Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 20 of 20
  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    My Bikes
    Giant TCR Advanced 2
    Posts
    120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    How many steel barriers did you knock down today?

    If the answer is more than ten, you have me beat.

    Grant's Tomb Crit, cat 4. I should have taken the hint, my first name is Grant. I didn't have enough for a final sprint, but was enough for 5th. Unfortunately the guy who won was busy celebrating as I was sprinting through the finish and he drifted over and forced me into the barriers. Helmet is trashed, but it did it's job, and nothing is broken (same with the bike, surprisingly). Someone with a very nice camera said he got some good pics, but I was still seeing stars, so if you have any, PM me.

    Fingers crossed to be back on the bike tomorrow.

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Berlin
    My Bikes
    Canyon Ultimate CF, Moto LeChamp SL, Raleigh Rush Hour, Crescent MTB, Swedish Army issue bike
    Posts
    99
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sorry to hear it was you he plowed--I heard the noise from a block away and was certain at least 25 riders had gone down. heard he was dq'd.

  3. #3
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    144
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sorry to here about that too, at least your bike and you are ok. I hope the guy that made you crashed got Disqualified

  4. #4
    . botto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    40,335
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gtmandsager View Post
    If the answer is more than ten, you have me beat.

    Grant's Tomb Crit, cat 4. I should have taken the hint, my first name is Grant. I didn't have enough for a final sprint, but was enough for 5th.
    Unfortunately the guy who won was busy celebrating as I was sprinting through the finish and he drifted over and forced me into the barriers. Helmet is trashed, but it did it's job, and nothing is broken (same with the bike, surprisingly). Someone with a very nice camera said he got some good pics, but I was still seeing stars, so if you have any, PM me.

    Fingers crossed to be back on the bike tomorrow.
    i wonder if it was this guy.

  5. #5
    goodspeed torps's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    NY
    My Bikes
    Cervelo Team Soloist
    Posts
    138
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have pics of the aftermath.. didnt sound like a pleasant crash! Good you're okay.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    252
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    dude i was standing right at the start finish....i thought you were dead, you just layed there for a second and there was barriers everywhere

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    My Bikes
    Giant TCR Advanced 2
    Posts
    120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Thanks for the concern, I'm recovering well. The only lingering effects are a tender wrist and a bruise on my left hip that is growing and turning interesting colors. I'm waiting on some promised pics taken head-on as I went down, though the nyvelocity site has some good "after" shots.

  8. #8
    Burning Matches. ElJamoquio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Le Champion SL, Cervelo P2SL
    Posts
    9,663
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Linky?
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

    Bikeforums 'Group Buy': Kinlin Rims, Sapim/DT Spokes, Formula/Bitex Hubs


    "The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die."
    -Steve Prefontaine

  9. #9
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Tariffville, CT
    My Bikes
    Tsunami Bikes
    Posts
    12,411
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Your name is Grant and you went and did a race named Grant's Tomb?

    Man, talk about tempting the Fates.

    Glad to hear you're okay. Did you check nyvelocity for any pics? They usually get all of the NYC races in the Monday Hangover section.

    cdr

    *edit* here are the results:
    http://www.velocityresults.net/resul...mbia-criterium
    Last edited by carpediemracing; 03-18-08 at 10:56 AM.

  10. #10
    Super Moderator
    Join Date
    Feb 2007
    Location
    Tariffville, CT
    My Bikes
    Tsunami Bikes
    Posts
    12,411
    Mentioned
    20 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

  11. #11
    Slow'n'Aero DrWJODonnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Driving the pace in the crosswind
    Posts
    2,599
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Glad you were ok. Get used to trash talk on Velocity. I have been the recipient of my fair share as well. Oh, and a 5th place with a crash is still upgrade points. Time to change your 'o-meter.'

  12. #12
    Senior Member javashane's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    JP, MA
    Posts
    61
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Grant, we met at Rutgers- you were the one to tell me that actually wasn't a prime I had just sprinted for! I now do my best to ignore spectator cowbells. Anyways, I was right across from the crash but didn't manage to get any pics. It was a totally ridiculous thing to have happened- I'm sure its been argued in length on that other forum. One thing to add though, after another USCF rider from a different team came over to say that all us cat4's should always keep our hands on the bars (its not the tour!) One of the riders from the offending team was like, "yeah, well, you're like a cat 5!"

    Burned! (of course its a 4 race)

    Hope you are doing alright, and we'll make that next one stick.

