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Old 05-03-15, 06:44 PM
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Well, I got a really solid hour Sweet spot workout in, and recovery seems to be improving because I was less than a quarter wheel out of second in the field sprint. But no result that matters. Bike racing is frustrating.
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2 races this weekend, only about 2 hours of riding including warm up, possible making this my lightest weekend all year.

Cat's Hill Classic, E3 10th/39
0.8 mile loop, 6 corners and one block at 20% grade.

Last year in the 4s this actually felt difficult. No one gets away, but people get dropped. Plan was sit in, conserve, hit the climb easy and let guys pass as long as it didn't look like they'd get gapped. Hope for more in the tank than the competition at the finish. 40 minutes. Pretty damn easy sitting in, the climb felt like nothing. We lost 10 guys or so. 2nd to last lap hit the climb harder in order to get position, but was able to move up more at the start/finish going into the last lap. Got a spot about 10th going into the climb, which was dumb. Should have been AT the front for that left turn to the 20% climb - front guys carry WAY more momentum into the climb. Hit the top of the climb in 10th, finished half a lap later in 10th.

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Didn't know if I'd drive 2 hours each way to race 50 minutes today or just get in a long ride. Since I wasn't sure, I had to wake up in time in case I felt like racing. Since I woke up in time, figured I should pack my race bag and look up directions, in case I felt like racing. Since I packed the bag, may as well go race!

Flat circuit race, 2 mile course with 8 turns and a left-right chicane less than 100m from the line. Figured I better win this thing with 4 hours of driving and only 50 minutes of racing! Did it last year, but scouted out the course again anyway. Measured the distance from chicane to finish, marked out 200 meters, planned on going with the flow, but anticipated a field sprint in which I absolutely needed to enter the chicane first.

Started racing, watched the field shut down all attacks immediately. Couldn't tell what would happen if someone got a real gap. So waited 15 minutes, then waited for an opportunity to go. Fast pace, chasing a couple moves, saw an opportunity to get an easy gap. Rolled off the front in the saddle, big gap. Waited. Waited. No one coming up to help, crap. A lap later the pack was closing in so I gave it up. Chilled out for a while.

A bit later 2 guys manage to get 12-15 seconds. They hover there for a lap or two, but the "home team" with like 6 guys in the race is not represented so I wait. 2 guys go to bridge, including home team so I follow, but we aren't together. Home team guy gives up as I pass... not what I wanted, look back, ease up. I anticipate a last minute catch, but consider the counter if someone goes. The catch comes going into the last lap, no counter and I'm good with that.

Last lap is pretty fast, everyone fighting for position with a mile to go, I drift back a bit far. Fight for position, or let guys burn out early? Go for saving my energy, knowing most E3 races like this will see a bunch of guys fading. Sure enough, the flurry's pause. One guy comes up on my right and I follow his wheel. I'm NEVER one to yell in races but for some odd reason I yelled "If you're moving up, MOVE UP!". Kind of a dopey thing to say, but that's what I was thinking - all too often someone moves up 4 places and tucks back in 18th wheel or some crap with the sprint coming. He moved up a bit further, not enough. I see my target spot to GO for the front and I go. Enter chicane, crap 2 guys in front. I'm gaining though - go to pass the leader on the right. The left side is outside - safe but longer distance. Inside is risky, but I went for it - not quick enough. He shut the door and I had to feather the brakes. Sprinted for 4th place.

Totally had the speed to take it if I had just a couple more feet in the chicane. Go left and maybe I don't pass him, but probably take 2nd. Oh well, always a gamble. 2 more upgrade points.
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Old 05-03-15, 08:35 PM
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Nice racing @gsteinb and @Ygduf.


Lime Rock 3/4, pack finish. In a 6-man break for a long time with TKP, thought we had it, caught with 7 to go. After the catch, failed to reset the patience controls and raced like a dummy.

Lime Rock 40+, 10th. In a biggish break, more of a field split really, behind a couple guys off the front. Did lots of work, AP was identical to the first race.


... 0.92 IF for 2 hours, and the weakest results of the season to show for it, heh. Legs felt good though!

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Old 05-03-15, 08:52 PM
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4s at Lime Rock. 8th. Screwed up. A guy I thought had a chance tried to go with about 3 to go, so I bridged up from the other side. We ended up taking another guy with us… then the field essentially countered at the hill. I was way over geared on the hill and lost contact. It took 1.5 laps to catch back on and get back into the pack. It took a lot out of me. I ended up moving up through them and was at the front for the end for one lap and then we were at the finish. I didn't sprint as much as I drag raced to the end. I was close to the front and then suddenly everyone seemed to be moving backward except a few guys who seemed locked in at the same pace I was. Annoyed, because I think I could have done better if I had been smarter (even burning that match) and remembered that I can shift on a hill. I was pretty gassed.

