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Old 06-02-07, 09:22 AM
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Pcad gets Humped

Now that I've got your attention, this is a cycling thread. The ride I participated in today is known as 'The Hump' primarily because of the farm full 'o camels that it passes (they specialize in movie/retired circus animals that they rent out or TV/movie production) mid-route. 40 miles, tough rolling terrain. I've sort of been avoiding this ride because it's so tough, but today I gave it a shot hoping my conditioning would make it easier.

10 miles in the usual suspects tempo off, a few Cat 2's and super strong vets. I consider going with them, but then I figure 'Nah, we'll get them on the next rolling descent/fast flat'.

Incorrect. I went to the front and tried to raise the chorus, but could I get a witness? No. They were five bike lengths off my wheel with that 'Duh' look on their faces. Oh well.

So I wind up in Groupo Due (2nd group for you unsophisticates), 5 of us chasing 5 of them. We subsequently picked up 2 guys the leaders shelled. Our group of 7 worked very smoothly together, but we still finished about 3 mins. behind the 3 leaders. Nice rotating pace line for 30 miles. Great ride. We rode tempo up the hills, kept it together. It's great when your little group rides like that, one of the beautiful parts about group cycling.

Best Hump I've had since I've been back on the bike. Average speed 22.8mph on the open road. Combined with my top 10 finish @ Nyack last week, Pcad may be back. As far back as I ever wanted to get I suppose. I really wanted to get fit enough to ride with the racing boys on the weekends. Hopefully I may have gotten there. I may have to try some more races. I will continue to do TT's for sure.

And here's my favorite part about rides like this. You get to the end of an utterly ballistic ride and somebody in the lead group INVARIABLY says (it never fails): 'Yeah, we didn't want to go that hard, we're racing tomorrow'. They've been saying the same thing for 20 years. You gotta love it boys. Do this for long enough and nothing is new, it's like watching Seinfeld re-runs.
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Old 06-02-07, 09:50 AM
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Here's the real question, Pcaddy - why did i open this thread?

Glad you had a good ride, though.
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And here's my favorite part about rides like this. You get to the end of an utterly ballistic ride and somebody in the lead group INVARIABLY says (it never fails): 'Yeah, we didn't want to go that hard, we're racing tomorrow'.
I love this.
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio
Here's the real question, Pcaddy - why did i open this thread?

Glad you had a good ride, though.
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio
Here's the real question, Pcaddy - why did i open this thread?

Glad you had a good ride, though.
He's a shill for......ah nevermind.

Let Pcad have his fun...he's an old man

(who could drop me in a heartbeat)
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Originally Posted by Lecterman
He's a shill for......ah nevermind.

Let Pcad have his fun..
.he's an old man

(who could drop me in a heartbeat)

Correct.
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Frack, I thought this thread would have a pic of p-caddy getting boffed by a poodle.
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Originally Posted by patentcad
... in Groupo Due (2nd group for you unsophisticates)...
That's Gruppo Secondo for the rest of you.

Or "gruppo degli inseguitori" for the cognoscenti.
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Originally Posted by gcl8a
That's Gruppo Secondo for the rest of you.

Or "gruppo degli inseguitori" for the cognoscenti.

This was off my Apple translation program, so 'Groupo Due' could be el wrongo.

Which is correct? 'Gruppo Secondo'??

That sounds much more Italiano. I should just ask my wife, she speaks Italian. I'm a total idiot. How do you say that in Italian? Maximo Stupido?
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Originally Posted by patentcad
This was off my Apple translation program, so 'Groupo Due' could be el wrongo.

Which is correct? 'Gruppo Secondo'??

That sounds much more Italiano. I should just ask my wife, she speaks Italian. I'm a total idiot. How do you say that in Italian? Maximo Stupido?
Oh, I don't really know. I was feeling pretentious and wanted to prove it by saying 'cognoscenti'. Though I'd guess 'inseguitori' is what the Eye-tal-yians would say, just as the French use 'poursuivants'. Anyone know?

But really, I was teasing you for trying to be cute, yourself, and then misspelling 'gruppo' the way nine out of ten unsophisticates do.
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Originally Posted by gcl8a
Oh, I don't really know. I was feeling pretentious and wanted to prove it by saying 'cognoscenti'. Though I'd guess 'inseguitori' is what the Eye-tal-yians would say, just as the French use 'poursuivants'. Anyone know?

But really, I was teasing you for trying to be cute, yourself, and then misspelling 'gruppo' the way nine out of ten unsophisticates do.
I can ONLY be 'cute' to myself.

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Originally Posted by gcl8a
That's Gruppo Secondo for the rest of you.

Or "gruppo degli inseguitori" for the cognoscenti.
or poursuivants
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'Tail chasers' is probably most accurate.
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Hey! Where did all the dog pictures go?

(Ducks and runs for cover.)

Pcad, I know your pain. I hate to inform you that you are on the downhill slide. Ah, to be 49 years old again!
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Originally Posted by mollusk
Hey! Where did all the dog pictures go?

(Ducks and runs for cover.)

Pcad, I know your pain.
I hate to inform you that you are on the downhill slide. Ah, to be 49 years old again!
Incorrect.

To understand why this is incorrect, you would need to know where I was 2+ years ago.

But that is a long and drawn out tale of woe that we need not rehash. Just trust me on this. Positive thinking my little weenies. I had a long-time training partner who raced like a mad dog from age 50 to over 60. I will emulate his approach. It's hard to feel all that old when there are guys in the local peloton who are over 60 and can actually hang most days with guys half their age. They continue to drope the hammer even as the SS checks arrive.
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