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Old 05-31-14, 07:50 PM   #2901
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I'm quite happy I survived the race today.
Me too.. perhaps for different reasons than yours. They put the 45+ with the 35+ guys today. The heavy hitters in the 35+ are a significant subset of the 123 field around here. It was fast... same speed as the 123 that followed, albeit shorter. I was reminded of this...

[video=youtube;M0y7tkVKVRk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0y7tkVKVRk#t=101[/video]
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Me too.. perhaps for different reasons than yours. They put the 45+ with the 35+ guys today. The heavy hitters in the 35+ are a significant subset of the 123 field around here. It was fast... same speed as the 123 that followed, albeit shorter. I was reminded of this...

[video=youtube;M0y7tkVKVRk]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0y7tkVKVRk#t=101[/video]
Nice Herbie.

I like those older guy races, though the 35+ would likely be brutal. I'm quite happy rolling the 55+, but today, it was the 35+4. Scary, scary, scary. I forgot to turn on my Garmin, but not the camera, and reliving it was even worse.
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Nice Herbie.

I like those older guy races, though the 35+ would likely be brutal. I'm quite happy rolling the 55+, but today, it was the 35+4. Scary, scary, scary. I forgot to turn on my Garmin, but not the camera, and reliving it was even worse.
There was a 35 3/4 race in the morning I should have probably done, but I wanted to save my matches to have any chance of helping a team mate who is contesting the local points thing for 45+. As it was, I was pretty much useless... pulling out into the breeze to do anything felt like being hit by a train... single file 45 minute express train.
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Haven't played since my glorious days of yesteryear, a long time ago, but we'll see what I still got.

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There was a 35 3/4 race in the morning I should have probably done, but I wanted to save my matches to have any chance of helping a team mate who is contesting the local points thing for 45+. As it was, I was pretty much useless... pulling out into the breeze to do anything felt like being hit by a train... single file 45 minute express train.
Understand that. Still, it's so much smoother. Sprinting out of almost every corner is starting to make me pretty strong, anyway. 55+ State Race is next Sunday. I'm much more excited about that than the two I'm doing tomorrow.
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Expect an unusual number of people coming by asking "What's this thread about"?

Or pervs, we'll probably attract more pervs . . . . I mean more than the ones we got already.
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Me too.. perhaps for different reasons than yours. They put the 45+ with the 35+ guys today. The heavy hitters in the 35+ are a significant subset of the 123 field around here. It was fast... same speed as the 123 that followed, albeit shorter. I was reminded of this...

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