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    A good weekend at NW Cup Round 3 in Port Angeles, WA. Pro/Cat 1 course was properly steep and gnarly but no real high-consequence features. Lots of trees to run into, though - - which I did a couple times in practice .

    Made all my mistakes in Saturday’s practice and my two final practice runs Sunday, fortunately. It all came together on my race run - - finally nailed the double mid-course with the sketchy run-in (I wasn’t the only 40+er that it gave troubles to). I know there were parts that I didn’t do fast enough; but there were other parts that I cleaned and faster than I ever had. So all-in-all, it was a good run - - just not fast enough to get on the podium in a hot 40+ Cat 1 field. My friend Chris got third; I got seventh, just behind the cluster of 4-5-6 finishers.

    Pics from the day, courtesy of Carl Warren:





    Last race on the trusty Blindside >sniff<. I start tearing it apart tonight to pirate needed pieces for the Yeti.

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    Good job D...but to podium, do you need me to ride behind you yelling "go faster!"?

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    to podium he probably needs more white on the bike. great "daily ride/race report" !

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    to podium he probably needs more white on the bike. great "daily ride/race report" !
    The new bike will be less white...does that mean he'll be further off the podium?

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    Good job D...but to podium, do you need me to ride behind you yelling "go faster!"?
    I think maybe yelling "Pedal, you lazy #$@%$&^&^! Pedal!" might help. You would have to stay close enough for me to hear you though.

    Quote Originally Posted by craigcraigcraig View Post
    to podium he probably needs more white on the bike. great "daily ride/race report" !
    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    The new bike will be less white...does that mean he'll be further off the podium?
    It will make up for it with just the right amount of 'Desert Turquoise' .

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I think maybe yelling "Pedal, you lazy #$@%$&^&^! Pedal!" might help. You would have to stay close enough for me to hear you though.
    Crap, I guess that would mean that I couldn't sit down and just be lazy.


    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    It will make up for it with just the right amount of 'Desert Turquoise' .
    Chris is a colour expert and he said that's the slowest colour out there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    Chris is a colour expert and he said that's the slowest colour out there!
    He may be a "colour expert;" but that means nothing when it comes to evaluating colors.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post

    Last race on the trusty Blindside >sniff<. I start tearing it apart tonight to pirate needed pieces for the Yeti.
    You kidding that Blindside was slowing you down. You'll win the rest of them once you get the yeti built.
    Strike like an eagle and sacrifice the dove.
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    Hey D - downhill looks like so much fun.

    A guy brought in his transition to the shop the other day, it was really cool.
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    Are they talking about spectators feeding the cyclists? You know, like don't feed the bears?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    He may be a "colour expert;" but that means nothing when it comes to evaluating colors.
    What's a color?

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    A couple days worth.

    Last week at Miller's Pond.


    Monday at Trumbull.



    Today at Blue.


    Tomorrow: pedaling to Huntington from home, planning to hit/explore some local stuff (new to me) discovered along the way.
    I believe the clouds in my coffee more than the weatherman on t.v.

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    As usual, cool riding pics scrub!

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    Quote Originally Posted by mzeffex View Post
    Hey D - downhill looks like so much fun.

    A guy brought in his transition to the shop the other day, it was really cool.
    I have a lot of fun at it. It gives me the same adrenaline rush that racing flat track and motocross used to while being more socially acceptable .

    Plus every course is differentl so there's always a new challenge - - something different to get the nerve up to hit . . . or a gnarly section to work on . . . or just working on focusing and concentrating to get faster. It's occasionally-scary and exhilarating at the same time to stretch your limits.

    A short vid of the course from saturday's practice, courtesy Kevin and the crew at Transition:

    http://www.pinkbike.com/video/143450/
    Last edited by dminor; 06-16-10 at 08:16 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I think maybe yelling "Pedal, you lazy #$@%$&^&^! Pedal!" might help. You would have to stay close enough for me to hear you though.
    You should race on a tandem then so your cheerleader is always right behind you.

    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    I have a lot of fun at it. It gives me the same adrenaline rush that racing flat track and motocross used to while being more socially acceptable .
    Something tells me it could be just as expensive though.
    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    I think being on the back of a DH tandem would keep me awake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 4evrplan View Post
    You should race on a tandem then so your cheerleader is always right behind you.
    Actually, I'd be more worried about never dosing off and crashing while waiting for me to HTFU.

    Quote Originally Posted by 4evrplan View Post
    Something tells me it could be just as expensive though.
    That's a fact.

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    I think being on the back of a DH tandem would keep me awake. It'd be fun trying the rock features and jumps on Beacon. And by fun I mean sketchy and nuts!

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    I think being on the back of a DH tandem would keep me awake.
    Congratulations, that's my new sig.
    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    I think being on the back of a DH tandem would keep me awake.

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    How 'bout a downhill sidehack rig? Beacon would be totally sick for that! Imagine something like this but with a full 8 inches of travel . . .


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    I needed that.
    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    I think being on the back of a DH tandem would keep me awake.

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    the sidehack is one of the finest invention of cycling. just like the turn coordinator of a rally car.

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    Googled sidehack ... and look what I discovered:



    Available at your friendly neighborhood walmart: http://www.walmart.com/ip/20-Impakt-...cycle/12554957

    "The Impakt Sidehack is made to Today's Park-bike spec., out of high-performance steel and comes equipped with a brake cable rotor, so 360 degree rotating handlebar tricks are just a bar spin away. If your looking for the coolest way to bring along a buddy as you rip from place to place or just a good way to make a Monkey out of anyone brave enough to ride co-pilot at your local skate park. The Impakt Sidehack is for you! It's affordable, yet built to take a licking and it's Fun Factor is the stuff of Legend"

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    dminor, you're a welder right? And you just got a new Yeti; so...
    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    I think being on the back of a DH tandem would keep me awake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dminor View Post
    How 'bout a downhill sidehack rig? Beacon would be totally sick for that! Imagine something like this but with a full 8 inches of travel . . .
    But who rides and who is on the side? There's no way we could get down 257 on one of those!

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    Haha! Alas, my skillz and equipment are on the steel side of things. I'll add it to the project list, though .

    Now, a ride report: Did my second Wed. Night XC series race last night. This course was supposed to be around eight miles so I heard (I once again signed up with the 40+ one-lappers). Felt stronger and faster last night; actually reeled in some people who got away from me earlier in the lap and finished second. Moving up. One more race left; dang, I'd kinda forgotten I actually like this XC racing stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by never View Post
    But who rides and who is on the side? There's no way we could get down 257 on one of those!
    Tht's why I was thinking Beacon - - lot more wide open. Wonder how we'd hip the Twisted Sister on a sidehack rig though?

    You could pilot; I'd like to try my hand at being monkey.

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