  13. #13
    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2005
    Location
    Jacksonville
    My Bikes
    Wilier Zero 7; Merlin Extralight; Co-Motion Robusta; Schwinn Paramount; Motobecane Phantom Cross; Cervelo P2; Motebecane Ti Fly 29er
    Posts
    27,306
    Mentioned
    10 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell View Post
    Oh, and a 5th place with a crash is still upgrade points. Time to change your 'o-meter.'
    And if the guy was DQ'd isn't Grant 4th, not 5th?

  14. #14
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    My Bikes
    Giant TCR Advanced 2
    Posts
    120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I know that my username is my first initial and last name, but it's still a little weird to see people on the internet calling me by my real first name. Just an initial impression.

    Thanks all for the support an encouragement. I'm recovering just fine and am using spring break to put in my biggest volume week this year, so everything still works.

    As for upgrade points, USA Cycling's website (http://usacycling.org/news/user/story.php?id=580) requires that for 4-3 upgrade a criterium must be a minimum 20 miles. We did 13 laps of the course, which is about 11 miles, so I haven't updated the cat-o-meter. If anyone knows different, I'm all ears.

    None of the chatter on nyvelocity bothered me except for the guy trashing on my fiancee. I can take it, but she has been the most unbelievably supportive person of my demanding hobby, more than I could possibly imagine. So that set me off.

    After the crash my teammates are constantly pointing out steel barricades I haven't knocked down yet, so at least we can all laugh about it now.

    Java, next time we'll definitely make it stick.

  15. #15
    Oh The Huge Manatee Lithuania's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    mabra
    Posts
    4,528
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    hey you said your name was grant in the initial post.

  16. #16
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    My Bikes
    Giant TCR Advanced 2
    Posts
    120
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Fair enough. Still disconcerting though.

  17. #17
    ... Brandy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Location
    Huntington Beach, Ca
    Posts
    6,948
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It creeps me out when people call me Brandy. I'm right there with you Grant.

  18. #18
    Back on the Yam-Yam kniprm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Posts
    367
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    gtman, have to say you have a nice looking kit. respek.

  19. #19
    . botto's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    40,335
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gtmandsager View Post
    I know that my username is my first initial and last name, but it's still a little weird to see people on the internet calling me by my real first name. Just an initial impression.

    Thanks all for the support an encouragement. I'm recovering just fine and am using spring break to put in my biggest volume week this year, so everything still works.

    As for upgrade points, USA Cycling's website (http://htt p://u sacycling.org/news/...ory.php?id=580) requires that for 4-3 upgrade a criterium must be a minimum 20 miles. We did 13 laps of the course, which is about 11 miles, so I haven't updated the cat-o-meter. If anyone knows different, I'm all ears.

    None of the chatter on nyvelocity bothered me except for the guy trashing on my fiancee. I can take it, but she has been the most unbelievably supportive person of my demanding hobby, more than I could possibly imagine. So that set me off.

    After the crash my teammates are constantly pointing out steel barricades I haven't knocked down yet, so at least we can all laugh about it now.

    Java, next time we'll definitely make it stick.
    if it's that disconcerting, perhaps you shouldn't have included it in your initial post.

    Quote Originally Posted by gtmandsager View Post
    If the answer is more than ten, you have me beat.

    Grant's Tomb Crit, cat 4. I should have taken the hint,
    my first name is Grant. I didn't have enough for a final sprint, but was enough for 5th. Unfortunately the guy who won was busy celebrating as I was sprinting through the finish and he drifted over and forced me into the barriers. Helmet is trashed, but it did it's job, and nothing is broken (same with the bike, surprisingly). Someone with a very nice camera said he got some good pics, but I was still seeing stars, so if you have any, PM me.

    Fingers crossed to be back on the bike tomorrow.

  20. #20
    Burning Matches. ElJamoquio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    San Jose, CA
    My Bikes
    Motobecane Le Champion SL, Cervelo P2SL
    Posts
    9,663
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gtmandsager View Post
    I know that my username is my first initial and last name, but it's still a little weird to see people on the internet calling me by my real first name. Just an initial impression.
    I apologize, Mr. Mandsager.
    Reacting is mind candy; it requires no thought. Thinking is tedious.

    Bikeforums 'Group Buy': Kinlin Rims, Sapim/DT Spokes, Formula/Bitex Hubs


    "The only good race pace is suicide pace, and today looks like a good day to die."
    -Steve Prefontaine

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •