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    My wife and I sent in our membership to join Alto Velo. We are looking forward to some B rides and races. For now, we are focusing on the Solvang Century and two time trials; The 2007 Berkeley Bicycle Club Team Time Trial and the next ScaledUp Time Trial. We plan to ride our tandem on both TTs. We did the first ScaledUp TT in 28:45. We ride as team Genentech. We plan to do the ScaledUp OLH hill climb (road bikes) and maybe some road races. See you out there…

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    I think AV is planning on taking over the world. Just so you know.
    I see hills.... Bring them on!!!
    Stay calm and bring a towel.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UmneyDurak
    I think AV is planning on taking over the world. Just so you know.
    Hey! Stuff happens!
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    Quote Originally Posted by lordoftherings
    We did the first ScaledUp TT in 28:45. We ride as team Genentech. We plan to do the ScaledUp OLH hill climb (road bikes) and maybe some road races. See you out there…
    You guys even made the BtC press release (you'll need to scroll down a bit, theoretical physicists are a wordy bunch!):

    For immediate release:

    Beat the Clock announces 2nd Canada Time Trial on March 17
    **********************************************************

    The organizers of the Beat the Clock series invite time trialists and
    wannabes to the 2nd Beat the Clock Canada Time Trial on March 17. The
    event is open to riders and racers of all genders and ages, with or
    without UCI-sanctioned aero equipment and/or license. Preregistration
    only!

    http://www.bikereg.com/events/register.asp?eventid=4280

    The event may be a welcome opportunity for ProTour riders to keep
    their legs fresh while waiting for the dispute between ASO and UCI to
    settle. In fact, several Discovery Channel riders were spotted
    previewing the course during the first Beat the Clock Time Trial on
    February 17.

    Albeit promoted as a "low key" event, the competition at the first
    2007 Canada Time Trial was fierce between the star-studded
    participants. BtC News reports live from the scene:

    ************************************************************************
    *****

    We are here on a glorious day in sunny Northern California, reporting
    live from the finish line of the first 2007 Beat the Clock Canada Time
    Trial. Although several World and National champions who usually
    participate in this event prefer a more vertical challenge this time,
    the sizeable field of 49 riders sports no shortage of World, National,
    and District champions.

    And off he is -- our first starter of the day, Brian Peterson of the
    Webcor/Alto Velo squad, rolls off the nonexistent start ramp as the
    next rider lines up. The riders start in one-minute increments.

    While we are waiting for our first time-check at the finish line, a
    few words about this incredible event whose proceeds fully go to the
    Lance Armstrong Cancer Foundation. The event is once again
    professionally set up by Beat the Clock Director Patt Baenen-Tapscott
    and her crew. Jim and Ann Christol formidably handle the registration
    of the racers, Chris and Connie Miller and Bob and Sue Walker are
    manning the turnaround points on this highly technical straight course
    to prevent riders from riding all the way to San Francisco. Debra
    Paulsen is doing a fantastic job controlling the crowd which is going
    wild now as start official Debbie Merritt is about to send off the
    next rider! Mathematician Jim Turner and Theoretical Physicist Carola
    Berger will have the difficult task of timing the racers by performing
    such complex calculations as addition and subtraction.

    And here he comes -- Brian Peterson is blasting through the finish
    line, topping the leader-board with a time under 24 minutes. But the
    next rider is already approaching, in fact, three riders are coming in
    now, Jens Heycke of team "unattached" passing the other two who can
    only gasp for air as he moves to the top of the leader-board with an
    incredible time of 22:50!

    Can anybody top his time?
    We will find out when we come back after a short nap, ahem, break.

    It is now 8:00am, and none of the male riders could break Jens
    Heycke's incredible time of 22:50, as now our first female
    participant, Molly Van Houweling of the Metromint team, lines up after
    taking a sip from her sponsor's performance enhancing product.

    We will find out how she fares when we come back after another nap,
    oops, break.

    And Molly Van Houweling takes the lead in the womens competition with
    a time that is over a minute faster than the 2nd placed woman. Next up
    is the Merckx-style category followed by the team events.

    ...

    We are now reporting live from the awards ceremony. Jens Heycke of
    Unattached wins the individual men's category as well as 2nd place in
    this category, Molly Van Houweling of Metromint smoked the women's
    field. Mark Edwards of Team Bike Trip gets first prize in the heavily
    contested Merckx category. Peter Tapscott and Matt Morenzoni's time
    (Webcor/Alto Velo) in the team event was too fast for any of their
    competitors who had to battle increasingly gusty headwinds of 1 mph
    and flat tires. Richard and Mary Ellen Allen, representing Genentech,
    place first in the heavily contested tandem category (field size 1
    tandem).


    This is it from the first 2007 Canada Time Trial. Stay tuned for our
    live coverage from the second event on March 17! Now back to the
    studio.

    This just in: Beat the Clock fails to test for CCC!
    ***************************************************

    It has come to our attention that the Beat the Clock management failed
    to test the participants for the performance enhancing product CCC
    (commonly known as Chocolate Chip Cookies). In fact, registration
    mastermind Ann Christol was seen handing out several such items at
    rider sign-in!

    Beat the Clock Director Patt Baenen-Tapscott assures us, however, that
    CCC, when taken before a time trial event, certainly does not have a
    performance enhancing effect: "A rider who is silly enough to eat one
    before the start will have a hard time breathing if some crumbs get
    into the wrong pathway." Nevertheless, the Beat the Clock management
    promises to have a certified BACA agent [eds. note: Beat the clock
    Anti-Cookie Agency] at the next event, testing riders for CCC crumbs.

    **********************************************************************
    "Life's journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting ...'holy *****...what a ride!'"

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    Hmmm. First place in the highly contested tandem group...sometimes all one has to do is register, show up and finish . We are pleased to see another tandem team has registered for the next beat the clock on March 17th. www.scaledup.com Well at least we still have 2nd place locked up . This event is for a very good cause and a lot of fun. I know there are more excellent tandem teams out there so please join us.

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