

    I thought about it. We have two Broadmark guys that live here and now I know both of them.... Meh, I'll drop hints.
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    Networking. It's the only way to get ahead in todays' economy.
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    i don't get it. who's alan? is seeing broadmark guys in montana like seeing jelly belly guys in north county?
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    Hoozah! is correct. Fun read.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog hair
    i don't get it. who's alan? is seeing broadmark guys in montana like seeing jelly belly guys in north county?

    Alas, I am a lowly cat 5 pissant. The way my season is going, this meant a lot to me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Alas, I am a lowly cat 5 pissant. The way my season is going, this meant a lot to me.
    i can appreciate that. i'm as much of a pissant as you. i just don't know who alan is.
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    Screw Broadmark. Phonak needs a new sprinter. I'll give Floyd a call.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dog hair
    i can appreciate that. i'm as much of a pissant as you. i just don't know who alan is.
    Google the team name and go to the website. Alan looks to be a Cat 3....
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    Quote Originally Posted by dog hair
    i just don't know who alan is.

    He's important enough to have his picture posted online in numerous places. I would give his last name, but I may be breaking rules if I did that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cypress
    Racing around a speedway doesn't seem like fun.
    but you could win, train with the pros, then race til you drop at the uspro championships ... then, sign on to the dev squad, race nat'l calendar races, move up the ranks, sign on to a team, move to europe, etc ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigskymacadam
    but you could win, train with the pros, then race til you drop at the uspro championships ... then, sign on to the dev squad, race nat'l calendar races, move up the ranks, sign on to a team, move to europe, etc ...

    Developement team? I'm 22. I'd be like their grandfather.
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