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    At least you're consist and still close. I started with a 1 and then 3rd, but my last two were a 15 and 19th.

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    South Mountain TT Cat 4. 5th out of 10.

    Went into this race without much expectation of a result (at 195 lbs, I don't climb well), really just wanting to get an idea of where my fitness is at (power-wise) going into TT season. Pretty sure bmcphx started right behind me, and he passed me within the first half mile. Set 15-min and 20-min power records on the way up though, so it's looking good for the flat summer TT's

    Also won a cool cruiser bike in the raffle, so all-in-all it was a good day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bmcphx View Post
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    I passed 5 people going up the hill, I redlined myself from the beginning, and I got second place behind some freak who has won 8-10 races this year.


    I am so happy that I got at least one podium my first season. It's first loser, but I feel so..... happy.
    Congrats on the podium! I'm pretty sure you started right behind me. I was the poor soul in the Tribe kit that you passed immediately.

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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    Placings in my last 10 races: 9, 7, 10, 4, 8, 6, 3, 5, 2, 10

    There seems to be a number missing.
    Seems to me you're doing a lot right, except for the field sprint part. (assuming these results came from field sprints?)

    Are you starting the sprint in the top 5 or so?
    cat 1.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    Seems to me you're doing a lot right, except for the field sprint part. (assuming these results came from field sprints?)

    Are you starting the sprint in the top 5 or so?
    I have no sprint. It's sad. All results are from finishing in lead groups of 3-20. In fact only one of those races had anybody else off the front ahead of me at the finish, and that was guy who went solo at 25 miles out.

    Thinking about it, my position at 1k out is pretty consistently the same as my finishing position. I can hold a sprinter's wheel but I don't have the power to get around him. I am going to try launching at 1-1.5k and see what happens.

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    placings in my last 10 races. 9, 5, DNF/flat, 11, 45, 13, 36, 49, 45, 22. now, that should make you all feel superior.

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    Then you need to work on your sprint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
    placings in my last 10 races. 9, 5, DNF/flat, 11, 45, 13, 36, 49, 45, 22. now, that should make you all feel superior.
    So far this season: mid30s, 13, 1, 2, 30th?(dfl), mid20s, mid 20s.consistency is lacking.
    Do you think we're gonna make it? / I don't know unless we try \ you could sit here scared to move / or we could take them by surprise

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    I'll play. All 5's unless otherwise noted; in chronological order

    Road: 13, 5, 3, 12, 16, 7, 6, 10, 45(cat4)

    Track: 2 (team sprint), 3 (keirin heat #1), 2, (keirin heat #2), 12 (18 lap scratch)
    Attack in the feeling because it says I'll win absolutely.

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    Raced the MTB on Saturday. Cascade Chainbreaker in Bend, OR. The Pro/Cat 1 race was almost 40 miles in 88 degeee temps. The course was extreamly dusty and loose over hardpack conditions. We started up a 1/2 mile gravel road hill and then hit a 2 mile start loop that went in to 3 laps. I was redlined at the start and entered the single track in around 10th or 11th. Took me a bit to recover but I got into a liitle group on the first lap and was feeling good. Moved up a spot or 2 too. 2nd lap sucked really badly. I think I quit three times. My gut was jacked and I just felt horrible. I guess I was actually going ok though because I caught up to 3 guys and was able to go through them toward the end of the lap. My 3rd lap was much better and I felt like I wasn't slowing down too much. I did start cramping a bit at the end but it never got me bad. Ended up in 7th overall and 2nd in my Cat 1 40-49 age group. The guy who won my race won Sea Otter last month so he is obviously going well. Still kinda bummed though.

    Almost 3 hours in the heat and dust left me pretty trashed. Jumped into my car and raced across town to watch my boys complete the last 2 motos of their BMX races. Both won their finals. Great day!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ovoleg View Post
    Dude looks like you were holding a pretty legit pace and there's 5,000ft of climbing!!! That's legit. I want to do a race like that, it looks really fun...but not in 35 degree weather
    Thanks a lot! Mind the blinding precipitation and 19 mph winds with gusts to 31.. The E3 guy was surprised that I got dropped, said I was pretty strong. I can't say exactly why I can't do well, maybe it's my constant presence at the back of the pack but I should still be able to hold on longer than I did...either way I've got a LOT to learn!

