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    sugar mountain

    I got 3rd in my class 15-16 sport men and 10th over all in sport. the guys at the cannondale gave me a kit and let me race a 2008 taurine. it was awsome.
    KENDA TIRES & TUBES GRAVITY WORX RACING SALSA

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    KENDA TIRES & TUBES GRAVITY WORX RACING SALSA

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    Very nice.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Wow, that's great. Good job Salsa!

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    Whoooo hooooo! Congrats on doing well!! I was there this past weekend, but only as a spectator.

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    congrats Salsa! Is there a picture in that second post that I just can't see??

    I triple (yeah, TRIPLE) flatted during the XC, with the last flat being a slow leak. Eventually I just ran out of CO2 and gave up. Finished the 3rd lap and simply didn't have any air left to go around again. Got 7th in the semi-pro short track on sunday though, which I was happy with. Do you know if we were at altitude? I kind of felt like I was back in colorado...
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    ZeCanon - if you click on those little "x"'s in Salsa's 2nd post, it should send you to his pics on Iplayoutside.com

    I think Sugar is at @3800 or so. That hi altitude feeling was probably your lungs filling up with humidity.......
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by highrevs View Post
    Whoooo hooooo! Congrats on doing well!! I was there this past weekend, but only as a spectator.
    You're ALWAYS more than "only a spectator," Robert

    ZeCanon - way to go on your short track finish. Wow. That is a greuling race - - and what an underappreciated class. You guys rock.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9 View Post
    ZeCanon - if you click on those little "x"'s in Salsa's 2nd post, it should send you to his pics on Iplayoutside.com

    I think Sugar is at @3800 or so. That hi altitude feeling was probably your lungs filling up with humidity.......
    Humidity????? Noooooooo,not around here.
    Like a circus monkey on a stolen Harley......

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    Congrats Salsa, nice to hear that you are doing so well! Are you considering jr expert next year or going to do one more year as sport?
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZeCanon View Post
    Do you know if we were at altitude? I kind of felt like I was back in colorado...
    the peak of sugar is around 5300ft, the main ski lodge is probably closer to 4000ft

    (i worked a few summers on the back side of the mountain at the summer camp over there)
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    mm that makes sense. Fort collins, CO (where I go to school) is at about 4500. It felt the same.

    Over labor day in CO I'll be racing at Keystone, starting at 9,200 ft with a highest point of 11,700! Yikes. I need to acclimate asap

    Salsa the jump from junior sport to junior expert is a big one, so make sure your'e ready before you make the leap. It takes a lot more dedication, time training, etc if you want to be competative. Back when I was a sport (when I was 15) I won literally every sport race I did all season. The next season I jumped into junior X and got my butt handed to me all season. I think I was like 5th from last at Mt. Snow that year. The issue for me was that I didn't know what I was getting into, I didn't up my training at all, and I wasn't prepared for the longer races. If you don't make the same mistakes I did, you should be fine though
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    Well, Ze, that's what Salsa is doing in the sport class this year - he spent 7 years as a Junior 14 & under, and kind of wanted to jump up to Jr ex, but I thought the leap was too big. Plus, he spends so much time growing - this is a good year to get used to the added 6-8 inches of height & corresponding wieght, and to learn pacing on the longer courses. I really don't want to have to wait around for 4 hours next year (I do A LOT of race timing) waiting for HIS sorry ass to drag across a finish line when a year in preparation could avoid that!
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    That's good that he is using this year to transition. Does he have a coach? The big realization for me was that I could no longer get away with "just riding my bike" for training, I had to actually do specific work. I do online coaching now for my team while I'm out at school, so if Salsa doesn't have any sort of plan I'd be happy to send you the basic one I give to our guys. We do power testing with everyone and split them into 3 groups then make 3 training plans tailored to their category. If Salsa is racing sport he would probably fit into our group 2. 1 is our pro/semi pros, 2 is junior x, 3 is beginner/sport. PM me if you're interested, I have to make the plans anyway so I wouldn't charge
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    That is very generous of you! I will PM an e-mail address - THANKS!!

    I was thinking of getting him coaching with Jacob Fetty for x-mas.....
    As with mud, life, too, slides by.

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    Quote Originally Posted by apclassic9 View Post
    That is very generous of you! I will PM an e-mail address - THANKS!!

    I was thinking of getting him coaching with Jacob Fetty for x-mas.....
    That would be the best present you could ever get for him. I'm still amazed at how much Jacob was able to help my slow butt!
    I may be fat but I'm slow enough to make up for it.

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    Congrats, but.... what happened to the Salsa frame you bought last spring?

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