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Old 07-24-07, 08:57 PM
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
...And I bet you have more than one race a week, too!
Yeah, if you count the RunFar TT, the Tuesday Nighter, and the Thursday crits, we've got three w/in 20 miles of each other, without even touching the weekend.

And, if you're Cat 3 or under, you can do two crits in the same night
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Old 07-25-07, 04:50 AM
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This week: NO RACES! Whew, glad they took the pressure off. Oh wait this isn't a thread about me.

Cypress: for once, I concur. Move if you don't like it there.
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Old 07-25-07, 05:43 AM
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Only Van Wilder makes college a career Bantam.
This is not my career, just something I'm doing between highschool and real job. I'd rather ride my bike.
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Best of luck to you Cypress, a break is sometime the best thing for something that's getting stale.
But what will Montana do missing 10% of their fields now?
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Old 07-25-07, 10:47 AM
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I will reignite the fire, t3h cypress.
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Old 07-25-07, 10:52 AM
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I like the way you say "ignite".
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Fire, eh?
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good luck cypress, it's seems like a wise decision.


you'll be back in no time
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A friend here is from the East Coast. He came to a spot in the Alexander Valley, rode the highway, clambered up the mountains, felt the warm breeze and breathed the clean air and something big and unplanned changed inside him.

He suddenly quit his job (ended a career), and moved himself and his bikes right smack in the middle of his newfound paradise.

Good luck finding that moment, Cypress. It'll be a big day in your life that's for sure.
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Old 07-25-07, 11:08 AM
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Hiatus too.

It's a self loathing thing.
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Originally Posted by ratebeer View Post
A friend here is from the East Coast. He came to a spot in the Alexander Valley, rode the highway, clambered up the mountains, felt the warm breeze and breathed the clean air and something big and unplanned changed inside him.

He suddenly quit his job (ended a career), and moved himself and his bikes right smack in the middle of his newfound paradise.

Good luck finding that moment, Cypress. It'll be a big day in your life that's for sure.
i so want to do that. seriously. later.
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Actually, i'm about to be on a Hiatus from BF for one week, while I go visit the sunny (hopefully) state of California! Have a good week, all, and come back soon, Cyp!
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the very next SECOND after you quit.... who will remember YOUR name? the glory is amazingly fleeting... the money is largely non-existant. look at a VeloNews from 5 years ago- do you even recognize ANY of the domestic names?

LIFE is what matters. youre born... then you die. those are the only two rules of the game. there's a whole big blue planet out there of other experiences. to get tunnel vision and let something- anything- narrow your focus too much is bad.

ride your bike. race. its a great sport. but remember... its not your life.
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I'll agree with this, I had friends make critical decisions in their lives at your age to try going pro or concentrate on school, the one I know who went pro, quit after the requirement to dope for his Belgian team, still raced as a local pro, still races today, but really has let his life fall to the wayside.

Any sport is about fun, when it stops being fun, it sucks. Frankly, the stakes in pro cycling are too low. Even olympic champions, when you read about them after their shiny coin, lead pretty unremarkable lives for the most part, and people forget them fast.

You can always jump into racing again at any time in your life for a quick thrill, but you can't just jump into a career.

For crissakes, don't stop posting. The average IQ on this forum cannot withstand another drop.

If you are going to stop posting, do so in blaze of pornographic glory and get a lifetime ban.
 
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Originally Posted by DocRay View Post
I'll agree with this, I had friends make critical decisions in their lives at your age to try going pro or concentrate on school, the one I know who went pro, quit after the requirement to dope for his Belgian team, still raced as a local pro, still races today, but really has let his life fall to the wayside.

Any sport is about fun, when it stops being fun, it sucks. Frankly, the stakes in pro cycling are too low. Even olympic champions, when you read about them after their shiny coin, lead pretty unremarkable lives for the most part, and people forget them fast.

You can always jump into racing again at any time in your life for a quick thrill, but you can't just jump into a career.

For crissakes, don't stop posting. The average IQ on this forum cannot withstand another drop.

If you are going to stop posting, do so in blaze of pornographic glory and get a lifetime ban.
best advise ever.....for any endeavor
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Best of luck. I got really depressed because due to racing schedule, family, work. Then I put my priorites straight: Family, work, cycling. I ride when I can and not stress about what shape I'm in. Best of luck to you and school.
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Originally Posted by DocRay
..... do so in blaze of pornographic glory.....

quote of the year!
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I'll keep posting, but mostly in Foo.

I have two more races until my break... State crit championship, and Hilltowns.
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Old 07-25-07, 04:51 PM
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I'll keep posting, but mostly in Foo.

I have two more races until my break... State crit championship, and Hilltowns.
You'll probably win both races. That'd be kind of ironic, wouldn't it?
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You'll probably win both races. That'd be kind of ironic, wouldn't it?
And have enough point to upgrade to the 2s.
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Originally Posted by aham23 View Post
Originally Posted by DocRay
..... do so in blaze of pornographic glory.....

quote of the year!
I used to work at a place where all the employees would talk about the day the quit what they would do. It was part of the ritual to end each story with, "...and then I would walk down the hall and take a big crap right in the middle of the boss's desk!"
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Originally Posted by DocRay View Post
I'll agree with this, I had friends make critical decisions in their lives at your age to try going pro or concentrate on school, the one I know who went pro, quit after the requirement to dope for his Belgian team, still raced as a local pro, still races today, but really has let his life fall to the wayside.

Any sport is about fun, when it stops being fun, it sucks. Frankly, the stakes in pro cycling are too low. Even olympic champions, when you read about them after their shiny coin, lead pretty unremarkable lives for the most part, and people forget them fast.

You can always jump into racing again at any time in your life for a quick thrill, but you can't just jump into a career.


For crissakes, don't stop posting. The average IQ on this forum cannot withstand another drop.

If you are going to stop posting, do so in blaze of pornographic glory and get a lifetime ban.
Sweet mother of God I actually agree with DocRay on something.

Like a collison of matter and anti-matter, this does portend certain annihilation for all of BF. I will however postpone the inevitable until after the completion of the Tour de France. With all the doping scandals, Levi may win this thing yet, and we should all live at least that long.
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Cypress after you ride the New England hills and see our beautiful area you will pack your bags and come out here to go to school, ride and enjoy life like the rest of us. There are many many people that are serious athletes that have left places like Boulder Colorado to reside in New England. There is a lot to offer a young person out here.

As far as the Hilltowns...Just enjoy man! It's an opportunity to travel, race in a new area and meet some new people. It looks like the list of BF attendees is dropping so it could just end up being KP, GW you and me. But I'll introduce you and the others to the NCC team and we can all go out after wards and rock the NBC, (Northampton Brewing Company).
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Sweet mother of God I actually agree with DocRay on something.

Like a collison of matter and anti-matter, this does portend certain annihilation for all of BF. I will however postpone the inevitable until after the completion of the Tour de France. With all the doping scandals, Levi may win this thing yet, and we should all live at least that long.
I got caught doping and am getting kicked off the forum.
 

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