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    Quote Originally Posted by zitter View Post
    collegiate road nationals this past weekend in Richmond, VA. this is from Libby Hill, the cobbled climb on the course. I'm in the light blue jersey w/ the gopro on my helmet (i'll upload some footage later). Only lasted 3 laps of 7 before I got popped off, but fared better than about 100 other guys behind me (total field was ~170). most brutal race I've done, this hill wasn't even the worst part. the finishing climb and crazy wind made it completely impossible to chase back on. 2 of my teammates who are much stronger than I placed 21st and 23rd, my other teammate got stuck behind some landmines on the first lap and never made it to the main pack since we were in the 3rd and 4th waves of callups (started around ~120th wheel, sprinting from the start to catch up because of the narrow road). same course as the world championships next year



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    Awesome photo, Zitter. I think I saw you pull out of the race, I was in the feed zone on Broad St. handing up to my VCU teammates when a guy with a gopro mounted like that pulled up and walked out of it. Our two guys dropped out within a lap of you as well, one had a Di2 problem going back to his crash while leading the crit the day before and the other was cooked after winning the time trial and hanging on to the crit. I raced in the 3/4 crit on Saturday and loved that course as well, I only heard good things about the road race circuit and I loved watching you guys from Libby Hill Park, I will definitely camp out there next year for the pros. Glad you enjoyed the city!

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    Yep, that was me haha. I decided to pull out at the end of the lap before I got whistled off so I technically DNF'd, although I would've placed around 70-75th. I was chatting with one of the VCU guys before the race (the one who crashed, there's video of it on youtube from a spectator), we were both definitely cooked from the crit but we still had fun. Hitting that hill like 20+ times was crazy. I was happy the humidity wasn't too bad, but it was rather hot. It was my first time in Richmond and I definitely liked the city! Can't wait to watch worlds next year, you can appreciate it a lot more after having raced that circuit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zitter View Post
    Yep, that was me haha. I decided to pull out at the end of the lap before I got whistled off so I technically DNF'd, although I would've placed around 70-75th. I was chatting with one of the VCU guys before the race (the one who crashed, there's video of it on youtube from a spectator), we were both definitely cooked from the crit but we still had fun. Hitting that hill like 20+ times was crazy. I was happy the humidity wasn't too bad, but it was rather hot. It was my first time in Richmond and I definitely liked the city! Can't wait to watch worlds next year, you can appreciate it a lot more after having raced that circuit.
    Nice, funny to run into bike forums people in the wild, so to speak. Evan was super bummed about that crash, he'd lapped two A fields and done a lot of winning this season so we all thought he had a good shot at the win in the crit. Let me know when you post your video, I'd love to see that course from a 1st person perspective.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
    Nice, funny to run into bike forums people in the wild, so to speak. Evan was super bummed about that crash, he'd lapped two A fields and done a lot of winning this season so we all thought he had a good shot at the win in the crit. Let me know when you post your video, I'd love to see that course from a 1st person perspective.
    Here's clips from the crit. Starting from the back really sucked. The rest of the raw footage is uploading. I have 3 laps of the road race too

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    Sweet, can't wait for the road race video. You guys were hauling ass, I think my fastest lap in my race was 2:00, you guys must have been hitting 1:50. Also, a friend of mine was taking pics of the ITT and got a good one of either you or your teammate-


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    oh sweet, that's my teammate Drew. he came out a couple days early and did the ITT, the rest of us got in Friday evening. Road race is uploading now. should be ready by the morning or afternoon. I got popped the third time up Libby Hill, got to the top and looked behind and all I saw was follow cars. I knew I was going to get popped eventually so I tried to stay active near the front and get some good footage.

    looking at my strava for the crit, my fastest lap was also actually 2:00. slowest lap before I got dropped was 2:11, most of them around 2:05. some of my other friends/teammates got down to a 1:51/1:53, they finished in the main group so it was probably the last couple laps.

    my fastest road race lap was 22:04
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    Here's me making a suffer face and showcasing leg hair in all its glory, I'm chasing one of the guys on my collegiate team in the 3/4 race Saturday.


