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Old 04-28-09, 11:33 AM   #2501
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Here's a picture of the finish, I took 6th...

So... that guy on the right is me. Y'all took notice of the non-winning salute. I take full responsibility for what was deemed a 3rd place Cat 4-level salute by a Cat 4. A few of you interpreted things pretty well, though - I'd never podiumed, nor had my teammate, we did it together, got beaucoup points, and did it by executing a team leadout plan to near perfection (big credit to the winner for spoiling the party, and I told him so in person). I did get a little carried away, I'll admit.

But y'know what? A week later I did the same salute. This time I made sure I won. It was way better.



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Old 04-28-09, 11:35 AM   #2502
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^^ our bikes are looking more and more similar.
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Old 04-28-09, 12:00 PM   #2503
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So... that guy on the right is me. Y'all took notice of the non-winning salute. I take full responsibility for what was deemed a 3rd place Cat 4-level salute by a Cat 4. A few of you interpreted things pretty well, though - I'd never podiumed, nor had my teammate, we did it together, got beaucoup points, and did it by executing a team leadout plan to near perfection (big credit to the winner for spoiling the party, and I told him so in person). I did get a little carried away, I'll admit.

But y'know what? A week later I did the same salute. This time I made sure I won. It was way better.
good for you. (not sarcastic. I really mean it)
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So... that guy on the right is me. Y'all took notice of the non-winning salute. I take full responsibility for what was deemed a 3rd place Cat 4-level salute by a Cat 4. A few of you interpreted things pretty well, though - I'd never podiumed, nor had my teammate, we did it together, got beaucoup points, and did it by executing a team leadout plan to near perfection (big credit to the winner for spoiling the party, and I told him so in person). I did get a little carried away, I'll admit.

But y'know what? A week later I did the same salute. This time I made sure I won. It was way better.
Also, way to not take BF too seriously.

Jigga would say you definitely brushed that dirt off yo' shoulder.
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Old 04-28-09, 01:19 PM   #2506
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I think you win...
Yeah, what's up with all that sunshine, oiled legs, and tan lines?

We should all get to suffer like that.

Here's Espoir Cole House (in white), fresh back from Europe, taking a pull and
reminding WI locals how to really suffer!


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Old 04-28-09, 01:33 PM   #2507
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Yeah, what's up with all that sunshine, oiled legs, and tan lines?

We should all get to suffer like that.

Here's Espoir Cole House (in white), fresh back from Europe, taking a pull and
reminding WI locals how to really suffer!

You can't really see it here, but that water seemed like it was about 3 inches deep. And temps in the 40s.
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heads up - very nicely done! you're killing it out there, I see you all over the top of the results listings and look forward to racing against you!
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Old 04-28-09, 02:37 PM   #2509
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good for you. (not sarcastic. I really mean it)
Thanks, man.

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Also, way to not take BF too seriously.

Jigga would say you definitely brushed that dirt off yo' shoulder.
Thanks bdc. Jigga would be proud of me, indeed. Not taking BF, and myself, too seriously is the only way I stay sane. Hell, I submitted my own picture to that yougotdropped blog.

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heads up - very nicely done! you're killing it out there, I see you all over the top of the results listings and look forward to racing against you!
You're too kind. Introduce yourself sometime now that you know what I look like. I'll be in plenty of combined 3/4 fields in the next month before my upgrade.
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^i'll see you at turkey hill
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Old 04-28-09, 03:22 PM   #2511
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^i'll see you at turkey hill
If there aren't pictures from that race to post in this "suffering" thread, we're doing it wrong.
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Old 04-29-09, 09:25 AM   #2512
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2nd wheel is me. chased 2 breaks on this lap - this was the 2nd and I was feeling it. finished 11th in this race I believe.

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how many were racing?
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^^^ Awesome photo!
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Lead guy's head looks photoshopped, lol!
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not sure - quite a few. I'd say at least 40'ish.
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^^^ Awesome photo!
Yeah, this too!

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Old 04-29-09, 09:36 AM   #2518
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2nd wheel is me. chased 2 breaks on this lap - this was the 2nd and I was feeling it. finished 11th in this race I believe.

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What race track is that?

Awesome picture!
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What race track is that?

Awesome picture!
yeah, photog did a great job. Good idea shooting with a wide angle low and up and using slow sync flash. Most people think telephoto when it comes to sports photography.

This is at The Driveway in Austin. Its a car race track that a bike race promoter leases on Thursdays during the spring/summer/fall.
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Some suffering the last lap climb to the finish. Picture from Sunday cirt race in Waynesboro VA.

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Good photo.

Pin your number tighter next time. Just a suggestion.
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Some suffering the last lap climb to the finish. Picture from Sunday cirt race in Waynesboro VA.
god that was a b****. what race did you do? I got dropped in the cat5 race.



I'm in the blue getting ready to attempt to bridge after dicking around for too long.

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But y'know what? A week later I did the same salute. This time I made sure I won. It was way better.
Nicely done!

Was that ephrata?
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god that was a b****. what race did you do? I got dropped in the cat5 race.



I'm in the blue getting ready to attempt to bridge after dicking around for too long.
Oh man I agree, that was brutal. I figured based on the description of the course, it would be a small incline such as the one in the Tyson's Race. Found out fairly quickly that was not the case. If I knew before I would have switched out to a compact to deal with it.

I also got dropped off after the first 2 laps and remember seeing you, because you were the only other guy with a blue jersey. I was not to pleased with getting dropped but got 9th out of 16, so it could have been worse (Cat 5's not combined with 35+). After the race however I had a 3 hour drive back home, which was not to much fun.

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