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Old 03-05-08, 09:57 AM   #1
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Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix -- March 8th

Hey everybody! Just wanted to throw out an invite to our race on Saturday -- the Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix. The race is located at the Bohannon Industrial Park -- just off 101 @ Marsh Road. Racing action begins at 8:00am and new races start each hour until 4:00pm. Come spectate, cheer, race, take photos, have fun!

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http://www.velogirls.com/team/menloparkcrit.php

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ps -- we still need a handful of volunteer course marshalls (men or women) so if you'd like to get up close and personal to the racing action, shoot me an email! all volunteers receive a limited edition Tri-Flow Menlo Park Grand Prix t-shirt (funky and cool).
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Old 03-05-08, 11:24 AM   #2
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Oooh we should check it out. How about starting or ending Ron's b-day ride in Menlo Park?
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Slightly off topic question. I'm not a racer, but enjoy watching a race from time to time. Where can I find a listing of local races? They don't seem to be well advertised (to spectators). Thanks.
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Hey Johnny! You'll find a calendar or road races at http://www.ncnca.org/road/

If you click the links for mountain, cyclocross, or track, you can find those schedules as well.

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Oooh we should check it out. How about starting or ending Ron's b-day ride in Menlo Park?
Sounds like a great plan. I'll look into re-routes tonight.
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Oooh we should check it out. How about starting or ending Ron's b-day ride in Menlo Park?
Can we make that happen?
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Can we make that happen?
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We have several options. We can bypass Kings Mountain Rd, check out the races, then go climbing, or climb Kings Mountain Rd, and make a detour to the races, or just skip Kings Mountain rd, and check out the races.
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We have several options. We can bypass Kings Mountain Rd, check out the races, then go climbing, or climb Kings Mountain Rd, and make a detour to the races, or just skip Kings Mountain rd, and check out the races.
I think once we hunker down at the race we'll loose motivation/momentum to ride, you know how it is.. so the climb 1st would be great. I need to look at your map of the ride.
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BTW what about the cold? are you ok? false alarm or.....AIRBORNE !APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE HEAD-AIRBORNE APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE HEAD-AIRBORNE APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE HEAD-AIRBORNE APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE HEAD : )
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totally cool that you guys are coming. please make sure to find me and say hello. I'll be the chicken with her head cut off (in a pink race t-shirt and probably a pink cowboy hat, too).
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I think once we hunker down at the race we'll loose motivation/momentum to ride, you know how it is.. so the climb 1st would be great. I need to look at your map of the ride.
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BTW what about the cold? are you ok? false alarm or.....AIRBORNE !APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE HEAD-AIRBORNE APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE HEAD-AIRBORNE APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE HEAD-AIRBORNE APPLIED DIRECTLY TO THE HEAD : )
I think I should be fine by the weekend. Not sure how strong I'll be at that point though. Any objection to skipping King's for now? If you are worried about lack of climbing, don't worry ... I can add a few more in there.

Didn't use airborne at all .... relied on theraflu and wrapping myself in a cocoon.

BTW, the route as it is originally planned is King's Mountain, south on Hwy 35, onto 84. That's after some short climbs around Los Altos Hills.
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oh, and happy birthday, Ron!
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Any objection to skipping King's for now?
Yes. Nothing wrong with doing a climbterium after watching a criterium.
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Damn.. but I love King's *sniff*
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Well, alright ... I'll put King's back on the route. I'll post a revision to the route tonight.
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oh, and happy birthday, Ron!
Thanks Lorri. I'm getting old ...
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Looking forward to it!
Even though the course would be a lot better if it had a hill.
I'm racing at 3PM. I'll be one of the many Morgan Stanleys in the race.
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Damn.. but I love King's *sniff*
Ya know, if we climb Kings's after the races, Pete will be shamed into joining us...
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True, but I don't know if I can stay for all the racing.
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I figure if go to the races first, we'll catch either the men's 3/4 35+. But if we do King's Mountain first, we may see Elite 3 or Men's 45+.
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I'll be there bright & early, racing Men's Elite 4s at 9:00.

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I think I should be fine by the weekend. Not sure how strong I'll be at that point though. Any objection to skipping King's for now? If you are worried about lack of climbing, don't worry ... I can add a few more in there.

Didn't use airborne at all .... relied on theraflu and wrapping myself in a cocoon.

BTW, the route as it is originally planned is King's Mountain, south on Hwy 35, onto 84. That's after some short climbs around Los Altos Hills.
I'm good for whatever, just want to make sure I get some cake and Ice cream, and I get to keep my party hat.
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You know me too well
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My race is at 12:00pm. Enough time to warmup and support couple friends who start earlier.

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