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Old 06-24-09, 05:21 PM   #1
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NE Ohio Twin Sizzler, Who's in?

Just wanted a count of who might race the Twin Sizzler in Medina on July 4th. I will be in the 50-54 start.
Let's see if the bike will stay together for a change!

So who else????
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I actually work for the city of Medina part-time and I have to work there at 3 on the day of the Twin Sizzler. I was considering doing the citizen race and sticking around til time to work.

Not 100% sure yet, I have to motivate myself to commit to getting up that early on a day I have to work til 11pm.
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I was planning to race the 55-59 race. However my coach has expressed "tough love" and I'll be racing the 35+ Expert race.
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Bill that sucks! Iwas looking to grab your wheel as you went by!! Now I have to win it the old fashioned way!! LOL
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I am planning on photographing the races, unless I get a wedding gig that day. If you let me know what you are riding/wearing I'll look for you.
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Bill that sucks! Iwas looking to grab your wheel as you went by!! Now I have to win it the old fashioned way!! LOL
With all the miles you've been putting in I don't believe I would have seen you until the finish line. Good luck now , if I don't see you until after the race.
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I am planning on photographing the races, unless I get a wedding gig that day. If you let me know what you are riding/wearing I'll look for you.
I'm on the Stark Velo Team. We wear white, yellow and black kits. I ride a red Specialized Roubaix. Added later: I'm also pretty old.
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No race for me...downside of my new short commute and Cheri always wanting to ride with me...no hard rides, few fast group rides and intervals...so I'm slow as molasses - where I was able to hold 21-24mph solo last year, I'm doing 18-20mph this year. Kinda sucks too, because I am so much better shape physically after quitting smoking last year...and it shows in my climbing. Kennard hill is sooooo much easier than it was last year!
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im about 50/50.
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Come on Scott! Remember there are pancakes at the church after the race!!

Half-bent not sure what the kit of the day will be, where might you be found if you do come?

Chip so what if you ain;t as fast as last year, you're still better than most! come on out and gring cheri.
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I'll be there, 45-50 group. Also bringing my surprisingly fast 15 year old. His first race. Should be fun..

Does someone have a link to the race flyer they can post?
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I usually shoot the start from about 50ft south on S. Court, then I wal down to the finish area. I'll probably be wearing a red golf shirt and khaki shorts. I might wander through the start area before the races actually start, and I'll have a camera around my neck. Feel free to shout for me if you see me (before racing)
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Registration Info. www.YWCA.org/medinacounty Today (26th) is last day to register in advance. There is day of race registration though.

Half bent I'll keep and eye out for ya.
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Dangit. I can't make it. My scout troop is going to be in camp that week and I probably won't be awake by 6:00am on Saturday, let alone have enough time to drive to 2 hours back for that race. Oh well. Be sure to get pics for me.
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Well looks like just a few of us are going to this but thought i'd move it back up to see who else might join the fun. Come on it's a true citizen race and all us wanna be's can see what we're made of!!
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I'll be there in the 50-54 group also. I picked up my race packet yesterday at Second Sole in Medina. I'm #120. If you're pre-registered, you can still pick them up today. I've got less than a thousand miles in so I don't know how fast I'll be but it's always fun. See you all there.

P.S.- Don't forget about the Ice Cream Ride on July 18th. I'll be on SAG duty that day.
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I'll be there in the 50-54 group also. I picked up my race packet yesterday at Second Sole in Medina. I'm #120. If you're pre-registered, you can still pick them up today. I've got less than a thousand miles in so I don't know how fast I'll be but it's always fun. See you all there.

P.S.- Don't forget about the Ice Cream Ride on July 18th. I'll be on SAG duty that day.
bikejunkie, are you in the MCBC? I haven't rode with them yet this year because I have been doing the Westlake Races. The Tuesday night rides last year were good rides.
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No, I'm with Century Cycles. I haven't been able to get out on the Tuesday rides yet either. The last time I rode with MCBC was the Ride of Silence in May.
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I'm still tossing around the idea of going. It's kind early, and I'm NOT a racer, but I have only so many chances to take my new steed on a good group ride and this is one of them.

Even if this group is a bit more... competitive.

I'm also a bit worried about working 3-11 in Medina on a holiday, and will need my A game for that tour.

So at this point, if I can get my butt out of bed, full steam ahead, damn the torpedoes!
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I'm in.

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Slept in and missed it. Crap!
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So how'd it go? I was catching zzzzzzz's in Kensington after staying up till 3:30.
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Leinad missed winning by about a bike length in the 50-54 race. I raced the expert 35+ race and finished 19th overall. We passed the pack of the Expert 19-34 race about 3.5 miles from the finish and picked some of those riders in our group. I understand that the Expert 19-34 race had a 3 or 4 man break, nocondorfx may have been in the break since I didn't see him when we passed their field. Considering the racers finishing from the first group, I may have placed somewhere from 9th to 13th out of the 45 riders in my race. We averaged 25.1 mph for the race. I made Kennard Rd Hill my "biatch" today.
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I also got to meet Half Bent at the finish. Hope you got some nice pictures. I know you got leinad just after the finish.
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Man, I missed half bent, were was he standing? As Allegheny said I missed it by just a bit, but loved it all the same! Real tactical group today, the attack came at Kennark hill and by the top of the hill we went from 30 riders to 6 in less than a mile. I sure am glad I'm a climber, if you weren't you were toast!

Didn't see scott either, dang! So Scott how'd it go for you?

Bill are you happy with your result? Us old guys still have a little fight in us!!!
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