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Should I not race Battenkill?

Old 04-16-09, 06:31 PM
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Should I not race Battenkill?

Roughly 2 weeks ago I crashed while on a training ride. I bruised the muscle on my hip and was off the bike since Monday. So I'm back on the bike, but I lost some real speed from my time off. Although I may not win, should I still do Battenkill? (this saturday - big, hard race in teh Northeast for those who don't know)

I feel better each day, so I'm planning to see how I feel on my ride tomorrow morning. Thoughts?
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Old 04-16-09, 06:34 PM
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race it. plan on suffering and do what you can to finish.
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Old 04-16-09, 06:56 PM
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do it unless it will prevent full recovery from the crash.

better to miss one race now than more in the future
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Old 04-16-09, 07:00 PM
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Gotta decide now. Yes, no, yes, no. It's a tough call.
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Old 04-16-09, 07:02 PM
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What kind of moron would ever do a race with no chance of winning?
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You shouldn't have lost much over the week. It's probably all mental. I say race.
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Old 04-16-09, 07:49 PM
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Going.
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well done, weather.com calls for rain, should be fun. see you there
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Originally Posted by patentcad View Post
What kind of moron would ever do a race with no chance of winning?
That would make me a moron. I can live with that.
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