One these days I will actually sprint. I need to work on how to do it, like mechanically, what gearing I should be in, how I should push or pull on the bars or pedals… etc. I really think I have a bit of a jump in the tank on these that I've only used once. At the finish here my cadence was in the mid 90s and my power was well below max.
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Old 05-03-15, 08:54 PM
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@globecanvas Yurp, that break was fun. I set a new max 4min power when I bridged across and drove up the gap, which is cool, but all for naught.

1/2/3s went better for me, was an interesting and tactical race. The early break stuck thanks to some really well played blocking by a couple of teams; there was a lot of punch/counter punch going on and I threw my hat in the ring a few times but nothing really stuck. With 3 laps to go I saw an Airgas dude + another regional pro dart off the front and I was able to bridge across, stuck with them for a lap and took some really ****ty pulls and then Airgas punted both of us off the back on the climb and it became a 3 man drag race for the last 5k. Finished OTF which is pretty cool, held off the field by a few seconds after what might qualify as the most painful 5 minutes of my life. I'm honestly not sure what my placing was because I know there were at least 2 guys up the road ahead of our triplet. Somewhere around 5th-7th?

AP for 1/2/3 race was lower than the 3/4s, but NP for both races was just about the same.
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Old 05-03-15, 09:08 PM
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Originally Posted by TheKillerPenguin View Post
@globecanvas Yurp, that break was fun. I set a new max 4min power when I bridged across and drove up the gap, which is cool, but all for naught.

1/2/3s went better for me, was an interesting and tactical race. The early break stuck thanks to some really well played blocking by a couple of teams; there was a lot of punch/counter punch going on and I threw my hat in the ring a few times but nothing really stuck. With 3 laps to go I saw an Airgas dude + another regional pro dart off the front and I was able to bridge across, stuck with them for a lap and took some really ****ty pulls and then Airgas punted both of us off the back on the climb and it became a 3 man drag race for the last 5k. Finished OTF which is pretty cool, held off the field by a few seconds after what might qualify as the most painful 5 minutes of my life. I'm honestly not sure what my placing was because I know there were at least 2 guys up the road ahead of our triplet. Somewhere around 5th-7th?

AP for 1/2/3 race was lower than the 3/4s, but NP for both races was just about the same.
I worked really hard. Teammates got 2nd and 4th. Would've been great if I didn't ride right off the course while driving that break you bridged up to with 3 to go. You'd think I'd know the course, especially after somehow making it around 20 or so times prior, but no. So embarrassing.
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Old 05-03-15, 09:12 PM
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Yeah dude you were looking monstrous per usual, your nose was in the wind for a lot of it and you guys rode a really tight race. CCAP is a classy team.

Don't feel too bad...last year's Giro D'otisco I managed to make 2 wrong turns, and am lucky the guy I was chasing with did not beat me to death for it as it definitely prevented us from rejoining the field.
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when field is not strung out, i realized it's way better to be further back and ride the draft of a swarm toward the finish, as opposed to being in the top few spots and get swarmed, likely from both sides.
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Old 05-03-15, 11:05 PM
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Golden State Circuit race, p/1/23. 8th + 2 primes.

Legs felt great; decided to try going early for the final sprint instead of waiting, which makes sense given my ~1100w sprint vs all these dudes with 1600w sprints..

Tried it out on two primes with good results; went from about 600-700m out and held it, took the first one by a country mile. (ok, maybe by a few hundred meters).

Similar with the 2nd one, but went into the chicane with one guy in front of me, and went around.

Of course it was super hectic with ~80 guys trying their best "argy bargy" in the last lap, was boxed in when I wanted to go early again. 8th in the field sprint.

The two primes were wine (bummer since I don't drink), but 8th got me $20 so there is that. Form is here, time to put it to better use!
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Old 05-03-15, 11:46 PM
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Would have loved to do the p/1/2/3 race, but it was way too late. I would have liked the wine primes also haha. I gave whatever I got for 4th to a cat 5 teammate, cuz I didn't have time to wait around. Hope he uses the 10 bucks wisely lol.

Also, I realized I forgot to pay for the race! Maybe I can email them and pay late?
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Old 05-04-15, 07:13 AM
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6 View Post
I worked really hard. Teammates got 2nd and 4th. Would've been great if I didn't ride right off the course while driving that break you bridged up to with 3 to go. You'd think I'd know the course, especially after somehow making it around 20 or so times prior, but no. So embarrassing.
I'm guessing you changed teams?

