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Old 03-11-09, 07:06 AM   #1
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Rouge Roubaix links and pics / 100 mile killer!

IT was brutal; especially for a non climber.

NEW York Times Article
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/03/10/sp...ling.html?_r=2

Pictures
To see the pictures go to -
http://www.AdamAndErinFalgoutPhotography.com
then click on 'Enter Site' Next click on the 'PROOFING' tab, Then type the password 'rr2009' and that will bring up all the pictures from the race!

More pics:
http://picasaweb.google.com/johnh195...jAE&feat=email

Video
http://www.tunicatrails.org/VIDEO/rougeroubaix2009.html

Results:
http://www.lambra.org/results/2009/rouge09_r.htm

Official Website:
http://www.rougeroubaix.com/

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Old 03-11-09, 07:21 AM   #2
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oh man, the Times picked it up. And I heard there was a camera crew from National Geo?

looks like it won't be a fun little race much longer... but I still gotta do it.
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Old 03-11-09, 08:26 AM   #3
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I read the article yesterday. Does anyone have a course profile to give me a better idea what makes this thing such a beast?

Edit: found it. That's a hard day in the saddle, but doable.
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wfrogge was in at least one of the photos from the schmaltzy wedding photographer site.
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Old 03-11-09, 11:24 AM   #5
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My brother works in Baton Rouge, I sent him the link. His response-

"YOU NEED TO PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR AND MAKE THE ROAD TRIP.
IT’S ONLY ABOT AN HOUR AND Ĺ FROM THE HOUSE."

I'm going.
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wfrogge was in at least one of the photos from the schmaltzy wedding photographer site.
god what a crappy website that was....I find it hard to believe that they make a living selling anything off of that site. When are people going to understand that flash makes a website cumbersome and ridiculously annoying to navigate?

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My brother works in Baton Rouge, I sent him the link. His response-

"YOU NEED TO PUT IT ON YOUR CALENDAR FOR NEXT YEAR AND MAKE THE ROAD TRIP.
ITíS ONLY ABOT AN HOUR AND Ĺ FROM THE HOUSE."

I'm going.
i was a mere 6 hours away last year. problem was i was out of shape, over geared, and had just arrived in the south.

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god what a crappy website that was....I find it hard to believe that they make a living selling anything off of that site. When are people going to understand that flash makes a website cumbersome and ridiculous annoying to navigate?
good question. wish i had the answer.

the music made it even worse.
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i was a mere 6 hours away last year. problem was i was out of shape, over geared, and had just arrived in the south.



good question. wish i had the answer.

the music made it even worse.
glad I had my sound off....didn't think there was a way that site could be worse.
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wfrogge was in at least one of the photos from the schmaltzy wedding photographer site.
In the back of the pack for the 1/2/3's .... Thats right at the turn for the 1st gravel section and I didnt want to be part of that pack. After about 5 miles of that stuff I got the hang of it and wished I was farther up the road with the leaders.

One thing I bought for the race is that new CamelBak "RaceBak" that goes under your jersey. Its pretty damn nice and will get a lot of use this year for TTing

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In the back of the pack for the 1/2/3's .... Thats right at the turn for the 1st gravel section and I didnt want to be part of that pack. After about 5 miles of that stuff I got the hang of it and wished I was farther up the road with the leaders.

One thing I bought for the race is that new CamelBak "RaceBak" that goes under your jersey. Its pretty damn nice and will get a lot of use this year for TTing
how did your teammate, the one with the sophisticated training 'strategies', fare? i saw his beak popping out near the front group. shocking.
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how did your teammate, the one with the sophisticated training 'strategies', fare? i saw his beak popping out near the front group. shocking.
23rd (just out of the money). Theres a good action sequence of him eating it on the gravel on that guys site. Overall he had a good race and was the first 3 to finish.
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In the back of the pack for the 1/2/3's .... Thats right at the turn for the 1st gravel section and I didnt want to be part of that pack. After about 5 miles of that stuff I got the hang of it and wished I was farther up the road with the leaders.

One thing I bought for the race is that new CamelBak "RaceBak" that goes under your jersey. Its pretty damn nice and will get a lot of use this year for TTing
do you think you'd use one of these racebak's for long road races in hot temps such as the TN state RR last year? I understand they have a feed zone but there are always people (myself included) that don't have teammates or people to hand water in the feed and without a neutral water support I found myself out of water after the first lap (especially since they took us so far off course in the beginning). 2 bottles down in a little over an hour of riding. Dang that was a ridiculously hot day.
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do you think you'd use one of these racebak's for long road races in hot temps such as the TN state RR last year? I understand they have a feed zone but there are always people (myself included) that don't have teammates or people to hand water in the feed and without a neutral water support I found myself out of water after the first lap (especially since they took us so far off course in the beginning). 2 bottles down in a little over an hour of riding. Dang that was a ridiculously hot day.
It would be perfect for that event. You dont even notice it after a few miles unlike a normal camelbak because the bladder is tight to your body
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23rd (just out of the money). Theres a good action sequence of him eating it on the gravel on that guys site. Overall he had a good race and was the first 3 to finish.
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i was a mere 6 hours away last year. problem was i was out of shape, over geared, and had just arrived in the south.



good question. wish i had the answer.

the music made it even worse.
Why do the people that make vids I want to see always add some crappy rock, especially linkin park(very popular with the car tuners) .
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I hope to do a race like that someday. Sounds like an awesome time.
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