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    I raced today

    I got 3rd.

    That isn't all. More later

    Going out to eat.

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    Tease.

    Congrats on 3rd!

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    dammit dude, give up the goods!

    and grats!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy View Post
    Tease.

    Congrats on 3rd!
    ditto.
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    Someone jumped early - took off. No one wanted to work to catch him. You want to know why? He was a real, real big guy. No one thought he would stay out. HE DID!!! He dug deep. Real deep and stayed away. (not a real hilly course). Big ups to him. I talked to him later and he said that he has lost over 100 pounds and still working on it. He deserved it.

    Anyway. I stayed in the pack. Looked for guys I thought would charge off the front. No one was strong enough. Except Big 'un. I should have. But I have to race tomorrow and the following 2 weekends. I want to play it safe so I can Cat up by the end of March.

    So, last lap. Guys are battling in the front. I find myself up front too much. I slowed and got back in the pack - never going below 5th place. We hit the RR tracks, a few seconds pass, and I hear a crash behind me. Don't know what happened. The group started ramping it up. I was moving up and to the outside to sprint. But by this time we are at the 200m mark most of us are maxxed out. I'm hurting, but stand up anyway to sprint, and two of go for it. He's ahead pretty good. I couldn't dig deep enough to catch - but just enough to hold off everyone else.

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    Was this Greenville? Was the big guy in green/black?

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    Quote Originally Posted by branman1986 View Post
    Was this Greenville? Was the big guy in green/black?
    It was greenville, but I can't remember. That might have been him.

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    was that donaldson center?

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    congrats sub!! that's great...

    good story about the guy that got away, good for him! and lesson to be learn for the others.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilpirata87 View Post
    was that donaldson center?
    Yes

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    Congrats Sub. No easy feat and it is only February.

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    Great job! I don't know if it is still this way, but it used to be with 3 top 3's you could upgrade to 4. I did that... but 4 racing is pretty sketchy too so then you will want to get into the 3's. When you do, stay there. 1/2 racing is too damn hard to be fun! LOL

    I saw that big guy and all I could think was: "man I would love to draft him" It can suck sometimes being bigger than most (because smaller guys can draft you well, but you can't draft them)... but he is pretty much going to be bigger than all. There are a lot of us in the 6'4"-6'5" 200lb range, but I would guess he was more around 6'7" and ~ 275lbs... when he gets down to 210lbs he could be a real badass.

    When he went instead of thinking "oh he won't last", you should have thought: "Sweet! Race legal motorpacing"

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    Very nice.

    As a "race legal motor" myself - I can vouch for the fact that big guys make a good draft. Caval„o is an even better draft than I am

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus View Post
    Very nice.

    As a "race legal motor" myself - I can vouch for the fact that big guys make a good draft. Caval„o is an even better draft than I am
    No kidding. I'm not a bad draft, either- but I don't compare to Snuff or Cavalao.

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    to a fellow clyde showing people that we can race like the small guys.
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    The guy had guts and heart. He knew what he had to do and stuck with it regardless. I talked to him a bit and told him how great I thought it was. He was very proud of himself. I was proud of him too.

    I hope the best for him. If he does keep losing weight, I dare to think what he could do.

    This is what makes bike racing so awesome (yeah, I grew up in the 80s).

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    Great job and good luck in the crit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by substructure View Post
    The guy had guts and heart. He knew what he had to do and stuck with it
    Dude's name is Ben, real nice guy. I spent half of last cross season trying to catch him. Last weekend he killed the IVs at the tundra time trial.
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    Congrats on 3rd!

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    Congrats! It sounds like a fun race. And a big thumbs-up to the big guy; he's giving you a run for your money already, and it's only February.
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    Congrats!!

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    Hi,

    Nice way to start the year. Hopefully I can place at least once this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshFrank View Post
    Dude's name is Ben, real nice guy. I spent half of last cross season trying to catch him. Last weekend he killed the IVs at the tundra time trial.
    My name is Scott, I ride for Atlanta Pro bikes and I am large (6'4/275). I know Ben and he is tiny compared to me, I got forth at the Tundra TT, first time in Aero bars... I lost 3'rd by half a second!


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    On sunday, I pulled the pack around the BWM test track for the entire race but my hands went numb at the end so I sat out for the sprint... I was a marked man anyway so I'd got no "break" during that one. I had a great time at the races.

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    Last edited by Big Scott; 02-28-08 at 07:23 AM.

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    Scott, you aren't supposed to pull the pack around for the entire race. It just keeps them fresh while you are spent.

    Good job in the 5s at Tundra.
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    If you have the strength to pull the pack, then attack and get off the front
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