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Old 02-25-13, 03:25 PM   #251
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305w for 40mins (5w/kg). Fun stuff.

edit: Also now sitting 2nd in the omnium for this spring series with one weekend left. I'm gonna take a rest week and miss this upcoming weekends races though. Shame.
I was 330W (344NP) for 40 minutes. Could be that extra 45lbs (eek!) I have on you... Either way, we were motoring. I've been in almost every break that's gone in the last 3 weeks and we by far had the most organized and steady/hard pace. Easy to do when its only 2 people but shows how poorly organized the field was. Either way, thanks for being the gentleman and letting me go ahead. If I'd known you were only one point back, I would have let you go. Next time!

You really should race again. Next week's course suits you very well. 3 minute 6.5% climb, descent, flat ground for like 8 miles. Lather, rinse, repeat for 9 laps.
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I was 330W (344NP) for 40 minutes. Could be that extra 45lbs (eek!) I have on you... Either way, we were motoring. I've been in almost every break that's gone in the last 3 weeks and we by far had the most organized and steady/hard pace. Easy to do when its only 2 people but shows how poorly organized the field was. Either way, thanks for being the gentleman and letting me go ahead. If I'd known you were only one point back, I would have let you go. Next time!

You really should race again. Next week's course suits you very well. 3 minute 6.5% climb, descent, flat ground for like 8 miles. Lather, rinse, repeat for 9 laps.
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Jens is one of my favorite pros of all time. I met him at the Tour of California in San Jose last year and, trying to encourage him before the tough stage said he was "everything that was right about cycling".

He smiled, shook my hand and hopped on his bike. (with custom "shut up legs" decal under the clearcoat)

That is my mancrush story of the day, please continue.
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Jens is one of my favorite pros of all time. I met him at the Tour of California in San Jose last year and, trying to encourage him before the tough stage said he was "everything that was right about cycling".

He smiled, shook my hand and hopped on his bike. (with custom "shut up legs" decal under the clearcoat)

That is my mancrush story of the day, please continue.
i won't go that far. The man is from East Germany and raced for Riis...
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Old 02-25-13, 10:01 PM   #256
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Ontario GP 50+ Hideously windy (gusts to 30+), crappy air quality and not toasty warm. Teammate launches from the gun and is off with another national champ. I come around a few guys, launch and bridge. We motor away. My guy takes the points prime for the series. Last lap I stick him on our competitors wheel, they both launch, I come off. My guy ends up winning, I beat the field to the line by a while for 3rd, another teammate gets 4th. He leads the series.

45+ "I swear I don't go on break". I cover two guys from one of the big teams (one national champ) who take off with fresh legs on the first lap. I sit on for two laps hoping the field catches us, then I look over and here's a different teammate who made the bridge. Oh well, here we go. Put the head down and start suffering.

Can't tell if the second big team guy is dead weight or faking but he's not pulling much at all. I take him off the back and he's not faking so it's 2 on 1. Last lap my guy lets me gap off the front (didn't communicate this, I turned around to go WTF) , the other guy attacks, I miss getting on, chase, while our guy wins in the photo finish I get caught at the line and finish 16th. We also get 4th. 24 out of 64 quit before the end. Hard ass day on the bike.

Better day for the team than yesterday, and much better for me, I flatted one lap into the circuit race. I'm too old for this though. Still coughing.

Fun with numbers: In the last 108 miles of racing (4 races) I've spent 87 of them in a 3 man break in winds over 20 MPH.
More clinics being held. You guys really have it going, and "M" is a freakin mutant monster, and also obviously a great guy.
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This weekend was my first weekend of racing ever. Rode the Cat 5A and 5B (both same race, just different times) races in Walburg, Texas. Both races went well. First race stayed with the pack until the last 1.5 miles when the pace surged before the final uphill finish. Second race popped a little sooner, but the wind shredded me when the pack split. Bridged a few gaps, but couldn't recover. Took in as much as I could as far as positioning, recognizing others actions, etc. and overall had a lot of fun.

During the 2nd race, around half way in, we had some ranchers release cattle right in front of us and a chase group I was with nearly slammed into them. One chap came inches of slamming into 500# of beef. It was crazy. Only in Texas. But at the end of the day, I finished 2 races upright with no incidents. All in all, a good start.
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This weekend was my first weekend of racing ever. Rode the Cat 5A and 5B (both same race, just different times) races in Walburg, Texas. Both races went well. First race stayed with the pack until the last 1.5 miles when the pace surged before the final uphill finish. Second race popped a little sooner, but the wind shredded me when the pack split. Bridged a few gaps, but couldn't recover. Took in as much as I could as far as positioning, recognizing others actions, etc. and overall had a lot of fun.

During the 2nd race, around half way in, we had some ranchers release cattle right in front of us and a chase group I was with nearly slammed into them. One chap came inches of slamming into 500# of beef. It was crazy. Only in Texas. But at the end of the day, I finished 2 races upright with no incidents. All in all, a good start.
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Old 02-26-13, 03:20 PM   #259
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Some guy that finished 2nd in a race in Greenville and a teammate of his that got 6th. Nice kits.



Creatre still scares me.
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Old 02-26-13, 03:32 PM   #260
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Some guy that finished 2nd in a race in Greenville and a teammate of his that got 6th. Nice kits.



