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    Old Road Racer Cleave's Avatar
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    Scored Some Series Points

    Hi,

    So I'm not a field sprinter (not fast or daring enough) and I don't have enough power to break away on my own but I did manage to score some points at Tuesday's twilight series race.

    Masters 40+ (60 riders - including women and juniors)

    I got 2nd in Prime-1. Very strange start to the break but three of us ended up staying away for over a lap (approx 2 miles total) for the prime sprint. I knew my teammates were blocking so I figured I better try pretty hard not to be 3rd out of three. We finished in reverse order of this photo.

    Tried to get off the front a couple more time during the race but nothing worked (as usual). I decided to actually try to be there for the final sprint for the line and was just behind two guys who somehow got locked together for a moment sending one of them off the road on to the grass. I held my line and speed after seeing that.
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    Mr. Dopolina Bob Dopolina's Avatar
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    Sounds like you had a good time.

    This is how it starts. You were active on the front and trying to make things happen. Keep it up.
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    pan y agua merlinextraligh's Avatar
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    ok,I'm thinking the start of a "TenPoints" type book here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    Sounds like you had a good time.

    This is how it starts. You were active on the front and trying to make things happen. Keep it up.
    Hi,

    I generally have a good time at races -- that's why I do them. I am also generally active at the front but also generally to no avail. I get a lot of "atta boys" but rarely am I in the money these days.

    But like the room full of monkeys banging on typewriters, I keep on trying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    ok,I'm thinking the start of a "TenPoints" type book here.
    Hi merlin,

    Sorry, but I don't get the reference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cleave View Post
    So I'm not a field sprinter (not fast or daring enough)
    It says you got second in the race (?) and you're 5th overall? Not a sprinter? Or maybe I'm reading something wrong.

    cdr

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    Ten Points is a book about the Author's quest to earn ten points in his local racing series.

    It's actually a pretty good book.

    http://www.amazon.com/Ten-Points-Bil.../dp/1401302580

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