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    quicksilver march 10th CANCELLED

    cops shut it down 10 minutes before it was supposed to start

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    drpete didnt even get a chance to take his bike off the roof

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    why?
    Masochism is a training adaptation.

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    somebody complained about something which brought the sheriff out. The sheriff asked to see the permit. The permit states something broad like the inside line is closed. The sheriff sees that both inside lanes are blocked off and decides that only a single lane can be used. The race official says the race is cancelled because the uscf wouldnt approve the course for a single lane.

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    im very frustrated because i want to be mad at someone but im not exactly sure who.

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    I hope DrPete had enough time to pull his M4 carbine out of the trunk and cap the tattle-tale's ass.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    I hope DrPete had enough time to pull his M4 carbine out of the trunk and cap the tattle-tale's ass.
    I don't even have words to describe the stupidity. I mean, this course is a 1.2 mile loop in an industrial park in the middle of Nowhere, VA on a Saturday morning. Anyone driving around the area could have gotten anywhere they needed to by reversing their direction and spending an extra 45 seconds getting to their destination. Ridiculous.

    This event has been going on for a while in the area, so I'm a little surprised that there would be that kind of "oops" on the permit. I'll be sticking with the Tradezone series from here on out.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    I don't even have words to describe the stupidity. I mean, this course is a 1.2 mile loop in an industrial park in the middle of Nowhere, VA on a Saturday morning. Anyone driving around the area could have gotten anywhere they needed to by reversing their direction and spending an extra 45 seconds getting to their destination. Ridiculous.

    This event has been going on for a while in the area, so I'm a little surprised that there would be that kind of "oops" on the permit. I'll be sticking with the Tradezone series from here on out.
    Perhaps this is why I hate America?

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    Perhaps this is why I hate America?
    The real highlight for me is that I started the day arguing with the Mrs., drove my a$$ out to the race to find out it was cancelled, and then got a call from my lawyer on my way home that I need to go to court in the next week or two because I'm being sued for $1,000,000 over a fender bender that happened over 2 years ago and did $700 damage to the plaintiff's car, and my insurance company couldn't reach a settlement.

    Yay.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    jeez that sucks. at least you can take it out at tradezone tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DrPete
    The real highlight for me is that I started the day arguing with the Mrs., drove my a$$ out to the race to find out it was cancelled, and then got a call from my lawyer on my way home that I need to go to court in the next week or two because I'm being sued for $1,000,000 over a fender bender that happened over 2 years ago and did $700 damage to the plaintiff's car, and my insurance company couldn't reach a settlement.

    Yay.
    sounds lke you need to sue your lawyer for malpractice (this coming from the son of a lawyer, and the brother of two lawyers).

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    Quote Originally Posted by riskus
    jeez that sucks. at least you can take it out at tradezone tomorrow.
    DrPete FTW!

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    bah

    Quote Originally Posted by race promoter guy
    We're sorry to have canceled today's event and send all you racers
    away wanting, but the Loudoun Country Sheriff's Office decided that
    today was the day to second-guess our 8 years worth of VDOT permits
    required to run the event and declared that our current permit didn't
    properly describe the event. The event that's been there for 8 years.
    The good news is that the deputy repeatedly assured us that this
    was all done for the safety of you racers. Apparently *another*
    near disaster has been averted.

    We'll be submitting a new VDOT permit on Monday addressing said
    deputy's concerns (extra "t" crossings and "i" dottings), and we
    hope to be back for the series finale on Saturday March 17.

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    Well, just to vent a little frustration, I went out and did a couple sprints and a new 5-minute power test just to play with the new Powertap. I guess the anger was good for me because I set new highs for 5-second and 5-minute power, at 1163 and 375. Last time I tested was with the Polar, and my 5-minute power was 371. Apparently many folks see a drop when switching from Polar to PT, so either I was a remarkably skilled installer of my Polar power meter or my 5-minute power has come up a fair amount.

    The rest of the ride was spent enjoying the scenery. My training schedule called for some very involved intervals, but it was just too nice a day for all that.
    "Unless he was racing there was no way he could match my speed."

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    man you are killing me. no more of this stat talk until my pt arrives

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