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Old 05-19-08, 03:59 PM   #1301
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college loos like he qualified for tenure 20 years ago.
Lol, yeah, I guess he looks a bit rough in the pic, but this dude's ridden with/hung out with guys who account for 17 TDF wins (that I know of). Eddie even custom made a bike for him I think.
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his Nickname is "College" because he played college basketball. All of Lance's friends get a nickname, I think. Maybe one day I'll get to know him and he'll call me Oreo.
Haha, my bad.

I was hoping to have a picture of me suffering in a race from this weekend, but unfortunately nobody seems to have taken a picture of me. It was my first ever mountain bike race, and somehow I ended up on the podium. Go figure...
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Old 05-20-08, 12:12 PM   #1303
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Looks like WR was catching a nice draft off of two of my teammates. Here's me on the same day about 4-5 back (in the red, white and blue) thinking it might be prime time up around the bend. It wasn't.

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Old 05-20-08, 12:46 PM   #1304
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That field looks beefy.
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It's Houston.
They're working on it
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Old 05-20-08, 02:16 PM   #1306
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That field looks beefy.
Beefy? That's code for old and fat, right?

Considering it's Texas, that should should be hardly surprising.

btw - WR you look neither old, nor fat. Must be the CO genes.
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I dunno, I might go after 5-10 lbs after the end of this season. If I could get under 170 lbs again, that would be pretty useful for the W/kg...
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I dunno, I might go after 5-10 lbs after the end of this season. If I could get under 170 lbs again, that would be pretty useful for the W/kg...
me too, but what i was attempting to communicate is the fact that you don't look like some schmuck who played HS football, then spent countless years in the gym, developing floaters, so you could swat a softball farther than Jimmy-Bobby, only to give up softball, because there was some guy from Plano who won the Tour-day-Frayance, so he must be a god-ol'-boy like me.

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You callin' us old geezers fat son?

That's ok. Like WR said, it's Houston...we're um, trying.

(not sure what my excuse is, I've only lived here 4 years)
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You callin' us old geezers fat son?

That's ok. Like WR said, it's Houston...we're um, trying.

(not sure what my excuse is, I've only lived here 4 years)
if i was in that crime captial of the US, i'd be in that particular field.

thing is, i doubt i'd look so... well fed (even if do look well oiled, so to speak).
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if i was in that crime captial of the US, i'd be in that particular field.

thing is, i doubt i'd look so... well fed (even if do look well oiled, so to speak).
Maybe I need to follow you to Europe for awhile. More walking, less sitting.

(the camera adds 10 lbs.)
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Maybe I need to follow you to Europe for awhile. More walking, less sitting.

(the camera adds 10 lbs.)
hey, i'm short and fat, but i do have culture.
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me too, but what i was attempting to communicate is the fact that you don't look like some schmuck who played HS football, then spent countless years in the gym, developing floaters, so you could swat a softball farther than Jimmy-Bobby, only to give up softball, because there was some guy from Plano who won the Tour-day-Frayance, so he must be a god-ol'-boy like me.

pretty much pegged me there...doh
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me too, but what i was attempting to communicate is the fact that you don't look like some schmuck who played HS football, then spent countless years in the gym, developing floaters, so you could swat a softball farther than Jimmy-Bobby, only to give up softball, because there was some guy from Plano who won the Tour-day-Frayance, so he must be a god-ol'-boy like me.

Yeah, I'm with you. I still have some to loose from the years when I ate too much.
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Old 05-20-08, 04:24 PM   #1315
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Hi,

A couple of me trying to get off the front at our local Tuesday night race:





These are scans of prints that the photographer gave to me. The race was back sometime in April. I think I was retaining water that night. The break attempts did not work.
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Sucking air in a TT

Velocity stage race?
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Old 05-20-08, 10:17 PM   #1317
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Mediocre finish at the Bristol Mountain RR. Pic was taken on the part of the course where most of the selection took place ... 1K at 18%



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I dunno, I might go after 5-10 lbs after the end of this season. If I could get under 170 lbs again, that would be pretty useful for the W/kg...
I was there ONCE. 169. Made my freaking day. Then I ate Mexican. I ain't seen it since. Hovering 172-174. Fricken food. It'll be the death of me one day.
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From the Joe Martin Stage race:

On the Hillclimb:

http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery...607&scount=124

Nice sprint sequence for the road race:

http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery...99&image_id=32

Same for the crit:

http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery...3&image_id=278
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From the Joe Martin Stage race:

On the Hillclimb:

http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery...607&scount=124

Nice sprint sequence for the road race:

http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery...99&image_id=32

Same for the crit:

http://www.printroom.com/ViewGallery...3&image_id=278
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Old 05-22-08, 05:50 PM   #1323
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Here's one of me at yesterday's Modesto Crit 4/5. I'm the guy on the front with the red and white jersey with his elbows too straight.
The burly little Roaring Mouse about 10 back is Nole, a teammate who won the crit and took 2nd in the RR that weekend. Modesto is about as close to hometown as it gets for him so he really wanted to throw down. Really bummed I missed that weekend, even though I'm not a fan of the heat (final exams )
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EBC Crit a couple weeks ago, spent a few laps here and there on the front, attacking after primes, etc, trying to keep it stretched out and put a little bit of hurt on the early sprinters. Not sure it helped much, but better than being pack fodder. Gave a teammate an early leadout on the far side to get him back in the mix at the end.



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Old 05-23-08, 12:08 PM   #1325
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I can't honestly say I was suffering too much here. Different crit, different day, same beefy field! Check out the Incredible Hulk behind me...

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