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Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-19-16, 09:05 AM
Replies: 4,590
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Posted By rapwithtom
One of the ways that I've matured in this sport...

One of the ways that I've matured in this sport is to realize that it's not all about winning, but rather that a lot of it is about having fun with peeps with whom, more often than not, you have a...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-19-16, 08:59 AM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 124,986
Posted By rapwithtom
racerex Congrats! You win so much that it's...

racerex Congrats!

You win so much that it's normal...which makes me wonder if you get fewer congratulations than others...which makes me wonder if it's a tough gig, winning all the time? ;)
...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-18-16, 06:30 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 124,986
Posted By rapwithtom
+1 - congrats to both, those are some impressive...

+1 - congrats to both, those are some impressive results!

Hermes, I've been racing at the track recently...it's like a whole different sport...As I totally suck at Standing 500's, I have huge...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-14-16, 07:03 AM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 124,986
Posted By rapwithtom
lol well I didn't shave my legs or use my race...

lol well I didn't shave my legs or use my race wheels. #hedging

Thank you. I'm not frustrated. It's life. I do think it's interesting that it took 6 months of hard work to (almost) get back.
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-13-16, 04:27 PM
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Views: 124,986
Posted By rapwithtom
Longmont Crit 50/Open 3rd race of my...

Longmont Crit 50/Open

3rd race of my comeback season. The first two circuit races I got shelled immediately on the first hill of each race. This race was a crit, my forte, and flat. OK not...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-13-16, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By rapwithtom
I believe that single item that has had the...

I believe that single item that has had the biggest impact on my bike racing success (in 2015, I didn't miss a workout for 6 months). More importantly, this habit changed my personal outlook from...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-13-16, 10:17 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By rapwithtom
It took me about 4 years of training, the last...

It took me about 4 years of training, the last couple coached, very disciplined, and typically 10-12 hours per week, before I was one of the stronger cat 4's. I think naturally gifted people,...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-12-16, 10:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By rapwithtom
I'm not sure whether this was your first crit? ...

I'm not sure whether this was your first crit?

In any case you underestimate the skills (cornering, drafting, positioning) involved. You're a noob; give yourself some slack. I'm sure the next...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-06-16, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4,590
Views: 124,986
Posted By rapwithtom
Sounds like you had fun and learned a fair bit,...

Sounds like you had fun and learned a fair bit, sarals...pretty hard to top that!

racerEx, that's a pretty sweet Caddy. Congrats!

Is your secret to consistent, long-term, world-domination:...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-06-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10,158
Views: 252,791
Posted By rapwithtom
Combining sailboat, velodrome, Santa Barbara,...

Combining sailboat, velodrome, Santa Barbara, wine, Carmel...you don't play fair! I've put it in my calendar...

Speaking of Santa Barbara and wine, this one time, about a half a century ago, I...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 07-05-16, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10,158
Views: 252,791
Posted By rapwithtom
HP, you're now familiar with my inability to...

HP, you're now familiar with my inability to commit 8 months in advance...lol...but, if others are invited, would you please start a separate thread and keep us abreast? I know you...so I know you...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-01-16, 07:01 PM
Replies: 2,568
Views: 172,909
Posted By rapwithtom
"Late Apexing" Your description is spot on. ...

"Late Apexing"

Your description is spot on. I would add that late apexing is also safer in that you're not going to "run out of road" and hit the barriers on the exit of the turn if you mis-judge...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 07-01-16, 09:16 AM
Replies: 1,192
Views: 44,930
Posted By rapwithtom
lol I wonder how you'll feel in 20 or 30 years? ...

lol I wonder how you'll feel in 20 or 30 years?

kids these days all think that masters' categories are dumb...and masters these days are all terrified by kids.
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-27-16, 09:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By rapwithtom
@silversx80 how did it go?

@silversx80 how did it go?
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 06-25-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,446
Posted By rapwithtom
When is the Mr. HP Sag Support Camp?

When is the Mr. HP Sag Support Camp?
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 06-24-16, 09:43 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,446
Posted By rapwithtom
HP, if you hadn't been acting like a child, you...

HP, if you hadn't been acting like a child, you wouldn't have scraped your knee.

So: well done! I hope you didn't scuff your road shoes.

I don't recognize the trail, but there is so much...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 06-22-16, 09:41 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,446
Posted By rapwithtom
There's a big MTB race in a couple of weeks...

There's a big MTB race in a couple of weeks (http://www.mavsports.com/events/?event-categories=firecracker-50) that races up Boreas Pass, twice. Can I tell you much I love climbing Boreas Pass, at...
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 06-22-16, 09:38 PM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,446
Posted By rapwithtom
Glad to hear! You're going to have to make room...

Glad to hear! You're going to have to make room in garage for another bike...

One of the great things about MTBing, IMHO, and this is obvious yet profound, is where it lets you go...to beautiful...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-22-16, 11:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By rapwithtom
Cool - I'm curious to see how it goes! Good...

Cool - I'm curious to see how it goes! Good luck, have fun, welcome back!
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-21-16, 10:21 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 909
Posted By rapwithtom
Agree with shovel - do both. the numbers are...

Agree with shovel - do both.

the numbers are strong with you.

the 4/5 will bore you. with a decent enough attack, you'll be able to ride away from at least most of the field, if not just ride...
Forum: "The 33"-Road Bike Racing 06-21-16, 10:10 PM
Replies: 812
Views: 28,591
Posted By rapwithtom
That is the coolest thing I've seen a politician...

That is the coolest thing I've seen a politician - any politician - do in a good long while. Go Senator Thune!

And, shame on you, Sir Craig Reedie.
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 06-21-16, 09:14 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,446
Posted By rapwithtom
don't let tennis shoes stop you. Some prefer...

don't let tennis shoes stop you. Some prefer tennis shoes!

important equipment:
water
snack
water
sunscreen
water
hat
water
Forum: Masters Racing (All Disciplines) 06-21-16, 08:38 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 4,446
Posted By rapwithtom
Most of the time I'm in that neck of the woods...

Most of the time I'm in that neck of the woods I'm on a MTB; I don't have too much road ride experience. With that said, here are a few ideas:

- loop around Lake Dillon
- bike path Breck ->...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-21-16, 08:17 AM
Replies: 649
Views: 45,325
Posted By rapwithtom
Yeah Theo was about 1/10" slower than...

Yeah Theo was about 1/10" slower than Hoogland...but Theo screwed up and ran over a bunch of the marshmallows (or whatever you call them) on the finishing straight...probably cost him 0.1" or more...
Forum: Track Cycling: Velodrome Racing and Training Area 06-20-16, 10:00 PM
Replies: 649
Views: 45,325
Posted By rapwithtom
Similar story from a week ago...track noob, my...

Similar story from a week ago...track noob, my first F200 ever...I made a game time change to 106 inches...resulted in 12.8". Disaster! lol. Got yelled at later by my coach...wtf was i thinking? ...
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