Originally Posted by AzTallRider
So there are currently (at least) 4 of us racing in the Pasadena Senior Games June 17-18: 5K TT and 40K RR Tuesday; 10K TT and 20K RR Wednesday. I just registered, and now I need to get a reservation at Casa Ex. In my mind, the big questions are:
1. Can I maintain my 3.3" advantage over Cleave in the 5K, if he doesn't have to race with a recalcitrant shifter?
2. Will riding an actual race bike in the 40K, and an aero one at that, keep cleave and Ex from bridging up when I attack? Or maybe let me contribute more when they do?
if you can call slowly rolling off the front an attack, which is what I did last year. I believe the thinking in the pack was "What? We're not racing already, are we?" Even Ex asking if they were sure they wanted to just let me ride away like that (thanks coach) didn't get them excited. Maybe it was the steel Gunnar that made them all shrug. We'll see what happens this year. The three of us are all in different age groups, so a three-way gets us three-golds. I think there will be more of fight this time. That would be good.
My earlier post showed the original dates for the cycling events. The new dates give me my first excuse out of my Bag-O-Excuses®; my wife and I are going to a wedding in Colorado on the Friday through Monday before the games. Maybe sleeping at altitude for the four days prior will give me an advantage for the 5K ITT on Tuesday. :rolleyes:
1. Can I be only
3.3 seconds behind this year?
2. Can I win the field sprint after you and Racer Ex lap the field?
The quality of the field has varied greatly over the years. I think there is only one time that I didn't medal in the 40 Km road race. A former Polish national team member (and teammate to Thurlow at the time) was in the field and he was obviously, from looking at him, a sprinter. He was also strong enough to chase down anything that I or my friend could throw at him. If one of us wasn't attacking, we were otherwise plodding along. I ended up leading out the sprint with predictable results -- bad. The Polish guy said that at least I and my friend wanted to race. The others, not so much.
I've managed to get a medal in all of the other races I've done for the Pasadena (formerly California) Senior Games. This year will be especially difficult for me.
Huntsman World Senior Games
Originally Posted by shovelhd
I'm qualified but won't know if I'm going until next year. I got a flyer for Huntsman in the qualifier goodie bag. Mid October. Nice and specific.
Good luck to everyone qualifying next month.
: Cycling races
- Oct 7-10, 2014. Basically, if you have a USAC license and race more than twice this year, you are in Division 1.
I have a few friends who have done this. They say it's a lot of fun and it's hard. One race per day that includes a full 40 Km ITT and 62 Km road race with a fair amount of climbing. I still can't go this year for what is now a number of reasons and with Minnesota on tap for 2015, I probably won't go to the Huntsman games until 2016 (if I survive until then).
Originally Posted by sarals
I am told the Huntsman Games are a must do. Not this year for me, though.
I've got my work cut out for me in the four races this year. My team mate will be there, and I heard another 60 + woman who is deadly will be there, too (Norma). Maybe we can do what you did last year, AzT, and get a break going. Maybe I'll get to use my sprint!
I too have to make my reservation at Casa Ex. Taking the wine order, too.
Glad to hear that there will be more women racing this year. I need to drum up some support from the few Masters women that I know in this area.
Looking forward to the races even though this year has been pretty terrible for me at El Dorado Park (2nd excuse ;)).