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Old 06-16-09, 09:04 PM   #1
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Oops... what did I get myself into?!!???!! (Horgan)

A friend talked me into doing the Mike Horgan Hill Climb. Is anyone else here possessed of similar poor judgement?

It's my first race. Ever.
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Old 06-17-09, 04:38 AM   #2
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Not quite as bad since I came to my senses. I almost registered for the Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb RR. Fortunately, I came to my senses just in time.
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Nothing wrong with that route, but doing it as a race will be interesting.

I question my judgement in doing the Triple Bypass, not so much for the ride as the number of people out there. I tend to be a solo cyclist with no group riding skills.
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Organized rides are easy to solo.
Everyone gets strung out and unless you look for a paceline you can easily do it solo.
E rock is huge and a tad more difficult. Even then I spend a good portion of the time alone.
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i'm gonna do bob cook this year i think.

i rode it lat weekend and set a PR that would have put me in 6th place citizens for my age group last year so i thought why not. have some confidence i can shave another 5-10 min off that PR under race conditions/without a backpack/with better prep
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it would also put me in 2nd to last in pro mens, so i'm keeping things in perspective
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Pretty impressive badhat!
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its funny though, my time to echo lake last weekend was 1h6m, and i just looked at the junior times and skyler trujillo, who rides for black sheep in fort collins won the junior (which only goes to echo lake) with a time of 47 minutes.

incredible.
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Nothing wrong with that route, but doing it as a race will be interesting.

I question my judgement in doing the Triple Bypass, not so much for the ride as the number of people out there. I tend to be a solo cyclist with no group riding skills.
Oh hey, I'm doing the TBP too. Just bought a registration of a club-mate.
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We should organize a meetup for BF at the bar-b-q in Avon
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I would love to, but there are potential complications b/c I am planning to do the ride & carpool with a couple of friends, and there's just no knowing how the timing and group-decision-making are going to play out.

check yer PMs in a moment.

(p.s., this needs it's own thread)

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Thanks for the PM. I will start a thread for meeting up on the TBP later today.
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