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    Quote Originally Posted by spectastic View Post
    ^ I totally just stalked you on usacycling
    I feel so violated! I just checked my results too...Looks like they took my DNS off from the Fayetteville SR. It also looks like I hardly raced this year since the Driveway crit races aren't posted. Hoping to hit more of the "reportable" races next year. The trouble is they all seem to be concentrated in March/April when my wife's work is super busy and I'm often wrangling the kids on weekends.

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    Yeah, living in Central TX, you have to be ready to roll from the end of Jan through April. Tough to have it all so condensed. Pace Bend/Walburg and Lago are consecutive weekends, and Lago would be great courses for you (both directions).

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Yeah, living in Central TX, you have to be ready to roll from the end of Jan through April. Tough to have it all so condensed. Pace Bend/Walburg and Lago are consecutive weekends, and Lago would be great courses for you (both directions).
    Yep. I've got to work on banking some "good husband" points for next year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    Your "odd year" with bad days and bad luck would count as a lifetime best season for most bike racers.
    I have to remind myself of this from time to time. And that I'm racing at the ass end of my age group in one of the most stacked regions in the country.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    It's probably because you set the wrong race weight goal or 2/3/4 would not have happened
    I will admit this is very true. Albiet I am getting my butt back on track (Hardest thing for me in most aspects of my life sadly) and want to see what the off-season lets me do.

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    First year of racing, so I didn't really set any true goals other than to race and learn as much as possible. I joined a team that is well supported and overall a great team that helped guide me a lot through all the in and outs of beginner racing. I was planning a wedding for the duration of the season so I found it difficult at times to balance training, racing, and real life. I can't imagine how some do it with families. I raced a variety of races (6 RR, 8 crits, 2 TT) and that included 2 "stage races" (RR, Crit, TT). Upgraded to Cat 4 at the end of the season. Highlights were 4th in a crit and 4th in a TT. A lot of the other stuff was pack finishing. If I have to evaluate the season as a whole I think it was a success, especially comparing end of season races to the first races (spit out the back like a newb). No crashes, but did avoid a handful in front of me at various races. Most importantly, learned a lot and had fun. Can't wait for next season.
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    My season was hit and miss. My only goal for 2013 was to win a p/1/2 race; didn't happen.

    On the plus side, I moved to CA, raced a ton (70-something in total, including training races), won two training races, and lapped a field for the first time in my career. Took in about $200 cash for the year, gave away about five bottles of wine.

    On the downside, I didn't win any real races, placed way too much in the 10th to 20th range, and crashed a few times.

    Losing/submitting mediocre results is good motivation for me to train hard for next year!! Already looking forward to Base, which starts soon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
    thanks--you are too kind. i have perspective that while i worked hard for them they're just amateur races. i hope they're stepping stones along the way to some bigger goals for me. the more interesting part is that just 2 years ago i was a total JOKE at 1 of those 2 stage races, and pack fill at the other, at a lower level.

    masters nationals is a long-term goal of mine, but this year i decided i'd actually like to earn the right to compete in the p/1 field at cascade. no illusions of actually doing anything at that level, but i'd love to make it through the time cuts and race the twilight downtown crit in front of the big crowd. at 40 years old, this is a stretch goal for me. i'll see if i can make it happen. i know i can get to cat 2. cat 1? we'll see. (i'd like to do it the right way--enough points in a 12-mo period and through p12/p123 (or cat 2) races, though i know a few masters points can count.)
    You had an incredible year. Excellent results and I would only expect to see more and better in 2014.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    My season was hit and miss. My only goal for 2013 was to win a p/1/2 race; didn't happen.

    On the plus side, I moved to CA, raced a ton (70-something in total, including training races), won two training races, and lapped a field for the first time in my career. Took in about $200 cash for the year, gave away about five bottles of wine.

    On the downside, I didn't win any real races, placed way too much in the 10th to 20th range, and crashed a few times.

    Losing/submitting mediocre results is good motivation for me to train hard for next year!! Already looking forward to Base, which starts soon.
    How old are you? Don't rush it, it will come.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    Don't rush it, it will come.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    Yessssss. I needed this.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Creatre View Post
    Yessssss. I needed this.
    That's what she said.

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    Quote Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
    That's what she said.
    A+
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    How old are you? Don't rush it, it will come.
    35.

    Yeah I don't want to rush it, that's why I'm not quitting after one "bad" season!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    35.

    Yeah I don't want to rush it, that's why I'm not quitting after one "bad" season!
    It's not a bad season, it's a learning season. You are now racing against guys who have been at it for a while and in many cases, based on where you live, are very accomplished.
    The reason I said don't rush it is due to the fact that many times I have seen guys become over anxious to produce a result, all of a sudden they see a 'gap' open that they think they need to get through (especially in a crit) and can physically get through then once they commit they realize that they need a 46cm hole and they only have 42, you know the end result...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    46cm hole and they only have 42, you know the end result...
    this is about my sexlife, I see.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    this is about my sexlife, I see.
    That was cm not mm...

    Glad to see you caught that quickly...
    WR you better step up your game...
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    I have a google alert for site="bikeforums.net/33 + hole"

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattm View Post
    35.

    Yeah I don't want to rush it, that's why I'm not quitting after one "bad" season!
    Sheesh, I thought you were like 20-something.

    You peeps be old.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    I have a google alert for site="bikeforums.net/33 + hole"
    so the following will alert you?
    1. corn
    2. water
    3. Ass
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    6. pot
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    not just "alert" me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rkwaki View Post
    That was cm not mm...

    Glad to see you caught that quickly...
    WR you better step up your game...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Creatre View Post
    Sheesh, I thought you were like 20-something.

    You peeps be old.
    Lol - I'm not young anymore, just young at heart!
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    2013 goals:

    - Begin racing again
    - Have fun
    - Don't burn out

    Altogether, I'm pleased with my season. Raced from Jan through July and called it quits after that. So I accomplished (1) and (2). Definitely burned out a bit, but I continued riding, just many fewer hours. This is better than previous years when I would just stop riding completely.

    Got a few results, but I'm most proud of the times I didn't get a result. I raced my ass off.

    Every. Single. Race. I took the bull by the horns - or at least tried to. I was caught within 200m probably 5 or 6 times.

    Got 4th in a stage race, top 10 at Fayetteville, so I got a handful of points. got my cat 1 mtb upgrade, so that was a bright spot as well.
    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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