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Helmet Cam - 2010 Harlem Crit, Cat 3s, and yes, there's a monster pile up

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Old 07-01-10, 01:19 AM
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Helmet Cam - 2010 Harlem Crit, Cat 3s, and yes, there's a monster pile up

Post for clip:
http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...it-cat-3s.html

Post for race (details, details):
http://sprinterdellacasa.blogspot.co...-crit-cat.html

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The clip:

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Old 07-01-10, 02:41 AM
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dude, the brauer guy does a great avoid foot plant move!!
way to go. another great show.

surprised there's not more spectators up there. i know that place.
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confused.

i always skipped the skinscraper (too many crashes, and there was usually a better race in new england). looks like a wide enough course, what's the deal?

why did you bring power aid for a crit?

was someone actually racing with spinergy wheels?
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Wide course means everyone thinks they can do whatever they want. Barriers means that there's no real "out" if you end up stacking it. If it was narrow, with grass, it'd probably be safer.

I tend to cramp and I tend to drink too little, so I was drinking the stuff before the race. I put it in a bottle for the race, then decided for some reason to put NUUN or whatever in my other bottle. Then I grabbed a third bottle of just water. Couldn't drink, felt queasy, then that stupid fish vendor started frying his fish. Gagged a couple times.

The guy with Spinergys is Doug M. He was on those because he broke a spoke in his Zipps at Somerville (and possibly broke more in the huge crash he got caught up in at 4 or 7 to go). He's recuperating right now.

At Keith Berger I saw some pristine Rev-Xs. They looked brand new, probably sitting in the guy's basement for a while (different racer, Jim E).

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confused.

i always skipped the skinscraper (too many crashes, and there was usually a better race in new england). looks like a wide enough course, what's the deal?
You're right. It is a wide course. For some reason, this race brings out the nerves in everyone. Maybe it was the heat tiring everyone out quickly, but there were plenty of crashes in my race as well. The sprint does bottle neck, which causes some chaos, but it's still wide.
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It actually looks like there are 2 crashes. What causes the guys on the right side of the field to go down? Do they stack it into the barriers?


BTW, those guys look huge compared to the asses I try to hide behind here.


I guess the camera does add 10 lbs...
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Nice video, thanks!

Yep, there was a big pile-up in the women's field as well, and two of my teammates went down. It started pouring during the women's race, so that didn't help. I chose Housatonic instead.
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you should see some of the dudes over here.

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Guy leading out the sprint stacked himself into the barriers on the right. He's the first guy on the ground to the right that I pass.

His bike bounced across the road and took out the front of the field, except for a few that were directly behind him. Everyone was going left anyway so there was the pile up on the left.

Then guys who hit bikes on the ground and either flipped (middle) or skated the bike (right side).

Picture of guy taking himself out:
http://nyvelocity.com/gallery/image/4752?page=52
(dunno how to link from that site except to link)

I wonder if he broke a chain. He's a multi-time national champion, prolific winner, and not prone to doing dumb things. Crazy, yeah, but not dumb.

No, 3rd picture shows chain intact. Broken cleat?
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The guy who over cooked the turn and hit barrier went to two olympics. **** happens.
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you should see some of the dudes over here.

Hulking dude.

I'm sure I'd like the draft if I could hold his wheel.
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yeah that brauer dude pulled off an amazing (lucky) save...
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That's pcad
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My sweetheart was at the barriers for that crash, and reported that that rider hit somebody who was enthusiastically leaning over. Either head/head or head/shoulder contact.

The Brauer rider gets the Flecha Award for crash avoidance...
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Hulking dude.

I'm sure I'd like the draft if I could hold his wheel.
yep and yep.
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The guy who over cooked the turn and hit barrier went to two olympics. **** happens.
morgan?
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That's pcad
He has a prosthetic left foot?
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My sweetheart was at the barriers for that crash, and reported that that rider hit somebody who was enthusiastically leaning over. Either head/head or head/shoulder contact.

The Brauer rider gets the Flecha Award for crash avoidance...
haha, good one. or the rider from rabo would work as well. i need to practice braking while shifting weight toward way back of the bike

CDR, thanks for the upload
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Bauer...Mad (or lucky) handling skills. Looks like he locked his front brake lifted his rear wheel and shifts it right to avoid second rider.
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just saw your video. The guy who had a ton of water (min 3) is a teammate of mine. don't think my coach would let him ride that damned condition without packing fluids
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That's pcad
pcad is not a 3 you trickster
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I didnt think it was pcad, but I figured g would know better than me...
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these vids from CDR are frantastic. they are teaching me and showing me a lot about this racing thing. as a CAT 5, oh wait im a 4 half thru my first season, i appreciate the time and effort you put into them. thank you and later.
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