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    Daytonian's farewell to the 5's win

    Summer Solstice road race, Wilmington, Ohio. June 8th, 9th, and 10th

    Well 3 weeks ago I wasn’t sure I was going to this 3 day race due to a knee injury. I was able to fix the cause (my seat height and right cleat position) but still had some gimp going on Wednesday night on a trial run.
    This would be my last race(s) as a Cat 5 so I wanted to go out with a bang. Goal was to win GC by Sunday. Motto for the RR’s – a gem from Botto – “eat off their plate before you eat off yours”. This was harder to do then I thought. I chased down a few attacks I felt needed brought back but won’t detail them below.

    1st stage Friday night 39 miles – 3/13 mile laps of fairly flat farmland with hella wind.
    We don’t get started until 7:30 p.m. Don’t get me wrong I like sunsets too but this was a bit late to start. Race is immediately controlled by 7 Hills, a Cincinatti team. They block most of the race. I sit and wait for the sprint while my unattached friend attacks every 10 minutes and wears himself out. One unattached attacks 5 miles from finish and makes it stick. Final 400 meters 7 Hills gives leadout to they’re guy and I have his wheel at 50 meters, pass him at 25 and throw only to get beat at line by wheel by an insanely fast junior Cat 5 rider who had my wheel.
    I drink Endurox and soak my legs this night in ICE water for 10 minutes. It works as I'm fresh Sat. Knee is fine.

    2nd stage Sat. morning – 39 miles hilly rollers.
    Still windy so pack stays together most of race. My buddy attacks like Vino. I sit and wait – “eat off their plate” We come into last turn and I’m at back of pack somehow. No left of yellow line until 200 meters is in full effect. Always look for the opportunity in the back. Somebody will make the mistake. All of sudden at 500 meters what was three wide to the back splits to 2 wide with one guy sitting in the middle front. It was a total gift, I ride right up the middle and get his wheel as he explodes into a sprint at 300 meters. I pass him at 200 meters and have lead. I look at speedo and am at a Cypress lite 37 miles an hour. I get passed by one guy by a bike length, but take 2nd, and more importantly have GC by 1 second with time bonuses.

    3rd stage Sat. afternoon TT – 7 miles
    I won, that is all. Now 18 seconds up on GC.

    Endurox and and ice water leg soak Sat. night. Legs fresh on Sunday. Knee is good.

    4th stage – 37 miles, 3 laps of flat farmland.
    Motto for this race – protect my position on GC and don’t crash. The 7 Hills team brings 11 guys to this last race. I get there late and make it to start line 2 minutes before we start, no warmup and at the back of 35 guys. 7 Hills blocks and sends 2 man attack off with first 5 minutes. I sit at the back and keep tabs on who means nothing to me and who I will kill to chase down. I keep repeating “eat off their plate before yours”. I work up to mid pack by third lap. On lap 3 several guys get off the front and I can’t see the GC guy I need to see. He’s off the front trying to bridge these guys who are 150 yards out now. F%&K! I tell the guy to my left I’m coming the f%&k over, MOVE! I get free and quickly catch my GC nemesis and then bridge other 2 riders. We then reel in other two 7 Hill riders and in doing so let an unattached off the front. He makes it stick into the wind for 7 miles. I wasn’t gonna sprint but changed my mind when another 7 Hiller cut in front from my left and almost crashed me out. Last 500 meters I’m 3 rows back by yellow line. 7 Hills has front 2 rows 3 wide with their guys. At 300 meters someone goes on the shoulder and tries to break free. At 200 meters an easy right turn and everyone goes. I break left and a 7 Hiller rubs shoulders with me. I break free and sprint like a raped ape. Throw the bike and get 3rd. Had I not thrown bike I would’ve had 4th. Race over. So long to the 5’s. I'll post pics when I can.
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    wow! awesome racing

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    Sweet ride. You're certainly ready to start reeling in Cat 4 points

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    thanks guys
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Nice job. Well written.


    Needs more graphs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ElJamoquio
    Nice job. Well written.


    Needs more graphs.
    here you go:




    btw - congrats daytonian
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    So you won overall I assume?

    Nicely done weekend!

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    Excellent!!!! Did you do the arm raise?

