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Old 03-24-07, 08:52 AM   #1
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Jefferson Cup 2007

Who's ready for tomorrow?
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Hehe... not me! I can count on one hand the times I've ridden over 50 miles this spring. I opted out of the Jeff cup. I think I'll just go ride with the fast kids tomorrow, where I can get dropped for free with a lot less driving.

It's looking like it'll be a great showing again for Route 1/Capitol Hill Bikes, though. Our RR specialists have been licking their chops for this one, and the turnout looks big. 7 cat 5's and 13 cat 4's.
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Lots of hills, long road race, it's perfect for me. I'm going for a win.
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Pete, your doing the capital hill ride tomorrow?
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Yup. Not sure which version, but I'll be there.
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same time right? what is that 9?
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Lots of hills, long road race, it's perfect for me. I'm going for a win.
I'm not sure which race you are doing, but the longest race tomorrow is 70 miles....not particularly long.

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same time right? what is that 9?
Yup. Hopefully the turnout will be better than in the 20-degree weather.
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hopefully i will see you there
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Lots of hills, long road race, it's perfect for me. I'm going for a win.
I wouldnt characterize Jeff Cup as hilly, more like rolling. The profile is deceptive. Aside from the elite races (M&W P/1/2/3), it almost always ends up in a field sprint. Finish is "false flat" - be in bottom top 10 position in the last turn before the finish (just over 1 K to go at that point), stay middle to right side, you can get pinched on the left, and you'll be golden.
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if that's the case, then the profile is deceptive. Boo hoo. I'll play it by ear, but if it looks like it's gonna end in a bunch sprint I think I'll be ok.
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if that's the case, then the profile is deceptive. Boo hoo. I'll play it by ear, but if it looks like it's gonna end in a bunch sprint I think I'll be ok.
Always good to check the elevation profile's scale. If done properly, you can make a crit look like a mountain stage in the TdF.
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I am looking forward to heading out of the mountains to race with the flat landers

No hills in this race. My team plans on winning cat4, I am gunning for a top 10. Yeah I am talkin sh1t you scared?




I saw the movie 300 tonight so I feel like I am going to battle tomorrow.
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i'm not scared, i'm racing collegiate
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Lots of hills, long road race, it's perfect for me. I'm going for a win.
Lots of hills??? More like one steady grind and a few rollers....
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I am looking forward to heading out of the mountains to race with the flat landers

No hills in this race. My team plans on winning cat4, I am gunning for a top 10. Yeah I am talkin sh1t you scared?




I saw the movie 300 tonight so I feel like I am going to battle tomorrow.
Was nice to meet you today You and your teammate were well positioned for the last lap. I ended up 8th in our race. Just finally got home.

See you at Tyson's? Walkersville?

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So, how'd you do?

(I miss this race)
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So, how'd you do?

(I miss this race)
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I'm not sure which race you are doing, but the longest race tomorrow is 70 miles....not particularly long.

Regardless, good luck.
dont know what category you race, but considering most p/1/2/3 races in the mid atlantic max out at 70ish miles, I'd say that 70 mi. is a long race.
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dont know what category you race, but considering most p/1/2/3 races in the mid atlantic max out at 70ish miles, I'd say that 70 mi. is a long race.
You're right. It's a "long" race compared to other local stuff, but compared to what qualifies as a long race in the rest of the world, it's certainly not.
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Was nice to meet you today You and your teammate were well positioned for the last lap. I ended up 8th in our race. Just finally got home.

See you at Tyson's? Walkersville?

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Nice to meet you too ng. I do most racing in NC but try to get to the Reston Town Center Crit and the Commonwealth Games in Roanoke since it's local. I may try the Poolsville race this year too, though that may conflict, but I heard it's a cool race.

My team mate and I were chopped pretty bad by some overzealous sprinter. He was almost sent into a row of cars and I had to run up on a bit of gravel to get 16th place.
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Nice to meet you too ng. I do most racing in NC but try to get to the Reston Town Center Crit and the Commonwealth Games in Roanoke since it's local. I may try the Poolsville race this year too, though that may conflict, but I heard it's a cool race.

My team mate and I were chopped pretty bad by some overzealous sprinter. He was almost sent into a row of cars and I had to run up on a bit of gravel to get 16th place.
It got real tight in the last kilometer or so.

Do come out for Poolesville if you can. It's even more pretty a ride than yesterday's route. The trees create a sort of natural amphitheater for portions of the course, and the gravel section is mad fun for the bike handlers (and hugely frustrating for others)
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