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Old 03-26-09, 10:48 PM   #3901
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By the way, how is work Gary? Are your eyes being opened to the ignorance of the general, non-cyclist public yet?
Has anyone come in looking for used bikes, or $60 Huffy's?
I am learning real quick. It makes things interesting.
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Old 03-27-09, 12:43 AM   #3902
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2 hours today. It was supposed to be tempo, but I was tired from yesterday's 50 minutes at threshold. Averaged about 220 watts and 19 mph for 40 miles.
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Old 03-27-09, 04:48 AM   #3903
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Had my annual crash today. Glad to get it out of the way so early in the summer Typical abrasions on the elbow, hip, calf, and ankle. Good news is no broken bones and no concussion.

I'm trying out transparent waterproof bandages, kind of like saran wrap. We'll see.
you will be amazed how well those transparent dressings work.....they are kind of expensive but your wounds will heal twice as fast if not faster compared to gauze dressings. I am a nurse you can trust me on this
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Old 03-27-09, 05:13 AM   #3904
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3-26-09 Did the commuting thing on my SS Bianchi. Already feeling a million times stronger than I did in '08 by this time. Pushing that 30lb+ beast up the hills between my house and my workplace is relatively easy already. All that running I did during the winter along with the hours on the trainer are paying dividends.
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Old 03-27-09, 06:56 AM   #3905
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PSI gave me a call at 3:45 telling me i should leave work and meet him out in geneva with his team. I decided it was a good idea, but at 4:20 i was still over an hour away. I turned around...did my boring 20 mile ride at home.

BooHoo...
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Old 03-27-09, 02:37 PM   #3906
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I had an eventful ride today; it was my first day of real training (I decided to wait 300 riding hours before I went into "I hate riding" mode) I did 3 minute intervals, and I raised my winter bar by 30 watts, and after burning 1900kJ (1900 calories), I did my last interval and it was a few watts above my previous record. So it was a good day. I'm goign to try and get a short ride in tomorrow before my 14 hour shift.
I ran into another one of my old teammates, "Lionnel", we chatted for a while and a few hundred feet from his house he broke a spoke on his real wheel, which effectively crippled it.
After I turned around I caught the draft of a motorcycle and drafted at 35mph for two miles, much to the amazement of the cars behind me.

Later I rode past a ride from a local team with a month in it's name, and not realizing he was still behind me, sprinted to catch the same motorcycle rider as before who just passed me. Apparently the cyclist thought I was trying to race and launched a full-out attack on me. So I caught him after he bogged down and he continued to press the pace. It felt foreign, but familiar to be deulling it out in a breakaway-type co-op.
Then it happened. We passed him.
We passed Mike. At first I didn't think anything of it, but my brain caught up with me and I thought "Oh sh*t".
Mike is maybe in his late 60's, early 70's, skinny as a wire, rides a lot, looks like a Fred, but can drop most local riders like nobody. I first met Mike three years ago before I started racing, and even though I was pretty fast, he could drop me. The guy perplexed me.
So yeah, the rider who launched the "attack" backed out and said "man, I gotta save up to get home" which really meant "I'm not worthy of his draft".
So I chatted with Mike briefly before he turned off.
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Old 03-27-09, 05:30 PM   #3907
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31 miles commuting
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Old 03-27-09, 05:31 PM   #3908
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26 mile commute today....pretty uneventful.
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Old 03-27-09, 06:12 PM   #3909
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I tacked on another 3 miles in commuting. Just following the trend.
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Old 03-27-09, 06:33 PM   #3910
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32 on the MTB today. I'm ready for Mohican Wilderness this weekend.
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Old 03-27-09, 07:44 PM   #3911
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end of quarter, wind and basically being a wuss the past week:no miles 'cept on my trainer each day.

TODAY- I rode. A nice 21 miles, but I got to ride...
Hope to get in 40 tomorrow before the rain.
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Old 03-27-09, 07:45 PM   #3912
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I ran into another one of my old teammates, "Lionnel", we chatted for a while and a few hundred feet from his house he broke a spoke on his real wheel, which effectively crippled it.
Scott CR1 with a PT?
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Old 03-28-09, 11:34 AM   #3913
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31 m.....Hope weather cooperates for a longer ride tomorrow.
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Old 03-28-09, 11:54 AM   #3914
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35 miles....windy and chilly......made the mistake of stopping by work and I found a few things I had to do.
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Old 03-28-09, 04:48 PM   #3915
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41 miles. weather was pretty decent
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Old 03-28-09, 05:03 PM   #3916
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41 miles. weather was pretty decent
Nice job on the 6th place Cat 3/4 finish Scott. How about the hills? You forgetting about them already? My brother-in-laws GPS showed about 800' of climbing/lap.
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Old 03-28-09, 05:08 PM   #3917
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Nice job on the 6th place Cat 3/4 finish Scott. .
Great job Scott!
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Old 03-28-09, 05:15 PM   #3918
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Nice job on the 6th place Cat 3/4 finish Scott. How about the hills? You forgetting about them already? My brother-in-laws GPS showed about 800' of climbing/lap.

yea, there were some nice rollers. it was nice seeing you guys down there!
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Old 03-28-09, 07:24 PM   #3919
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100 miles in today, I under dressed and was cold the entire way, but I didn't get snowed and I wasn't stuck on rollers, so I really can't complain

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Old 03-28-09, 08:52 PM   #3920
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Nice job on the 6th place Cat 3/4 finish Scott. How about the hills? You forgetting about them already? My brother-in-laws GPS showed about 800' of climbing/lap.
wow! a brush w/greatness! congratulations, Scott!
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Old 03-28-09, 08:57 PM   #3921
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Scott CR1 with a PT?
Is that even a question? He's a ncie guy and I consider him a friend, but man... that bike....

Gary, can you get me in some Serotta decals at all?
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Gary, can you get me in some Serotta decals at all?

Ill take a look but I am not aware of any lying around.
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Old 03-29-09, 08:31 AM   #3923
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Ill take a look but I am not aware of any lying around.
Do you know if you can order them at all? I'm in need of two of the downtube decals and the headtube decal.
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Do you know if you can order them at all? I'm in need of two of the downtube decals and the headtube decal.
I "THINK" they need a serial number for the bike they are being ordered for. I will check for sure.....
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yea, there were some nice rollers. it was nice seeing you guys down there!
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