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    oof. ok.

    oof. ok.
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    On a good whim this past week, I registered for...

    On a good whim this past week, I registered for the Cyclonauts Racer's Criterium which was held today at Stafford Spring Motor Speedway in Connecticut. Cat 4 and 5 were combined in a rainy, 45 degree...
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    Congrats! I'm around Wells and will be at...

    Congrats! I'm around Wells and will be at Purgatory myself as a 5- I'll have to watch and learn.
  4. Noted.

    Noted.
  5. Why can't I maintain a steady distance behind other riders?

    I'm having a real hard time maintaining consistent distance between my wheel and the one in front of me. I mirror their moves- when they pedal, I do, when they stop, I stop. I'm watching the terrain...
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  7. Hmm. OK. Any idea if Force or Red shifters would...

    Hmm. OK. Any idea if Force or Red shifters would be of benefit here?
  8. Make SRAM Rival shift levers more sensitive?

    Hi,

    I've been wishing my shift levers would click over quicker. There is some dead-space where they move before clicking, and that extra space can be annoying at times. I'm wondering if there is a...
  9. +1 Sort by label...brilliant.

    +1

    Sort by label...brilliant.
  10. Thread: Talk Me Down!

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    I did it. But I'd say it depends on how much solo...

    I did it. But I'd say it depends on how much solo experience you have and where you ride. If you ride in a city and around other people, you might have some developed handling skills (emphasis:...
  11. I mean, I got knocked down, got cuts and bruises...

    I mean, I got knocked down, got cuts and bruises and my bar tape got ripped. Not nearly deadly and it could've been a lot worse- but, I don't know what kind of accident you have in mind that an...
  12. What should I do if I get hit by a motorist?

    Last week I was hit by a motorist as she turned into me without signaling the turn. I was so hopped up on adrenaline, and I didn't know what to do, so while she was saying she's so sorry, she's so...
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    I deserved that, for asking a question I already...

    I deserved that, for asking a question I already knew the answer to. Even more so for editing my post after the fact. oh well
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    I've just started racing and I know my mouth is...

    I've just started racing and I know my mouth is going to get me in trouble if I don't watch it- I need to try to stop swearing to express how bad I'm messing up.Do other amateur level sports make...
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    updated post with course here:...

    updated post with course here:
    http://currentbrends.blogspot.com/


    Blue hills classic, Milton MA
    CatV, My second race, first non-training crit
    themes: learn to read, kid/wicked...
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    Thanks for all the aero advice.

    Thanks for all the aero advice.
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    speaking of anatomy..what stretches are going to...

    speaking of anatomy..what stretches are going to help me rotate my pelvis and keep my back low in the saddle?
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    dang, guess I'm lucky to have 2 weekly training...

    dang, guess I'm lucky to have 2 weekly training races within 10 miles of me. Last weekend I participated in my first training crit, just starting to get into it- do wish I found the sport earlier,...
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    How far do you travel to race?

    Just wondering how far people have traveled or travel on a fairly regular basis to race. Slash, what goes in to your decision to participate in a particular race?
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    Congrats! I participated in my first race last...

    Congrats! I participated in my first race last week. It's fun. Sorry to hear about that crash.
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    alrite i'll take this one sentence at a time. ...

    alrite i'll take this one sentence at a time.

    1. good job for speaking up.
    2. keep calm and read 3-6
    3. the point of that, see topic sentence, was about a particular emotion, of feeling...
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    that's the other irony. carrying my bike home,...

    that's the other irony. carrying my bike home, certainly looked like i wasnt prepared, though i had the materials- had no idea the valve would be too short. who the heck foresees a tube valve being...
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    word up. [to be fair, when at a computer, we're...

    word up. [to be fair, when at a computer, we're more likely to be thinking analytically, which tends to constrain the capacity for empathetic bonding.]

    shoot, i forgot to grow up.

    i mean, i...
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    maybe you can help me with that by explaining...

    maybe you can help me with that by explaining what you mean
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    mhm, interesting. thank you for your service. i...

    mhm, interesting. thank you for your service. i spend a lot of my time thinking about leadership, resilience and emotional skills. interesting stuff.
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