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    This was my first race and I was leading the main pack when I decided to attack on a familiar climb. Unfortunately the course was changed the week before the race and I was too stupid to double check the route. When the route took me to a different climb, I decided to wait up for the pack. Big mistake. Nobody knew who I was and the pack decided to chase at nearly 30 mph. Needless to say when I was swallowed up by the peloton, I was promptly spit out the back. It was a lonely ride to the finish. Live and learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kea423


    This was my first race and I was leading the main pack when I decided to attack on a familiar climb. Unfortunately the course was changed the week before the race and I was too stupid to double check the route. When the route took me to a different climb, I decided to wait up for the pack. Big mistake. Nobody knew who I was and the pack decided to chase at nearly 30 mph. Needless to say when I was swallowed up by the peloton, I was promptly spit out the back. It was a lonely ride to the finish. Live and learn.

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    hey that's 362473x better than sitting in the pack like most ppl do every race because they're afraid of failing and not learn their capabilities. i admire people who do this. nice job.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stea1thviper
    hey that's 362473x better than sitting in the pack like most ppl do every race because they're afraid of failing and not learn their capabilities. i admire people who do this. nice job.
    No kidding, especially in your first race! Your only error was in not knowing the route exactly. Next time!

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    Cresting climbs on my own saturday, The field is something like 15-20 seconds behind me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps


    Cresting climbs on my own saturday, The field is something like 15-20 seconds behind me.
    UNCC? Why doesn't anyone from there come to the ACCC races?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2oz
    UNCC? Why doesn't anyone from there come to the ACCC races?
    We opted out of the early ones because it was too cold.

    Me and another person were supposed to go to uva and jeff cup but we were going to get there at liek 1am saturday and opted to race locally

    Were bringing a big group to wake.

    Might be at vtech.

    definatly going to be at nc state

    Its our first official year as a team.
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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    I'm sure I'll regret this but...This is a pic from Stage 2 at Ft Davis last year. I flatted on mile 1 and had to wait 3 minutes for a new front wheel. The stage is 16 miles, the first 15.5 miles are ave gradient of 6.5% the last .5 mile is at 17%. I chased the group and caught the tail-enders at the bottom of the first climb, and started to pic guys off. I finished 20th out 50 on this stage. This pic is half way up the 17% section.

    as far as this pic see this thread:

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    Ok, here's me from last Saturday. Heart rate when picture was taken was 194 bpm out of a maximum of 193



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    Was your number flapping in the breeze annoying you at all?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
    Was your number flapping in the breeze annoying you at all?
    Since I stayed out of the wind all day until the final 2 minutes, I never noticed it. During those two minutes, I was suffering too much to be annoyed by the flapping but I was certainly aware that it was serving as a small parachute. I'm still working on number placement and next time I'll put a pin in the middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
    Was your number flapping in the breeze annoying you at all?
    That's not a number, that's his parachute.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GuitarWizard
    Was your number flapping in the breeze annoying you at all?
    ha. you should crumple it, then wrinkle your jersey underneath when you pin, and don't use the holes.

    how long did you stay away until you blew up? perhaps time to adjust you hr max. I reach 99% of mine all the time so I think I'm off as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonathan Drake
    That's not a number, that's his parachute.
    Yeah I was thinking, no wonder he's working so hard! On a related note I use this stuff called Grizzytape to tape my numbers on. It works great and leaves no residue behind like the spray on glues can.

    http://www.grizzygrip.com/homepage.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by El Diablo Rojo
    Yeah I was thinking, no wonder he's working so hard! On a related note I use this stuff called Grizzytape to tape my numbers on. It works great and leaves no residue behind like the spray on glues can.

    http://www.grizzygrip.com/homepage.html
    OMG you are my hero!!! I'm done with these!

    now if I can just avoid porta-potties...
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    Here's a little saying I learned:

    In the number, in the jersey, out the jersey, out the number.
    "When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
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    Quote Originally Posted by steaktaco
    OMG you are my hero!!! I'm done with these!

    now if I can just avoid porta-potties...
    The stuff works great on jerseys but WILL NOT stick to a skin suit. I found this out the hard way as I was rolling off to the start line for the State TTT championships. I had my buddy stick the number on and it flew off within 5 feet of the car. I've used it now for a season and half and never had an issue. It's great for stage races because you can just peel off the number and stick it on a clean jersey.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    In the number, in the jersey, out the jersey, out the number.
    I am so confused.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bdcheung
    In the number, in the jersey, out the jersey, out the number.
    That's a good one. Also 6 pins: corners, front edge, middle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steaktaco
    I am so confused.
    lol, he's talking about rather than just hanging the number off the pins, where it flattens out, you pin it flat to the jersey. Think about how you'd pin it if you just had a straightpin -- pin it like that, but lock it since you have a safety pin. Much less flapping that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steaktaco
    how long did you stay away until you blew up? perhaps time to adjust you hr max. I reach 99% of mine all the time so I think I'm off as well.
    Well, I didn't blow up. That picture was taken just before I crossed the line 50 yards ahead of the field.

    I was kidding about the heart rate. The highest my HR has ever been measured in a lab was 195. It got to 194 just after I crossed the line.

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    the only suffering pic I have.. taking my pull at the front today... first crit where I've finished with the main group and had the legs to sprint.. I'm pretty stoked
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    ^^ NICE pic!
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    Quote Originally Posted by WCroadie
    I am in the front in purple and blue, while I am suffering, I am laying the hurt on the dude behind me in black.

    is that Nagatuck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    very old pic.



    last year (in the black, at the back).

    Repost pics.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus
    Old one from the days of a larger me last year:


    One from the first race series of this year:


    It hurts so good...
    Repost pics.

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