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Old 03-17-09, 10:08 AM   #1
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second race ever

I did pretty well on this race and got some sweet pictures. I just wanted to share them.
even though the second picture makes it look like I got first, I really placed 10th. (not bad for a second race in a field of 35) The race was a lot of fun! I soloed for 18 miles, never caught the first few riders, but I never got over taken by the main pack. I am pretty proud of that.




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Old 03-17-09, 08:39 PM   #2
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18 miles! geese. Good job you probably did a hell of a lot more work than most of the pack.
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I placed 10th. (not bad for a second race in a field of 35) The race was a lot of fun! I soloed for 18 miles, never caught the first few riders, but I never got over taken by the main pack. I am pretty proud of that.
Congratz on the effort and I am sure it will help with your training, but even YOU recognize you have to improve your tactics if you are going to treat it like a race.
(of course this from someone who often gets torched on group rides because I voluntarily take too many pulls)
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Good work.

However, you want to make sure you're in the drops when you pass the camera.
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So 9 guys were off the front and you were behind them but in front of the main field. or did the pack just shatter and you were 10th and not get lapped by the lead 9?
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Good work.

However, you want to make sure you're in the drops when you pass the camera.
I'll have to keep that in mind! thanks!

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So 9 guys were off the front and you were behind them but in front of the main field. or did the pack just shatter and you were 10th and not get lapped by the lead 9?
Yeah, 12 of us took off six miles in, two guys dropped early. I hung out with the brake a way for 12 miles or so then couldn't hold it... Rode the rest by myself. I'm pretty proud of the place because I'm still early in my training. I'm gonna amp up the training in a few weeks, so hopefully I'll see some results in the next few races... (like hang with the break a way)

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18 miles! geese. Good job you probably did a hell of a lot more work than most of the pack.
You bet. I was bloody tired when I crossed that finish line. I rode all 18 miles without the pack in sight, right before my 200m "sprint" I look back and see all 30 something riders shooting for me. I got some freakish surge of energy and really did sprint it out, just in front of the pack.
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Solo for 18 miles =
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