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you guys are making it hard for me to want to come back!

Old 05-19-08, 12:45 PM
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you guys are making it hard for me to want to come back!

so, a while ago i decided to take this season off and get my career and personal stuff in order. now that that's mostly in good shape, i've been getting the itch to race again.

however, i'm wondering if it's even worth it. i mean, every other race report on here is a winning report with some insanely high power reading that i could never pull out of my arse. with only commuting miles in my legs, i feel light years behind.

i guess i better get crackin. look out local area racers...looks like i'll be peaking sometime in October.
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Old 05-19-08, 12:51 PM
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Hey, I went from a 340w FTP to a 150w FTP over night

I've got further to go than you do, and I plan to be back racing in early September, with the legs to climb well in Green Mountain over Labor Day and crank out a 55 minute 40k by the 27th of September.

The season started yesterday...
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Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
so, a while ago i decided to take this season off and get my career and personal stuff in order. now that that's mostly in good shape, i've been getting the itch to race again.

however, i'm wondering if it's even worth it. i mean, every other race report on here is a winning report with some insanely high power reading that i could never pull out of my arse. with only commuting miles in my legs, i feel light years behind.

i guess i better get crackin. look out local area racers...looks like i'll be peaking sometime in October.
maybe this will make you feel better - click.
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Old 05-19-08, 12:58 PM
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maybe this will make you feel better - click.
it both does and doesn't make me feel better at the same time.
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Old 05-19-08, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
so, a while ago i decided to take this season off and get my career and personal stuff in order. now that that's mostly in good shape, i've been getting the itch to race again.

however, i'm wondering if it's even worth it. i mean, every other race report on here is a winning report with some insanely high power reading that i could never pull out of my arse. with only commuting miles in my legs, i feel light years behind.

i guess i better get crackin. look out local area racers...looks like i'll be peaking sometime in October.

At least you will peak. I live on a constant plateau of mediocrity.

I feel the same way reading the posts here sometimes. I love it for the BF, bros. But dagnabbit it puts me in a spot of bother.

I want to post a fricken win.
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Race results on BF seem to be rather skewed. Most are about winning, and a few are about getting totally shelled.

There must be others that are mere pack fill such as myself.

I think there's a selection bias, in that winning, and conversely outright humiliation make good reports, while there's not a lot of interest in posting: " I raced, I was pack fill."

So don't get discouraged.
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Old 05-19-08, 01:11 PM
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Originally Posted by timmhaan View Post
i guess i better get crackin. look out local area racers...looks like i'll be peaking sometime in October.
Me too. Come out on the Nyack Ride and we'll crush them all, as long as none of the sick Cat 2 aholes show up.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Race results on BF seem to be rather skewed. Most are about winning, and a few are about getting totally shelled.

There must be others that are mere pack fill such as myself.

I think there's a selection bias, in that winning, and conversely outright humiliation make good reports, while there's not a lot of interest in posting: " I raced, I was pack fill."

So don't get discouraged.
that's because winning and getting shelled provide drama, where as pack fill is... pack fill.
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that's because winning and getting shelled provide drama, where as pack fill is... pack fill.
Don't piss off the Peloton Dogs b.
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post
Race results on BF seem to be rather skewed. Most are about winning, and a few are about getting totally shelled.

There must be others that are mere pack fill such as myself.

I think there's a selection bias, in that winning, and conversely outright humiliation make good reports, while there's not a lot of interest in posting: " I raced, I was pack fill."

So don't get discouraged.
I had two race reports this weekend that amount to pack fill. I was active in one race, but got no results.
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Don't piss off the Peloton Dogs b.
what make you think i'm not one of them?
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Originally Posted by merlinextraligh View Post

I think there's a selection bias, in that winning, and conversely outright humiliation make good reports, while there's not a lot of interest in posting: " I raced, I was pack fill."
Indeed.

For example, my race yesterday (local training crit B race) report would be rather boring - I rode to race with 5 teammates, started, heard a crash, helped in bringing back a couple of early breaks, sat in some, did some work up front, sat in some, tried blocking for teammates but didn't work out, wasn't in position for team's lead out train so sat up to stay out of the hairball, teammate got second, I finished, then I rode back with same 5 teammates. Not very exciting. Unfortunately, this is how almost all my races go.
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