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    Wow, gio! 2 years already? Where had the time...

    Wow, gio! 2 years already?

    Where had the time gone? We haven't talked in forever :(
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    Definitely don't ask them to slow down. Do...

    Definitely don't ask them to slow down.

    Do less (or no) pulls, and just hang on the back. It's not bad form unless you actually screw up the paceline, which can be avoided in every situation.
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    It would be nice if they received the same...

    It would be nice if they received the same treatment by cars as normal cyclists. It would definitely help them make suggestions for improving bicycle safety.

    Unfortunately, I'm not too positive...
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    Shout out to Trek bike stores on East/West side. ...

    Shout out to Trek bike stores on East/West side. I'm not totally familiar with the east side store since I never go there, but the people at the west side store really know their sh*t. I wish it...
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    Unless your nutrition is seriously lacking, this...

    Unless your nutrition is seriously lacking, this shouldn't be happening in a 30-45min crit. It's a fitness thing. You just need to race and train more, and it will go away.
  6. Superweek and TOAD are both omniums and have a...

    Superweek and TOAD are both omniums and have a leader's jersey.

    Cat5 --> Cat4 --> P-R-O. Just skip the cat3/cat2/cat1 fields; we all know that's how it works, anyway.
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    Shout out to Trek bike stores on East/West side. ...

    Shout out to Trek bike stores on East/West side. I'm not totally familiar with the east side store since I never go there, but the people at the west side store really know their sh*t. I wish it...
  8. Thread: Wisco GDVC #1

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    First P/1/2 race and took 4th. It was close...

    First P/1/2 race and took 4th. It was close between 2nd-5th. I was 2nd wheel coming into the turn and 1st wheel as soon as we finished the turn. Too long for me to sprint uphill and into the wind,...
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    Training camp in North Carolina

    <shameless plug>

    This is my third time, and people really seemed to enjoy it in the past (at least, based on the number of hits on my blog). I was a cat4 in 2008 before moving up to cat3; cat3 in...
  10. 10yr olds are really with it, and a lot smarter...

    10yr olds are really with it, and a lot smarter than we give them credit for.
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    Raise the FTP and you'll see higher 5s at the...

    Raise the FTP and you'll see higher 5s at the finish.
  12. Tough call, but I would ride in the street with...

    Tough call, but I would ride in the street with him in front and you right behind. Take the least busiest roads possible, even if they are out of the way.

    But really, it's up to you. Do whatever...
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    i'm home for the weekend

    The family wants to see me for my birthday, but I'm happy that it's actually warm down here. Madison is a solid 20 degrees colder!

    Are there any group rides (even if small) going on today or...
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    Can't race anything before May 10. Actually, I...

    Can't race anything before May 10. Actually, I might take a weekend off collegiate racing 10th/11th or 17th/18th to help with the GDVC race, do a P12 race before Nationals. I'll be in the middle of...
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    Poll: just a 2

    just a 2
  16. I'll be there I think from the 19th to 26th.

    I'll be there I think from the 19th to 26th.
  17. Race outside of CA/the PNW for a new perspective?...

    Race outside of CA/the PNW for a new perspective?

    I'm a fresh cat2 wanting to make it to cat1 before quitting, so come talk to me in 3 years. I would be okay with walking away if I feel I gave it...
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    It would be fine for a week, maybe two, but...

    It would be fine for a week, maybe two, but that's about it with the fitness base that you have.
  19. Thread: Base Miles

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    You get a coach who can help make you fast *ehem*...

    You get a coach who can help make you fast *ehem* :)

    As for the trainer, try raising the front wheel a little more, as if climbing a 2% gradient. Try to also get out of the saddle every 5-10...
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    Terrible :(
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    A little more detail: I would ride 4-6 days...

    A little more detail:

    I would ride 4-6 days per week, usually on the lower end. I would take Monday off, Thursday off, and Friday as a spin-up day. That only left me 4 days of real training or...
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    Does not apply to cases that cause burnout from...

    Does not apply to cases that cause burnout from the bike.
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    Jesus some of those races are far. Not sure if...

    Jesus some of those races are far.

    Not sure if I can make any of them. I might be in California, Baltimore, or DC :(
  24. Thread: Team Politics

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    You should sponsor me :o)

    You should sponsor me :o)
  25. I'm in Tucson right now. Sure as hell wouldn't...

    I'm in Tucson right now. Sure as hell wouldn't want to live here in summer, but 71 degrees today is pretty sweet.

    (shameless plug: i'm blogging about it now)
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