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Old 05-06-14, 10:35 PM   #7651
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Getting caught from a failed break at our "Koppenberg." I'm the fool smiling in the green.
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Obviously much thanks to John Flora Photography. I'm contemplating coughing up the 10.00 for a 1 megapixal print just b/c I'm smiling on a 17% dirt pitch.
Maybe if I can win a prime or two this weekend. Common primes, daddy needs some new socks and a picture.
Ha! That's an awesome picture. It looks like your are dropping everyone and smiling about it lol
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Old 05-06-14, 11:24 PM   #7652
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I'm contemplating coughing up the 10.00 for a 1 megapixal print just b/c I'm smiling on a 17% dirt pitch.
Maybe if I can win a prime or two this weekend. Common primes, daddy needs some new socks and a picture.
That picture is well worth it. Nice job getting up that hill in any place.
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Old 05-07-14, 08:01 AM   #7653
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I think this is just after bridging to a ~15 bike split that I thought was the race... comes out it was not. So it goes, but at least John Clark was there to take a nice picture.



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Old 05-08-14, 12:37 PM   #7654
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definitely suffering -- final seconds of an ~10' effort. (photo from tom ewart.)

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Old 05-08-14, 01:15 PM   #7655
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short sleeves, not in IAB. you are p***ing away seconds
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Old 05-08-14, 01:32 PM   #7656
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short sleeves, not in IAB. you are p***ing away seconds
negative....short sleeves @ 6.5% = saving 'em.

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Old 05-08-14, 01:43 PM   #7657
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short sleeves, not in IAB. you are p***ing away seconds
FWIW: I tested lower drag deep in the drops than IAB. Unfortunately, I can't ride that deep in the drops for long. (I am not classifying the above as aero either -- suffering for sure though)
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Old 05-08-14, 02:05 PM   #7658
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Tried to bridge a 25" gap with 5 to go. When I was 10 meters away 2 breakmates looked back and picked up the effort. I was stuck in no man's land the rest of the way, but held on for 3rd. (photo credit to teammate Jeff)



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Old 05-08-14, 02:39 PM   #7659
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Great suffering there. Cool, and congrats for hanging on to the gap.

Next time, get aero. Drops or flat in the hoods. Elbows in, keep them supple, chin and shoulders lower. Relaxed above the hips, power flowing through the core to the legs. Practice VO2Max intervals in this position (don't fall into the habit of doing all VO2 stuff as hill repeats). Same with AWC (1'-2' intervals) -- work this aero bridging position out when you're under stress.
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Old 05-08-14, 02:57 PM   #7660
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Great suffering there. Cool, and congrats for hanging on to the gap.

Next time, get aero. Drops or flat in the hoods. Elbows in, keep them supple, chin and shoulders lower. Relaxed above the hips, power flowing through the core to the legs. Practice VO2Max intervals in this position (don't fall into the habit of doing all VO2 stuff as hill repeats). Same with AWC (1'-2' intervals) -- work this aero bridging position out when you're under stress.
Thanks for the advice, will definitely be more conscious of that during my training. I think my biggest thing is maintaining a relaxed upper body and really driving from the core down.
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Old 05-08-14, 03:29 PM   #7661
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negative....short sleeves @ 6.5% = saving 'em.

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FWIW: I tested lower drag deep in the drops than IAB. Unfortunately, I can't ride that deep in the drops for long. (I am not classifying the above as aero either -- suffering for sure though)
i'm just giving teton a hard time .

good advice below re: doing vo2max and awc efforts in an aero position
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Old 05-08-14, 04:10 PM   #7662
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FWIW: I tested lower drag deep in the drops than IAB. Unfortunately, I can't ride that deep in the drops for long. (I am not classifying the above as aero either -- suffering for sure though)
interesting. goes to show it is all so personal. guessing maybe you have broad shoulders that negate the advantage of being narrow. smart of you to have actually tested what is faster--bet that has contributed to some of your breakaway wins.
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Old 05-08-14, 04:14 PM   #7663
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Thanks for the advice, will definitely be more conscious of that during my training. I think my biggest thing is maintaining a relaxed upper body and really driving from the core down.
yeah...don't be ​that guy​ who is trying out IAB for the 1st time in a race.
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Old 05-08-14, 05:06 PM   #7664
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Tried to bridge a 25" gap with 5 to go. When I was 10 meters away 2 breakmates looked back and picked up the effort. I was stuck in no man's land the rest of the way, but held on for 3rd. (photo credit to teammate Jeff)

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Great suffering there. Cool, and congrats for hanging on to the gap.

Next time, get aero. Drops or flat in the hoods. Elbows in, keep them supple, chin and shoulders lower. Relaxed above the hips, power flowing through the core to the legs. Practice VO2Max intervals in this position (don't fall into the habit of doing all VO2 stuff as hill repeats). Same with AWC (1'-2' intervals) -- work this aero bridging position out when you're under stress.
Ha I was going to repeat echappist.
IAB is great for bridging. Especially when trying to hold off the pack - I never see the guy on the front of a pack in IAB!
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I do it all the time when I'm reeling back a break. Practice.


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Looking through some old photos and found this.

Pulling the field around at San Dimas to keep things under control for our GC leader. The guy on my wheel is Rich Meeker.
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Old 05-08-14, 08:02 PM   #7668
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Old 05-08-14, 09:22 PM   #7669
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Pulling the field around at San Dimas to keep things under control for our GC leader. The guy on my wheel is Rich Meeker.
watching you execute on the plan with your teammates last year was an amazing thing to witness over the course of that weekend!
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Old 05-09-14, 10:07 AM   #7670
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A few pics from different races at the Golden State Race Series

off the front and hurting a bit at (photo by Jim Elder)



spent too much time on the front (photo by Jim Elder)



and recovering a bit (photo by Jim Elder)

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Old 05-11-14, 12:21 AM   #7671
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A couple from today's uphill time trial, credit to the guy with the watermark on the photos. These pictures show exactly why I hate Capo, they don't make a smaller size jersey and I still have zipperdick.



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Old 05-11-14, 08:28 AM   #7672
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Bro, do you even suffer?



This was the crest of the hill which marked the beginning of my 20-minute chase to latch on to the front-half selection.
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Old 05-11-14, 10:21 AM   #7673
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Avenue of flags p12. Much pain, so brutal. Wow.

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awesome shot [MENTION=212123]zitter[/MENTION]
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Old 05-11-14, 11:47 AM   #7675
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Avenue of flags p12. Much pain, so brutal. Wow.

Nice! Did you do the Friday twilight race? I had considered jumping into it as I was close to the area, but timing didn't work out. I couldn't tell from the description if it was a car race track or just a course with banked turns.
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