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Old 06-25-12, 10:13 AM   #6576
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I have awesome balancing skills.

Cane Creek Speed Bars. Mass start legal aero bars. They clip on to the drop bars next to the stem. You should be able to see them better in this shot.



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Old 06-25-12, 10:16 AM   #6577
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Old 06-25-12, 10:22 AM   #6578
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Nice pic but why are your fingers near the break levers?
I'm probably on somebody's wheel, we're heading into a turn.

I guess it's habit but should you not be ready to slow at any moment in a crit?? (when on a wheel)

I try to be ready anyway..
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I'm probably on somebody's wheel, we're heading into a turn.

I guess it's habit but should you not be ready to slow at any moment in a crit?? (when on a wheel)

I try to be ready anyway..
Matt you're fat like me you just bump em a little
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Old 06-25-12, 10:44 AM   #6580
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Matt you're fat like me you just bump em a little
Some people will bump back. Personally I have no problems rubbing elbows with someone bigger, or suicidal junior, who thinks they can push me off the wheel/line because of their size.
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Old 06-25-12, 04:46 PM   #6581
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Photo courtesy of Aki Sato.

This looks like some proper suffering.
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This looks like some proper suffering.
He was trying to get a chase going for much of the race. Some moves looked really promising but the lead group had a lot of horsepower and no one shirked their turn there.
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Old 06-25-12, 08:38 PM   #6583
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^ great shot
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Some people will bump back. Personally I have no problems rubbing elbows with someone bigger, or suicidal junior, who thinks they can push me off the wheel/line because of their size.
That's all good - I always tell guys careful which dog you poke though sometimes he's a lab sometimes he's a pitbull and I'm no lab







I'm a Yorkie...
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Old 06-26-12, 07:33 AM   #6586
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This looks like some proper suffering.
He looks like he's screaming "FOR SPARTAAAA"!!!!
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Old 07-01-12, 07:01 PM   #6587
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State TT. 2nd. Notice the sweat dripping off the nose.

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Old 07-01-12, 09:32 PM   #6588
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Aero. Wow.
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Old 07-02-12, 12:13 PM   #6589
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Tour of Lawrence, KU Circuit Race. 4 mile laps with 400 ft climbing per lap. 100+ degrees with the sun beating down. Saw a new max hr of 206 after the sprint. I jumped into a fountain immediately after this race. These are two pics of the final climb before the sprint.

This one gives a good idea of the elevation change:


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Old 07-02-12, 12:17 PM   #6590
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State TT. 2nd. Notice the sweat dripping off the nose.
Good job, all I can think is thank goodness those shorts weren't white...
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Tour of Lawrence, KU Circuit Race. 4 mile laps with 400 ft climbing per lap. 100+ degrees with the sun beating down. Saw a new max hr of 206 after the sprint. I jumped into a fountain immediately after this race. These are two pics of the final climb before the sprint.

This one gives a good idea of the elevation change:


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Hey, I actually know a guy in this photo - No. 124.
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Old 07-02-12, 12:37 PM   #6592
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State TT. 2nd. Notice the sweat dripping off the nose.
Great shot. Could you provide info on the cable routing behind the bars? It's something that's messy on my transition.
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Good job, all I can think is thank goodness those shorts weren't white...
A few years ago at the Tour of Cali, my wife and I were walking around the team warm up area before the TT in LA. We were walking by Bert Grabsch (on Highroad at the time) as he was warming up when I heard my wife gasp. I turned and saw what she had gasped about. Someone decided to make the German National TT champ all white.....yeah....bad idea.

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Old 07-03-12, 01:58 PM   #6594
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Masters State Track Championships 2k pursuit - Silver pursuit, Gold team pursuit and 4th 500 meters. PR's in 2k and 500 meters.

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Baker City Cycling Classic, stage 4 finish on Dooley Mtn. Suffering because I bonked so badly at the bottom and had 7 miles of climbing to go. 2 man break for 30 miles into the climb must have hurt me a little. Could barely make it up, just wanted to close my eyes.

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Chasing a break just before I was about to (try to) bridge: http://wheelsinfocus.smugmug.com/Oth...7rv6V&lb=1&s=A

(or, omfgI'monthefrontofa1/2'sfield!!)
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Don't look back!!!!
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How else do you know which way to go when you give up?

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Why not?
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A super famous hotshot motorsport racer from Europe once said "What is behind me is not important."


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