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    haha nice, we gave our teammate Drew some **** for not shaving his legs either lol. also, here's video from the road race

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    That crit course looks phenomenal.

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    Great job to all the collegiate racers, thanks for sharing info on this years races. Those huge fields are so hard to race in.

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    Reminds me of the Good Old Days (tm) when we did 50 mile criteriums with 200 riders.

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    And I thought 50-60 guys in a crit was a lot!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Reminds me of the Good Old Days (tm) when we did 50 mile criteriums with 200 riders.
    Are there any books about the Good Old Days of US crit racing? Jersey pulling, 50 mile crits, the old cat 1/2 system, etc.

    If not I think you should write one. Seriously, I'd buy it!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
    Here's me making a suffer face and showcasing leg hair in all its glory, I'm chasing one of the guys on my collegiate team in the 3/4 race Saturday.
    i originally told myself that i wouldn't shave until i get 15 points for my cat-2 upgrade. that was before i met my better half. i broached the issue once and she wasn't receptive to the idea.

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    my friend Ben took this pic of my two-man broke on Saturday. pain faces.


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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    i originally told myself that i wouldn't shave until i get 15 points for my cat-2 upgrade. that was before i met my better half. i broached the issue once and she wasn't receptive to the idea.
    Same, except my wife actually told me to shave recently so my teammates would stop laughing at me. It'd be easier if my damn hair wasn't so dark...

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    Being an offensive lineman for my teammate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    i originally told myself that i wouldn't shave until i get 15 points for my cat-2 upgrade. that was before i met my better half. i broached the issue once and she wasn't receptive to the idea.
    Really? Just do it, I bet she'll like it. All the women I know like it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tbrown524 View Post
    Being an offensive lineman for my teammate.

    Dude, you're huge!

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    Rain soaked and spent from the uphill sprint.


    Leading the break up a hill


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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    i originally told myself that i wouldn't shave until i get 15 points for my cat-2 upgrade. that was before i met my better half. i broached the issue once and she wasn't receptive to the idea.
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
    Same, except my wife actually told me to shave recently so my teammates would stop laughing at me. It'd be easier if my damn hair wasn't so dark...
    My wife would hate it, but isn't worried considering (A) how anti-conformist I am, (B) how often I've mentioned how silly it is, and (C) I'm too lazy to shave my face more than twice a week.

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    I find rubbing sunscreen or embro into leg hair really disgusting, even on my own legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    That crit course looks phenomenal.
    It was. The road race course was even better. I'm more excited than ever that we will be hosting the worlds next year, and I'm really hoping that they'll find time to fit in open fields on the crit circuit or road race next year. We definitely lucked out with the weather, you can see in Zitter's videos that it was perfect all 3 days minus a stiff breeze on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    I find rubbing sunscreen or embro into leg hair really disgusting, even on my own legs.
    +1. even worse is when dirt get trapped in the sunscreen. ugh...
    Quote Originally Posted by Dan333SP View Post
    It was. The road race course was even better. I'm more excited than ever that we will be hosting the worlds next year, and I'm really hoping that they'll find time to fit in open fields on the crit circuit or road race next year. We definitely lucked out with the weather, you can see in Zitter's videos that it was perfect all 3 days minus a stiff breeze on Sunday.
    217 warning: i wonder how the race next year would turn out; hopefully not like Copenhagen in 2011 as i would really dread paying for 2 nights of hotel just to see a large group gallop. The course doesn't seem that selective, but it is also a bit more technical. Perhaps a 15-25 person sprint like the one we saw in MSR this year or in Geelong in 2011...

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Are there any books about the Good Old Days of US crit racing? Jersey pulling, 50 mile crits, the old cat 1/2 system, etc.

    If not I think you should write one. Seriously, I'd buy it!
    Jamie's book touches on some of it. So does Tilford's blog. It was so long ago and I had such a huge gap between racing periods I'd need help. Talking with my ex-teammate last Sunday brought back a lot of memories. If I had help from others it could be possible. When I retire.

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