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    this one's optimistic... feethanddooth's Avatar
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    hello. i am an idiot.

    yesterday, while basically about to win the cat 5 nj state crit race i put my head down and crashed into the curb with no interference from anyone. please insult me or console me. your choice!
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    You said Cat5, right? Did anyone even notice?

    BTW how can you basically be about to win a race?
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    is there really a cat 5 state championship? would seem that it would encourage sandbagging. Any way I can downgrade to 4?

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    this one's optimistic... feethanddooth's Avatar
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    **** this place. most of you are snobs anyway.
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    Most? Pishaw, we're all snobs.

    Anyway. Did you fair ok? How's the bike?

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    you asked for insults. don't invite it and then complain. and mine was a legit question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feethanddooth View Post
    **** this place. most of you are snobs anyway.
    Did you forget to read your own OP?

    "please insult me or console me. your choice!"

    You do something dumb, invite smart-arse remarks and the get offended by it?

    Keep your head up next time so you know when to sit up and blow kisses to the crowd.

    Feel better? Here, have a Life Saver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    is there really a cat 5 state championship? would seem that it would encourage sandbagging. Any way I can downgrade to 4?
    Just like the cat 3 and 4 state championships encourage sandbagging.

    To the OP - I hope you didn't get hurt too badly (or hurt anyone else). The good news is that your mistake is one that you won't make twice.

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    Noteworthy experience. Sorta like crashing in an individual TT.

    Anyway, the speech I always give my kids when they mess up, is: "Nobody's perfect. We all make mistakes. What separates the idiots from the smarter folks is that smarter folks generally learn from their mistakes. Idiots keep making the same mistakes over and over."

    What did YOU learn from your experience?

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    My name is Gary and I'm a sandbagger.


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    You crash too much.
    Haven't you totaled like 3 bikes this year?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    BTW how can you basically be about to win a race?
    I thought Bob D had a genuine question. Not sure why the OP was offended.

    Was the OP off solo by 10" w/ 200 meters to go and crashed, or was he in a field sprint, confident in his abilities after winning Thursday morning's city limit sign, over defending champion Fred Van Frederick.

    Not for nothing, but cmon OP, just answer the questions truthfully and nobody gets hurt.

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    i was about to win a race once but about 20 other guys faster than me got in my way.

    hi gary.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bobby Lex View Post
    Noteworthy experience. Sorta like crashing in an individual TT.
    Yeah, um, I crashed in an ITT. Felt really stupid. I was a little dehydrated and had just hammered up a hill right before a turnaround. Took the turn too wide and smacked into the curb. I didn't even realize it was about to happen until I hit it, that's how out of it I was

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    Sandbagger?

    Sorry, I thought this meeting was poseurs... must be down the hall...

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    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    Yeah, um, I crashed in an ITT. Felt really stupid. I was a little dehydrated and had just hammered up a hill right before a turnaround. Took the turn too wide and smacked into the curb. I didn't even realize it was about to happen until I hit it, that's how out of it I was
    Michael? Michael Rasmussen? What the hell are you doing here, man?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    Keep your head up next time so you know when to sit up and blow kisses to the crowd.
    +1

    Not too long ago I read the riot act to a newbie racer on a training ride for watching his wheel instead of the road during a sprint. He never would have seen the car coming.
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    Was the curb okay?



    ~hi, Gary~

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    OP; Ball. Go Home.

    I wanted to know how it ended.

    -yeah, hi Gary-
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    There but for the grace of God go I.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    There but for the grace of God go I.
    It's ok. God all too often has a good laugh at my expense, too.
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    I was once leading a sailing race and you were supposed to pass the final buoy to starboard and I passed it to port. The victory horn didn't sound, so I realized my mistake and looped around to cross the right way and another boat beat me by a foot.

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    that story would make him feel better if when going around the buoy you crashed the other boat and sunk.

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    Hi Gary

    Did you go up to the official and tell them you would have won if it weren't for the curb. I think they will still give it to you.

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