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    First race yesterday

    Well, on the suggestion of some friends, I tried my first 'cross race yesterday. Eugene, OR if anyone else on this forum was there. Got my but thoroughly whipped, but still enjoyed it, should have started earlier in the season.

    Any training tips to avoid embarrassing myself next year?
    Thom

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    No no no....... blame it on the equipment

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBatty View Post
    Any training tips to avoid embarrassing myself next year?
    Ride lots.
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    Do as many crits as you can in the spring and summer. Also, get your body as light as possible without looking like a twig.
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    Meh. It's 'cross. Drink beer, eat too much, race. Repeat until March.
    Can you pass the test?
    Yield to Life.

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    Move to Belgium.
    "Trails are for cyclocross bikes and mountain bikes only. Hiking and Horse Back riding is strictly prohibited. Horses will be confiscated and shot."

    Visit my blog: The Complete Jewish Cyclist (http://www.thecompletejewishcyclist.blogspot.com/)

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    Well, this got me quite the mixed bag of advice :^).
    Blaming teh quipment works for now, I'm riding a old mtn bike for 'cross currently.
    Ride lots is in the plan, in fact pretty much was the extent of the plan to date.
    Ride crits. Hmmm.... I can do that, then go back to the first tip (blame equipment). Loosing some weight would not hurt.
    Drink beer, eat too much, race- The most appealing advice, but since I don't care for last place, maybe not the ideal plan.

    Thanks for the "help", next season will be better!
    Thom

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBatty View Post
    Drink beer, eat too much, race- The most appealing advice, but since I don't care for last place, maybe not the ideal plan.
    Well, I've been following it diligently and have not yet ended up in last place. Reconsider?
    Can you pass the test?
    Yield to Life.

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    Nice To See Your Firt Race Done,ive Only Just Had My Bike And Went To Watch 1 At Redditch On Sunday,looks Great But Donot Think Im Fit Enough To Do A Race Yet At All,will Do 1 In Jan,any Tips Etc

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    Wow That's An Interesting Way To Write.
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    You stop and go in your bag about 40-50+ times per day riding across the city over an 8 hour period?

    Are you a drug dealer?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRICKTOP 2980 View Post
    Nice To See Your Firt Race Done,ive Only Just Had My Bike And Went To Watch 1 At Redditch On Sunday,looks Great But Donot Think Im Fit Enough To Do A Race Yet At All,will Do 1 In Jan,any Tips Etc
    Just do it! Even if your DFL you'll still have fun.

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    See, you already learned the most important thing. You found out just how bad racing hurts. You already know the only way to inoculate yourself against the pain is to train that hard. Build a decent endurance base and do intervals, short and long. I like pyramid intervals (google 'em) and I like adding a run to the front of each one. It hurts pretty bad.

    There are training tips all over teh interwebs, figure out what you need and have fun with it.

    Ron

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