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Old 06-17-10, 07:56 AM   #4726
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10 mile TT last night. I went out too hard and suffered badly 5 miles in. If you look closely, you might see my tears.


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Old 06-18-10, 01:10 AM   #4727
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Tacoma Twilight Crit 4/5 Race

Probably our team's best attempt to ride AS a team this year, but it didn't quite work out. Here's me, right where I'm supposed to be, stringing things out with one lap to go:




But wait. Let's look at that again and see how many things are wrong with this picture:



I think the guy in the white kit who won owes me a beer or something... at least all the people on my wheel look like they're suffering too.

Ahh the tacoma twilight crit. that was so fun to watch. hopefully i can race it next year
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Old 06-20-10, 03:20 PM   #4728
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Purgatory RR - Photo by Jeff Lukach
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Old 06-20-10, 07:35 PM   #4729
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I can finally join this discussion ... however, I would not have been in this position had the guy trailing me not lost the wheel of the guy he was following the previous lap...the main field pulled away like nothing I've ever seen.

I'm in the middle btw
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from yesterday.



early(ish) in the race. i think.

the guy behind me is wearing the leaders jersey for a series of three races (this was the last of the three).



got into a break with him, and another guy - who happened to lap the field at the same race last year.

we were caught after +/-7 laps. half a lap later, a counter went.



a lap later, the guy who lapped the race last year tried to bridge up. i joined him.



i was cooked, and couldn't help much. we never caught the break, but the peloton never caught us.
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Old 06-21-10, 08:18 AM   #4731
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The final 2 pics show the pain. Nice work!
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Finish of Pescadero. In great pain for a meh result.

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The final 2 pics show the pain. Nice work!
thanks.
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Old 06-21-10, 08:25 AM   #4734
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Love that last pic Botto. Jawbones look great with your kit too.
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Old 06-21-10, 08:59 AM   #4735
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Tour De Kale "Summit Challenge"
Start of the event. Not much suffering yet. But it will come. Oh yes. It will come. Just no videos or photos of the finish yet.

Team Fisher/Hincapie leading the charge in orange and black.
I'm in the mess somewhere and so is trukin.

trukin got 5th
I got 11th

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Old 06-21-10, 09:05 AM   #4736
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Finish of Pescadero. In great pain for a meh result.
Nice picture. Where'd you find it?
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Tour De Kale "Summit Challenge"]
how big is that field?
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how big is that field?
No idea. More and more teams come out each year to get their man to the top.
Payouts are big and deep. Plus three other payouts to 3 more KOM climbs.
Plus they feed you until you get sick and pamper you like a darned king before after and during. Two feed-zone areas with musette bags for the lead group, wheel truck and motor cycle, the entire police and fire dept watching for us and stopping traffic, etc.

It's un-freaking-believable.
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is it a race or a ride? looks more like the latter with so many billy bobs on the road.
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Love that last pic Botto. Jawbones look great with your kit too.
cheers dude. you know the saying: if you can't ride like a pro, look like a pro.
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is it a race or a ride? looks more like the latter with so many billy bobs on the road.
Charity Ride. They have 3 or 4 distances. Most of us non-billy-bobs chose the 135k summit challenge because that's where all the money is.
This thing, in all its glory, costs less than some sanctioned races I do.
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Charity Ride. They have 3 or 4 distances. Most of us non-billy-bobs chose the 135k summit challenge because that's where all the money is.
This thing, in all its glory, costs less than some sanctioned races I do.
ok, that what i thought. but i'm a little confused: since when do charity rides have prizes?
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ok, that what i thought. but i'm a little confused: since when do charity rides have prizes?
This is the only one I know about. I know the guy that puts it on each year - awesome guy. He rids and trains with some of us throughout the year. He told me that it was going to be even better next year. This is the 11th year it has been held. You would not believe what all is involved. Even opening a gated community for us. That's where the final climb is.
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ok, that what i thought. but i'm a little confused: since when do charity rides have prizes?
I've done quite a few Charity Rides that have cash prizes for the top 3 or 5 finishers. There is one in E. Tex that does it every year. Cat 1's and 2's come from DFW to score some $ each year too.

here is an example: http://www.bicycletexas.com/tourdtrails.htm
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Here's last year's suffering.

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doesn't the awarding of cash prizes reduce the total donation to the charity?
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from yesterday.
B - you are really looking trim and sharp in your photos this year - chapeau.
Sounds like you animate pretty much all the races you are in, keep up the good work.
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Nice picture. Where'd you find it?
I brought the photographer with me to the race

We have lots of pictures of all the fields from the feed zone. What is your team/kit/bike?
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Ah, smart man.

Team Roaring Mouse, yellow/white/black kit, yellow/carbon Leopard bike. It would be cool to share all of the photos of our team with the guys, though, if that's alright.


Also found a gallery online: http://www.smugmug.com/gallery/12628...07443226_HYUvX

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doesn't the awarding of cash prizes reduce the total donation to the charity?
wouldn't it also increase the amount of riders participating/entry fees, offsetting any "loss"?
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