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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Had three different nurses comment on my low pulse rate. Sitting there without my shirt two of them commented that I was in really good shape. Then I looked around and figured they might be rating on the curve.
    Nah, they were just hitting on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    Nah, they were just hitting on you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
    Nah, they were just hitting on you.
    Mercy hits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hermes View Post
    Mercy hits.
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    I pre-rode next week's race course - 12.8 mile loop, with 3/4 of a mile of gravel. Half of the gravel is hardpack washboard, the other half is squirmy squishy and downhill. Eek!
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    Quote Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
    I pre-rode next week's race course - 12.8 mile loop, with 3/4 of a mile of gravel. Half of the gravel is hardpack washboard, the other half is squirmy squishy and downhill. Eek!
    Oh, crud! How many laps? CX bike, maybe?
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    Nah, just non-fragile tires. I think valygrl is running Conti GP4000S? They'd be fine.
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    Nah I stayed with Michelin p4s. It's not about flats it's about staying upright. Two laps, the bad part is it's at the very start so no chance to create a separation before. Oh well if I get dropped I'll just chase back on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
    I pre-rode next week's race course - 12.8 mile loop, with 3/4 of a mile of gravel. Half of the gravel is hardpack washboard, the other half is squirmy squishy and downhill. Eek!
    It is a piece of crap for a course. I'll race it, but I sure don't like it. Toss in the yellow line rule, and 75 racers, and it makes it even better.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    Toss in the yellow line rule... and it makes it even better.
    Are they painting the gravel?

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    Splitting headache gone this morning. Cough mostly gone. 48 hours since the procedure at noon tomorrow.

    All clear for take off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by valygrl View Post
    Nah I stayed with Michelin p4s. It's not about flats it's about staying upright. Two laps, the bad part is it's at the very start so no chance to create a separation before. Oh well if I get dropped I'll just chase back on.
    At least everyone else has the same gravel to deal with, so there's a good chance the pack will stay together until after the gravel. The afterburners will probably get lit when the pavement starts again. Best of luck with staying upright!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Are they painting the gravel?
    Worse! There is a motor scooter that rides along side, and you can't be on the left side of it. Though... If I remember right, they didn't go that far with this race. But, the pack didn't separate much, and it isn't long enough, or hilly enough, to cause anything less than a pack finish. Many yellow line disqualifications were handed out at the run up to the finish.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Element GT View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Splitting headache gone this morning. Cough mostly gone. 48 hours since the procedure at noon tomorrow.

    All clear for take off.
    Positive thoughts, Racer Ex.
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    Good luck, Ex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    Worse! There is a motor scooter that rides along side, and you can't be on the left side of it. Though... If I remember right, they didn't go that far with this race. But, the pack didn't separate much, and it isn't long enough, or hilly enough, to cause anything less than a pack finish. Many yellow line disqualifications were handed out at the run up to the finish.
    So how are you going to get away?

    (Monster ride yesterday...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Splitting headache gone this morning. Cough mostly gone. 48 hours since the procedure at noon tomorrow.

    All clear for take off.
    I like hearing that! Thinking good thoughts for you!
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    LAJ, Valygrl - good luck!

    Valygrl, I had to smile when you said "I'll just chase back on"! You got gumption, girl - I love it! And I know you can do it, and then some.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rapwithtom View Post
    So how are you going to get away?

    (Monster ride yesterday...)
    Thanks rwt. It was a day to get 2 days worth of work into one, with this delicious weather we are having. This weekend isn't even on my radar, as I was more working towards the Federal Center. Deer Trail is Deer Trail. Luck is a major player there.

    Weld County... I was able to get to the front on the little finishing hill last year, but then flat out died. Never hit a wall like that before. Literally almost stopped, and went from first to 50th, or wherever I ended up. See if I can make that work again, only with some gusto. Dirt sucks, and I don't like that road. I may go see it on Friday, just to see what we have in store for us after these two rounds of storms.

    Some Weld, for your enjoyment. Be careful out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    Thanks rwt. It was a day to get 2 days worth of work into one, with this delicious weather we are having. This weekend isn't even on my radar, as I was more working towards the Federal Center. Deer Trail is Deer Trail. Luck is a major player there.

    Weld County... I was able to get to the front on the little finishing hill last year, but then flat out died. Never hit a wall like that before. Literally almost stopped, and went from first to 50th, or wherever I ended up. See if I can make that work again, only with some gusto. Dirt sucks, and I don't like that road. I may go see it on Friday, just to see what we have in store for us after these two rounds of storms.

    Some Weld, for your enjoyment. Be careful out there.
    Yeah, I'll be there...I'm 80% stoked to be racing, and 80% hating the the narrow but otherwise featureless course.

    I'm waiting for the guy who keeps logging 100+ mile rides to just ride off the front...

    Or a different perspective: we've got such a range of abilities that certainly the top 10 guys could, with just a wee bit o tactics, get up the road by themselves...but no that'll never happen in our group.

    I'll likely go pre-ride tomorrow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAJ View Post
    Thanks rwt. It was a day to get 2 days worth of work into one, with this delicious weather we are having. This weekend isn't even on my radar, as I was more working towards the Federal Center. Deer Trail is Deer Trail. Luck is a major player there.

    Weld County... I was able to get to the front on the little finishing hill last year, but then flat out died. Never hit a wall like that before. Literally almost stopped, and went from first to 50th, or wherever I ended up. See if I can make that work again, only with some gusto. Dirt sucks, and I don't like that road. I may go see it on Friday, just to see what we have in store for us after these two rounds of storms.

    Some Weld, for your enjoyment. Be careful out there.

    Interesting. So that's what it looks like up front. Never been there

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    Quote Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
    Splitting headache gone this morning. Cough mostly gone. 48 hours since the procedure at noon tomorrow.

    All clear for take off.
    Best wishes.

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    Racer Ex, glad that you're over the hump. Hope the back diagnosis is more concrete and doesn't require surgery to fix.

    valygrl, LAJ, rapwithtom, I don't understand these road race courses that have gravel sections. Don't we have a segment of this sport called cyclocross?

    Last week I was on my racing-is-the-best-training program.
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    Headache came back yesterday. Back again today. Called the hospital and was told to keep pushing fluids and if it gets worse in the next few days to come in. Just took an pain pill. This sucks.

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    Oy.
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