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First win & Cat 3 points!

Old 03-09-09, 09:02 AM
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First win & Cat 3 upgrade points!

http://ddbimages.smugmug.com/gallery...87675929_6cYLG - start there, go through the next 6-7 pics, I'm in yellow.

The race was tough, lots of rollers, a good amount of wind, and three big teams that never let any breakaway get very far.

The last 2 miles the guy in blue (in those pics at the line) attacks and but noone wants to chase hard, but we start picking up the pace. Another guy goes off the front a mile to go but we don't answer, knowing that there is a pretty long uphill into-the-wind finish ahead and we are already putting the hammer down. 400yds to go I sense the packs legs are dying, so I make my move. I jump out of the saddle for 50 yards, then sit and grind. 100yds to go I catch the 2nd place guy. As I came around him I notice the last one up ahead has slowed way up and was getting eaten up by the wind and last bit of the climb. Adrenaline hit me hard as I realized I still had a shot at the win, so I stand up again and put my caad9 frame through a torsional stiffness test. The rest is in the photos.

So yea, after this weekend, I've got 27 points, enough for the upgrade to 3's. =)
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Old 03-09-09, 09:06 AM
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Congrats! I remember seeing the guy in blue go and thought it was a bit too soon. Nice move and timing! That was a hard race. I had nothing at the end after doing the TT and Crit the day before!
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Old 03-09-09, 09:07 AM
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The pain is strong in this one.
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Congrats! That's badass.
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Old 03-09-09, 09:12 AM
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Yea the crit sucked it out of me too. Several of us hammered up front for multiple laps to reel that PACC guy in, but he was too far off. Ended up with 4th place, legs were dead at the sprint from sitting at the front the entire race.
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Congrats nice bike throw as well!
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Oh. I thought you were pro.
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Old 03-09-09, 09:22 AM
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Congrats!! Sounds like a perfect move, and you're ready for the 3s (Looks like I just missed you)

Great sprint, way to keep at it through the line. The poor guy in 2nd would have had it if he'd stayed in the drops!



You should snag a print, these are good shots.
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Old 03-09-09, 09:23 AM
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No... I am actually very far from pro and absolutely hate crits. I just stuck the two together and came up with procrit, which also happens to be a pretty decent doping substance from what I hear.
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bike throw, smike throw. His wheels are deeper. That's why he won.

edit: what the eff is that guy doing on the hoods?
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Cool race report - good tactics and ability.
Congratz
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GREAT WIN! Congratulations!
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Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
edit: what the eff is that guy doing on the hoods?
That question will echo through his head for months.
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Originally Posted by waterrockets View Post
Congrats!! Sounds like a perfect move, and you're ready for the 3s (Looks like I just missed you)

Great sprint, way to keep at it through the line. The poor guy in 2nd would have had it if he'd stayed in the drops!

You should snag a print, these are good shots.
I'm most definitely getting the last few photos. And yes, missed you by a month... It will be a good thing for my future results though. =)
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Old 03-09-09, 09:36 AM
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That question will echo through his head for months.
...as this picture haunts his sleep.
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That question will echo through his head for months.
I swear, I'm going to start hanging out at races just to heckle guys.
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Good job! I wish my race finish had a photo like that. Our photographers were incompetent.
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Great job. Congrats on the win and the upgrade.
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edit: what the eff is that guy doing on the hoods?
have you ever had that feeling where you are pushing as hard as you can and not getting anywhere? Look at the second place guy in the first photo, you can tell that's the way he's feeling. Sucks to have that kind of lead and get passed at the line, at least he wasn't passed by the whole peloton.
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That guy holding his hands in the background made me laugh hysterically
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Awesome! Congratulations.
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Try doing that with over 5 minutes between you and the second place finisher

Congrats. A win is a win is a win.

I've decided to race with the 3's already even though I'm one point shy. Soon my first set of points will expire and I will be screwed.

If I would have been in the second break instead of the first on Sunday...I think I could have gotten it.
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Well done!!!
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