Creatre still scares me.
Nice Pic though my wrists are bigger than creatre arms
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Now I just need my XS jersey to come in, the small is too big!
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This weekend was my first weekend of racing ever. Rode the Cat 5A and 5B (both same race, just different times) races in Walburg, Texas. Both races went well. First race stayed with the pack until the last 1.5 miles when the pace surged before the final uphill finish. Second race popped a little sooner, but the wind shredded me when the pack split. Bridged a few gaps, but couldn't recover. Took in as much as I could as far as positioning, recognizing others actions, etc. and overall had a lot of fun.

During the 2nd race, around half way in, we had some ranchers release cattle right in front of us and a chase group I was with nearly slammed into them. One chap came inches of slamming into 500# of beef. It was crazy. Only in Texas. But at the end of the day, I finished 2 races upright with no incidents. All in all, a good start.
A young'un then.

Good on you to stay up and out of trouble.
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Snelling W4 last weekend. Used my head, stayed out of trouble, rode half-way smart. Second ever road race, and finished 38 of 48.

Rode the women's open at the UCSC crit in Salinas the next day. Warmup told me my legs were in Snelling, and wouldn't be of much use! Still, I gave it what I had, again stayed out of trouble, and finished fifth - of five! I'll take it.
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2013 so far - Mineral Wells Stage Race - 5th in crit, 8th in TT, 5th in road race (12 man break). Ended up 3rd on GC overall.

Walburg - Won this race. Tried to instigate a few breaks, but after riding solo off the front for 3 miles I gave up. Won the sprint though, with my teammate coming in 2nd.
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2013 so far - Mineral Wells Stage Race - 5th in crit, 8th in TT, 5th in road race (12 man break). Ended up 3rd on GC overall.

Walburg - Won this race. Tried to instigate a few breaks, but after riding solo off the front for 3 miles I gave up. Won the sprint though, with my teammate coming in 2nd.
for every guy who says small people can't win sprints....
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2/23/2013 - Tidewater Winter Classic RR - Cat 4:

Cold. Rainy. Miserable. Roads narrow enough that it turned into a glorified group ride w/ the center line rule in effect. No one wanted to push it. Tried to get something together a couple times, but no one was interested. Managed to get 3 of us off the front for a little bit, but it was half-hearted.

The expectation before the race was that once we made our final turn off of open public roads and onto a private, controlled road into the state park where the staging area was that we would have the whole road (the final ~1 mile). Apparently this was incorrect, and the officials wanted it center line to 200m out. Unfortunately most of the people I talked to didn't hear the official cover this pre-race. If it were just me, I would have chalked it up to me being stupid and not paying attention, but I guess it was a bunch of us being stupid, or the official didn't cover it along with the rest of the normal info (and covered it once everyone thought all the info had been relayed).

So, still thinking we had the whole road after the final turn, I made a move up the left side and settled in about 5th wheel. Everyone then started to attack. I settled in figuring that we were far enough out that it wouldn't stick. The group had begun to spread out across the road at that point. It seems that there was an effort to compress everyone back into one lane, and it ended poorly.



^^^The result, as evidenced by a friend's bike.^^^

Once bodies starting bouncing around, I ended up pushed into the mud, so my day was done. The high point of the day was finding out, once results were in, that I was relegated to a DNF. Apparently I was DQ'd for the center line violation where I thought I was free to do so. The kicker was that the rider who followed me up the left side (and left with a check for his finish) was not relegated. Now, I don't begrudge him anything, as he earned it as far as I'm concerned.

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I'm dumb. I got DQ'd. I froze my nuts off for no reason.
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Sorry to hear that. After having done one racing in the rain at 40F (i paid the entree fee on race day, too, what an idiot i was), i vowed never to do any rainy races if it's below 50. Just aint worth the 2-3hour long shivering afterwards
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Rain at 40*? Sheesh. I finished Quabbin, 65 miles, 34 degrees, snow, sleet, hail, freezing rain. HTFU.
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Damn, Andy.. sorry to hear about the bike!
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Sorry to hear that. After having done one racing in the rain at 40F (i paid the entree fee on race day, too, what an idiot i was), i vowed never to do any rainy races if it's below 50. Just aint worth the 2-3hour long shivering afterwards
That's just how it is in the PNW.
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Rain at 40*? Sheesh. I finished Quabbin, 65 miles, 34 degrees, snow, sleet, hail, freezing rain. HTFU.
Been there on these kind of conditions before I became a meow-meow
I have done 6-7 hours in the rain at sub 50 though I paid for it for quite a while as I felt it in my knees/elbows.
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2013 so far - Mineral Wells Stage Race - 5th in crit, 8th in TT, 5th in road race (12 man break). Ended up 3rd on GC overall.

Walburg - Won this race. Tried to instigate a few breaks, but after riding solo off the front for 3 miles I gave up. Won the sprint though, with my teammate coming in 2nd.
Nice going, Nate. Must feel great.
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Sorry to hear that. After having done one racing in the rain at 40F (i paid the entree fee on race day, too, what an idiot i was), i vowed never to do any rainy races if it's below 50. Just aint worth the 2-3hour long shivering afterwards
I'm fine with riding in the wet and cold, as long as I get a result. Any result other than a DQ/DNF, especially for a reason like this weekend, would have been preferable...

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Damn, Andy.. sorry to hear about the bike!
Glad it wasn't my bike, but it still sucked nonetheless to see a friend/teammate go down like that. The sound the tubes made as they shattered... Oooof. Sounded like someone dropped a bag of fluorescent tubes.
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