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    I raced today

    Cat 3 in greenville.

    It was windy, I didnt feel very good. I got in some early breaks.
    On the last lap ~5k out I attacked into a headwind and got first, the field finished like 5-10 seconds behind me.
    Cat 1 o-meter 33%

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    Congratulations, seems like everyone had a great day today.

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    Nice. Does that count for crit or RR points?

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    holy crap. nice job dude.

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    Good result, Spence. How many points do you have/do you need before you can upgrade and join Cavalao, Jon, and me in getting our asses kicked in the 1/2 fields?

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    Great job Spencer! Smart move and well deserved win.

    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    seems like everyone had a great day today.
    Uhhh no not everyone.

    Quote Originally Posted by truckin View Post
    How many points do you have/do you need before you can upgrade and join Cavalao, Jon, and me in getting our asses kicked in the 1/2 fields?
    Speaking of getting asses kicked check these stats out:
    57.1 miles
    2:20 total time (24.3 avg)
    293w AP
    344w NP
    That effort was only worth 45th! I ended up cracking hard on the last lap and finished off the back of the field. I thought a teammate made a break, so I listened to the little voice in my head that was screaming "game over loser!"
    Super hard cross winds and highly variable pace made it tough as hell. I can't wait until I can race 35+ where we will average 25mph, but the race will be between 22 and 32mph the entire distance, rather than vacillating between 16 mph to 40mph sustained. OUCH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snuffleupagus View Post
    Nice. Does that count for crit or RR points?
    According to http://www.usacycling.org/forms/USAC_rulebook.pdf 3-2 requires 50 miles for RR points... the published distance was 49 miles and I think it was about 2% longer than that.

    No seriously I had 57.1 miles for what was supposed to be 56 so I think Spencer just nabbed himself 10 points.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caval„o View Post
    Great job Spencer! Smart move and well deserved win.


    Uhhh no not everyone.


    Speaking of getting asses kicked check these stats out:
    57.1 miles
    2:20 total time (24.3 avg)
    293w AP
    344w NP
    That effort was only worth 45th! I ended up cracking hard on the last lap and finished off the back of the field. I thought a teammate made a break, so I listened to the little voice in my head that was screaming "game over loser!"
    Super hard cross winds and highly variable pace made it tough as hell. I can't wait until I can race 35+ where we will average 25mph, but the race will be between 22 and 32mph the entire distance, rather than vacillating between 16 mph to 40mph sustained. OUCH!

    344 normalized watts, holy ****.
    Cat 1 o-meter 33%

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    Awesome win! Congrats! Perfectly timed move.

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    Always have to pleased with a first place finish. Congrats

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    Ouch. Cavalao, we put in 198 miles around CH between Sat and Sun, a fair bit of it on the intense side, so we got a pretty decent weekend in. Kinda glad we didn't drive down for what you went through

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    Quote Originally Posted by Enthalpic View Post
    Congratulations, seems like everyone had a great day today.
    I ended up in a hedge.

    But it was just a group ride - and better the hedge than the oncoming van or falling team-mate.
    Die schokoladenseite des radfahrens.

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    Quote Originally Posted by recneps View Post
    Cat 3 in greenville.

    It was windy, I didnt feel very good. I got in some early breaks.
    On the last lap ~5k out I attacked into a headwind and got first, the field finished like 5-10 seconds behind me.
    Sweet!! Congrats.

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    Raced on Sat at Snelling. Got in the lucky break and finished 5th. Happy with the top 5 but my racing inexperience showed as I was one of the stronger guys in the break but gave up 3 spots to guys that were sitting in...but all in all it was a great race and alot of fun

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