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Old 01-30-14, 12:52 AM   #7251
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nice face. I need to figure out how to try that hard in a sprint.
Haha yeah, the face is the best part! That was last week's Early Bird where I took second. That was probably taken just after I gave that accidental warning yell. The winner was a couple bike lengths ahead, off the left side of the photo and I was closing in fast, but don't think I really had much of a chance. I sure was trying hard though haha!
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Old 02-08-14, 12:32 PM   #7252
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from Craig Huffman.

I'm a rolling fashion plate in my aero helmet, generic shorts/warmers/gloves with my trash bottles to lose at the feedzone.

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Old 02-08-14, 12:47 PM   #7253
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how are you liking that specialized lid? been thinking of getting one.
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Old 02-08-14, 12:58 PM   #7254
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OK, so I sound like a shill and am embarrassed to effuse too much praise on it, but it's pretty sweet for the way I ride.

I have to swallow my pride when I put it on, but in the pictured race I was able to hold my break at 26mph for 10 miles into a slight headwind. At that pace I feel like it makes a tangible difference. If nothing else, seeing the funky profile in my shadow reminds me to tuck down and put the helmet into the wind.

Definitely less venting than the prevail, and 80g heavier, but I've yet to wear it on a hot day and the weight trade is not bad for the alleged aero gain.
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too much fun (courtesy of Alex Chiu):

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Old 02-08-14, 10:30 PM   #7256
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too much fun (courtesy of Alex Chiu):

You gonna post the one of you and your bike sideways in mid air?

Sorry about the crash. Two weeks off is no fun! At least it was caught on camera in all it's glory lol!
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You gonna post the one of you and your bike sideways in mid air?

Sorry about the crash. Two weeks off is no fun! At least it was caught on camera in all it's glory lol!
Ha...yeah, that one's a keeper for sure. I suppose that qualifies as suffering, eh?

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Old 02-08-14, 10:50 PM   #7258
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The front wheel is angled just right so it looks like it's just the fork!
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It almost looks like I'm photoshopped in there for effect or something. Just looks so out of place.
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Ha...yeah, that one's a keeper for sure. I suppose that qualifies as suffering, eh?

Were you able to save yourself from the crash?


Bwahahahahahahaha - heal up my friend...
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Were you able to save yourself from the crash?


Bwahahahahahahaha - heal up my friend...
I was trying one of those roadbike party moves...didn't work out.
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credit to mike sanders, I'm planning on buying this when I see the hi-res.

breakaway... now I know my pain face looks like a smile.

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cat 3 crit finish. 2nd in the sprint, on the left in the green.


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cat 3 crit finish. 2nd in the sprint, far left in the green.

Looks like the guy in the middle needs to be directed to CDR's blog post on throwing your bike...
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he reminds me of this...

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he reminds me of this...

Shouldn't call people *******...
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from Craig Huffman.

I'm a rolling fashion plate in my aero helmet, generic shorts/warmers/gloves with my trash bottles to lose at the feedzone.

there is no way you are 180lbs! Looking LEAN dude.
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Not sure if suffering or not but they are of me racing . Photos by: my girlfriend.


I am the middle one on the back row. This is the start of the race.


Contesting the sprint!! My first road race . I am the one on the right with black/red helmet and orange glasses


Ok, I'll admit it. This is the pic where I was suffering the most. Warm up 20 minutes before the race. I was Shi*** myself. I hope those nerves come down the more I race because it is hard to take.
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I've done 15 races so far and get less nervous. Still get them a bit though - I assume it's normal to some extent. Sometimes I get nervous googling the course and planning it out. Got nervous driving up for a rainy crit on Saturday. And of course a little each time I line up right before they blow the whistle.
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Not sure if suffering or not but they are of me racing . Photos by: my girlfriend.


I am the middle one on the back row. This is the start of the race.


I'm in this picture, too! I'm the one on the front to the right of Mr. Catlike helmet. Please PM me if you have any more picture from the race.

Was a fun race (Cat 5 -34). 3-man break which held off until the end. Saw online that one of them had a NP of 332W (~4.3 w/kg) for the 21 miles, so no big surprise they stayed away.
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I'm in this picture, too! I'm the one on the front to the right of Mr. Catlike helmet. Please PM me if you have any more picture from the race.

Was a fun race (Cat 5 -34). 3-man break which held off until the end. Saw online that one of them had a NP of 332W (~4.3 w/kg) for the 21 miles, so no big surprise they stayed away.
Awesome! It was a really fun race. was there a crash? I heard somebody go down behind me on the first lap but I did not really want to look. I think we started off being 16 people and ended up being 14 in the results sheet. Also, I did not even try to go with the first break and I am glad I didn't since I would have probably been dropped and would have been way too fatigued to have kept with the main field afterwards.

I'll have to check the pics when I get home but I will tell you.. my GF is not known for being a bad photographer but rather a horrendous photographer. So anything I have (except for the shot above) will most likely be crap. I'll let you know though. It was nice racing with you.
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