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Old 09-16-07, 09:44 AM   #1
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Michael P. Murad Memorial Race....

On a metric ride yesterday, I ran into (well not literally) the Michael P. Murad Memorial Race near Poolesville, MD. Very inspiring - it was quite the thrill. Anyhow, I took a few photos that I thought I'd post in case any of you were there and can find yourselves. This was at the corner of River & Hughes Rd. at 2:50 - a combo of Cat 3 & Cat 1 racers.

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Old 09-16-07, 10:16 AM   #2
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Huh, I think the guy in the first picture in the red/blue kit is truckin from the forum...or at least bears a striking resemblance to him, and is in Franklin Street Cycles kit.
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Old 09-16-07, 12:02 PM   #3
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I think the guy in the middle of the last pic with 2 right arms and 2 left legs is some sort of mutant freak.
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Thanks for posting. If the guy in pic #1 is Truckin, congrats on the win!

You and the breakaway partner put yourself in the right place at the right time, and got a huuuuuuuuuuge assist from the officials!
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Yep, that was me. Thanks for the note! It was a good race for the break (not so much for the field with the officiating issues). My companion and I worked well together all the way through and raced each other the last 200m. I had much better legs left at that point and was easily able to take the win. Finally got my last point! (plus nice extras ) We were away from the end of the third lap (24 miles in) for the last 32 miles of the race, and it was windy as hell. Definitely a good workout.

bobby c- good picture! (I'm going to steal it if that's OK)

MDcatV- yeah, Greg from ETS and I were definitely "right place right time" on Saturday. We had a good gap on the field, but the officiating made a big difference for sure. I kinda feel bad about it. I hope that we could have stayed away without that assist, but there's no guarantee.
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Yep, that was me. Thanks for the note! It was a good race for the break (not so much for the field with the officiating issues). My companion and I worked well together all the way through and raced each other the last 200m. I had much better legs left at that point and was easily able to take the win. Finally got my last point! (plus nice extras ) We were away from the end of the third lap (24 miles in) for the last 32 miles of the race, and it was windy as hell. Definitely a good workout.

bobby c- good picture! (I'm going to steal it if that's OK)

MDcatV- yeah, Greg from ETS and I were definitely "right place right time" on Saturday. We had a good gap on the field, but the officiating made a big difference for sure. I kinda feel bad about it. I hope that we could have stayed away without that assist, but there's no guarantee.

No need to feel bad, hope you enjoyed our race and congrats on the win! If it wasnt me or a team mate, I'm glad it was a Bike Forum poster!
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Awesome. Cheers to you guys for putting on a fun event. It's a good course, and I'll try to make it next year (race the P/1/2 and then drive to Lenoir for Bridge to Bridge on Sunday, perhaps? That could be interesting).

BTW, which team are you on? I'm assuming it's one of the hundreds of red-and-white DC area teams?
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Awesome. Cheers to you guys for putting on a fun event. It's a good course, and I'll try to make it next year (race the P/1/2 and then drive to Lenoir for Bridge to Bridge on Sunday, perhaps? That could be interesting).

BTW, which team are you on? I'm assuming it's one of the hundreds of red-and-white DC area teams?
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All American Bicycle Center. Our kits are similar to yours, only more Red ... and white. My lead out gave either you or your team mate an elbow during the sprint on Sunday in the 3/4 race
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Nice, that would have been my teammate Jon. We were hoping to get him a good finish, but I didn't get myself into position to try to jump for him, and he said he really didn't feel like he had good legs Sunday anyway. I enjoyed the early moves I made to bridge or to shake things up a little in that race How'd you finish?

The P/1/2/3 was more painful, and I was in decent position when the nasty crash happened with 200 or so to go. Dodging it cost me some momentum but probably only cost me a few spots in the end; I was a bit tired by then and probably wouldn't have gained much anyway.
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bobby c- good picture! (I'm going to steal it if that's OK)
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Let me know if you want the original - what I posted was cropped & scaled down for the web. PM me w/ your email if you want the 2 MB version.

You guys looked great!
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