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."
Epic. Both race and the report. Great job my friend.
Why are you so fast?
thanks for the report. chapeau.
one very small, nitpicky thing, iirc carter never rode for 7-11
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"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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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.
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.
Is trick from science!
awesome. just awesome. Thanks.
Nice ride Ex. Thanks for the great write up.
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?
Nice race and report. Sounds like a "fun" race to be in.
Epic. Nice report, Ex.