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    The day I dropped Team Garmin.

    So today is 3 weeks since the crash that threw a nice wrench into my season. I've been riding outside since Wednesday, and it's been up and down. OK followed by OK followed by horrible followed by OK.

    Trying to get a handle on what might be possible down the road, I figured I'd give the GMR climb a shot. Idea was to just ride tempo, somewhere around 250w for the most part. With losing 25 points off my CTL and laying mostly in bed since the crash, I figured that was a decent goal. Hit the summit and it was mission accomplished.

    Decided to continue up and over to the ridge road. 15 or so minutes later two guys in matching Garmin kits riding Cervelos pass me going the other way. 5 minutes later I get tired of riding into the headwind and turn back to the car.

    I can see the Garmin boys well up the road. Now I know they are pros because they are wearing matching 2012 Garmin kits and are riding decked out Cervelos. I'm chasing and this annoying Phil and Paul dialogue keeps popping into my brain. I know it's Phil and Paul because one voice keeps mis-identifying the guys up the road as Sky riders and he keeps calling me Sean Kelly instead of Jens. The other guy keeps correcting him but he doesn't get it.

    Very realistic.

    Eventually I catch the Garmin boys and sit on for a minute, then come past.

    A quick peek under my arm and I see the wheel following. Road starts to turn up and I figure I'd drope the hamer and turn the SRM up to 350 Megawatts. No more wheel.

    I'm guessing I'll be hearing from JV pretty soon here.

    BTW BMC seems to have become the new Discovery. Lots of red and black out there today.
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    Still a better love story than Twilight.

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    what did you expect?

    unless they have been racing, there is no way they could match your speed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by climber7 View Post
    what did you expect?
    Last edited by Racer Ex; 04-08-12 at 08:54 PM.

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    too many pain meds methinks.

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    nah, he's been gluing tubulars again

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    haha, love the story!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    this annoying Phil and Paul dialogue
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    Next time dial it up to 400.
    Putting the Duh in Floriduh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    btw, Bennati would love to have as many victories as you do

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    if it's not on Strava it never happened.
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    Take it up to 425w for about 15 minutes and let them know you are going to do that before you give it a go. See if they decide to play along for fun.
    HTFU

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    Google Street View is so cool. I found this picture of Racer Ex dropping the Garmin guys:

    I'm the world's forgotten boy. The one who's searchin', searchin' to destroy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Homebrew01 View Post
    Eurosport
    My brain is muddied up enough without having Sean Kelly in there mumbling.

    Quote Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
    Google Street View is so cool. I found this picture of Racer Ex dropping the Garmin guys:

    DROPING. Once the act is completed it's dropped.

    "Only guy in the picture" baby.

    I wonder if he's still hunting prey on the MUP's.
    Last edited by Racer Ex; 04-09-12 at 04:41 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
    Google Street View is so cool. I found this picture of Racer Ex dropping the Garmin guys:

    Is there a like-button for posts or threads on BF?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mollusk View Post
    Google Street View is so cool. I found this picture of Racer Ex dropping the Garmin guys:

    Quote Originally Posted by CastIron View Post
    Damn.

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    Is this you too?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywx3l-15JRc

    Droping the hamer on George?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    My brain is muddied up enough without having Sean Kelly in there mumbling.
    Sean hasn't been on many of the recent races, so it's been better.
    I finally watched Milan Sanremo and he seemed a bit more coherant this time.
    Last edited by Homebrew01; 04-10-12 at 12:33 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post

    this annoying Phil and Paul dialogue keeps popping into my brain.

    this
    plus this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JMR View Post
    Is this you too?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywx3l-15JRc

    Droping the hamer on George?

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