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Old 07-07-08, 10:19 PM
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lafayette crit

haven't raced in months, wasn't particularly fast when I did. Haven't been riding too hard.

I'm racing 4s. I've only done one 4 race, and I wasn't super competitive in the collegiate Cs.

I figure if I don't make myself do it, I never will. My strategy is "how long can I make it before they pull me?"

Low expectations = hard to be disappointed.
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Attack into the first corner (srsly) then stay near the front.

Have fun!
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there was one crit where I started at the line, got clipped in as fast as I ever have and took off. it was fun, until i blew up. Maybe I'll try it again, but instead of trying to stay away, just avoid the yo-yoing when the pace is fast at the beginning.
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Old 07-13-08, 04:19 PM
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eh.

got to the front early, worked around for about 25 minutes, started the slow, slip-slide to the back. Fell off the back a little after the "5 to go" was called, TT-ed hard (pack didn't actually gain much on me after I started digging), got pulled w/ 2 to go.

Oh well, i felt good while I felt good. Running out of gas at 30 minutes pretty well sucks.

Things I learned: When you're tired, near the back -- GO HARD NOW!!!! If you have energy left at the end, you feel kind of stupid getting dropped.
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What a crashfest. There were two crashes in CAT4 field, plus one near crash. Not sure if it classifies as lucky, but I was near all three of them.
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Originally Posted by UmneyDurak View Post
What a crashfest. There were two crashes in CAT4 field, plus one near crash. Not sure if it classifies as lucky, but I was near all three of them.
they weren't REAL crashes though. Mostly guys taking themselves out. No one going down in a field and crashing out 12 other guys.

I don't care if you crash, as long as when you do it it's because you take the hairpin wide and run into a hay bale.
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Originally Posted by kudude View Post
they weren't REAL crashes though. Mostly guys taking themselves out. No one going down in a field and crashing out 12 other guys.

I don't care if you crash, as long as when you do it it's because you take the hairpin wide and run into a hay bale.
Well these were in the middle of the pack, and had potential for caushing some serious damage. I think last one did take out few riders.
I really liked the course thought. I think I would have had more fun on fresher legs. The dividers provided nice change of pace. It took few laps for people to figure out turning lines.
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