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Old 05-02-14, 04:32 PM   #151
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I just feel very awkward with the back and forth movement, and launching forward/etc.
Don't listen to him, his starts look great.
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Old 05-02-14, 04:32 PM   #152
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At this point, you would be a much stronger man 3. Plus, JT just did an 11.5 outdoors on training wheels, and is on the rise. I predict sub-11 from him at LA before the year is out. No pressure, Jaytron!!
:S We'll see. My goal this year was to go 11.56 (according to the spreadsheet) so anything faster this year and I'm super stoked. It's still pretty early in the season too. I was planning to shoot for nationals this year, but I doubt I'll be cat 2 by then. Would really like a medal at states or something. Maybe a jersey!

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Plus, JT just did an 11.5 outdoors on training wheels
If that Zipp combo above are his training wheels, then I'm doing it wrong!
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Old 05-02-14, 05:15 PM   #154
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but I'm used to being pushed into 3
Get used to it, now that you're a roadie.
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If that Zipp combo above are his training wheels, then I'm doing it wrong!
True. You need some box sections to qualify for the "but these are my slow wheels" excuse.
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Old 05-02-14, 06:10 PM   #156
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Normally, Fastest 200m goes 2

but I'm used to being pushed into 3
We normally go fastest kilo is 3 overrides fastest 200m is 2, next fastest 200m is 2; after that most experienced guy goes 2, provided he is not the kilo guy. So I am guessing based on the kilo times I have seen from you ... you will be riding a lot of 3s.
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April LAVRA TTs at Carson, CA - Roger Young asked me if I would ride 4K team pursuit with three women (including my wife). Absolutely, that was the best offer I have had in a long time.

Here is the starting line up. Roger Young is holding me 2nd from the starting gate.

Photos courtesy of Chris Tregillis.



My wife leading.



It was a blast racing and we all finished together and did the individual pursuit about 10 minutes later.
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Gord- is that really you??
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Old 05-03-14, 10:27 AM   #160
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Old 05-03-14, 10:35 AM   #161
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For those who don't know, Gordon is this guy:

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Awesome!! Welcome, Gordon!

NOW we're rollin'
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Thanks for the warm welcome everyone, I'm sure to feel my way around
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That is a monstrous human being on that bike.

The video was fun to watch for sure.

Looking forward to reading your input on here sir!
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We normally go fastest kilo is 3 overrides fastest 200m is 2, next fastest 200m is 2; after that most experienced guy goes 2, provided he is not the kilo guy. So I am guessing based on the kilo times I have seen from you ... you will be riding a lot of 3s.
I get that putting the fastest Kilo guy on 3 is what happens in masters racing...and Im usually fine with it- because i feel like i can be most effective there (er- ask my Teammates how that worked out)
But- Lap 2 is the teams opportunity to get up to its highest speed-
and 2nd position is harder than most people think, because you get less cover and no rest. if the team doesn't get up to their highest possible speed- and hold it really close to there until man 2 pulls off- there is nothing a good Kilo guy can do. lap 3 in a TS or Kilo is about speed maintenance.. drop me off slow and i am not going to be able to speed up.

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I get that putting the fastest Kilo guy on 3 is what happens in masters racing...and Im usually fine with it- because i feel like i can be most effective there (er- ask my Teammates how that worked out)
But- Lap 2 is the teams opportunity to get up to its highest speed-
and 2nd position is harder than most people think, because you get less cover and no rest. if the team doesn't get up to their highest possible speed- and hold it really close to there until man 2 pulls off- there is nothing a good Kilo guy can do. lap 3 in a TS or Kilo is about speed maintenance.. drop me off slow and i am not going to be able to speed up.
Yeah, I agree. A lot of people think that Man1 is important but Man 2 is the anchor of the team. A good Man2 will shoot off of Man1's wheel like a rocket and accelerate even more.
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Does this count? Haha



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We just had a 'beat a track record' day at our local track here in London Ontario, and Mr. Singleton's name was on a few. Needless to say, his records did not fall
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More great shots from Alpenrose, this time from Leonard at Hotfootphoto at this weekends races.

Me with one lap to go and what I thought was a clean 3rd place ...


Until I heard the crowd cheering on someone coming up behind me and ...
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my buddy and i lapping the 3/4 field last wednesday. he's able to do this with or without me. luckily i have enough to just hang on his wheel.


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That was fun to watch jmikami....and many of us were surprised at the outcome. And of course there is a photo of me losing the scratch race by a wheel, but no photos of me a half lap in front of the field for the whole entire miss and out race.
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More great shots from Alpenrose, this time from Leonard at Hotfootphoto at this weekends races.

Me with one lap to go and what I thought was a clean 3rd place ...


Until I heard the crowd cheering on someone coming up behind me and ...
I have seen those red wheels before at other tracks. Does he race at other venues?
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just don't ask too many n00b questions.

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