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    random racing tips

    here's a few, post yours:

    1. drafting can be very important and useful.
    2. you're (usually) not the strongest guy in the race
    2a. even if you are, they can still beat you.
    3. wet corners can be slippery.
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    4. We're going to yell at you!

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    5. You gotta look good.

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    6. It's not about going fast

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    7. If you can't (fill in the blank), don't go to Europe.
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    8. Folding your numbers at a big race will cost you $.

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    9. You need a FTP of 4.0W/kg to be competitive as a 4

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    10. Shorts on first, then icy hot.

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    11. Bring TP

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    12. Park in the bank drive-thru under the overhang.

    12a. Don't park next to the port-a-loo.
    Last edited by EventServices; 08-21-10 at 01:26 PM. Reason: to add humor.

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    13. Bring beer and plastic cups.

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    14. It's not all about the bike.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices View Post
    12. Park in the bank drive-thru under the overhang.
    12.1 Bonus points if it's during banking hours.

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    15. Racing is training too. Bring food for recovery. Especially if you're racing again the day after.

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    16. Chamois time is riding time. Done riding? Take off the shorts. You'll grow 'shrooms down there.
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    17. Red is faster than all of the other colours.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    16. Chamois time is riding time. Done riding? Take off the shorts. You'll grow 'shrooms down there.
    16a. If you need to pad your training hours, leave shorts on until you've gotten the hours you need.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vixtor View Post
    17. Red is faster than all of the other colours.
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    18. Cool down for a good 10 min after the race, especially important if racing again in a few hours.
    19. Get one of these to massage your quads, or just hire a masseuse if you are feeling rich.

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    20. Don't stand when you can sit, don't sit when you can lay down.

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    21. Don't crash
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    Quote Originally Posted by Voodoo76 View Post
    20. Don't stand when you can sit, don't sit when you can lay down.
    22. Eat before you are hungry. (The Badger)

    23. Drink before you are thirsty. (The Badger)

    24. Ride lots. (The Cannibal)

    25. Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades. (The Cannibal)
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    26. Don't poop in your bibs (Tom 'The white stuff ain't sugar' Boonen)
    Truth, like light, blinds. Falsehood, on the contrary, is a beautiful twilight that enhances every object.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    26. Don't poop in your bibs (Tom 'The white stuff ain't sugar' Boonen)
    Greg "bad peach" Lemond is a much earlier reference for this tidbit.
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    27. your bib straps go under your jersey not over.

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