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Old 11-07-12, 07:59 PM   #1
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LAVRA Omnium Saturday

I'm planning on it. Cleave, Vance?
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Yes. 35+.
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I would need a get out of bike slaving free card and an airline ticket.
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Use your "honey did points".
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Yes. 35+.
35+? That has to be a really fast category... Kick some juvenile delinquent ass, Vance.
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VanceMac tried using logic to get me to race on the track. I'm beyond that.
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35+? That has to be a really fast category... Kick some juvenile delinquent ass, Vance.
I'm sure. Especially with Ex there. They are running 3/4, 4/5, and Masters... and I know of ringers planning on showing up in each category. So I have no place to hide!
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Good luck, everyone.
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What are the events this weekend?
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What are the events this weekend?
Just noticed that the format was posted yesterday:

Masters:Tempo 15; Miss-n-Out; Points 40
Cat 3/4: Tempo 15; Miss-n-Out; Points 40
Cat 4/5: Tempo 10; Miss-n-Out; Points 32
Women: Tempo 10; Miss-n-Out; Points 32
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After the 2nd event in this series was canceled, the finale this Saturday is scheduled for:

Masters: Scratch 20... Miss-n-Out... Points 40
Cat 3/4: Scratch 20... Miss-n-Out... Points 40
Cat 4/5: Scratch 15... Miss-n-Out... Points 32
Women: Scratch 15... Miss-n-Out... Points 32

Ex? CLEAVE?
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In. Going to enter this morning.
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Well, I won't be helping you do any bridging this time. A little off my game. Wolkoff and (especially) Weitze seem to be in very good form, so if they show up, you guys can have a party. I think Kevin Phillips might show... so fireworks for sure.
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I'm carrying around a bucket of fatigue right now. We'll see how it goes.
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On a related note, I'm pretty amped for 2013. Preliminary calendar:
2013 Track Schedule (tentative):
Date Event Location
1/26/2013 Winter Classic Omnium Velo Sports Center
3/16/2013 Encino Spring Race Encino
4/13/2013 Encino Spring Race Encino
4/20/2013 Upgrade Omnium San Diego
5/25/2013 Upgrade Omnium San Diego
6/8/2013 SCNCA Master Track Championships Encino
6/15/2013 Encino Spring Race Encino
7/20/2013 SCNCA Elite Track Championships Velo Sports Center
7/30/2013 USAC Master Track Championships Indianapolis
9/21/2013 National Track Calendar/UCI Race Velo Sports Center
9/26/2013 USAC Elite Track Championships Velo Sports Center
10/19/2013 Far West Track Championships Encino
10/25/2013 Halloween Kerin Track Championships Velo Sports Center
6/22/2013 SCNCA Junior Track Championships San Diego
6/29/2013 Upgrade Omnium San Diego
7/12/2013 Friday Night Racing - Upgrade Omnium Velo Sports Center
7/25/2013 USAC Junior Track Championships Trexlertown PA
7/27/2013 Upgrade Omnium San Diego
8/10/2013 USAC Upgrade Omnium Velo Sports Center
8/17/2013 Upgrade Omnium San Diego
9/14/2013 Last Chance Omnium Velo Sports Center
11/9/2013 Fall Omnium #1 Velo Sports Center
11/17/2013 LAVRA TT Championships Velo Sports Center
12/7/2013 LAVRA Classic Omnium Championship Velo Sports Center
I get the sense that LAVRA will add a Spring Series. And the Encino Summer Series was a big success, so suspect that will return.
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Old 12-13-12, 02:32 PM   #16
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Out. Have a team meeting to attend and it also occurred to me that I might want to take my own training advice.
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Dang it... now my race report can't say "lost to a national champion". Which, so far, is the highlight of my racing career!
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Dang it... now my race report can't say "lost to a national champion". Which, so far, is the highlight of my racing career!
I see where you are coming from. A years ago I did the Masters National RR and Crit. There were many guys with stars and bars and a few with WC stripes. Lost to them all! I did do a crit last spring where one of the competitors had WC stripes and thought "oh my!" We lapped the guy about 10 laps in.
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I saw the omnium results for the masters men on Saturday. Cari Higgins beat everyone and she was talking a little trash on her FB page.
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I saw the omnium results for the masters men on Saturday. Cari Higgins beat everyone and she was talking a little trash on her FB page.
Win and you beat a girl. Lose and you get beat by a girl.
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I saw the omnium results for the masters men on Saturday. Cari Higgins beat everyone and she was talking a little trash on her FB page.
So, indeed I AM able to write that I lost to a National Champion (and Olympian)! Spin control. The field was stacked. In addition to Higgins: Ironfly duo Phillips and Davy (National, State champs respectively, both in their 30's); two of my teammates (both State champ sprinters); and at least one other state champ.

My top end power still felt a little bit off, so I wasn't super pleased with overall performance... but it was better than the zero omnium points might suggest.
  • 20 lap scratch had many little bursts, with nothing sticking. A few dropped off the pace, but I couldn't match the sprinters at the end. Finished 6th, out of the money (and 2nd for a prime, out of the money).
  • Miss-n-out I got ripped. About 4th lap, I was feeling pretty good, and came around to pip a couple at the line. Or so I (and others) thought. They called my number, c'est la vie.
  • 40 lap points, my teammate (200lb pure sprinter) gets a little gap on very first lap. He decides to run with it and tries to lap the field. I was in 2nd position when this happens, and the guy in front of me is prime candidate to pull him back. I was shocked when he almost immediately pulled up, leaving me, his teammate, in first position. I managed to block a bit before they came around, but no one ever really chased. He not only got the lap but hung on with the pack until the end. Very impressive. I managed to finish one place off the points in 3 of the 4 sprints.

Today's theme: out of the money! But super fun, as always.
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The first Friday Night Racing of the year this week.

A: Scratch 20/Miss-n-ou/Points 40
B: Scratch 15/Snowball/Points 32
C: Scratch 15/Points 32/Tempo

I think they are running a Madison, as well.
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The first Friday Night Racing of the year this week.

A: Scratch 20/Miss-n-ou/Points 40
B: Scratch 15/Snowball/Points 32
C: Scratch 15/Points 32/Tempo

I think they are running a Madison, as well.
You might have company.
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The first Friday Night Racing of the year this week.

A: Scratch 20/Miss-n-ou/Points 40
B: Scratch 15/Snowball/Points 32
C: Scratch 15/Points 32/Tempo

I think they are running a Madison, as well.
You trackies have some strange names for races..
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You trackies have some strange names for races..
Probably because we do not have any brakes and cannot coast.
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