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Old 06-23-07, 02:12 PM   #1
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Race Report Corner House Grand Prix

Long version, graphs, and WKO+ file found in here. For those of you who could do without the play by play, I got in a break, then I got crushed. 4th place. The end.
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Old 06-23-07, 06:58 PM   #2
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Sounds like your Cat ran a much different race than ours(4/5) did. We treated it more like a road race with not to much sprinting around corners. Then again though, no one could corner in this race and everyone was really heavy on the brakes. It was a fun course though and not at all that I was expecting hill wise, but I survived. I got 10th. Good job on your race.
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Nice report!
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Nice report doc. Enjoy France.
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Long version, graphs, and WKO+ file found in here. For those of you who could do without the play by play, I got in a break, then I got crushed. 4th place. The end.

sandbagger!!!!

Ok just kidding. Congrats on a good performance. Nice job getting into the break. Loan us BF'ers some o your watts while you are on vacation.
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Old 06-23-07, 08:11 PM   #6
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Nice. Get crushed and still come out 4th.
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Old 06-23-07, 08:17 PM   #7
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Nice race DR W. The power you can generate is amazing.
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great report...pretty impressive to get 4th with those guys, especially on 4 hours of sleep. Eric's older brother Adam is my teammate (BVF) so I hear about how he's doing...definitely a rider of great potential.
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Eric is a great rider and very young. If he keeps at it, he will go places...and need to have a private chiropractor.

4 hours of sleep is a lot for me for a race, so it wasn't that...it is that I am not made for so much above-threshold stuff as was found on those hills. I DID wish I had my soloist carbon though...I know it's not about the bike, but...sigh.

Thanks for the encouragement guys (and girls). I have to update my cat-2-o-meter now.
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4 hours of sleep is a lot for me for a race, so it wasn't that...
Yeah, still waiting to see a race report from you in which you weren't sleep deprived. I always enjoy the read, however!

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17:51 @ 366. you nasty.
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Yeah, still waiting to see a race report from you in which you weren't sleep deprived. I always enjoy the read, however!

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As I finish work at 1AM, I don't think it is going to happen anytime soon.
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Old 06-23-07, 10:28 PM   #13
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Other views from the same team, same race.
State TT Champ
35+ TT Champ
Another teammate
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how often do you work on above threshold stuff? What about sprinting?
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You know, thinking about this, I'm amazed at how many times I can bounce off 15 bmp over LTHR in a race and still feel good after I recover. I'm certainly no DWJOD, but I'm wondering what's training it for me. I used to hit those HRs only maybe twice before I'd be out the back, but now I can get there maybe a dozen times in a race and still have some game left.

I guess it's the training races training it... it's not something I've targeted in my drills. I had always figured if my fitness continued to improve, I wouldn't have to go that high. Yet, here I am able to get there and exploit it by moving up or attacking during surges.
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Eric is a great rider and very young. If he keeps at it, he will go places...and need to have a private chiropractor.
But will he need a ridiculously overpaid mechanic?
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