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Old 05-17-08, 06:13 PM
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I raced and won...

My first win.

Monsters of the Midway, 5s.

Last lap I bridged, bridged again, passed third place, dropped Thors hammer and sprinted for the line and won by about 1/2 a bike length.
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Fantastic!! Have a beer on me.
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Thanks for continuing my hatred of the freaks on this board.






Good going, bro.
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'Thor's Hammer'?

That's the Humility I can only get on BF.
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can a five have a sprint that has a name?
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I've seen some pretty potent 5's.
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Sprints have names?
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'Thor's Hammer'?
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Originally Posted by ElJamoquio View Post
I've seen some pretty potent 5's.
Wait. Doesn't every Cat 2 start out as a Cat 5?

That could explain it.
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Awesome, sounds you dug deep, then deeper, then struck gold.
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Fantastic!! Have a beer on me.
I'd rather not. I'd prefer having my beer on someone of the opposite sex.

To the OP, way to be!
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Originally Posted by slim_77 View Post
My first win.

Monsters of the Midway, 5s.

Last lap I bridged, bridged again, passed third place, dropped Thors hammer and sprinted for the line and won by about 1/2 a bike length.
Well done!!



Don't worry Transplant ... I've got your's from the 4's, as well as the Cat 3 and Cat 2 finishes!



It was a long drive back to Milwaukee, I need a break. More later.
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
Sprints have names?
It was meant to be more of an adjectival phrase than a name. I'd never seriously name a sprint...Hell, I just found this one, I don't even know it well enough yet. It may not like me and disappear...
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John,
Thanks for the pic! That is the first image I've seen of me in a race! I owe you some brewskis!

Report:

My Garmin died in the first lap (batteries! rookie mistake!), but a rider told me that our ave pace was 25.3...if so, that was the fastest race I have been in. The training I have been doing (threshold!) really paid off. I felt stronger at the right times and had juice in the tank for a sprint. I also had been working on my sprinting form, weight distribution, pedal stroke and such. Very, very helpful stuff on this board on that topic (thanks!). I really felt that work pay off when I dug as deep as I could for the last few meters--it felt stronger than I had been able to do prior. Still lots of work to do, though. The P1/2 and the 4s had solo breaks that stuck (Transplant!), I am no way near that strength--put that on the training list. I also controlled my position far better than in past races. Pack handling skill is rising too, building cautioned confidence with this one; I don't want to slip up and exact too dear a cost on myself or anyone else.

Oh man, Transplant killed it in the 4s...a really strong rider there.

edit: did this in front of the wife and in laws, too...points!

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