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Old 08-21-10, 05:58 AM
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random racing tips

here's a few, post yours:

1. drafting can be very important and useful.
2. you're (usually) not the strongest guy in the race
2a. even if you are, they can still beat you.
3. wet corners can be slippery.
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Old 08-21-10, 06:27 AM
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4. We're going to yell at you!
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Old 08-21-10, 07:41 AM
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5. You gotta look good.
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Old 08-21-10, 08:20 AM
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6. It's not about going fast
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Old 08-21-10, 08:37 AM
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7. If you can't (fill in the blank), don't go to Europe.
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Old 08-21-10, 09:32 AM
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8. Folding your numbers at a big race will cost you $.
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Old 08-21-10, 10:46 AM
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9. You need a FTP of 4.0W/kg to be competitive as a 4
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Old 08-21-10, 11:23 AM
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10. Shorts on first, then icy hot.
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Old 08-21-10, 01:21 PM
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11. Bring TP
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Old 08-21-10, 01:25 PM
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12. Park in the bank drive-thru under the overhang.

12a. Don't park next to the port-a-loo.

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Old 08-21-10, 01:54 PM
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13. Bring beer and plastic cups.
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Old 08-21-10, 02:00 PM
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14. It's not all about the bike.
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Old 08-21-10, 02:10 PM
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12. Park in the bank drive-thru under the overhang.
12.1 Bonus points if it's during banking hours.
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Old 08-21-10, 02:13 PM
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15. Racing is training too. Bring food for recovery. Especially if you're racing again the day after.
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Old 08-21-10, 02:22 PM
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16. Chamois time is riding time. Done riding? Take off the shorts. You'll grow 'shrooms down there.
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Old 08-21-10, 02:25 PM
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17. Red is faster than all of the other colours.
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16. Chamois time is riding time. Done riding? Take off the shorts. You'll grow 'shrooms down there.
16a. If you need to pad your training hours, leave shorts on until you've gotten the hours you need.
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Old 08-21-10, 02:56 PM
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17. Red is faster than all of the other colours.
Proof that I am a geek:

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18. Cool down for a good 10 min after the race, especially important if racing again in a few hours.
19. Get one of these to massage your quads, or just hire a masseuse if you are feeling rich.
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Old 08-21-10, 03:32 PM
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20. Don't stand when you can sit, don't sit when you can lay down.
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Old 08-21-10, 04:05 PM
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21. Don't crash
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Old 08-21-10, 04:34 PM
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20. Don't stand when you can sit, don't sit when you can lay down.
22. Eat before you are hungry. (The Badger)

23. Drink before you are thirsty. (The Badger)

24. Ride lots. (The Cannibal)

25. Don't buy upgrades; ride up grades. (The Cannibal)
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Old 08-21-10, 04:40 PM
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26. Don't poop in your bibs (Tom 'The white stuff ain't sugar' Boonen)
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Old 08-21-10, 05:28 PM
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26. Don't poop in your bibs (Tom 'The white stuff ain't sugar' Boonen)
Greg "bad peach" Lemond is a much earlier reference for this tidbit.
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Old 08-21-10, 06:24 PM
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27. your bib straps go under your jersey not over.
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