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Old 04-09-07, 03:13 PM   #1
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sick, rainy, kid on the way.... blah, blah, blah

Sorry for another one of those threads, but I need to semi rant...

We've been warmer than most in Oregon this spring, but the combination of my first cold in a few years, copious weekend rain, home improvements, and a kid on the way, my riding 'taint going well this year.

It sunk in last week when a healthy me was dropped on the team ride by guys who were leading me out at PIR and crits last year.

Here's to hoping warm April/May weather turns things around for me!
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Old 04-09-07, 06:57 PM   #2
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wow,amazing what turn life took for you!
congrats!
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Old 04-09-07, 08:26 PM   #3
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Two solid weeks of training would bring you right back to .... never mind. You aren't going to see two solid weeks for a while.

But just know that you're not in as deep of a hole as you think you are.
But hear this: watch what you eat!
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Old 04-09-07, 08:35 PM   #4
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ES speaks the truth. I got a late start to early season training due to an injury and suffered in my first race getting dropped on the final lap of a road race. Since then I've gotten two top tens. It comes back fast when you get a chance to be consistent.
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Old 04-09-07, 09:01 PM   #5
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Hey Masher,
Congratulations! Fatherhood is an awesome thing.
Just ended my 4 years as a stay at home Dad, best years of my life.
As for the rest I am sure you will be back in no time.
Last week PIR 4/5 was pretty easy, nothing like last year.
I decided to not ride this weekend too, between the weather and the things to do I never got around to it. Season is long so is good to not burn yourself.
See you soon at the races.
Ciao
Paolo
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Old 04-09-07, 09:37 PM   #6
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Congrats on the impending fatherhood. Your free time will plunge, but if you make an effort, you can still get in enough riding to race well.

Good luck.
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Old 04-09-07, 09:56 PM   #7
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My daughter turned one in December. I'm looking forward to putting her in the bike trailer a LOT this year. Call it strength training.

The first year (when your kid is too small to put in a trailer) will absolutely flash by.
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