Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

"The 33"-Road Bike Racing We set this forum up for our members to discuss their experiences in either pro or amateur racing, whether they are the big races, or even the small backyard races. Don't forget to update all the members with your own race results.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-05-09, 09:18 AM   #1
Racer Ex 
Resident Alien
Thread Starter
 
Racer Ex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Location, location.
Bikes:
Posts: 12,618
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Tour of the Gila Report

I lied. At least about the report thing. Still not sure if I have the will to race again.

It's long, but here it is.
Racer Ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 09:30 AM   #2
Second Mouse
....gets the cheese
 
Second Mouse's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: SLC, Utah
Bikes: Panasonic DX 2000, LeMond Reno, Canondale Caad 8
Posts: 2,539
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great read, Ex--thanks!

"A quick word on Carter. Won the Master’s class at Gila the last two years running. Rode professionally for 7-11 and Motorola, mostly in smaller races like the Tour De France, the Giro, the Vuelta, the Worlds…that sort of thing."

"I used the 56 tooth front ring to hit 49 MPH several times."
Second Mouse is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 09:32 AM   #3
El Diablo Rojo
Banned.
 
El Diablo Rojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: ATX, Ex So Cal
Bikes: Ridley Noah-Scott Addict-Orbea Ordu
Posts: 11,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Epic. Both race and the report. Great job my friend.
El Diablo Rojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 09:36 AM   #4
wanders
going roundy round
 
wanders's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: High Point, NC
Bikes:
Posts: 6,081
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Great report. Awesome job Mr. Ex.
wanders is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 09:48 AM   #5
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,579
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
Why are you so fast?
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 09:51 AM   #6
El Diablo Rojo
Banned.
 
El Diablo Rojo's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2006
Location: ATX, Ex So Cal
Bikes: Ridley Noah-Scott Addict-Orbea Ordu
Posts: 11,058
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Why are you so fast?
We are just slow.
El Diablo Rojo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 09:58 AM   #7
botto 
.
 
botto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 40,364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks for the report. chapeau.

one very small, nitpicky thing, iirc carter never rode for 7-11

Last edited by botto; 05-05-09 at 10:05 AM.
botto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:05 AM   #8
bdcheung
Carpe Diem
 
bdcheung's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: MABRA
Bikes: 2007 CAAD9; 2014 CAADX; PedalForce CG1
Posts: 13,149
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1 Post(s)
Awesome report.
__________________
"When you are chewing the bars at the business end of a 90 mile road race you really dont care what gear you have hanging from your bike so long as it works."
ΛΧΑ ΔΞ179 - 15% off your first Hammer Nutrition order!
bdcheung is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:13 AM   #9
Racer Ex 
Resident Alien
Thread Starter
 
Racer Ex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Location, location.
Bikes:
Posts: 12,618
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by botto View Post
thanks for the report. chapeau.

one very small, nitpicky thing, iirc carter never rode for 7-11
Well, the announcer at the race said so...that's what I get for believing talking heads.
Racer Ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:14 AM   #10
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,579
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
OUTstanding reading on that race report Racer Ex. Man that was fun. Thanks.

On the other hand, how unfair is it that 50 year old guys like me are on a bicycle next to 50 year olds like you? In that F'd up context, EPO becomes fair and square. Now if I could actually afford it and I didn't mind jabbing giant needles in my ass and risking death from a massive heart attack and it wasn't uttelry antithetical to the very reasons I ride my bicycle, well then I'd have something.
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:17 AM   #11
Racer Ex 
Resident Alien
Thread Starter
 
Racer Ex's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Location, location.
Bikes:
Posts: 12,618
Mentioned: 39 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 92 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Why are you so fast?
I've saw fast at that race. It wasn't me.
Racer Ex is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:17 AM   #12
botto 
.
 
botto's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 40,364
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
Well, the announcer at the race said so...that's what I get for believing talking heads.
especially this one.
botto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:22 AM   #13
TheKillerPenguin
Nonsense
 
TheKillerPenguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Vagabond
Bikes: Affirmative
Posts: 12,520
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 162 Post(s)
I sympathize with your altitude problems. Above 1500m my engine fails. Scotty calls the bridge and starts ranting about having to pick up pieces, etc.

