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Old 06-24-07, 04:37 PM   #1
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nc state games 6/24 - and sometimes you sprint it out

I raced the NC state games today, course was nice, a little hill after the front stretch, some off camber corners on the back stretch and a fast downhill sprint.

We were supposed to race for 40 minutes but ended up with something more like 35 ish, a couple of breaks went on the climb and everyone just wanted to soft pedal on the back.

A break went with someone who didnt look dangerous then the guy who got 3rd in my race yesterday tried to bridge. I let it go to see if anyone else wanted to bring it back, no one did. So I brought it back giving the orginal guy a nice little pat on the back and I passed him.

A few other things tried to go but never went anywhere, I was feel pretty good at this point.

Sign comes up for 4 to go, I decided that on 2 to go I make a little move I try but it only ends up in stringing out the pack So I sit back in.

On the bell lap on the back stretch a guy goes and really starts to hammer, were maybe a k out. I know no one else is going to bring it back. So I turn up the gas without going too hard, he starts to come back. @ 400m a guy come around me and brings it back fully. I'm now sitting 3rd wheel @ 300m, I see the speed limit sign I had decided on earlier and where to start my sprint and I go, stand up shortly, my legs hurt, sit back down and hammer, I see a guy starting to move up on my left so i stand back up and keep him back. I ended up winning

It didnt come down to a throw but it was close. Thats two in a row for this weekend and 14 points.
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Old 06-24-07, 04:57 PM   #2
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impressive.. congratulations!
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Old 06-24-07, 05:15 PM   #3
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now thats what i call a great weekend
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Nice work, recneps. I had a decent outing in the 1/2/3 race. Got into a break of 6 that got caught by a chase group of 5 with one to go. David LeDuc rode away from all of us (yes, he really is as strong as everybody says he is- that was for his THIRD win of the day). I came in 5th in the end.
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Nice work, recneps. I had a decent outing in the 1/2/3 race. Got into a break of 6 that got caught by a chase group of 5 with one to go. David LeDuc rode away from all of us (yes, he really is as strong as everybody says he is- that was for his THIRD win of the day). I came in 5th in the end.
That guy is STILL racing? Sheesh.
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Old 06-24-07, 06:13 PM   #6
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That guy is STILL racing? Sheesh.
...and winning everything

Again, killer job Spencer!

I ended up 9th after getting boxed in for the sprint in the above race I'm gonna submit for my CAT-3 upgrade, and if it goes through (it should...13 points, 10 top tens and ~35 races) I'm going on a self imposed trip to "fat camp" to prepare for some stuff this fall.
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Old 06-24-07, 07:02 PM   #7
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Pack finish with the 5's for me. Fairly uneventful...one crash and one guy who proceeded to yell "INSIDE [insert team name or jersey color]" at every single turn on every lap.
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Kickass rec. Congrats nothing feels better than a well played win
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Old 06-25-07, 06:55 AM   #9
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Damn Recneps that's a good weekend.
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Sweet! Well done recneps!
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Old 06-26-07, 06:58 AM   #11
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Hey, was it an Aaron's guy you beat at the line? I think that might have been a teammate that moved up there or is going to school up there or something...
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