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Old 06-28-05, 08:58 AM
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Yeah, under those moronic rules, anyone who had pretty good ability to close a gap, which I can as a time trial specialist, just needed to position themselves at the back of the pack, roll slowly towards the start/finish line, and then that person's official start time was the moment they rolled over the start/finish line. You would then give yourself a nice little time cushion, and if you were even close at the end to one of the front row starters, you would beat them even though they finished ahead of you. And of course, that is precisely what happened to me. I positioned myself at the front, because I had no idea if it was going to be a fast start, and I knew that I was favored to win. That great strategy backfired, but you live (race) and learn.

Everything, BTW, pissed me off about that race. I kept pulling trying to push the pace, and when I would move over to allow someone else to work, they wouldn't. One guy tried a break at a hill, but when he found me on his wheel at the top, he just eased back into the Peloton. Road races remind me of politics, and again, that is why I love time trials.
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