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    First Race / Win of the Year!

    This is actually my first win of all time. But the race was just a 3.5mile climb, 1200ft gain average grade 7%-8%. Raced in Juniors with about 8 starters? So It isn't really a legit win, but I did come first out of the 8 or so starters.

    This win did mean a lot to me since 1) I wanted to win it last year 2) I wanted to win it as a Junior (this is my last year) and 3) This is the mountain that got me in cycling and racing.

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    Happy New Years!
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    Nice job on the race and the blog post! Unfortunately, the equivalent "race" for me is the MS 150 charity ride and I am not allowed to race it per BF rules.

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    Ah to be young. Averaging a 200bpm heart rate...gheez. I remember those days.

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    Congratulations !
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    Congrats.

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    Nice job.
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    congratulations!

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    Great job Dom. Fingers crossed for a strong 2011 for you. As for me, based on today, I'm still in "build"

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    Congrats.
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    Great start to the year. Congrats!
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    Awesome. Stop playing it down though: You crossed the line first. That's a legitimate win.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Awesome. Stop playing it down though: You crossed the line first. That's a legitimate win.
    +1. A win from any angle.
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    Congrats!!!! So much fun to read race reports that end in a win!!!!

    It is hard to start a season with a win, so kudos to you on good off-season training. I am going to use you as my inspiration, since my first race of the year (in 3months and I am already freaking out!) is a big target race for me.

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    Live it. Love it. Own it.

    It was a goal and it ended with a win.

    What's next?
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    Are those root beers ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by chicagogal View Post
    Congrats!!!! So much fun to read race reports that end in a win!!!!

    It is hard to start a season with a win, so kudos to you on good off-season training. I am going to use you as my inspiration, since my first race of the year (in 3months and I am already freaking out!) is a big target race for me.

    Why would you have your 1st race after ~6 months off be a target race?

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    Nice work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by johnybutts View Post
    Why would you have your 1st race after ~6 months off be a target race?
    Because the course is awesome, the event is amazingly well-run, everyone who is anyone in our area comes out to race, and I did well last year with way less experience. Almost everyone who is competing at that event will just be starting their season, so it is really a test of off-season training. If I can manage to come into form using the computrainer and spring training camp, I am confident that I can place well.. . .I should rephrase that, it's bike racing, anything can happen, but if I work hard, I should be able to achieve the fitness required to place well. . .

    now one problem with my strategy of an early peak is that I may find that I establish myself as a threat early in the season and end up racing the next 6 months with a target on my back, but it is a risk I am willing to take. In fact, it could add an interesting dynamic/caveat to the season! ...yes, I know I am getting way ahead of myself. . .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    Are those root beers ?
    root beer for the OP, trippel for me

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    Thanks for the support everyone!

    mcjimbosandwich, I don't drink Root Beer or other sodas, but I do drink Apple Cider every New Year! so...
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    Congratulations! That's a good time too.

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    OP, congrats!

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    Great job Dom. Fingers crossed for a strong 2011 for you. As for me, based on today, I'm still in "build"
    You're doing it wrong. BASE, then build.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rydaddy View Post
    You're doing it wrong.
    This is quite true.

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    Congrats OP!

    Quote Originally Posted by Beaker View Post
    This is quite true.
    I kinda skipped base here in FL. Since racing starts so early, I only took 1.5 weeks off at the end of the season - which was more than enough as 3-4 days in my mind was ready to go again!
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