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    Mine? A week ago. 3rd in the M55+, 9th in the M45+ with gsteinb taking 4th.

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    i never realized that changing cassettes was such an arduous task.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsutkeepspining View Post
    I rock a 11-25 on my race wheels, and a 12-28 on my training wheels. I use both for races depending on how much i care about the race. Cassettes never won or lost me a race (How i almost always use my zipps so i normally have my 11).
    Waiiittt, aren't you a junior?


    I change cassettes often enough that I lose track of which cassette is currently on which wheel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    i never realized that changing cassettes was such an arduous task.
    it's not, though 11 speed hubs and 10s cassettes make it more so.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ygduf View Post
    was this race this past weekend/ what was the outcome?
    +1

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    Quote Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
    Waiiittt, aren't you a junior?


    I change cassettes often enough that I lose track of which cassette is currently on which wheel.
    Nope i'm turning 19 soon
    cat 1-o-meter: wtf am i doing??????
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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    i never realized that changing cassettes was such an arduous task.
    it isn't, but maintenance task wise ...

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    i'm a minimizer

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    i never realized that changing cassettes was such an arduous task.
    Doesn't need to be to get me to punt on it. Just more work than zero. Maybe if I do a crit with 12-21 someday, I'll be so amazed by how much better the gear spacing is that I'll change my mind. But I wouldn't bet on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
    i'm a minimizer
    11-21 < 11-23. Kids and math these days. Sheesh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    Thanks in advance for all suggestions.
    So, what helmet did you ride, did you talk to the promoter about next year or why they are keeping it this way and of course ... how did it go?

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    11-21 < 11-23. Kids and math these days. Sheesh.
    d'oh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmikami View Post
    So, what helmet did you ride, did you talk to the promoter about next year or why they are keeping it this way and of course ... how did it go?
    poor echappist, I gave him strategic advice for this race, and now he's blocked me on all messaging!

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    Must have been bad advice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    11-21 < 11-23. Kids and math these days. Sheesh.
    hmmm ....
    11-21 = -10
    11-23 = -12

    -10 > -12 ... 11-21 *>* 11-23
    old dudes and math

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmikami View Post
    So, what helmet did you ride, did you talk to the promoter about next year or why they are keeping it this way and of course ... how did it go?
    I got sick on the first day and DNSed the second day. Did talk to the promoter about it, and it seems they may even want to extend the rules to the cat 1 and 2 racers as well
    Quote Originally Posted by MDcatV View Post
    poor echappist, I gave him strategic advice for this race, and now he's blocked me on all messaging!


    many thanks for your advice. Toobad my start position didnt allow me to take advantage of it

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    Quote Originally Posted by botto View Post
    i never realized that changing cassettes was such an arduous task.
    Not a matter of it being arduous, just mostly unnecessary. So much so that I don't actually own many others than what's on my wheels. I have an 11x28 on my bike at my house in the mountains. Every other one I own is 11x23. I just don't need anything else.

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    Hell, I've hardly used my 39x25 since moving to Boston. Needed it ALL THE TIME in Tennessee.

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    I know the race already happened (or did it?) but if its a TT and they say "mass start legal" then I'd go for your Giro advantage 2 (or similar). Did you see other people wearing them?

    GMSR TT's rules is "mass start legal" and everyone who has it, uses pointy helmets and wheel covers.

    What race?
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    Tour of Page County. they were pretty strict about the rules, too.

    it ended up being a moot matter for me as i got sick on the previous Friday and sat out the timetrial on Sunday

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    Tour of Page County. they were pretty strict about the rules, too.

    it ended up being a moot matter for me as i got sick on the previous Friday and sat out the timetrial on Sunday
    That really sucks chappy,was pulling for ya.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    Tour of Page County. they were pretty strict about the rules, too.

    it ended up being a moot matter for me as i got sick on the previous Friday and sat out the timetrial on Sunday
    there will be more. When is your next a race? Anything you could do differently to perhaps reduce the chances of getting sick leading up to an event? Not everything is preventable but if you pay attention to what you did or didn't do leading up to this event it might give you a few ideas for the future.

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    Absolutely sucks getting sick before an A race. You will bounce back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by echappist View Post
    i like arguing with lawyers and drafting letters by ending them with "respectfully submitted"
    I prefer: " F*** you very much, strong letter to follow"
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Also ""respectfully submitted" is the equivalent of " bless her heart"

    In the south, you can say the most awful thing possible about someone as long as you follow it with bless her/his heart.
    You could fall off a cliff and die.
    You could get lost and die.
    You could hit a tree and die.
    OR YOU COULD STAY HOME AND FALL OFF THE COUCH AND DIE.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thechemist View Post
    That really sucks chappy,was pulling for ya.
    Quote Originally Posted by shovelhd View Post
    Absolutely sucks getting sick before an A race. You will bounce back.
    thanks

    while i don't like to make excuses for myself, i think the cold actually affected the only race i did (the road race). i was drinking so much water that when i was ready to line up, i had to go use the restroom. I had a good opportunity at lining up near the front, but instead had to start at the back. It took me 1.5 laps to move up, but the break went in the crosswind after 1 lap, and i tried to bridge to no avail.

    Quote Originally Posted by tetonrider View Post
    there will be more. When is your next a race? Anything you could do differently to perhaps reduce the chances of getting sick leading up to an event? Not everything is preventable but if you pay attention to what you did or didn't do leading up to this event it might give you a few ideas for the future.
    My next A race will either be a climbing race (for which i'm thinking of getting a 11/36t as i was grinding away at 65 rpm at time last year) or another stage race (this one should allow TT bikes). I think the main thing i learned is that i need good rest for Wednesday and Thursday evening before the race weekend. I was hanging out with my lady friend close to midnight on Thursday evening, and i may need to change my plans in the future.

    Quote Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
    Also ""respectfully submitted" is the equivalent of " bless her heart"

    In the south, you can say the most awful thing possible about someone as long as you follow it with bless her/his heart.
    yeah, i figure as much

    funny you bring up "bless her heart." i was listening to a NPR show that talked about rhetorical devices such as "bless her heart", "no offense, but", etc. Very interesting on how we phrase things.

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