Also, whenever we all get together at the Rent I'd like to do a podium picture for the Aetna Series. Stan and myself should be there regularly.
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I worked really hard. Teammates got 2nd and 4th. Would've been great if I didn't ride right off the course while driving that break you bridged up to with 3 to go. You'd think I'd know the course, especially after somehow making it around 20 or so times prior, but no. So embarrassing.
So I need to hear this story, here or in person.

Reminds me of this clip. Just watch the start.
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Would have loved to do the p/1/2/3 race, but it was way too late. I would have liked the wine primes also haha. I gave whatever I got for 4th to a cat 5 teammate, cuz I didn't have time to wait around. Hope he uses the 10 bucks wisely lol.

Also, I realized I forgot to pay for the race! Maybe I can email them and pay late?
I can get you in touch with the right person if you want. I saw you off the front for a bit from the corner I was working (you're in a blue and orange kit right?). I was yelling time gaps to you guys when that break of 3 was up the road.
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Old 05-04-15, 08:57 AM
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Golden State Circuit Race - Cat 5 - 20/25

My teams game plan was to sit in and then lead me out in the last 1k. I had 2 team mates and they did awesome. I did not follow the game plan. While going through the chicane to get the 2-to-go card I found myself on the front and put in a few hardish pedal strokes to keep the speed up through the chicane. When I looked back about 150 feet of a gap had opened and the field had fanned out. I made the poor decision to give it a go, knowing that I don't have the engine to solo away for 2 laps, so I just settled into LTHR and waited to get caught. It took almost a full lap before they caught me. According to one of my team mates no one wanted to chase. I sat in hoping that I could recover enough in the last lap to do something meaningful at the end, but the pace ramped up and I was in a terrible position on the final drag to the chicane. Instead of fighting for 15th I just sat up and coasted in for 20th. I talked to some people about that move and I now have a better idea of what to do if I find myself in that situation again. Lesson learned.

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Old 05-04-15, 09:23 AM
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I can get you in touch with the right person if you want. I saw you off the front for a bit from the corner I was working (you're in a blue and orange kit right?). I was yelling time gaps to you guys when that break of 3 was up the road.
Yeah, that's me in orange/blue, how did you figure that out?
Would like the contact info for whoever I need to message. PM me
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Yeah, that's me in orange/blue, how did you figure that out?
Would like the contact info for whoever I need to message. PM me
I had seen podium pics from you on here and read your race recaps which involve a lot of attacks. It clicked when I saw you off the front.

I'll send you a PM now.
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Turkey Hill County Classic (PA State Champ Road Race) Cat 3 - 3rd!

So I came into this race confident, but not sure what would happen. My best friend got married friday, so thrusday and friday involved lots of drinking and little sleep! But I was on a rest week as far as my training went so my legs were feeling good. The course itself was 8 laps on rolling terrain w/ the last lap up Gamber Wall, which is a short but very very steep climb. I had 3 other teammates and plan was to try to get away after about 3 laps or so.

One guy went up the road on lap 2 by himself. I knew he was a strong rider, but on this course I figured he would come back at some point, well we never saw him again. Any attempts to break from the group were always shut down. If there was more than 1 rider trying to go everyone wanted to join in on the party. With 3 to go teammates asked what I wanted to do and I made the decision we need to wait for the sprint. It was evident nothing was going to get away so it was better to save our energy for the end. Last lap there was a local team doing a lot of work and a rider for that team who is always a consistent rider and protected or their team really burning matches to try and break things up. Coming up to "the wall" I knew we needed to just keep position, it was impossible to win the race from here because the other side was a 40+mph downhill that was easy to catch back on if things got separated. Like clockwork riders blew their wad trying to attack on the wall and we caught them no problem 30 seconds later.

After the descent a rider slipped off the front, he's a great time trialist and a lot of us didn't even realize he made the move. We came around the last corner to the finishing stretch of road which has 3 rollers like steps immediately after each other. The last one being about 1k or a little more from the finish. I moved up to get in great position on the riders wheel from previously mentioned local team. His teammate went on the 2nd roller to lead him out and I stuck right on his wheel. I was sitting 3rd wheel, but I saw them fading fast. At this point I knew I was to far out, but at that moment my teammate came up the side and lead me perfectly into the 3rd roller. Right before the top he was cooked and I attacked. I caught everyone off guard, put my head down and drilled it to the finish. Probably the hardest ~3 minutes of my life. I was crossed eyed at the line and finished for 3rd ahead of the group and closed to within 10 sec of the 2 up the road.
nice job SuL!

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nice job SuL!