That said, congrats on an awesome race.
TheKillerPenguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:27 AM   #14
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,579
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
I've saw fast at that race. It wasn't me.
Anytime you want to boost your ego, come out on the Nyack Ride, dump me at the base of Hook Mtn, and crush those other mopes at the top. Just try not to get your cigar ashes on me.
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:28 AM   #15
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,579
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
I sympathize with your altitude problems. Above 1500m my engine fails. Scotty calls the bridge and starts ranting about having to pick up pieces, etc.

That said, congrats on an awesome race.
I don't sympathize with any of your problems, but ditto on the awesome race kudos.
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:39 AM   #16
Quijibo187
Custom User Title
 
Quijibo187's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Winnipeg, Canada
Bikes: 2006 Marin Stelvio, 1990s Steve Bauer, Marin Palisades Trail
Posts: 1,912
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
awesome. just awesome. Thanks.
Quijibo187 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:40 AM   #17
ridethecliche
Village Idiot
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bahstaaaaan
Bikes:
Posts: 20,241
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Great writeup, great race.

Keep on rockin' out X.

Like this: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LuzpeOZI6Fo
ridethecliche is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 10:57 AM   #18
cmh
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: Portland, OR
Bikes:
Posts: 2,524
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2 Post(s)
Nice ride Ex. Thanks for the great write up.
cmh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 11:05 AM   #19
Nate552
Senior Member
 
Nate552's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: TX
Bikes: Orbea Orca Trek 5500 Trek Equinox
Posts: 2,618
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Thanks for putting the Gila into words for us. Congrats on suffering well and finishing with a top 10 against some serious competition. Guess this means we won't see you at the Horse Country TT this weekend?
Nate552 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 11:32 AM   #20
Scummer
Genetics have failed me
 
Scummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zorneding, Germany
Bikes: Norwid Aaland, Radon Slide 140, Dahon mju, Pedalforce CX1, Trek Madone 5.9, Old MTB and lots of spare parts
Posts: 3,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Nice race and report. Sounds like a "fun" race to be in.
__________________
Gelato aficionado.
Scummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 11:41 AM   #21
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,579
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
Sounds like a "fun" race to be in.
In what twisted Road Nazi sense do you mean this?
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 11:44 AM   #22
Scummer
Genetics have failed me
 
Scummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zorneding, Germany
Bikes: Norwid Aaland, Radon Slide 140, Dahon mju, Pedalforce CX1, Trek Madone 5.9, Old MTB and lots of spare parts
Posts: 3,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
In what twisted Road Nazi sense do you mean this?
In a sense that I would love to do it. The suffering seems to know no boundaries in this race.
__________________
Gelato aficionado.
Scummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 11:45 AM   #23
jvan12345
Senior Member
 
jvan12345's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: The armpit of America
Bikes:
Posts: 128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Epic. Nice report, Ex.
jvan12345 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 11:45 AM   #24
patentcad
Peloton Shelter Dog
 
patentcad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Chester, NY
Bikes: 2013 Scott Foil, 2016 Scott Addict, 2015 Scott Scale 700SL MTB
Posts: 59,579
Mentioned: 15 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 201 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scummer View Post
In a sense that I would love to do it. The suffering seems to know no boundaries in this race.
The Self Loathing in you is strong Scummer.
patentcad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-05-09, 11:49 AM   #25
Scummer
Genetics have failed me
 
Scummer's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Zorneding, Germany
Bikes: Norwid Aaland, Radon Slide 140, Dahon mju, Pedalforce CX1, Trek Madone 5.9, Old MTB and lots of spare parts
Posts: 3,014
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 7 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
The Self Loathing in you is strong Scummer.
I embrace the Dark Side.
__________________
Gelato aficionado.
Scummer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:26 PM.