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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Bear Creek is actually where I last raced with Lawson Craddock, when he was a 3 (at like age 15?)
    it's cool to race those guys just passing through. i recently got to "race" a junior (i put it in quotes as we weren't even doing the same sport) who has a strong chance of getting to the highest levels. fun to be crushed by those guys.

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    Leading the way with an immensely talented Cat 5 pool in Portland!
    PIR is a fun place to race. makes me want to go back for a week. cool shot!

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    Good racing saturday! Nice to meet you after the race hack!

    Not quite enough of a gap to get away... But got caught with 1.5 to go
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    Last edited by hyperlitenerd; 05-19-14 at 09:52 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperlitenerd View Post
    Good racing saturday! Nice to meet you after the race hack!

    Not quite enough of a gap to get away... But got caught with 1.5 to go
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    Good to meet you as well.. Your effort had me a bit worried there near the end as you got a good 5 second gap and the group wasn't pulling you back. I think if you had gone with 2.5 laps to go you'd have stayed away. There wasn't a surge or sense of urgency until about 1 to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hack View Post
    Good to meet you as well.. Your effort had me a bit worried there near the end as you got a good 5 second gap and the group wasn't pulling you back. I think if you had gone with 2.5 laps to go you'd have stayed away. There wasn't a surge or sense of urgency until about 1 to go.
    Yeah I should have waited for 3 to go, and moved further up the field. I had gone from about 15-20th wheel, which I know better than to do. I should have waited a lap gotten up near 8th wheel, and then gone for it. But then I was worried if I had gone with 3 to go, then people would have chased me down. But that's racing, next time!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hyperlitenerd View Post
    Yeah I should have waited for 3 to go, and moved further up the field. I had gone from about 15-20th wheel, which I know better than to do. I should have waited a lap gotten up near 8th wheel, and then gone for it. But then I was worried if I had gone with 3 to go, then people would have chased me down. But that's racing, next time!
    Given that I can only win or place by break, the answer is sadly: there is no answer. It's different every time, based on the wind, the course, who is there, what's happened previously in the race, etc, etc, etc...

    But, like gambling, lose 10 times and it sucks, but win that 1 time and it convinces you to keep trying.

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    I did the PIR once on a trip to visit in-laws. Such a fun race and beautiful asphalt. (Plus, being flat and windy it was right in my Sacramento wheelhouse.)
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    Modesto RR yesterday.

    Early in the race, our break/split had just formed - this is me taking a pull.



    60-something miles later, not feeling as great, sitting on the back and skipping pulls.



    Photos by Alex Chiu, duh.
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    closed roads?

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    Yup, all the way.

    A tractor-like thingy came from the other way a few times, but besides that we had the whole road.
    pro-meter: lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Modesto RR yesterday.

    Early in the race, our break/split had just formed - this is me taking a pull.



    60-something miles later, not feeling as great, sitting on the back and skipping pulls.



    Photos by Alex Chiu, duh.
    You're on the drops in both pictures??
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    You're on the drops in both pictures??
    and he didn't win.

    coincidence?!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    and he didn't win.

    coincidence?!
    I think it was all the hair billowing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy STi View Post
    I think it was all the hair billowing.
    Imma take a picture of @mattm off the bike next time I have a chance. He looks like a Hollywood casting director!

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    Maybe some day my hair will look as good as Dirk's.



    One can dream!
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    That Alex Chiu dude does some nice work.

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    We don't have a "Pictures of you yelling in a race" thread so I'll just post this here:

    Torrance Crit 35+ 3/4

    Rider from Tru flatted in the middle of the chicane and nearly put a few of us into the curb.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rankin116 View Post
    That Alex Chiu dude does some nice work.
    We're pretty lucky to have him up here in NorCal. He's out at 95% of the races, takes great shots, does a great job organizing them on his site (road races are a bit more challenging than crits), and is a contributor on some local race blogs (e.g., NorCalCyclingNews.com). Nice guy, too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    He looks like a Hollywood casting director!
    Is that your way of saying I have a face for radio??
    pro-meter: lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    Given that I can only win or place by break
    That's your choice. You've convinced yourself of that.

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    Speaking of Alex Chiu, here's one he took of me trying an early attack in the Folsom M3/4 race. As you can see, I didn't get anyone to come along.

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    Folsom 2/3's where I got 2nd, via the great Alex Chiu.

    Bridging to something:


    Chilling in the pack.


    And yes, in the drops. Fwiw I did that corner a few times on the hoods and though about the 33!
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    I think our Scott Helmets are super ugly.

    Such misery at the top of Ham. 40s off leaders. Total FML zone where I don't know if I chase hard to catch up or wait and hope to be caught by a good chase group. Instead I chose to toil in no-man's land for 20 minutes.


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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Folsom 2/3's where I got 2nd, via the great Alex Chiu.


    And yes, in the drops. Fwiw I did that corner a few times on the hoods and though about the 33!
    Who cares about the hoods/drops, I just like the beard!!

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    First E3 race. Pics courtesy of Jim Elder:

    Trying to get some separation for our break (we failed ASAP)


    Pedaling through corner...pedal close to ground

    Last edited by hack; 05-27-14 at 11:05 AM.

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    Your pedal is fine. If your not kicking up your rear wheel from a pedal strike it's all good. Hell, even if you do it's not that big of a deal.

    I think the guy behind you is watching your pedal too.

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