I got my ass dropped out of the P12 on the 5th lap anchor road section called "the backside hustle" on strava. too many guys named zwisanski, lea, and stitler in my field for this old man!
Thanks! Yeah not to mention Chauner who won and has been killing it. One of my friends told me the P12 was pretty aggressive throughout the whole race.
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yep. very aggressive the whole time, it was fun. i went from feeling good made the first split, to, uh oh i'm in trouble in the space of about 1.5 laps. :-/
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2 races this weekend, only about 2 hours of riding including warm up, possible making this my lightest weekend all year.

Cat's Hill Classic, E3 10th/39
0.8 mile loop, 6 corners and one block at 20% grade.

Last year in the 4s this actually felt difficult. No one gets away, but people get dropped. Plan was sit in, conserve, hit the climb easy and let guys pass as long as it didn't look like they'd get gapped. Hope for more in the tank than the competition at the finish. 40 minutes. Pretty damn easy sitting in, the climb felt like nothing. We lost 10 guys or so. 2nd to last lap hit the climb harder in order to get position, but was able to move up more at the start/finish going into the last lap. Got a spot about 10th going into the climb, which was dumb. Should have been AT the front for that left turn to the 20% climb - front guys carry WAY more momentum into the climb. Hit the top of the climb in 10th, finished half a lap later in 10th.

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Didn't know if I'd drive 2 hours each way to race 50 minutes today or just get in a long ride. Since I wasn't sure, I had to wake up in time in case I felt like racing. Since I woke up in time, figured I should pack my race bag and look up directions, in case I felt like racing. Since I packed the bag, may as well go race!

Flat circuit race, 2 mile course with 8 turns and a left-right chicane less than 100m from the line. Figured I better win this thing with 4 hours of driving and only 50 minutes of racing! Did it last year, but scouted out the course again anyway. Measured the distance from chicane to finish, marked out 200 meters, planned on going with the flow, but anticipated a field sprint in which I absolutely needed to enter the chicane first.

Started racing, watched the field shut down all attacks immediately. Couldn't tell what would happen if someone got a real gap. So waited 15 minutes, then waited for an opportunity to go. Fast pace, chasing a couple moves, saw an opportunity to get an easy gap. Rolled off the front in the saddle, big gap. Waited. Waited. No one coming up to help, crap. A lap later the pack was closing in so I gave it up. Chilled out for a while.

A bit later 2 guys manage to get 12-15 seconds. They hover there for a lap or two, but the "home team" with like 6 guys in the race is not represented so I wait. 2 guys go to bridge, including home team so I follow, but we aren't together. Home team guy gives up as I pass... not what I wanted, look back, ease up. I anticipate a last minute catch, but consider the counter if someone goes. The catch comes going into the last lap, no counter and I'm good with that.

Last lap is pretty fast, everyone fighting for position with a mile to go, I drift back a bit far. Fight for position, or let guys burn out early? Go for saving my energy, knowing most E3 races like this will see a bunch of guys fading. Sure enough, the flurry's pause. One guy comes up on my right and I follow his wheel. I'm NEVER one to yell in races but for some odd reason I yelled "If you're moving up, MOVE UP!". Kind of a dopey thing to say, but that's what I was thinking - all too often someone moves up 4 places and tucks back in 18th wheel or some crap with the sprint coming. He moved up a bit further, not enough. I see my target spot to GO for the front and I go. Enter chicane, crap 2 guys in front. I'm gaining though - go to pass the leader on the right. The left side is outside - safe but longer distance. Inside is risky, but I went for it - not quick enough. He shut the door and I had to feather the brakes. Sprinted for 4th place.

Totally had the speed to take it if I had just a couple more feet in the chicane. Go left and maybe I don't pass him, but probably take 2nd. Oh well, always a gamble. 2 more upgrade points.
Nice job, Aaron. Yes, that was us on the home team. We didn't really get organized very well and let those 2 guys get a little farther out than we should have. Thought we were able to get our guy to bridge up but as you say it didn't stick. In the end, it was brought back, which is what we wanted but didn't get the result we wanted.
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Very nice!

Was that Giles you were with in the 55+ race?
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Old 05-04-15, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by mattm View Post
Very nice!

Was that Giles you were with in the 55+ race?
No. He's out with a back problem according to my old teammate. That might have been a different outcome in a heads up sprint.
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Old 05-05-15, 09:04 AM
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To CDR: My gaffe was way, way dumber and far, far more egregious than the guy in your clip. I'll give you a good laugh tonight or whenever I see you!
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Old 05-05-15, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6 View Post
To CDR: My gaffe was way, way dumber and far, far more egregious than the guy in your clip. I'll give you a good laugh tonight or whenever I see you!
Heh. Looks good for tonight.
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