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    Quote Originally Posted by ridethecliche View Post
    Looks like some guy on the right (from fields pov) cut over to the left and knocked out a wheel?
    Based on some FB stuff I saw I think the rider that moved over got DQ'ed. Another rider said the "mover" had closed the door on him, the rider yelled, and the mover moved. There were some comments about how the "mover" is very experienced, 15 years racing etc, and that it was just a racing incident. I don't buy it. The guy that swiped my front wheel out from under me has got to be 25 years on the bike and he's a super shrewd rider. However he plays by different rules and that's what caused my crash, and in fact I think an inexperienced racer would be hard pressed to replicate the sideways teleportation move he made in front of me. To me the guy moving over that much in a sprint is inexcusable, and it's worse because he's an experienced racer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by carpediemracing View Post
    Based on some FB stuff I saw I think the rider that moved over got DQ'ed. Another rider said the "mover" had closed the door on him, the rider yelled, and the mover moved. There were some comments about how the "mover" is very experienced, 15 years racing etc, and that it was just a racing incident. I don't buy it. The guy that swiped my front wheel out from under me has got to be 25 years on the bike and he's a super shrewd rider. However he plays by different rules and that's what caused my crash, and in fact I think an inexperienced racer would be hard pressed to replicate the sideways teleportation move he made in front of me. To me the guy moving over that much in a sprint is inexcusable, and it's worse because he's an experienced racer.

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    That involuntary moaning noise... I remember that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Has there ever been a race where there wasn't a mass crash?
    I know right?
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    avoided a crash in sunday's race and thought I came away relatively clean only needing new tires after shredding my rear and rolling my front while skidding sideways. took off the tire tonight and checked the wheel. turns out the tire shredded and then skidded on the rim, so now I need a new rim...




    not sure if a carbon repair place can do anything about the rim wall and brake track
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    Has there ever been a race in Texas where there wasn't a mass crash?
    I've been feeling a lot more sensitive to pack slow-downs for the last two seasons. I don't think these mixed-category fields can handle it. You always end up rounding everyone's ability down to the lowest level represented, so the 3/4 field is greatly affected by the guy who got his 4 upgrade on Wednesday afternoon. If the race is hard and fast, things go really well though. High winds and rain are really safe. But heaven forbid anyone should sit safely in a pack at 75W for ten minutes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by zitter View Post
    avoided a crash in sunday's race and thought I came away relatively clean only needing new tires after shredding my rear and rolling my front skidding sideways. took off the tire tonight and checked the wheel. turns out the tire shredded and then skidded on the rim, so now I need a new rim...




    not sure if a carbon repair place can do anything about the rim wall and brake track
    I know Calfee has repaired CF hoops before. I'd find out. Locally, the place to go is KirkLee (custom frames). They repaired a friend's two cracked chainstays for $400 with matching paint, and he's been racing and training that bike for 5 years since the repair. If Brad at KL said he could repair something, I'd trust him 100%. There's got to be a builder in your area with those chops.

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    I know a couple in the area, also will check with Calfee. They usually say they can't do much about brake track damage and not sure about the rim bed since it's ground down instead of just cracking, maybe they can layer over it or something. I'll make some calls tomorrow. Either way, it's served me well for the past 3 years

    checked Calfee's site, they don't do brake tracks =/
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    Spending the week in Oregon, visiting the sights. A lot of 41 stuff. Good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creatre View Post
    It is interesting you noticed it after moving back up north. I never had allergies growing up 18 years in South Carolina, but after moving to Arizona for 4 years for school, then moving back, I all of the sudden have seasonal allergies in the SE now. Body is weird!
    Quote Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
    I too was going to suggest that maybe it's environmentally related. Different allergens in Massachusetts could be setting you off.
    I hadn't thought of that. I had just started getting hay fever in the last couple years before I moved south (at least, I thought it was hay fever). Didn't get it in TN. But then I also didn't get it last summer when I returned to MA. Still; the timing would make sense for it to be related to allergens, I don't have a noticeable pollen allergy but I could believe that a mild reaction where I just get a little bit of respiratory irritation is possible.

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    Caught stage 1 and 2 of the Amgen Tour of California. Those guys are fast. Saw a hill climb and then the finish of Stage 1. Cavendish is a quick guy and made up a bike length or more in about 50m on Degenkold. The TT was just down the road and while riding parallel to the route to get to the start finish area a few of the racers passed by quicker than cars usually do on the same roads...fun.

    Both stages went through some frequently used local routes and many a KOM was lost on strava.

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    Junior's been sick for a while. I think he recaught the cold he had as he's regressing a bit. Fever, cough, up since about 2 AM (it's about 3:45 now). He started getting sick about 2 weeks ago. He was okay for a couple nights recently but I was really sick so I sort of lost those nights anyway.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    He's posted a public apology. Good enough for me.
    More than I've ever seen from the rider in this area, so that's a huge difference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    He's posted a public apology. Good enough for me.
    Raced against him a lot. That was a bush move and he knows better.

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    bridge burning letters:

    I really feel my skills, talents, and knowledge base are being squandered in the form we're trying to design programs. I've been willing to roll the rock up hill in service of the greater good, but I've lost sight of the top of the hill. There's a realization that I'm not actually Sisyphus, and I can let the rock roll down the hill, and continue on my own way to the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
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    I tried to read it last year, didn't like the way it was written. Never got into it.
    me either.
    Sorry to hear that; I thoroughly enjoyed the book when I read it last summer.


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    Hah, that was me. Never found out what the hoof prints were, they and their memory had faded into obscurity. Can't get past the constant smell of sulfur though...
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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    bridge burning letters:

    I really feel my skills, talents, and knowledge base are being squandered in the form we're trying to design programs. I've been willing to roll the rock up hill in service of the greater good, but I've lost sight of the top of the hill. There's a realization that I'm not actually Sisyphus, and I can let the rock roll down the hill, and continue on my own way to the top.
    Hopefully the powers that be will listen to you. You have been with these people a long time, no?

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    full time for 10 years, volunteer for another 10.

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    Maybe it's time. Good luck.

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    just reg'd for the wilmington 2/3 race this weekend. almost didn't do it because i'm a little nervous about where my fitness is but i decided to do it anyway and see what happens. i've finished 2/3 races this season and i finished thater 2/3 last season. and it's a technical course and if any type of crit "suits" me, it's a technical one. i got this. anyone who's done the race before and has comments about the course, feel free to pm!


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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    full time for 10 years, volunteer for another 10.
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    Maybe it's time. Good luck.
    +1. Good luck indeed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    bridge burning letters:

    I really feel my skills, talents, and knowledge base are being squandered in the form we're trying to design programs. I've been willing to roll the rock up hill in service of the greater good, but I've lost sight of the top of the hill. There's a realization that I'm not actually Sisyphus, and I can let the rock roll down the hill, and continue on my own way to the top.
    let's hope the addressee has an understanding of greek mythology!

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    Debating whether to stay at home, apply for jobs and maybe catch the noon ride, or go catch part of the Tour of California.

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    I recently bought a 12 pack of "throwback" Pepsi, made with sugar rather than HFCS. Not too bad. Needs diluted...with bourbon.
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    I stock up on this stuff at passover when they replace the HFCS with sugar

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