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View Poll Results: How fast will Racer Ex go tomorrow in the 2k?
Sonic boom 8 29.63%
2:25-2:25.99 0 0%
2:26-2:26.99 2 7.41%
2:27-2:27.99 3 11.11%
2:28-2:28.99 7 25.93%
2:29-2:29.99 4 14.81%
2:30-2:30.99 1 3.70%
2:31-2:31.99 0 0%
2:32-2:32.99 0 0%
You so slow 2 7.41%
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Old 06-15-12, 07:22 PM   #1
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Guess Racer Ex's 2k time

Doing some timed track events at HDC tomorrow. Team Sprint, 500m, 2k, then the 4k, in that order.

State your guess in the text and vote early and often. Winner has the closest time under my actual time, and will receive an autographed picture of my spine X Ray. Other prizes include a 20 gallon garbage bag of Rkwak's back hair, one of RTC's prized issues of "Grannies and Midgets", and a chopstick Gary used to scratch under the bandages.

Awards will be given out 15 minutes after the results are posted.

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Indoor wood track at sea level
2 prior events
Form at 85%
Best 2k time is 2:26.73 (outdoor wood track on a hot day)
World record is 2:17

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Old 06-15-12, 08:01 PM   #2
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2:29.2

Did I see your name on the 508 roster for this year on a 2x team?
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Did I see your name on the 508 roster for this year on a 2x team?
Oh hell no. I'm completely bored after 4 hours, I'd be veering off course at the first bar for a G & T if I had that staring me in the face.
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Oh hell no. I'm completely bored after 4 hours, I'd be veering off course at the first bar for a G & T if I had that staring me in the face.
2x team is almost not bad. you never ride more than 100 miles, and the 100 mile leg finishes with a ~40 mile downhill. It's still a deathmarch though-- heading for the bar is a much better idea. It was same first name and last one rhymes with yours on the roster.
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Old 06-15-12, 08:28 PM   #5
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...vote early and often. Winner has the closest time under my actual time,...
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i read the title and thought, "i didn't know Racer Ex was a rower." i guess five years of the sport just burned "2k" into my brain. that's the standard ergometer test for rowers - set the machine for 2000 meters and try to make yourself pass out by the end. one of the worst sports things i've ever done.

i don't know anything about track cycling times. i might as well put those times on the wall and throw a dart.
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Old 06-15-12, 09:22 PM   #7
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If you were at 85% you wouldnt even break 2:30 but because you are just underestimating your fitness (and will be riding Cervelo) I'm sure you will be attacking the WR

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Might have some ball hair mixed in, I groom all parts at the same time
im going with WR in the 2:27s
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State your guess in the text and vote early and often.
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This should do it:

2:25.00
2:25.01
2:25.02

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2:32.97
2:32.98
2.32.99

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Best of luck and knock 'em dead.
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Oh hell no. I'm completely bored after 4 hours
I got an email this morning asking if I was missing working the LAVRA races all day. It reminded me your 2.5 minute ride will probably take as much time out of your life as a leg of the 508... but at least you can sit around on a recliner while you're waiting around for your turn. I'll be enjoying the mountains this afternoon.
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but i hope you beat that time
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2:28.05

I'm giving you a motivation time. Seeing it will motivate you to beat it. If you hit it it'll motivate you even more.
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Arg. Not good. After doing the team sprint and busting a cap in the ass of my 500m PB by 1.5s I died on the 2k. Caught Hermes part way in and hit the gas to get around him before the corner.

Mistake.

Kaboom. Right off the cliff.

2:30.31

Steak knives. Winner destroyed it.

Wanders...you want the Xray or the CT Scan?
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I was kinda hoping to come in 3rd.
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Arg. Not good. After doing the team sprint and busting a cap in the ass of my 500m PB by 1.5s I died on the 2k. Caught Hermes part way in and hit the gas to get around him before the corner.

Mistake.

Kaboom. Right off the cliff.
Hmmm.....

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JK, congrats on some great races!
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I was thinking the first choice but was going to vote for the last one for motivation but as usual, I'm late.

Enjoy the G&T.
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I was thinking the first choice but was going to vote for the last one for motivation but as usual, I'm late.

Enjoy the G&T.
I am.

I was a little more cooked from the morning than I expected, and was probably a little over geared to boot. The 2k is dancing a very fine line between swimming in lactic and finishing strong. I fell in the damn pool and drowned.

Hermes joined me and a 45+ rider for the Team Sprint, these are open events so you race against the elite kids. We rode a very strong 3 laps, missed 3rd by 0.10s, I ended up missing 3rd in the 500m by 0.14s.

The 500m was particularly encouraging because 3rd place has won Nats in our age group at this distance and is a regular podium guy. He stomped me by over a second and change last year at states where I ended up 2nd. So I'm in the conversation now.

The guy who won the 2k beat me so bad they should give him my steak knives.

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I had a great time racing team sprint with Racer Ex and our teammate. It is my favorite track event along with team pursuit. Here are some pics from team sprint.

The starting line. I was in the mechanical starting gate.



The start.



Coming into turn one.



Backstretch



Between turns 3 and 4.



The exchange. There are two cones that define the exchange zone. The lead racer and the racer behind must clearly exchange by the lead racer leaving the sprinters lane the the following racer's front wheel crossing the lead racer between the cones. This exchange happens two times. Racer Ex was the last rider and rode three laps.



The second rider is now leading Racer Ex.



Our second racer was very fast and gapped Ex who was a slightly under geared.



Coming into the exchange area



Racer Ex coming into the final turn.

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Racer Ex closes it out.


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uh. is that one of the rare and elusive carbon giants?
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