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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    With Campagnolo I can pull the paddle in and sprint shifting
    Electronic? Normally on Campy the upshift is the thumb button but I know the Shimano can reverse that... had not considered the idea w Campy
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    Electronic? Normally on Campy the upshift is the thumb button but I know the Shimano can reverse that... had not considered the idea w Campy
    Holy crap you are right! Big brain fart on my part. I meant hooking my thumb on the shifter in the drops!!!!!

    I wrote that after working on my bike and screwing with the paddle so it must have been stuck in my head.

    The real point is I can't work Shimano from the drops but I have no problem with Campagnolo.
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    Great job.

    But I am confused by one thing. You said you never got out of the saddle. How could you sprint like that? The guys in the 41 insist that you can only sprint when you get out of the saddle.**











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    Quote Originally Posted by topflightpro View Post
    Great job.

    But I am confused by one thing. You said you never got out of the saddle. How could you sprint like that? The guys in the 41 insist that you can only sprint when you get out of the saddle.**











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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    Holy crap you are right! Big brain fart on my part. I meant hooking my thumb on the shifter in the drops!!!!!

    I wrote that after working on my bike and screwing with the paddle so it must have been stuck in my head.

    The real point is I can't work Shimano from the drops but I have no problem with Campagnolo.
    I've learned how to fold my index finger under itself so the knuckle sticks way out. Then I can just rock my hand and shift Shimano without any dexterity.

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    SRAM paddles can be pulled in so you can upshift without breaking your death grip on the drops.

    Anyway, I doubt your success can be attributed to the proper choice of shifter manufacturer...
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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    I've learned how to fold my index finger under itself so the knuckle sticks way out. Then I can just rock my hand and shift Shimano without any dexterity.
    I'm sure I could find a similar work around but Campagnolo is an easier solution for me and I prefer it anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    I'm sure I could find a similar work around but Campagnolo is an easier solution for me and I prefer it anyways.
    Yep, not suggesting otherwise, just putting it out there for those of us bridled with Shimano.

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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    SRAM paddles can be pulled in so you can upshift without breaking your death grip on the drops.
    When I had SRAM, I never did find that "sprint shifting" position to work well for me, it increased the effective travel needed for a shift which meant it took a significant twist of my wrist to make it happen. And that was way harder to do while sprinting than just reaching out with my index finger to hit the shift paddle. Still a big fan of sprint shifting on SRAM, the big paddle and very low travel made it incredibly easy. Ultegra isn't quite so good for shifting in a sprint, I do like it though.

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    i find it hard to shift down in a max all out sprint with sram (still not that hard compared to ultegra), but shifting up is super easy.
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    Wisdom and experience wins out again.
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    Thanks all. I was pretty pumped by the result.

    I am waaaaaayyy out of shape so my goal was just to not be embarrassed. Everything else was gravy.
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    congrats on the win!

    did you get a jar of honey as a prize?

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    congrats on the win!

    did you get a jar of honey as a prize?
    Actually, I got a liter of raw honey as an unexpected gift from a former rider of mine who now runs his own team. He's a great guy and were still good friends

    That was also an interesting aspect of the race. I saw some people I haven't seen in a while who were former riders on the teams I ran over the last 15 years who had gone on to other teams and, in some cases, were now the guys running their teams.

    I also got to chat with a few former sponsors as well. Several of the relationships that formed through my teams continued on after I was no longer involved. It was seeing the impact we'd made ripple on through a dozen riders, teams and companies and that was pretty cool.

    It really is a very small community no matter where you go.
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    So there really is something to that "brains over brawn" thing huh? That's a seriously impressive result, congrats.

    I don't understand most of the things on that medal, but 1st looks familiar (I've seen it on other people's stuff, not mine).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    Actually, I got a liter of raw honey as an unexpected gift from a former rider of mine who now runs his own team. He's a great guy and were still good friends

    That was also an interesting aspect of the race. I saw some people I haven't seen in a while who were former riders on the teams I ran over the last 15 years who had gone on to other teams and, in some cases, were now the guys running their teams.

    I also got to chat with a few former sponsors as well. Several of the relationships that formed through my teams continued on after I was no longer involved. It was seeing the impact we'd made ripple on through a dozen riders, teams and companies and that was pretty cool.

    It really is a very small community no matter where you go.
    +1 to that.

    i was just curious as it seems that a honey company sponsored the race. I may not be too big a fan of honey, but i'd forgot $50 in prize money for some Grade B Maple Syrup.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob Dopolina View Post
    Actually, no.

    Years ago I shattered (and I mean SHATTERED) my right arm in a fall. Since then I have a limited range of motion in my right wrist. I can't shift Shimano without my elbow getting involved which means I can't sprint and shift at the same time. With Campagnolo I can pull the paddle in and sprint shifting as I go while still holding my line. This was critical in this sprint. Without being able to do that I would have been 6th or 7th.
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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Di2.

    Welcome back.
    Thanks.

    But then I would have to use Shimano. Not a fan. I'd rather go EPS.
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    huh, you seem to have a "history" with Campagnolo?

    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    If it comes down to a field sprint, you probably won't win, so don't let it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hida Yanra View Post
    huh, you seem to have a "history" with Campagnolo?

    You could say that...nudge, nudge...
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    Understood. I haven't seen Campy sprint shifters but they could exist.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Understood. I haven't seen Campy sprint shifters but they could exist.

    huh?



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