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    Theodore Roosevelt's idol TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
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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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    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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    Theodore Roosevelt's idol TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
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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.)
    Damn the Man, Save the Empire
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    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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    Theodore Roosevelt's idol TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
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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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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gcl8a
    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
    Ronde van MUUPeren
    Rund um MÚP
    Vuelta Ciclistica al MUPacho

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo
    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
    Ronde van MUUPeren
    Rund um MÚP
    Vuelta Ciclistica al MUPacho

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    don't forget: Omloop het Industrial Park.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zimbo
    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
    Ronde van MUUPeren
    Rund um MÚP
    Vuelta Ciclistica al MUPacho

    --Steve

    Nah, it's going be "Industrial Park"

    i.e. Criterium International du Industrial Park

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    ^
    great minds...

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
    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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    Theodore Roosevelt's idol TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
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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.
    Is trick from science!

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    roubaixs
    Roubaixes? Roubeaux? Roubaixoises?

    Damn French.

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    dont get all fancy on me. here in america we speak american.
    Is trick from science!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gcl8a
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin
    here in america we speak american.
    Dices tú.

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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by gcl8a
    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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