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    My idea of fun kensuf's Avatar
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    I suspect congratulations will be in order

    To Mr. & Mrs. Merlinextralight after tomorrow. So I'm pre-empting and saying "Congrats!"

    Oh yeah, and Mike Arena, best of luck tomorrow!
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    90% of life is showing up.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Ouch.

    Congrats Merlin!

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    Congrats are in order to Mike, who beat me by several minutes..did you podium, Mike?

    In related news, my ass hurts now. Not what anybody wants to hear, but there it is...
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    Nope! Not quite. When I scurried out of there after looking at the preliminary results, they had me at 5th.

    My ass hurts too. Not the "I just had a saddle jammed up there for an hour" hurt, but the "holy crap, I didn't know I used those muscles to ride a bike" hurt.

    Congratulations to you too though -- you looked good out there! Definitely not bad for only having ridden the bike five times this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikearena View Post
    Ouch.

    Congrats Merlin!
    Thanks. The competition was tough in our division. We missed our goal by 2 minutes, but good training nonetheless.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikearena View Post
    "holy crap, I didn't know I used those muscles to ride a bike" hurt.
    Exactly...

    I think we're all just sitting around our computers because we don't want to get up again.

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Thanks. The competition was tough in our division. We missed our goal by 2 minutes, but good training nonetheless.
    Good to see y'all out there! Kudos on convincing your wife to suffer through that with you. Mine was scared to call me for fear that I'd be grumpy. I was still cross-eyed when I saw you and didn't see how you'd set the tandem up..did you have aerobars? What wheels?

    I think you can get state champs jerseys now..heck, wear 'em for a Velobrew picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikearena View Post
    Nope! Not quite. When I scurried out of there after looking at the preliminary results, they had me at 5th.

    My ass hurts too. Not the "I just had a saddle jammed up there for an hour" hurt, but the "holy crap, I didn't know I used those muscles to ride a bike" hurt.

    Congratulations to you too though -- you looked good out there! Definitely not bad for only having ridden the bike five times this year.
    Sorry I wasn't there today to cheer you on as well as my teammates. I haven't heard anything from Dave Low as of yet, so I don't know how my teammates did.

    I "bagged" this race to focus my training for the Ocala Stage Race weekend instead. If I feel as good in two weeks as I felt today ...
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    Oh, and big congrats to Mr and Mrs Merlin.

    So when will she be wearing her State champ jersey in a race?
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    Quote Originally Posted by KendallF View Post
    Exactly...

    I think we're all just sitting around our computers because we don't want to get up again.



    Good to see y'all out there! Kudos on convincing your wife to suffer through that with you. Mine was scared to call me for fear that I'd be grumpy. I was still cross-eyed when I saw you and didn't see how you'd set the tandem up..did you have aerobars? What wheels?

    I think you can get state champs jerseys now..heck, wear 'em for a Velobrew picture.
    I'll have to look into the jerseys.

    This is the TT setup, clipon aerobars up front, cane creek speed bars in the back, hed trispoke front, and cobbled up disc cover in the back.

    I really have to give Deb a lot of credit. Her first TT ever and she rode strong the whole way. Honestly, I don't think I rode as hard as I could, knowing we had no competition, I think I settled a bit instead of pushing deeper into pain. Of course its always easy to think afterward you could have gone harder.

    And running off the road on the turn around didn't help.

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    What was your average speed? I'm guessing tandem time trials are pretty freaking fast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
    What was your average speed? I'm guessing tandem time trials are pretty freaking fast.
    The winning time for the p/1/2 field was something sick like 50:20. My math has that at just under 30mph (29.8?).
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    There were three guys under 51' on a correctly measured course.
    Yip Tsang, Grant Potter and Dave Viney (the 58 yo Canadian transplant).
    Nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by YMCA View Post
    There were three guys under 51' on a correctly measured course.
    Yip Tsang, Grant Potter and Dave Viney (the 58 yo Canadian transplant).
    Nice...
    Yeah, I saw that.

    Sick sick sick. Sorry to see the Dave get beat by 2 young pups (Grant's what, our age?), but damn still 50:48 for the old man isn't slow at all.



    Do you have the full results by any chance? I lent Ryan my hrm for the event and wanted to see how he did before I called him today.
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    Oh and Merlin, congratulations! As you said, 90% is just showing up , no one else had the cajones to show up for your event.
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    Congrats all. 40k is obscene.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flatballer View Post
    What was your average speed? I'm guessing tandem time trials are pretty freaking fast.
    Two strong riders on a tandem can be smoking fast. We were painfully slow.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
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    Does anybody know why FloridaCycling is missing results for a bunch of categores (3, 4, mixed tandem, and maybe a few others)? Is it just me?

    edit: Nevermind, 3s are up. Still no 4s though.

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    It's there in the dynamic results.

    http://www.mylaps.com/results/showru...605&perclass=1
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    Thanks! I only got to glance quickly on Saturday before I had to hop in the car and catch a ride back home. It had been keeping me up at night how much time was between me and the guy in front of me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikearena View Post
    Thanks! I only got to glance quickly on Saturday before I had to hop in the car and catch a ride back home. It had been keeping me up at night how much time was between me and the guy in front of me.
    How deep was the payout? You might be in the money.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    How deep was the payout? You might be in the money.
    I think it was $50 three deep. Missed the money by two whole minutes!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikearena View Post
    I think it was $50 three deep. Missed the money by two whole minutes!
    Yup, looks like you're right.

    Sorry.. That sucks.

    BTW -- you did really good. You put over a minute into Eric!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kensuf View Post
    BTW -- you did really good. You put over a minute into Eric!
    Thanks. It's small victories like that that make it worthwhile. A minute into Eric, at least a minute 20 into all the other 352 guys (except for Andrea, obviously)... I'll take it where I can get it.

    Would have liked to see what you and the Aussie could have done out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikearena View Post
    Thanks. It's small victories like that that make it worthwhile. A minute into Eric, at least a minute 20 into all the other 352 guys (except for Andrea, obviously)... I'll take it where I can get it.
    Thanks for the "locker room" posting, Mike. Ocala weekend is coming up and I'll be there with the other "352" guys. I'll make sure that they know what you said.



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