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    If anybody is planning on travelling and staying in town for world's next year in Richmond, our host for nationals said they might be renting a room or 2 for the weekend. They're about 4 miles to the start/finish, we rode from there each day to the course
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    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.
    I talked to a guy recently who said he rode against the Coors Light team back in the day, and how different things were.

    Got me more interested in the olden days of US racing. Start writing down notes, collaborating with your buddies, and start that book man!

    Hell even if it's just an essay that's not formally published, it'd be a great read.
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    I would love to read about the old days as well. I always loved it when the pros would come do the tour of willamette ... and then the two years I was finally able to ride it with them (I say loosely) before the race went away.

    Here is the final sprint from our race last night, I was able to hold on for the final sprint win, but 3rd on the night with all the points added up. So awesome that nearly every race we do in Oregon seems to have a professional photographer at the event, that was never the case 10+ years ago. Thanks to Leonard at Hotfootphoto again.


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    Getting caught from a failed break at our "Koppenberg." I'm the fool smiling in the green.
    http://jmfloraphotography.smugmug.co...14/i-SPRt5M6/A

    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.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kindablue View Post
    Getting caught from a failed break at our "Koppenberg." I'm the fool smiling in the green.
    http://jmfloraphotography.smugmug.co...14/i-SPRt5M6/A

    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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    Quote Originally Posted by kindablue View Post
    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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    Bunny Hop 35+ 3/4

    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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    definitely suffering -- final seconds of an ~10' effort. (photo from tom ewart.)

    Joe Martin TT-small.jpg

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    short sleeves, not in IAB. you are p***ing away seconds

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    short sleeves, not in IAB. you are p***ing away seconds
    negative....short sleeves @ 6.5% = saving 'em.

    (uphill TT)

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    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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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
    negative....short sleeves @ 6.5% = saving 'em.

    (uphill TT)
    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ShutUpLegs View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by ShutUpLegs View Post
    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)

    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post

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    Golden State Circuit Race.



    photo credit: Jim Elder
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    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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    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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    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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