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    Got it. It's good 1' power for masters...

    Got it. It's good 1' power for masters 3/4's...but not for all categories. In fact WR has stated that he has had 800w 1' power.
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    +1 I hope that the painkillers have treated you...

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    I hope that the painkillers have treated you well and that you're now free of them.
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    First, thanks for sharing...it's really...

    First, thanks for sharing...it's really informative.

    To me your 1' stands out as a huge relative strength...my guess is that only a fraction of your competitors can match this. (I also think...
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    As a racer I've always been interested in others'...

    As a racer I've always been interested in others' power profiles, so as to know what I was up against in racing, as well as to help establish goals for training. (Rate of improvement is also of...
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    Thanks for sharing VG. Good points. I've left...

    Thanks for sharing VG. Good points.

    I've left my last team; it turned into a club of non-racing bike enthusiasts, and I was the last remaining male racer (though the women's team is still very...
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    Thanks Shovel. I think you're right; it's as...

    Thanks Shovel.

    I think you're right; it's as simple as if it's not enjoyable, then don't do it. However I struggle as to whether I enjoy it or not; sometimes I do and look forward to it for days...
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    Tough emotions for me these last few days: ...

    Tough emotions for me these last few days:

    Perspective A:
    - I love riding my bike. I always have, ever since I was a kid.
    - I love competition. I always have. I played competitive sports when...
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    I am so sorry, LAJ. I wish you a speedy and...

    I am so sorry, LAJ. I wish you a speedy and complete recovery. Let me know if there is anything I can do to help.
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    Wait, you mean you're mortal? Also: I recall...

    Wait, you mean you're mortal?

    Also: I recall you being 60ish(?). I am in awe of your ability to race with the P/1/2/3's - in your second race.

    Good job!
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    Sonic Boom Crit 45/4s
    CO State Championships
    18th/~40

    The Race
    We did 22 laps @ 90 per lap. Our crash came at 11 laps; they halted our race for 20 minutes while the half dozen injured were...
  11. You are not alone. Sometimes when I try this...

    You are not alone.

    Sometimes when I try this it just makes a space for savvy riders to barge into.
  12. rofl. blast from the past: I once made...

    rofl.

    blast from the past: I once made home-made lights/batteries for my MTB because of you. And I'm still here.
  13. Ovo I hope things are continuing to improve... ...

    Ovo I hope things are continuing to improve...

    Did you know that Tilford broke his hip? He blogs about it...
    Broken Hip and Pelvis, but it could be Worse | Steve Tilford

    You have good...
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    Good luck shovel! Thanks for the advice. I've...

    Good luck shovel!

    Thanks for the advice. I've intentionally ridden most of the races this year not "smart" but rather to learn. LAJ and I first met a couple of years ago because I was often the...
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    Hey LAJ / All Belated race report: Sugarhouse...

    Hey LAJ / All

    Belated race report:
    Sugarhouse Crit in Salt Lake May 24 - 40+4's/5's
    Rain. Nearly didn't start, but figured what the hell. Glad I did; rain was a complete non-factor.
    Most of...
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrzMhU_4m-g
  17. I don't know about that, but I do know that it...

    I don't know about that, but I do know that it got a lot less snarky.
  18. +1 Also, the perspective is selfish. What...

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    Also, the perspective is selfish.

    What would be best for the competitors left in 4's?

    They're getting their ass handed to them by "somebody who is dictating the race" - not a great race...
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    Bears suck (relatively) at running downhill. Point your bike down and gtfo.

    Just like Grolby gets tired of people thinking he's a climber, Bart The Bear gets tired of people thinking he's a...
  20. Oh great, another sandbagger. I suppose...

    Oh great, another sandbagger.

    I suppose gstein will also soon be posting pics of caddies stolen from infants.
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    A number of my 45/4 competitors wear do-rags. ...

    A number of my 45/4 competitors wear do-rags. These are, outside of their cycling careers, generally respected and upstanding members of society. I'm reminded that Laurent Fignon's pony tail...
  22. since I don't have a TT bike, and I don't see one...

    since I don't have a TT bike, and I don't see one in the near future (new nearby velodrome dictates next bike purchase), I'll play in an omnium but not a stage race. Unless the obligatory TT is a...
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    Oohh, that looks fun...I had to google it, didn't...

    Oohh, that looks fun...I had to google it, didn't know about it. I suppose I'd have to change out my 11-23 crit cassette?

    I actually was thinking about going to Idaho this weekend to visit...
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    Morgul Bismark Crit, 45/4's. ~30/~60 [I didn't...

    Morgul Bismark Crit, 45/4's.
    ~30/~60
    [I didn't do the other 2 stages of the omnium since a) I don't have a TT bike; and b) the RR was very hilly, which is not my gig]

    So the crit course is a...
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    Great job, VG! Congrats!

    Great job, VG! Congrats!
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