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Old 01-03-11, 08:45 AM   #1
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OMG can we get the season started now?!?!?!?!?

I am so tired of winter... ready to get some racing. I don't care that I'm fat and my ftp is down 50 watts. I feel the need. The need for speed.
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no thanks. march is soon enough for me.

and besides, I still have more interval training to do.
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You've only got a few more weeks.
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I've got 2 more weeks 'til I hit my 1st one.

Oh... forgot creaky is a fellow texan.

Just a coulpe more weeks dude, BE STRONG!

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My first race is February 19th at the LA Velodrome - LAVRA Cup Series TT. I will do the flying 200 m, the 500 m and the 2K pursuit.
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I am so tired of winter... ready to get some racing. I don't care that I'm fat and my ftp is down 50 watts. I feel the need. The need for speed.
i hear you, man, but i live in NYC. Your winter may be cold, but my winter has black ice on the ground. Oh that and the fact that i'm fat and my ftp is not where it should be...
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Less than 2 weeks until my first training crit and 4 weeks until the first omnium...can't wait!
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3 weeks for me. Im not ready but thats nothing new.
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Old 01-03-11, 09:17 AM   #9
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I've got 2 more weeks 'til I hit my 1st one.

Oh... forgot creaky is a fellow texan.

Just a coulpe more weeks dude, BE STRONG!
Copperas Cove... I hope it's decent weather. I'll be coming off a week-plus of work travel and jet lag... bound to be a high degree of suckage. Can't wait.
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Copperas Cove... I hope it's decent weather. I'll be coming off a week-plus of work travel and jet lag... bound to be a high degree of suckage. Can't wait.
which race are you doing?
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Old 01-03-11, 09:23 AM   #11
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My first race is February 19th at the LA Velodrome - LAVRA Cup Series TT. I will do the flying 200 m, the 500 m and the 2K pursuit.
Sure go race with a roof over your head...the rest of us will be freezing our cojones off!

I'm not in too big a hurry...Tour of New Braunfels will be my first race (assuming that they have a 40+ open) then it will be Alsatian and the races seem to come fast and furious after that...by the end of May I'll have my fill of racing for a bit.
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Old 01-03-11, 09:36 AM   #12
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which race are you doing?
Probably the 40+, but maybe the 3/4. Depends on the team consensus since we have some new 4's this year and this might be a good mentoring experience for them
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OK cool, well I've got no choice, I'll be in the 3/4s.
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a good 100 days of training left before any racing here.
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a good 100 days of training left before any racing here.
Ouch, I thought we had it bad..

Looking forward to March, first RRs to kick off the season around here. They will be cold and wet, and people will complain, but I can't wait.
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Ouch, I thought we had it bad..

Looking forward to March, first RRs to kick off the season around here. They will be cold and wet, and people will complain, but I can't wait.
The best kind of races.
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oh, there is probably racing in march in NJ. i am not sure about vermont. there is still snow in march i am pretty sure.

there is some winter bike racing here, next week for one.
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My first race is in a couple weeks, but I'm just treating it is training. First peak in mid March, then Memorial Day.
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That is about right.
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just 13 days and I will have my first crit of the year.
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Probably the 40+, but maybe the 3/4. Depends on the team consensus since we have some new 4's this year and this might be a good mentoring experience for them
If you do the 40+, I'm not coming.
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The best kind of races.
Thinking back to Fayetteville?
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Oh yeah
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There's really nothing like looking over at a mud splattered, soaking wet and shivering bike racer and saying "Ain't this ******* EPIC?"

You can see their FTP drop.
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There's really nothing like looking over at a mud splattered, soaking wet and shivering bike racer and saying "Ain't this ******* EPIC?"

You can see their FTP drop.
^^ Master of the mindgames, but yes. The average FTP drops about 15W in the rain. 30W when it's cold and wet. Just makes it easier for me.
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