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Old 05-18-07, 05:41 AM
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Well it was bound to happen sooner or later..

I just bought my USCF license this morning and am entered in my first road race in a few weeks.

Wish me luck.
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Is that the State Road Race championship in Ocala?
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh
Is that the State Road Race championship in Ocala?
Yup. I figure it's my back yard, so at the very least I can do is show up and play with some of my homies.

You gonna be there?
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Originally Posted by kensuf
Yup. I figure it's my back yard, so at the very least I can do is show up and play with some of my homies.

You gonna be there?
Good luck, and welcome to the house of pain. Don't forget to get some nice long, hard interval sessions in this week and next...
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Originally Posted by kensuf
I just bought my USCF license this morning and am entered in my first road race in a few weeks.

Wish me luck.
good luck! cant wait to see how you do!
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Originally Posted by blonduathlongrl
good luck! cant wait to see how you do!
Race day's on June 10th, which gives me a few weeks to tweak and tune a few things, and I've been riding pretty strong since returning from vacation so I think I'll probably at least avoid being completely shelled.

thanks for the luck! But alas, no beer for me until that evening.
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...so I think I'll probably at least avoid being completely shelled.
I thought that at my first race too.

Especially if it's a state championship race, it'll be faster than you think. This is normal. Go out there and give it what you've got.
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Good luck, and have fun!
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Germantown Road from east to west at race pace? Enjoy!
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Good Luck...and have fun!
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Originally Posted by kensuf
Race day's on June 10th, which gives me a few weeks to tweak and tune a few things, and I've been riding pretty strong since returning from vacation so I think I'll probably at least avoid being completely shelled.

thanks for the luck! But alas, no beer for me until that evening.
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I agree! It is the perfect recovery drink. Not only do you get H2O, you get carbs. Brilliant!!!!
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In a few weeks? why not the upcoming weekend?
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Congrats and welcome to the small pool of people of enjoy the pain. Had a crit yesterday that hurt so much, set a new max heart rate of 211, almost wrecked by scraping pedal in the 180 turn, I have never hurt that much on a bike and I am already looking forward to the next one in 2 weeks!
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Originally Posted by mollusk
Germantown Road from east to west at race pace? Enjoy!
I like pain, what can I say. Actually, for a big fat ass I don't do too bad on the hills, and the downhill will be a great equalizer.

And remember, it's not just GR, but 7 laps on GR. I'm glad my Gainesville Health membership is paid up because I will be hitting that ice bath Sunday night!
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Originally Posted by kensuf
I like pain, what can I say. Actually, for a big fat ass I don't do too bad on the hills, and the downhill will be a great equalizer.
The final sprint is about 2% downhill for quite a distance so your "cottage of wattage" will come in handy. Find a way to stay in contact and not blow up on the two short, but steep, bits early in the loop on the last lap and you should be OK.
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