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Old 08-29-14, 12:24 PM   #151
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some cool shots. Looks like a tonne of fun
It sure does!
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At track pursuit races, it is customary to get lap times called because typically electronic devices are not allowed. On a 250 track, one would get 7 time checks in a 2K pursuit and the opening lap and second lap are somewhat critical to make sure that the racer is not going to fast at the start. Marymoor is a 400 meter track that means there are only 4 time checks and the first one would ordinarily be at the end of lap one.

Roger Young suggested that we use two timers and call 1/2 lap spits. So I was stationed on the home stretch and Roger was on the back stretch. Here is a pic of me calling 1/2 lap times for my wife. Photo by Tim Chandonnet

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At track pursuit races, it is customary to get lap times called because typically electronic devices are not allowed. On a 250 track, one would get 7 time checks in a 2K pursuit and the opening lap and second lap are somewhat critical to make sure that the racer is not going to fast at the start. Marymoor is a 400 meter track that means there are only 4 time checks and the first one would ordinarily be at the end of lap one.

Roger Young suggested that we use two timers and call 1/2 lap spits. So I was stationed on the home stretch and Roger was on the back stretch. Here is a pic of me calling 1/2 lap times for my wife. Photo by Tim Chandonnet

I want to try this thing called track one day. Maybe I could get the wife to try it and I could yell at her... That usually never ends well for me.
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It depends if she wants you to yell at her. This looks easier than it is. She is at 27 mph with her ears covered with a lot of wind noise. The call has to be right in her ear. For teams I call the time twice.
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Found this gem on the interwebs from last weekend
I already gave back the gold bit, they just collect dust and will be thrown away by the kids when I die.
And yes, that's as high as I can get my right arm after the truck v. bike and surgery fiasco I been dealing with the past year.

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Now that DEFINITELY deserves a Kudo, IBO!
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Tim Westmore got this of me playing in the sand at CCCX Number 1...

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Tim Westmore got this of me playing in the sand at CCCX Number 1...

Look to be having fun based on the smile.
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That's some deep sand!
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Look to be having fun based on the smile.
It was a grimace - but yes, it was fun!

Thanks for fixing the link, IBO.
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That's some deep sand!
It was. I never could ride through it, I don't have enough power, I had to dismount/fall off and walk/run through there.
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Do you believe this? A 62 y/o woman behaving like this!



Minh Pham photo....
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You look like you're having a blast!!!
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Do you believe this? A 62 y/o woman behaving like this!
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Shovel, I had no idea how much this cross stuff really is. It is a blast!

Chuck, growing up is something I never want to do.
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Steven Woo took this one...

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Yeah Sara!!!! Crossin it up!!! With my fused ankle and the good one killing me I gave up cyclo cross this year. I miss the races and scene already. Last week they had 21 men in the 55+ race in our local series. When I started racing cross about 7 years ago we only has 8-15 racers in the Cat 4 event (Cat 5 now). Now the race fills up during pre-registration and there are second races.
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AJ, ohhhhh.... I feel for you, my friend. Cross is definitely the bomb, and I'm sorry you can't race this season.
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I'm working Gloucester this weekend. It's sold out except for the women.
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Pretty serious case of Cross Face (1/2 grimace & 1/2 grinning ear to ear).

Might wanna get that checked out.
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awesome! takes courage to enter any event where you are basically going all-out for the duration. there's basically no way around it in cross. proud!
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Nacler, I'm afraid I might crack a tooth! Teton, thanks! Yes, cross is not like a crit where you can hide in the pack, that's for sure. Still, it is waaaaay fun!!
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