Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 21 of 21
  1. #1
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)

    Branch Brook Race Report 3.21.09

    It's cold. But at least it's light out. But it's freezing. It's only 30, but after a couple of 50+ days, me and Unckie Don are freezing. We register, pin the stupid numbers on and we do a warm up lap of the little 2 mile park road circuit. Narrow, a bit windy, Belgian block curbs the whole length on either side, some choppy pavement. In some ways a crash waiting to happen. Oh well.

    We queue up for the 45+ race. We know 1/3 of the guys there. It's like a Road Nazi reunion. The 4/5 race goes off, two minutes later it's our turn. Anyway, long story short I achieved my goals:

    1.) I did not crash

    2.) I did not get shelled

    There was a 6 man break up the road, our man Gerry was in it (not sure how he finished, we left before we saw him again), they did stay clear. Safe riding in the 45+, no dicey moves, no crashes. Felt good in the field, finished in the top 15 or so in bunch (probably a 50 man pack total), never felt pressed, took a couple of digs to bridge up to little splinter groups. More my speed than the preposterously testosterous 35+ idiots. However I must confess that I do suspect a few sandbaggers in that race were 35 year olds with forged Birth Certificates.

    Baby steps. Central Park tomorrow with the 35+. I am prepared for my humiliation.

    P.S. A BF Stalker did approach me before the race to ask 'are you Pcad?' My team mates tell me they get the same questions at races.

  2. #2
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    :/ a report with no results?

  3. #3
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    :/ a report with no results?
    Troy Kimball won. I know who got 3rd and 4th (3rd was Kevin Haley from the Hump, 4th was the BMC dude from the Tour de Fred ride). They said Gerry got 6th. In a 6 man break? Don and I found that hard to believe. We'll find out soon enough.

  4. #4
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    My race reports are more like Human Interest stories, but the only human interested is me. Which does work for me by the way.

  5. #5
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I'm sure he was saving his A game to work for me tomorrow.

  6. #6
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    I'm sure he was saving his A game to work for me tomorrow.
    Luckily for you I saved my D game as well. I will be deploying the heavy duty bungee cord with the teflon hook.

  7. #7
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    By the way, try not to ride so fast tomorrow. It's really annoying.

  8. #8
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Expect tomorrow to be off the charts. We will get attacked hard.

  9. #9
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    Expect tomorrow to be off the charts. We will get attacked hard.
    Everything will be OK if we can see the course. I'm hoping I won't need the night vision goggles this week.


  10. #10
    Dude wheres my guads? skinnyone's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Guess
    My Bikes
    Not enough
    Posts
    2,680
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    PCAD, how does it feel to be an internet celebrity and what are you wearing tonight?

  11. #11
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by skinnyone View Post
    PCAD, how does it feel to be an internet celebrity and what are you wearing tonight?
    I enjoy being stalked. Now if Brandy would only stalk me, I'd really have something.

  12. #12
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    By the way, there was no prize $ for 22nd place in the 45+ race. I checked.

    I was just thinking that two weekends ago I got shelled in the Central Park 35+ race. Then last Saturday I went for oral surgery. The oral surgery was really more fun.

  13. #13
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,798
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    You were 22nd. Gerry was 2nd.

  14. #14
    Realist Greg180's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Massachusetts
    My Bikes
    Roubaix, Tarmac, Fixed Gear
    Posts
    3,083
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    you were 22nd. Gerry was 2nd.
    oh snap!

  15. #15
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,891
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Not bad for an old guy with a bum knee.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  16. #16
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    Gerry was 2nd.
    That's more like it, when that guy told Don and I that Gerry finished '6th' we were like 'no friggin way'.

  17. #17
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Red Rider View Post
    Not bad for an old guy with a bum knee.
    Hey, I crossed the line in front of Unckie Don, now I can bust his balls. By the way, I totally guessed @ 22nd place earlier, and I was correct. I think I should get some prize $ just for that.

  18. #18
    ... Pablo.'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Location
    nyc
    Posts
    975
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    While it was fun racing, I'm really not such a big fan of the course. It was narrow and hard to move up (pretty boring too). There was some sketchy ***** in the 4/5 race and no one pulled through in the paceline. I'm sure its a better race in the higher cats where more people know how to ride.

  19. #19
    Don't mince words Red Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Vacaville, CA
    My Bikes
    '08 Orbea Diva "The Avocado"; Specialized Dolce comp "Sweet Thang"; Co-Motion Roadster "Blue Jay", Fuji Team Pro
    Posts
    6,891
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Hey, I crossed the line in front of Unckie Don, now I can bust his balls. By the way, I totally guessed @ 22nd place earlier, and I was correct. I think I should get some prize $ just for that.
    I have a pony...will that work?

    And being able to bust someone for finishing ahead of him=yes.
    When my feet hit the floor in the morning, Satan shudders and says, "Oh, *****, she's awake!"

    Visit my blog.

  20. #20
    Slow'n'Aero DrWJODonnell's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Driving the pace in the crosswind
    Posts
    2,599
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I didn't race the 4/5 but I find that course plenty wide and quite easy to move up at any time, though frankly, the 1/2/3 is always pretty much strung out. The course is pretty boring yes. I liked the long course much better. Still, it is at least a race. A race with kinks to be worked out, but a race nonetheless.

  21. #21
    Peloton Dog patentcad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2005
    Location
    Chester, NY
    My Bikes
    2013 Scott Foil, 2009 Scott Addict R2, 2008 Cervelo P3 TT bike, 2008 Motobecane Fly Ti Hard Tail MTB
    Posts
    56,333
    Mentioned
    36 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by DrWJODonnell View Post
    I didn't race the 4/5 but I find that course plenty wide and quite easy to move up at any time, though frankly, the 1/2/3 is always pretty much strung out. The course is pretty boring yes. I liked the long course much better. Still, it is at least a race. A race with kinks to be worked out, but a race nonetheless.
    I missed you yesterday Will. Hopefully I'll see you out there soon. Glad nobody seems to have crashed. I think I'm going next Saturday. I like 45+ races : ).

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •