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    I "made the team"...

    ... ok, just as a Cat4, but I'm pretty stoked nonetheless as they're the team I targeted initially (yep, they've got pretty cool jerseys ).

    Seems to be a good mixture of knowledgable, friendly, humorous, laid back guys. But they also have no problem taking training seriously and race pretty aggressively -- so no more excuses for me in 2009. We shall see.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost View Post
    ... ok, just as a Cat4, but I'm pretty stoked nonetheless as they're the team I targeted initially (yep, they've got pretty cool jerseys ).

    Seems to be a good mixture of knowledgable, friendly, humorous, laid back guys. But they also have no problem taking training seriously and race pretty aggressively -- so no more excuses for me in 2009. We shall see.
    for now. good luck and congrats
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    true dat!

    Swami says:

    1st points = June '09
    1st win and/or podium = July '09
    Cat3 upgrade = Sep '09
    Fastest Guy on BF = Summer '10
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost View Post
    true dat!

    Swami says:

    1st points = June '09
    1st win and/or podium = July '09
    Cat3 upgrade = Sep '09
    Fastest Guy on BF = Summer '10
    bookmarked

    and good luck.
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    Awesome, good luck. I remember when I joined my first serious team as a 4 last year. Good luck on 2009 and I think you'll exceed even your own aspirations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wanders View Post
    bookmarked

    and good luck.
    pffttt... it's "off season" now and by the time RR season rolls around (seems like forever & a day away right now ), my boasts will be long forgotten.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost View Post
    ... ok, just as a Cat4, but I'm pretty stoked nonetheless as they're the team I targeted initially (yep, they've got pretty cool jerseys ).

    Seems to be a good mixture of knowledgable, friendly, humorous, laid back guys. But they also have no problem taking training seriously and race pretty aggressively -- so no more excuses for me in 2009. We shall see.
    Grats, good luck on your season.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    Awesome, good luck. I remember when I joined my first serious team as a 4 last year. Good luck on 2009 and I think you'll exceed even your own aspirations.
    Thanks. But did you join your 1st serious team as 39yr old?
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    Hey, it's the same feeling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrimsonKarter21 View Post
    Hey, it's the same feeling.
    Indeed, correctamundo wise young one. Thanks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost View Post
    Thanks. But did you join your 1st serious team as 39yr old?
    46. Neener neener.

    Congrats. Hope you're happy there, a good team is a real blessing.
    Last edited by Racer Ex; 10-20-08 at 09:47 PM.

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    cool man! I flirted with the idea of joining team, again, but thankfully talked myself out if it

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost View Post
    (yep, they've got pretty cool jerseys
    Nothing else matters.

    I sponsor a team because they have cool jerseys. And a few of them are long time pals of mine, but seriously, no fashion sense, no dough.

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    Where does this team race? Are you still in Colorado?
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    Congrats....joined first "serious" team this year as well. Good part about mine is that it is heavily Cat 1,2 guys with a couple of 3's. Now we have 4 of us 4/5 guys. Team does not split up weekly rides. Stay on or die kind of stuff with an ex-olympian (so I hear) and ovr 50 state champ, a cat1 state champ, various 1's and 2's from the area, etc...

    I can only hang when they're talking at the start of the ride, but what doesn't kill me only makes me hate myself more....where were we? nvrmnd.

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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost View Post
    true dat!

    Swami says:

    1st points = June '09
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    Cat3 upgrade = Sep '09
    Fastest Guy on BF = Summer '10
    Sorry I think there are some reaaaaaaaaaally fast guys on BF.


    I am not one of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    ...

    I sponsor a team because they have cool jerseys.
    Sorry Charlie, but I've seen those pink day-glow striped brassiers and they are not cool.

    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    ...but seriously, no fashion sense, no dough.
    Yep, gotta keep the throngs of 20-something year old fashion conscious hotties wanting more racer meat happy (or so I wish).

    Quote Originally Posted by Chucklehead View Post
    Where does this team race? Are you still in Colorado?
    Uh yep, still in (and loving) beautiful CO. Although sometimes I wish I was racing in a less talent laden state, as I'm put to shame on an even more consistent basis than when I was in CA.

    Quote Originally Posted by Psimet2001 View Post
    Congrats....joined first "serious" team this year as well. Good part about mine is that it is heavily Cat 1,2 guys with a couple of 3's. Now we have 4 of us 4/5 guys. Team does not split up weekly rides. Stay on or die kind of stuff with an ex-olympian (so I hear) and ovr 50 state champ, a cat1 state champ, various 1's and 2's from the area, etc...

    I can only hang when they're talking at the start of the ride, but what doesn't kill me only makes me hate myself more....where were we? nvrmnd.
    Great way to get fast, really quick. My team currently has about 25 Cat 4's -- we'll see what actual participation is like this Saturday.

    I thought I read in Velo News that you had won a race(?). But seriously, I thought I did read somewhere (on BF at least) that you did.


    Quote Originally Posted by umd View Post
    Sorry I think there are some reaaaaaaaaaally fast guys on BF.


    I am not one of them.
    pfftttt... Not only will I lay down the sweat drenched gauntlet, I will also smack it across the cheek of the nearest, faster than me BF racer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by celticfrost View Post
    pfftttt... Not only will I lay down the sweat drenched gauntlet, I will also smack it across the cheek of the nearest, faster than me BF racer.
    You know that only rewards them, right?
    The rider in my avatar is David Etxebarria, not me.

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