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Old 10-25-09, 08:55 PM   #1
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Video of me and the barriers

This was from todays race, almost as fast as Ryan Trebon?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A0Xn3WASEW4

And here is a picture of the remount

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Old 10-25-09, 09:08 PM   #2
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Old 10-25-09, 10:17 PM   #3
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Nice. How'd you finish?

I got a picture today of a guy in almost exactly that same position, except his bike wasn't under him.
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Old 10-26-09, 05:56 AM   #4
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Finished 6th in the Masters 30+ and this was my first time doing a 60 minute race, and I would say it isn't much harder then 45.
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How do you like the Topolinos for CX?
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Old 10-26-09, 11:18 AM   #6
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Finished 6th in the Masters 30+....
That would be "no" then wouldn't it. But I guess you probably knew that already. Trebon lapped 14 out of 15 other racers in the A race in the video of him doing this.

Seriously though, your form looks pretty good to me. Oh, and congrats on the nice finish.

What's up with 30+ being masters? It's 35+ here and I think that's too low. Isn't the age cutoff supposed to be indicative of people getting slower? I know we don't want to admit that, but really....
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How do you like the Topolinos for CX?
I love them for CX, really light and very stiff. My wheels I train on are 32 hole Mavic's laced up to 105 hubs, and I can really tell a difference when swapped.


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That would be "no" then wouldn't it.
I was referring to my dismount/remount when compared to the video of him I know I am nowhere as fast on the bike. As far as the 30+ that is the way the one series by us run theirs, but all the others are 35+ not sure why. And as far as getting slower when older, I had 2 of the fast 50+ guys pass me, they were started 20 seconds after we were.
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As far as the 30+ that is the way the one series by us run theirs, but all the others are 35+ not sure why. And as far as getting slower when older, I had 2 of the fast 50+ guys pass me, they were started 20 seconds after we were.
Yeah, that definitely happens, but on average they ought to be slower, otherwise why have a separate category? Maybe I'm just missing the point.

I've discovered that looking at the way riders self-select their categories brings out my OCD side in a big way. Not because I don't want to race with sandbaggers, but just because it's wrong. The guys who should cat down bug me as much as the guys who should cat up. I find myself wanting to re-sort the whole field.
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i will probably have a shot of me in my race that is not so cool...

did i get myself in a jam for my first? i looked back at my confirmation receipt and this is what i read:

Event Name - Spring Mount Cyclocross - (PACX Series Race)
-- Event Date - 11/8/2009
---- Category - Mens Masters 45+ Cat. 2/3/4

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Yeah, that definitely happens, but on average they ought to be slower, otherwise why have a separate category? Maybe I'm just missing the point.
The best masters are slower than the best 1s/elites. But are a helluva lot faster than the vast majority of us out there. Sometimes that means a lot of lapping during an open masters race. Oh well.

I agree that 30 is too young, with 35 or 40 more realistic.

Promoters like the masters race because a lot of masters will double-up on races. Age does come with its "privileges".
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