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    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.

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    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."

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    Epic. Both race and the report. Great job my friend.

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    Great report. Awesome job Mr. Ex.
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    Damn.

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    Why are you so fast?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Why are you so fast?
    We are just slow.

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    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.

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    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."
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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    Why are you so fast?
    I've saw fast at that race. It wasn't me.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    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.

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    awesome. just awesome. Thanks.

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    Great writeup, great race.

    Keep on rockin' out X.

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    Nice ride Ex. Thanks for the great write up.

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    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?

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    Nice race and report. Sounds like a "fun" race to be in.
    Gelato aficionado.

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    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?

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    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.
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    Epic. Nice report, Ex.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
    The Self Loathing in you is strong Scummer.
    I embrace the Dark Side.
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