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Old 08-22-15, 06:08 PM
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Old 08-22-15, 06:22 PM
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Old 08-22-15, 06:22 PM
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Thanks for the company and moral support today, GMT. Your buddy and I were having a fine old time in the medical tent, even though he couldn't remember anything after lining up for the race. When the doc was asking him concussion questions I kept wanting to give him hints. Also the medical tent ran out of sutures. That race is a little nuts.
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Old 08-22-15, 06:24 PM
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I have a family of 12 quail chowing down outside my office window.

Quail are like, a few thousand years from becoming flightless.
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Old 08-22-15, 06:25 PM
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I called his brother who was driving him home and said he was ok at the time. Hopefully he'll call me tomorrow.
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Old 08-22-15, 06:41 PM
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I have a family of 12 quail chowing down outside my office window.
That's just about enough to chow down on.
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Old 08-22-15, 07:10 PM
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Got the word that X-ray was negative. He's heading home now
Phew; heal fast GC!
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Old 08-22-15, 07:55 PM
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GC, glad you're doing OK.
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Old 08-22-15, 08:07 PM
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
I have a family of 12 quail chowing down outside my office window.

Quail are like, a few thousand years from becoming flightless.
office window on a Saturday? when did you get back in the rat race

are they free range? i'd like to sign up for some fried/broiled/smoked quail
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Old 08-23-15, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by revchuck View Post
Yeah, go ahead, rub it in!
Well I was on motorcycle, so was super jelly myself. On one of the passes I chit chatted with a couple that road over two of the bigger passes on mountain bikes with paniers. I wanted to call out roadies that were huffing and puffing up those climbs, but then I remembered I was on motorcycle. The epitome of laziness.

Good vibes and healing thoughts to all the injured BFers.
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Old 08-23-15, 08:15 AM
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Originally Posted by Racer Ex View Post
I have a family of 12 quail chowing down outside my office window.

Quail are like, a few thousand years from becoming flightless.
I used to eat quail and even hunted them decades ago. Then I lived in the mountains and they were all around with their families and tiny chicks, almost like pets in the yard. Don't think I could eat one now.
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Old 08-23-15, 10:21 AM
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Glad the elbow is ok GC.
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Old 08-23-15, 11:29 AM
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GC bro go ahead and ban someone you'll feel better.
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Old 08-23-15, 04:51 PM
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2 crashes with 2 to go in turns 3 and 4 in my field. I sat up at that point because GMSR is more important. It looked like 25 guys went down in all, it was a bit ridiculous. For whatever reason this course is bringing the sketch out in people, it doesn't strike me as unusually technical or unsafe.
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Old 08-23-15, 04:57 PM
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I think it's the combination of downtown, NCC, state champs, and a bunch of throttle points on the course. And it wasn't untechnical. Turn 4 was wide to narrow, uphill to downhill, had some ripples in the pavement, and 125 meters to the line -- bad combination.
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Old 08-23-15, 04:59 PM
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Id be interested to hear a race report from anyone who did the day two pro races since the direction was reversed. Uphill sprint and narrow to wide at turn four.
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Old 08-23-15, 05:13 PM
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@Hls2k6, thoughts on day 2 reverse course?
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Old 08-23-15, 05:21 PM
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Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
I think it's the combination of downtown, NCC, state champs, and a bunch of throttle points on the course. And it wasn't untechnical. Turn 4 was wide to narrow, uphill to downhill, had some ripples in the pavement, and 125 meters to the line -- bad combination.
It's true, I guess I was taking advantage of my tallness; I sat up on the hoods most of the time so I could see over everyone. I don't think it was untechnical, I just think it's no worse than say, rockleigh or GMSR's crit. Nutmeg it is not, nor bethel.

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Old 08-23-15, 05:33 PM
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Loved it. So much better. More technical in terms of challenges to ride efficiently, probably, but simultaneously seemingly safer in that I had far less scary moments where the curb got a little too close. All my teammates and the couple of others I chatted with seemed to agree. It was so much more fun today.
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Old 08-23-15, 05:50 PM
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Indeed. Ask him if he can recommend anything to do here. Please. . I am here until Friday. Then I will start making my way up to Deutchland.
I finally got his reply a few days late

The ride around the lake is good. Also the alpes are very close so any of the famous climbs: alpes d'huez, le glandon, le cormet de roselend, le galibier. Etc. it depends on how much driving he wants to do. I'm sure theres something close by but I don't know the area well.
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Old 08-23-15, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6 View Post
Loved it. So much better. More technical in terms of challenges to ride efficiently, probably, but simultaneously seemingly safer in that I had far less scary moments where the curb got a little too close. All my teammates and the couple of others I chatted with seemed to agree. It was so much more fun today.

You should share that with the race organizers.

Nice to meet you BTW. Obviously I didn't start the 35+ as I was busy bleeding, hope you had a good one.
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Old 08-23-15, 08:28 PM
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Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
Obviously I didn't start the 35+ as I was busy bleeding
So nothing was broken? Was there no dirt to rub in that? Wuss.

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office window on a Saturday? when did you get back in the rat race

are they free range? i'd like to sign up for some fried/broiled/smoked quail
Home office. As per northern emus waiting to evolve: I've been married 29 years. That would be the number the divorce lawyers would use for the settlement if I plated any of them. She won't let me shoot the rabbits either. I eat both.

As Big John noted, they've become pets. I'm not shooting Ridley either, though she's well marbled.

We've had a dove nest that's been reused 4 times above the front door.

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Old 08-23-15, 09:34 PM
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So nothing was broken? Was there no dirt to rub in that? Wuss.
Agreed. You don't need an intact top tube if you have good core strength.
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Old 08-24-15, 03:58 AM
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Originally Posted by globecanvas View Post
You should share that with the race organizers.

Nice to meet you BTW. Obviously I didn't start the 35+ as I was busy bleeding, hope you had a good one.
Nice to meet you, too. I had lots of fun and tried really hard and often, but nothing worked for me. I feel like I got a lot better at racing my bike, though, especially Sunday. Hope you're feeling much better.
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they would have denied it had they known you tried to ride that wheel in europe
They were notified in a separate email from the claim form - which was also truthfully filled out. I do not plan on calling them and hunting this down.
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