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    Congtrats Daytonian! Another BF poster winning a race, I have results envy.

    Botto - thanks for the meaningful graphs, much better than all the power charts that get posted around here.

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    there wasn't too much excitement for me in the 4's. only one break stuck all weekend, and i got bunched in on all of the sprints including a fairly hairy sprint on the last day that had me locking up my rear wheel. congrats on the cat 5 domination. the only thing i did well this weekend was working for a teammate for gc placing and snagging every bottle i went for in the feed zone (speaking of which, the saturday race feed zone was not located in a good place). what team are you on/bike do you ride? i will try to say hey at the next race.

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    THREAD HIJACK ALERT

    Propose a useful Cat 4 motto for Daytonian to crush the souls of the weak...

    I propose: Eat your cake and have it too (as opposed to the oft incorrectly stated eat your cake and have it too)

    Congrats!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat4ever
    So you won overall I assume?
    Yes. I appparently will get a set of tires in the mail for GC win.
    Me and 4th place guy from yesterdays race had to review video of finish with race directors it was that close. I got third by less than 6 inches.
    Nicely done weekend!
    Thanks. Maybe see you at Oak Creek ride sometime
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo GoGo
    THREAD HIJACK ALERT

    Propose a useful Cat 4 motto for Daytonian to crush the souls of the weak...

    I propose: Eat your cake and have it too (as opposed to the oft incorrectly stated eat your cake and have it too)

    Congrats!
    Or even the oft incorrectly stated "have your cake and eat it too"

    Oh, and we're interested in crushing the souls of the strong!

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    Nice ride. I love the 'eat off their plate' motto...it's been my guiding principal when it comes to meals for a long time!
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    Quote Originally Posted by fly:yes/land:no
    there wasn't too much excitement for me in the 4's. only one break stuck all weekend, and i got bunched in on all of the sprints including a fairly hairy sprint on the last day that had me locking up my rear wheel. congrats on the cat 5 domination. the only thing i did well this weekend was working for a teammate for gc placing and snagging every bottle i went for in the feed zone (speaking of which, the saturday race feed zone was not located in a good place). what team are you on/bike do you ride? i will try to say hey at the next race.
    I ride for IPRO (International Bike Pro Shop) Bike is a Litespeed Tuscany. I will prolly be at Ohio State RR Championship in July.
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    good job! you'll do well in the 4's too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian
    Thanks. Maybe see you at Oak Creek ride sometime

    As soon as you PM me with the directions.

    In case you are interested - I did the TT in 16:41 (25.something mph) and only placed 23rd. Jebus them guys were fast.

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    I love race reports
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    Great report, daytonian! x 6 ...and, congratulations on a great ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets
    Or even the oft incorrectly stated "have your cake and eat it too"

    Oh, and we're interested in crushing the souls of the strong!
    D'OH, the pressure of having the DW waiting to get on the computer when I'm done
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    Great Ride Daytonian...Looks like Andy was right and you got your fifteen minutes of fame!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mojo GoGo
    D'OH, the pressure of having the DW waiting to get on the computer when I'm done
    SWMBO messes me up like that all the time

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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian
    I ride for IPRO (International Bike Pro Shop) Bike is a Litespeed Tuscany. I will prolly be at Ohio State RR Championship in July.
    Losers.

    Sorry I couldn't make the carnage. I raced the Ohio Police and Fire Games. My race sounds VERY much like yours though.

    Nice job!
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    Quote Originally Posted by cat4ever
    As soon as you PM me with the directions.

    In case you are interested - I did the TT in 16:41 (25.something mph) and only placed 23rd. Jebus them guys were fast.
    the guy that won the 3's is in his first year racing. ended up riding at 15:13 which we calculated at around 27.5. that was the 4th fastest time overall including the 1/2's. he used his regular road bike with aero bars which he set up in his bathroom mirror the day before the race. the kid is a freak. he has enough points for cat 2 i think, but may still be short a couple, and is thinking about sticking around the 3's for a little bit longer (he has only done 20 or so races i believe, most of which he broke away to win). that would be impressive to jump from 5 to 2 in one season.

    if i would have done the time trial, i would have been around 20 minutes. my legs were pretty tired from just the race on saturday.

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