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Old 04-04-07, 10:43 PM   #1
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Battenkill-Roubaix rolecall!

Attention swissys, sissies, and, missies! The Battenkill-Roubaix is coming in T minus 10 days. Whom among us will be engaging in this rollicking race of rolling fisticuffs?

Me? Oh yeah, I'll be there. The cat3 field will be crushed between my masticating thighs of doom and gloom. The others shall be poisoned by the smell of burning lycra as my quads grind back and forth upon each other.

Fact: The Cat3 pace car is a Lotus Elise, as its one of the few cars that can keep up with me when I crest hills.

Fact: all the dirt roads we'll be riding on were actually paved until I casually thundered over them and pulverized the asphault.

Fact: DrWJODonnell wont be showing up because he heard my thighs were gonna be there. YOU CANT AVOID ME FOREVER!
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Old 04-04-07, 10:57 PM   #2
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Old 04-05-07, 06:26 AM   #3
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what tires are best for this race?
Since cat 4 was closed I registered for men 30+ (cat 1-4) which should be more challenging ?
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I used 23C s-Mondo pros last year with no issues. I'd think most 23c tires would be fine
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What a friggin' cool event.

But I'll be going around and around and around and around in Central Park.

Maybe next year, though.
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Oh I'll be there. All the way up from Brooklyn baby. Lucky enough to grab a spot in the 4's before they closed up (in like 25 mins.)
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I used 23C s-Mondo pros last year with no issues. I'd think most 23c tires would be fine
what if it rains?
good luck in your race
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Fact: DrWJODonnell wont be showing up because he heard my thighs were gonna be there. YOU CANT AVOID ME FOREVER!
Word just in. I am traveling north to BattenKILL the competition.

See you there Penguin.

But really, why am I doing a 40k TT the next day??
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ohh uh..woh was I sayin?

I've been off my bike for 2 weeks, and I've got 4 days of riding to get into shape. Its okay though. I figure that'll just make it fair on the 3 field


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are they calling every race in the US with unpaved roads the XXXX-Roubaix these days?

sorry to break it to the promoters, but dirt roads are not pavé.
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are they calling every race in the US with unpaved roads the XXXX-Roubaix these days?
But this one includes a long ferry section to France.
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But this one includes a long ferry section to France.
ok, didn't know that. makes sense now.
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Oh you just wait, Botto. In 50 years all of the grand tours, stage races, and spring classics in Europe will have the word MUP in them paying homage to the great urban circuit races of the US.

Tour de MUP
Giro de MUP
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Rund um MÚP
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Oh you just wait, Botto. In 50 years all of the grand tours, stage races, and spring classics in Europe will have the word MUP in them paying homage to the great urban circuit races of the US.

Tour de MUP
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don't forget: Omloop het Industrial Park.
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Oh you just wait, Botto. In 50 years all of the grand tours, stage races, and spring classics in Europe will have the word MUP in them paying homage to the great urban circuit races of the US.

Tour de MUP
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Nah, it's going be "Industrial Park"

i.e. Criterium International du Industrial Park
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are they calling every race in the US with unpaved roads the XXXX-Roubaix these days?

sorry to break it to the promoters, but dirt roads are not pavé.
I think that's about it. Good marketing though. "Webster Roubaix" is going to draw a lot more interest than the "Webster Circuit Race"

And while Ithink most folks understand most of these races don't have pave, the analogy gives you some idea of what the course is going to be like.

It is going to get a little shop worn pretty fast at this rate though.
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I think that's about it. Good marketing though. "Webster Roubaix" is going to draw a lot more interest than the "Webster Circuit Race"
Because when one says "Hell of the North", the first thing that comes to mind is...Central Florida.
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dude, it says its a roubaix, it must be. you're just jealous that you don't have true roubaixs in europe.
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roubaixs
Roubaixes? Roubeaux? Roubaixoises?

Damn French.
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dont get all fancy on me. here in america we speak american.
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Because when one says "Hell of the North", the first thing that comes to mind is...Central Florida.
Hey, it was brisk, probably never cracked 70 degrees.
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Hey, it was brisk, probably never cracked 70 degrees.
To beat a dead horse:

I was thinking on my ride today (which did, in fact, take me over some cobbles), that they should call that race the 'Mild Inconvenience of the Subtropical South'
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To beat a dead horse:

I was thinking on my ride today (which did, in fact, take me over some cobbles), that they should call that race the 'Mild Inconvenience of the Subtropical South'
How about 'The Recent Unpleasentness" oops that's already been used.
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