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    Quick race report. My wife and I drove from OH to...

    Quick race report. My wife and I drove from OH to Seattle over 4 days taking some extra time for sightseeing. I raced the Scratch Race and Sprint as throw a ways just to get used to the track and my...
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    Oh my AZTR! You gotta stay upright. Glad you...

    Oh my AZTR! You gotta stay upright. Glad you can still pedal.
  3. It was a crazy fast and hard race. There were...

    It was a crazy fast and hard race. There were two teams who kept attacking on every lap. Big efforts, relax for 5" then big efforts again and again. I used up my matches chasing down a couple...
  4. I'm racing in the 60-64 men's bracket. Tonight...

    I'm racing in the 60-64 men's bracket. Tonight is the Scratch Race, tomorrow is Sprints, Thur is the 2K Pursuit and Friday I finish up with the 500 TT.
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    Got to meet and ride a little with Hermes at...

    Got to meet and ride a little with Hermes at Master's Track Nats today. He looks ready to go!, and he's quite handsome. We both have races tomorrow. Hermes has the 500 TT and I have the 5K Scratch...
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    Count me in for next year! I would love to race...

    Count me in for next year! I would love to race with my BF buddies.


    ...and, tip a few afterwards reflecting on how fast we were.
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    You wife is amazingly fast so that is not a fair...

    You wife is amazingly fast so that is not a fair comparison to all the other women. Perhaps the track is extremely slow? Yea,... I like that answer.:innocent: Maybe the Michigan people just don't...
  8. 3, 2, 1, explode! It's odd how calm and relaxed...

    3, 2, 1, explode! It's odd how calm and relaxed one can be just before turning inside out.
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    Reading about your ride makes me light...

    Reading about your ride makes me light headed.:eek: That is some serious climbing. My brother in law is currently racing in the Breckinridge Epic MTB Stage Race (I think that's what it's called)...
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    Another reason to add a new bike to the herd.

    Another reason to add a new bike to the herd.
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    The Iceman starts in Kalkaska and ends at the...

    The Iceman starts in Kalkaska and ends at the Timber Ridge Resort in Traverse City. I open and close my racing season in MI. In early March I race the Barry Roubaix billed as the "killer gravel...
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    That name rang a bell. I checked the results...

    That name rang a bell. I checked the results from last fall's Iceman Cometh MTB race in Taverse City MI and see that she is the fastest female of all groups other than the open Pro's. She even beat...
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    I sat under the garage next to you in MI last...

    I sat under the garage next to you in MI last weekend! I'm the old guy from Ohio. IMO, you looked too tall with your chest catching lots of air. The image makes you look lower than I recall when...
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    Well the record holder was from Canada, so maybe...

    Well the record holder was from Canada, so maybe they used some conversation/exchange.:lol: I can't say my ride was spectacular as I wanted to be 3-4" faster. The first Kilo was way too slow at...
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    Did the Michigan State Track TT's this past...

    Did the Michigan State Track TT's this past Saturday. They have yet to post final results but I did set track records for the 60+ Men in all three events, including knocking 25" off the 2K Pursuit...
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    Moving is one of my nightmares, you seem to be...

    Moving is one of my nightmares, you seem to be very good at it. We have been the way too big home we built in 2000 for 8 years longer than expected. Downsizing and getting rid of stuff is scary...
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    I love your take on the reason for continuing to...

    I love your take on the reason for continuing to train and race! Myself, I always need someone to race or somewhere to test myself. With my ankle issues riding a bicycle was my ticket to continue to...
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    valgrl, In our races they usually will state no...

    valgrl, In our races they usually will state no free laps with 5 to go. I hit a pothole earlier this year racing in Pittsburgh and heard a "crack" that had me worrying about the front CF wheel...
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    Taper workout yesterday for the 500 TT after the...

    Taper workout yesterday for the 500 TT after the MI State Masters Track TT's on Saturday. I will do the 500 TT the day after the 2K Pursuit so the workout was to have me be a little beat up after...
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    I don't understand why you would be Costco while...

    I don't understand why you would be Costco while on vacation. Every product is in giant packages and double packed. How much peanut butter do you eat a day?

    I was only 40% successful on my...
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    Rested and tapered for the end of the season. I...

    Rested and tapered for the end of the season. I love the reduced work load and how I feel anytime I'm on a bike this time of year. Standing under geared countdown starts on my street tonight,...
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    Impressive,... that you can hold back like that...

    Impressive,... that you can hold back like that for so long.;)
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    Really nice job Tetonrider. A PR is just that,...

    Really nice job Tetonrider. A PR is just that, not reason to beat yourself up in failing to reach a goal. A reasonable goal set a few months ago would have been doing the races.
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    It does in most of my 60+ races.:D A 12.5 flying...

    It does in most of my 60+ races.:D A 12.5 flying 200 probably gets the #1 seed at Master's Nats too. Some of us are old and slow.:lol:
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    A 50/13 @ 110 RPM equals 33.56 mph. Turning a...

    A 50/13 @ 110 RPM equals 33.56 mph. Turning a 50/12 @ 110 rpm equals 36.34 mph. Unless you are racing down hills an 11 tooth cog is taking up space. IMHO
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