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    Race Report (May 21st) with bonus material.

    I raced last night.

    Niki Terpstra was there.

    So was Steven Rooks.

    Plus a bunch of other guys.

    Other than an impressive demonstration by Terpstra, it was a boring race.

    That is all.



    epilogue

    Racing the night before a planned 5.5 hour ride shouldn't be that big of a deal.

    Unless your post race meal consists of 4 pints, a packet of crisps, and sitting in a smoky pub, shouting at football match being played in Moscow.

    Fortunately my training partners took pity on me for the first 2 hours.



    shock, horror, the road actually bends.



    contemporary dutch landscape.

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    Although I really liked the reverence given to the bike by the Dutch (and the chant the have at football matches against German clubs; "Give us back our bikes") the riding is fantastically boring until you get nearer the Belgian border.

    I take it you've returned to civilization?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    Although I really liked the reverence given to the bike by the Dutch (and the chant the have at football matches against German clubs; "Give us back our bikes") the riding is fantastically boring until you get nearer the Belgian border.
    no arguments here.

    the route of todays ride has to be one of the most monotonous rides ever.

    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    I take it you've returned to civilization?
    close enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    I raced last night.

    Niki Terpstra was there.

    So was Steven Rooks.

    Plus a bunch of other guys.

    Other than an impressive demonstration by Terpstra,
    it was a boring race.

    That is all.


    I know we approach these race reports from opposite ends of the spectrum, but this does not constitute a race report, even for you. How'd you do? Did you kick that skinny Dutch kid's ass?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Second Mouse View Post
    I know we approach these race reports from opposite ends of the spectrum, but this does not constitute a race report, even for you. How'd you do? Did you kick that skinny Dutch kid's ass?
    this sums up the race:

    jump. work. sit. work. sit up.

    wait.

    attack. wait. work. sit. sit. work. counter. sit up.

    wait.

    watch. watch. watch. jump. bridge. sit. sit up.

    wait.

    attack. work. sit. sit. wait. work. sit up. counter. caught.

    repeat.

    sprint.

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    It's cool that they watch football out there and all... but do they know it's not actually in season? Are they watching reruns like on FEN?
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    Quote Originally Posted by steaktaco View Post
    It's cool that they watch football out there and all... but do they know it's not actually in season? Are they watching reruns like on FEN?

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    did terpstra gap you guys? were his attacks with kid gloves or iron fist?
    I feel like a soiled kleenex dropped in the gutter in the red-light district of Paris.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    You had to go and post a sensible response... something wrong with this picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by daytonian View Post
    did terpstra gap you guys? were his attacks with kid gloves or iron fist?
    i took it for a test.

    he took off from the back, and one guy was able to grab his wheel. i was part of a group that tried to bridge.

    they were off the front for a few laps, i doubt the other guy did any work. everything became 'gruppo compatto', and he just hung out in the pack.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    this sums up the race:

    jump. work. sit. work. sit up.

    wait.

    attack. wait. work. sit. sit. work. counter. sit up.

    wait.

    watch. watch. watch. jump. bridge. sit. sit up.

    wait.

    attack. work. sit. sit. wait. work. sit up. counter. caught.

    repeat.

    sprint.

    Wow, it's just like being there!

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