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    I'll take a shot, then see what the real experts...

    I'll take a shot, then see what the real experts say.

    The left turn is 50" before the finish. I would have known that pre-race, and would have been in the first few wheels through the turn. ...
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    Well there's a pregnant whitespace. I hope...

    Well there's a pregnant whitespace. I hope you're facing multiple irrestistible temptations?




    Pretty sure I'll be with the in-laws in Montana that week, getting a beat down in a local MTB...
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    That sounds neat! I almost volunteered for...

    That sounds neat!

    I almost volunteered for that last January when CX nats were here, but the spot filled before I signed up. I thought it would be fascinating. Bummed that I didn't get to do...
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    GC, 80% chance I'll be there in Masters' B's Sat...

    GC, 80% chance I'll be there in Masters' B's Sat and Sun. The only reason(s) I haven't signed up yet is that I'm feeling a tad burnt, and also next week track racing starts on Thursday evenings, and...
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    Morgul Omnium 50+/4's - 3rd Fri TT: ...

    Morgul Omnium 50+/4's - 3rd


    Fri TT:

    After sitting on the fence, I decided to do the morgul omnium, instead of just the 2 mass start races. And if I was going to play in the omnium, I needed...
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    fantastic race reports make this a terrific...

    fantastic race reports make this a terrific thread, y'all!

    Sarals - good work! Flattering newspaper article & photo!

    Valygrl - This was a tough weekend! It's oft said, and I too am...
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    OK! I've put it on my calendar! Thanks for the...

    OK! I've put it on my calendar! Thanks for the feedback.

    I'll be racing Master's B's, which are 8am ish, so I'm pretty sure that crowds will be non-existent, and guns even scarcer (I hope).
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    Contemplating going to Tulsa Tough in a few...

    Contemplating going to Tulsa Tough in a few weeks...anybody been? Worthwhile? Other commentary?
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    - Your race looks a lot like a lot of the crits...

    - Your race looks a lot like a lot of the crits here in CO. Last year, all of my race endings looked just like your video.

    - In my experience, cat 4 crits aren't often won in the last 10...
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    Congrats! You left out the swish caddy. ...

    Congrats!

    You left out the swish caddy. Surprised a 110+ team would make such a rookie mistake. :)
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    The writings of yourself, and a number of others...

    The writings of yourself, and a number of others including CDR, Ex, and WR, have influenced my racing heavily. Thank you.
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    Thanks, and agreed. I'm particularly sensitive...

    Thanks, and agreed.

    I'm particularly sensitive to the yellow line rule. My first bike race ever was an MTB race in Moab that started out with a dirt road that wasn't closed to traffic. An...
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    Did you hear the guy try and state that it wasn't...

    Did you hear the guy try and state that it wasn't his fault? If so, wow, just wow...

    You know, I've talked to him between races, and he has a very good attitude about taking criticism and is very...
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    Here in CO, the pointy end of the 5's is often...

    Here in CO, the pointy end of the 5's is often faster than the pointy end of the 4's....so 4th of 19 is great! Good work!
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    Wheels of Thunder 40+/4's Crit 4th of 40 ...

    Wheels of Thunder 40+/4's Crit
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    Last year it was an epic struggle for me just to hang in the pack. This year, it's completely different - I have the fitness to comfortably stay...
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    awesome!

    awesome!
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    It might make you happy to know that I was...

    It might make you happy to know that I was guilted into taking the "proper" approach.

    Though I live in Boulder, it's my first time doing this race, since I've avoided it since I'm built more for...
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    Morgul? me too...

    Morgul?

    me too...
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    My issue is post over-inflating...this after the...

    My issue is post over-inflating...this after the bead is set, at 120psi or so. I too typically use baby powder with new tires and tubes.

    Even with this, the tires are asymmetric enough to...
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    Tire roundness question In mounting tires...

    Tire roundness question

    In mounting tires (Vittoria Open Pave CG 25's; Conti 4000's; Conti Force/Attacks) to my Zipp 404's (clincher) with latex tubes, there's always some wobbliness. You can see...
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    Congrats, Ex! Here in CO in the 50+/4's...

    Congrats, Ex!


    Here in CO in the 50+/4's there's also general acknowledgement that we're lucky to be racing. Many of the guys on the start line have a story..pacemaker, post-cancer, etc. etc. ...
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    War and Peace, 50+/4's Edition tl;dr:...

    War and Peace, 50+/4's Edition

    tl;dr: Saturday's "A" race: 10th: snatched defeat from the jaws of victory; Sunday's two "C" races: kicked ass, including my own, had a blast, learned a ton

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    Congrats @ex, sarals, valygrl...it sounds like...

    Congrats @ex, sarals, valygrl...it sounds like everybody's race fitness and/or race strategery are improving by leaps and bounds!

    I hope Shovel and LAJ are able, and choose, to rejoin the fun and...
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    Happy post o'the day!

    Happy post o'the day!
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    Wisdom. Also, things like letting someone in,...

    Wisdom.

    Also, things like letting someone in, or a million other examples. Noobs might think, "no way, I'm trying to beat you, I like seeing you stuck out in the wind"; more experienced might...
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