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Old 02-11-13, 06:11 PM   #101
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Just remember that true sprinters may not be pulling your chain, they may be at the limit just hanging onto the break. It's up to you how hard you want to work to get rid of him.
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Always remember if it looks like the break is going to stick, guaranteed 3rd is better than being back in the pack!
Also, this. Don't let the perfect be the enemy of the good.
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Old 02-11-13, 06:12 PM   #102
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Creatre - you planning to race Fouche Gap next month? Any TN races?
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Always remember if it looks like the break is going to stick, guaranteed 3rd is better than being back in the pack!
true enough

as for me, i need upgrade points, so i really don't care, but at a certain point i wonder if it may be worth it to call the bluff. Though to be honest, whom am i kidding? i am a even-paced rouleur with no sprint; so if it's hilly, i'd be with the front group and if it's flat, i sure as hell ain't gonna finished 3rd sprinting from the field...
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Why does anyone "need" upgrade points?
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McDowell Crit Mens 5:

Carnage fest from the start: guy in front of me couldn't clip in and got wobbly at the start taking down another rider, dude flew off his bike into a cholla just before a sharp turn (cholla is not to be messed with!), etc. etc.
Glad to have come away in one piece and I think top ten, though I didnt stick around for results.

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Teammate was taken out of the 50+ in the last lap, but he missed the cholla and is okay. I missed it this year (nursing fractured ribs), but was run into the sand last year trying to go around people for the sprint when there wasn't really quite enough room. I avoided the cholla, however. I grew up in San Diego, where there is also lots of Cholla. I have 1337 cholla avoidance skillz.
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Old 02-11-13, 06:52 PM   #106
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Why does anyone "need" upgrade points?
i didn't realize i was in a class for semantics...

fine, i want ​upgrade points. better?
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Why does anyone "need" upgrade points?

because i want to get paid to do this silly sport
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Old 02-11-13, 07:01 PM   #108
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They are resident to California also.
Yeah. I recognized it when I saw the picture, but I just knew it as a kind of cactus.
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This shows why we always called it "jumping cactus": http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gfjV4BbXfZU
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i didn't realize i was in a class for semantics...

fine, i want ​upgrade points. better?
It's not semantics.
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Old 02-11-13, 07:28 PM   #111
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because i want to get paid to do this silly sport
Then what you need are good hard work and some luck. The points will take care of themselves.
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i work hard, and i have luck. Hopefully the points will take care of themselves.

Also my post was half jest, i'm not stressing over points. I would like them, but i know that i have a tiny bit of time before i need to start crying that i don't have my 1 upgrade!

I should be racing in a week, but honestly i'll probably miss the race just due to not wanting to drive 3 hours to race while trying to catch up on missing assignments (i've missed far to many days this month due to sickness/model un/other school ****, so i have like 5 tests to make up. I also have to miss a couple more days if i'm thinking of the right date). Oh well t'is life. <3 u all, you stupid mother duckers
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Sounds like you have your priorities straight.
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Did he just receive a Cadillac?
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Old 02-11-13, 09:29 PM   #116
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Might be missing mineral wells... All my buddies are bailing and too expensive to go it alone. Poo.
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Might be missing mineral wells... All my buddies are bailing and too expensive to go it alone. Poo.
Sean Kelly would ride up, do the race, then ride back. It's a Hollinger production. You should go.
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It's not semantics.
sorry, but do please indulge me as i'm a bit dense right now. i think i know what you are saying: that the points are results of good racing. But still, if i want to upgrade, then I want points. Don't really see why you are getting hang up on a word
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Want and need are two different things. There's nothing dense about that. Do your work. Race smart. The points will come when you are ready to upgrade.
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Nice. I've seen one of those before too.
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Want and need are two different things. There's nothing dense about that. Do your work. Race smart. The points will come when you are ready to upgrade.
that's fair enough. To be honest, i probably haven't paid my dues yet as i've done a grand total of 9 races at a Cat-4...
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one can want whatever they want. what they'll get, however, is often what they deserve (and usually related to race intelligence and hard work). some folks think hard work = crushing themselves at all possible times (in workouts and in races).
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