    Results this year: DNF (flat), DNF (crash), 33, where do I sign?
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    placing: dnf, 3, 6. I had a small moment of almost not sucking, but then i went right back to sucking, coughing, dying, and gettting destroyed in the sprint.
    cat 1-o-meter: wtf am i doing??????
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    My first season thus far [early upgrade with clinic points]:
    27, 17, 10, 41, 35, 13 (cat 4/5), 14 (cat 4/5), 14 (cat 4)

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstang13 View Post
    Thanks a lot! Mind the blinding precipitation and 19 mph winds with gusts to 31.. The E3 guy was surprised that I got dropped, said I was pretty strong. I can't say exactly why I can't do well, maybe it's my constant presence at the back of the pack but I should still be able to hold on longer than I did...either way I've got a LOT to learn!

    Results this year: DNF (flat), DNF (crash), 33, where do I sign?
    Sounds like we are inflicted with the same issue...

    Won't bother with the placings since there's only been one pack finish, rest have been OTB or DNF (crash, flat, mechanical) <<<Not a good day!

    I really need a good finish/effort this weekend or Killington is going to be painful with zero confidence...
    "On the other hand riding down a hill at 55 MPH wearing (essentially) women's underwear and a Styrofoam cup on your head is the epitome of rational life-extending decisions." - RacerEx

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbart4506 View Post
    Sounds like we are inflicted with the same issue...

    Won't bother with the placings since there's only been one pack finish, rest have been OTB or DNF (crash, flat, mechanical) <<<Not a good day!

    I really need a good finish/effort this weekend or Killington is going to be painful with zero confidence...
    Good luck at Killington! Represent Dundas and Ontario!

    I'm deciding that next week I'm going to get to the front of the pack and see how long I can last. I always get in over my head and think stay at the back well sheltered from the wind and save, save, save my energy so I can last longer but both times I ended up getting spit out the back within 20 minutes. But then in training and OTB in a race I realize that I can do pretty fine with <10 people in the group. Next week, the front it is, no matter how painful, even if I get dropped right away I'll feel like I was actually somewhat part of a race.

    Good news is that I found out on Sunday that I have decent one minute power. Every time I pulled in front to lead with my E3 buddy I would have a strong first minute and then slowly get slower.
    "You lack motivation because cycling is a stupid sport with no upside that takes way too much time out of your life to be mediocre at." - Racer Ex

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    4,38,5, ~10 (results never posted),7,14,12,4, 8,8,13,8 (overall from previous 3 in a stage race)

    All Cat 5 and/or masters.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex
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    sweet
    Last edited by globecanvas; 05-14-13 at 10:16 AM.

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    I should do a better job of tracking results. Been kinda disappointed this season so far, so many close calls. Can't breakaway; can't sprint. Apparently I can TT well enough for some SR results. I did lead out a buddy for a win a couple weekends ago.

    Thankfully I've had the opportunity to experiment during our weekday crits. Last week it was a 2 lap to go solo break caught 50m from the line. Week before, forced and drove the winning 4 man break, dropped myself with 3 laps to go. Miscellaneous other shenanigans in the prior weeks - all to no avail.

    I need some help from the flying spaghetti monster. A rainy crit or something. We've had nothing but good weather races this spring.

    Edit: The one thing I can say for certain is that I'm done racing for 13th. It's win or out for me.
    Checking txbra: 39, 15, 8, 11, 12, 9, 16, 16, 4, 5, 15 but that's missing quite a few races.
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    I'm sure when you were getting to the point of blowing nothing was obvious but making the pain stop...I don't know about you but after the fact I always look back at those moments and think 'why didn't I just keep going' but at the time there wasn't enough oxygen on the planet to make me take one more pedal stroke.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sstang13 View Post
    Good news is that I found out on Sunday that I have decent one minute power. Every time I pulled in front to lead with my E3 buddy I would have a strong first minute and then slowly get slower.
    wut
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    it depends

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    Quote Originally Posted by rbart4506 View Post
    I really need a good finish/effort this weekend or Killington is going to be painful with zero confidence...
    killington is painful anyway. if you end up off the back, just relax and enjoy the scenery!

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    This is fun and only limited varifiability:

    1,14,2,dnp (had me a little fight),12,4,dnp (on purpose), 44
    Last edited by rkwaki; 05-14-13 at 10:49 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by mike868y View Post
    wut
    It just seemed as if I noticed that after resting a bit behind the guy and it was my turn to pull, or when I just pulled ahead if he got too tired, I would feel really strong for about a minute or so and then after that not so much.
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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    sweet
    To paraphrase Cavendish: "**** small wins"

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