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Old 08-30-07, 12:57 PM   #1
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Greenville Bound

Leaving today for Greenville, SC.

I'll be the guy writing the live on-line race updates for usacyclingchampionships.com

Will try to include some subtle BF references for you all.

Hope you can check it out.

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i'll paypal you 10$ for each time you use "they're going to yell at you" in your updates.
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Old 08-30-07, 01:06 PM   #3
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Use this one.... Leipheimer's really droping the hamer!
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Use this one.... Leipheimer's really dropping the hammer!
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Old 08-30-07, 01:22 PM   #5
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I'll be there too. I'm racing the 5's race.
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Yes, I know how to spell. I was under the impression that that was the RyanF spelling/pronunciation of such things.

If I'm wrong, I blame waterrockets.
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Yes, I know how to spell.
then please do.

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I was under the impression that that was the RyanF spelling/pronunciation of such things.
and?

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If I'm wrong, I blame waterrockets.
whatever floats your boat.
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Old 08-30-07, 01:31 PM   #8
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I would have thought that would have been a good subtle BF reference.

....now my Grammar is getting affected. I need to stop reading the internet. Seriously.
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Old 08-30-07, 01:36 PM   #9
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then please do.



and?



whatever floats your boat.
Good to see the Continental botto is back.
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Old 08-30-07, 01:47 PM   #10
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I would have thought that would have been a good subtle BF reference.
i realize that you're in texas, so i'll forgive you for having no idea as to what subtle means.

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....now my Grammar is getting affected.
correct.

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I need to stop reading the internet. Seriously.
you're not the only one.
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Old 08-30-07, 02:57 PM   #11
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The website says Zabriskie will be riding for CSC. When does he move over to Slipstream? Or has he already?
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I'll be there too. I'm racing the 5's race.
Me too, doing the 1/2/3s, then going to stick around to snap some photos and see the sights. Look for the guy in the avatar...
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The website says Zabriskie will be riding for CSC. When does he move over to Slipstream? Or has he already?
Probably at the end of 2007.

IIRC, in a similar situation, Levi Leipheimer was doing December 2006 Discovery training rides while wearing full Gerolsteiner kit to fulfill his contract obligations.
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Probably at the end of 2007.

IIRC, in a similar situation, Levi Leipheimer was doing December 2006 Discovery training rides while wearing full Gerolsteiner kit to fulfill his contract obligations.
almost correct.

contracts in pro cycling are for calendar years.

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almost correct.

contracts in pro cycling are for calender years.
Thanks.

(Calender/calendar. Almost correct. )
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massive guads!
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almost correct.

contracts in pro cycling are for calendar years.
Almost correct. There are exceptions.

A friend of mine rode for TIAA-Cref in 2006. Vaughters started his 12 month contract in Nov. 2005, because his previous team was out of money and he needed to get paid. Consequently, he only got paid until October 2006.

My brother in law rode for Toyota-United in 2006 and was able to end his contract early, yet get fully paid, so that he would not have any conflicts with clothes or bikes at the Discovery camp in December. If your current team wants to be jerks, they can prohibit you from even attending an early camp like that since most contracts do run January through December.

Don't be surprised though if Zabriskie is riding for the Slipstream guys or vice versa in Greenville. Levi rode his butt off for George last year, even though they were wearing different jerseys.
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i'll paypal you 10$ for each time you use "they're going to yell at you" in your updates.
I'll paypal you $15 for each time you use 'Docray is wussy' in your updates.
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Old 08-30-07, 10:03 PM   #19
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I'll do what I can, but my loyalties are with the Medalist Sports gang. And then to VeloPress.

OK, watch for it. jeez, how can I pass up $10?
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Go Saul Raisin...has to be the biggest story of the weekend.
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Go Saul Raisin...has to be the biggest story of the weekend.
Anyone know what time Saul is supposed to race on Saturday?
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There are only 32 starters signed up for the TT (as of 4pm Friday), so it's sometime between 11 and noon.
I haven't seen the start sheet yet.

The first 22 go off at 2-minute intervals. The last 10 go off at 3-minutes intervals.

Check www.usacyclingchampionships.com
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I'll do what I can, but my loyalties are with the Medalist Sports gang. And then to VeloPress.

OK, watch for it. jeez, how can I pass up $10?
uh oh. you do realize that my limit is 10$, which i see you've already hit:

We are back on the small circuit. The shoulders of the leaders are starting to sway just slightly.
Three riders lead by 2:15 over a chase group of two. (Wren and Ramsay).
The field still urking about at 3:00. Correct.
46.3 miles into the race, the gap is 2:40 as various chaser attempts begin to launch from the field. the breakaway picked a slightly quicker line down the hill.
Daniel Ramsay of Successful Living/Parkpre is attacking the field.
We're descending again. Gap is now 2:15
Let's call him PAT McCarty now since that's what he goes by. Jonathan is his given first name, the rider from Slipstream. Sorry Patrick.


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I finished 9th in the Cat 5 race.
2nd out of SC riders, so I got a medal!
I'm pretty happy with this being my 3rd race ever.
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Apparently, everything was going well until we crested Paris Mt. the last time. Then we lost signal and didn't regain it before the finish.
Sorry if it messed up anyone's reading.

What a cool event in a cool town though! Party's in 35 minutes. Flight home tomorrow. Bummer.
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