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    Nice, Andy!

    That's the top of the hill right? Always a painful spot..
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    That's it, hurtin' for certain!

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    Somewhere in Offthebackistan (blue kit, red bike)



    Sprinting in Offthebackistan for not last place



    Credit to Markus Nee

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moyene Corniche View Post
    That was my point, that you don't have a fit on that small of a frame. Your body size has nothing to do with being more at one with a bike.
    Judging from that pic... If you were pulling the pack, hands on the hood tops, forearms horizontal, you would need to pull your elbows outward in order to be in that position without your knee's striking your arms at each apex of your pedal strokes....
    Efficient power output on the bike dictates an efficient setup.... But OK....
    Haha! "Judging from that pic..." Exactly. Maybe if you squint real hard...

    Anyway, this thread isn't the place for fit discussions, but maybe you could start your own thread, something like "Swami Moyene's Fit Divination thread."

    "Mmmm, I sense that you're not at one with the bike...56!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    The guy on the far racers' right really needs to improve his sprint.

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    Being dropped from the main group makes for good pictures, I guess. Also, seems like I have a rather happy looking suffer face.

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    Good Friday Road Race, Ivan Rupes photography

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapwithtom View Post
    The guy on the far racers' right really needs to improve his sprint.
    Not sure if you realize that 3 guys in that sprint had been in a break for a number of laps and got caught just as they appeared in the frame. THe first guy caught was in bright yellow, went off screen to the left. The second and third guys are in red/black (on yellow line, teammate gets second) and pink black (next to red/black, teammate gets about 4th in sprint).
    "...during the Lance years, being fit became the No. 1 thing. Totally the only thing. It’s a big part of what we do, but fitness is not the only thing. There’s skills, there’s tactics … there’s all kinds of stuff..." Tim Johnson

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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    Not sure if you realize that 3 guys in that sprint had been in a break for a number of laps and got caught just as they appeared in the frame. THe first guy caught was in bright yellow, went off screen to the left. The second and third guys are in red/black (on yellow line, teammate gets second) and pink black (next to red/black, teammate gets about 4th in sprint).

    I figured he was joking on the fact that because of how the gif was made, the racers on the right side of the field seem to freeze in place.

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    Looks like you are making the other guys suffer, though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Wesley36 View Post
    Being dropped from the main group makes for good pictures, I guess. Also, seems like I have a rather happy looking suffer face.

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    Good Friday Road Race, Ivan Rupes photography
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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    I figured he was joking on the fact that because of how the gif was made, the racers on the right side of the field seem to freeze in place.
    Correct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rapwithtom View Post
    Correct.
    my bad.
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    actually had the legs to be active in a 3 race today. feels good.


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    it depends

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    via Alex, whose bf name I cannot find right now.

    I'm past suffering and full on into indignation of being shelled in this pic. nonplussed to the max.

    and from katie truong



    lol.
    Last edited by Ygduf; 04-28-14 at 11:05 AM.

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    Great pics but with the exception of Ygduf, everyone is still dressed like its winter! What's up with that?

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    My time in Off-the-Backistan has come to an end. It was a barren land, with only this single photo proving I was there. I ruled over 35 subjects as 24th in command.

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    Half of the racers in the background never got back on. This was a windy day.

    Many thanks to Dick Van Hooser for a great shot.


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    and a couple more from this weekend. Photo cred: Ron Short





    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
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    Mystic Velo Criterium, M55+. Photos courtesy carpediemracing.






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    did the aero helmet get you? @echappist and I need to know.

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    confirmed: aero helmets > aero wheels

    I have never been that close in a sprint!

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    Heck, that ain't even that close. This one i probably knicked the guy on the far left by a milimeter. I was cut off coming into the sprint, so i had to kind of wing it.

    edit: photo creds go to my teammate laura webb

    Last edited by jsutkeepspining; 04-28-14 at 06:01 PM.
    cat 1-o-meter: wtf am i doing??????
    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    You're not dumb. You're just less smart.

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    ^^ sprinting for 6th?

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    Yep. I made a cool 25 bucks
    cat 1-o-meter: wtf am i doing??????
    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    You're not dumb. You're just less smart.

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    now if only a race could come down to a real field sprint. I would be set for life. Nothing better than sprinting.
    cat 1-o-meter: wtf am i doing??????
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    You're not dumb. You're just less smart.

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