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    Raced today (2/2/08)

    The stunning weather helped convince a lot of people came to play. It was 70 and not a cloud in the sky.

    We counted a dozen people who are paid to ride their bikes, and at least two former national champions in the field. And then me, a lowly old fat guy who's just honored to be playing with some of these guys.

    The large prime selection kept the pace brutal; I'm still hearing bells. It was the fastest average for the series.

    I finished in the pack.

    That is all.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    The weather was glorious today.

    I'll leave the racing to you younger guys.
    I'm the world's forgotten boy. The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy.

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    3rd race. lucky bastard.

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    That B race was something else. From what I heard, it was squirrelly in the back the whole way. I nearly got taken out on the last lap by some guy clipping a pedal just in front of me. I was eighth or so going into the second to last turn, feeling fresh, ended up in the grass, kept upright, finished near last. I at least saw it coming the way people were going into the corner, so I was able to try to get a little wide in anticipation.

    Great races, Ken. Pass along a word of thanks from me to your team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikearena View Post
    That B race was something else. From what I heard, it was squirrelly in the back the whole way. I nearly got taken out on the last lap by some guy clipping a pedal just in front of me. I was eighth or so going into the second to last turn, feeling fresh, ended up in the grass, kept upright, finished near last. I at least saw it coming the way people were going into the corner, so I was able to try to get a little wide in anticipation.

    Great races, Ken. Pass along a word of thanks from me to your team.
    Dude, there were 63 guys in your field, that was a great turnout for that race.

    Also, thanks again for YOUR HELP and congrats on the CF cage! And for that matter, congrats on doing so well in your first few races! I take it you've been bit by the bug and you'll be going to the downtown race next weekend (it's on Sunday)?

    Quote Originally Posted by botto
    3rd race. lucky *******.
    Talk to me again in August when the heat and humidity has the temps here hovering in the low hundreds with heat indexes in the one-teens range.. When it gets like that, all we can manage is to go out for an easy spin in the morning then come home to drink some and watch football.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    3rd race. lucky bastard.
    well i've got four races in. just finished two today and two last week. 4 races = 4 top tens

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz View Post
    well i've got four races in. just finished two today and two last week. 4 races = 4 top tens
    You from noho like Northampton MA noho? If so where are these races you speak of? I am missing out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikearena View Post
    That B race was something else. From what I heard, it was squirrelly in the back the whole way. I nearly got taken out on the last lap by some guy clipping a pedal just in front of me. I was eighth or so going into the second to last turn, feeling fresh, ended up in the grass, kept upright, finished near last. I at least saw it coming the way people were going into the corner, so I was able to try to get a little wide in anticipation.

    Great races, Ken. Pass along a word of thanks from me to your team.
    Just a small thought - if you think a corner is going to be decisive, you want to stay on the inside of the corner. This is because when people crash, their momentum will generally carry them outside.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg180 View Post
    You from noho like Northampton MA noho? If so where are these races you speak of? I am missing out.
    sorry, this noho is north hollywood in sunny southern california. and how do you get noho from northampton, shouldn't it be noha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus View Post
    Just a small thought - if you think a corner is going to be decisive, you want to stay on the inside of the corner. This is because when people crash, their momentum will generally carry them outside.
    Yeah, thanks. That makes perfect sense now (like shooting up on the track) but it didn't cross my mind then. Next time I'll still be able to mix it up in the sprint. Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus View Post
    Just a small thought - if you think a corner is going to be decisive, you want to stay on the inside of the corner. This is because when people crash, their momentum will generally carry them outside.

    additional thought...

    when riding the course for a warm up, ride the corners with different entries at speed. If all your warm up time was entering the corner at the center, and esasest entry point at speed, and you need to enter at a steeper angle, you will know you can do it and won't brake or slow because your angle and feel are much different.

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    Graph for the weenies.
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    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zzzwillzzz View Post
    sorry, this noho is north hollywood in sunny southern california. and how do you get noho from northampton, shouldn't it be noha?

    Dont ask me. It is just Noho.

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