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Old 08-15-15, 03:34 PM
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Dunnigan Hills E3. 2 x 43 mile lap. First half of the lap is rolling hills, then flat but cross and head winds. Made the first split by being in the right place as we went from a tail to a cross, but missed the dangerous break. Nearly got dropped on the crosswind rollers but knew it would turn into a headwind and then managed to claw back on to the chase. After recovering for a bit, tried to organize a rotation. We heard that the break only had a couple of minutes on the chase and with any kind of organized effort, we could pull it back. But we could only get a few rotations and then people would stop pulling through.

Anyway, heading into start/finish and more crosswind rollers meant it was dangerous time again. I had two teammates in the chase, so at least we might hang together for the remainder. Unfortunately, just then a bee flew into my helmet and stung me. Dammit. I'm allergic so I had to sit up, stop, and use my EpiPen. Race over.
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Dunnigan Hills. Flatted 20 miles into 86 mile race. Bummed. Teammate cracked his wheel about 1/2 mile later.

Before the flat, it was a windy mess and I was loving it. Crosswinds up the wazoo. Good fun.
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Old 08-15-15, 03:37 PM
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Bummer @caloso ... Was watching your crosswind effort from the comfort of a truck.
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Old 08-15-15, 03:39 PM
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Crap, Hack. I thought you were in the break!
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Old 08-15-15, 03:43 PM
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Sadly, no. I had a bad run in with some seams and potholes going over the 505 overpass. Thought I got through ok, but my tire was dead when making the right turn immediately after. We lost 2 of 4 through there.
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Old 08-15-15, 06:03 PM
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Lake Mormon Road Race: 3rd out of 30ish

Cat 4. 3 laps for 48 miles, at 7K feet, mostly flat/rollers with a kicker at 300 m to the line.

Followed my plan: stay near the front and watch the first few break away attempts fail until the kicker. The first time up, 4 of us got a gap and I went to the front to start a break, one other guy was in but the other two, not so much. So, I figured it was going to be a sprint finish. The course suited me for this in that pure sprinters would get winded up the kicker and pure climbers didn't have enough road to drop everyone.
Last lap, things pick up and as we approach the kicker, about half the field started sprinting at the base. A crash occurred but didn't affect too many people. I figured that they all went too soon and yup, I ended up blowing by about 15 people but couldn't get to the front two guys.

In another field, my teammate got his wheel chopped and broke a collarbone. So we had our after party at the hospital. Apparently the sheriff was so upset about the crashes, etc. (and the racers, including me, felt the whole race was very unorganized and basically a mess) that the race was shut down before all fields finished. This caused a huge uproar at results and I still don't know the end of it. The organizer said we are on for tomorrow though as this is a two day omnium.

This was only my second mass start this year due to travel and stepping away from crits for a while. I felt confident and after breaking so many bones last year, that was welcome. I am slowly chipping away...
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Old 08-15-15, 06:08 PM
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Dunnigan "Hills", almost 90 miles in 90 degrees and what felt like 90 mph winds. Ok not really but it was well over 90 degrees.
Cat 3. Of the 65 starters, 36 didn't finish. Mostly dropped, but many flats and at least one bee sting apparently. First time through the crosswinds was harder than dealing with crosswinds in Modesto p/1/2/3. Strung out in the gutter for maybe 20 minutes. I lost contact a couple times, luckily the 2 guys behind me managed to get around and I somehow hung on. Turn to the headwind and a strong break is already away. I had intended to avoid early breaks in this heat, hoping for some heat issues in the poor fools that go early. But this one seemed strong, well represented, and the chase efforts were almost nonexistent. Then guys start popping one by one at random times, micro surges and the heat just got to them. Get to the feed zone second lap, the pack is collectively tired and I grab a bottle before I start attacking. Actually no. I grabbed a bottle and went off the crappy jagged ledge at the edge of the pavement, hit the ledge trying to stay on the road, ended up with a good wobble and one foot unclipped but saved it. Until the air leaked out of my tire 2 minutes later. Replaced the tube, braved the headwinds, hammering away at 17 mph, took 25th of 29 finishers.
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Old 08-15-15, 08:14 PM
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Originally Posted by hack View Post
Dunnigan Hills. Flatted 20 miles into 86 mile race. Bummed. Teammate cracked his wheel about 1/2 mile later.

Before the flat, it was a windy mess and I was loving it. Crosswinds up the wazoo. Good fun.
I made it 22 minutes. Was a windy mess. I was feeling great.

Rear tire hit something, there's a hole I can stick my finger through. After the fishtailing I was overall just happy I didn't crash. Live to race another day.
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Old 08-15-15, 08:41 PM
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Hi, I'm going to have this done and your experience with it could help re: my riding/racing plans. Don't have enough posts to send you a PM, if you're willing could you PM me for a few questions? Thanks,
I sent you a pm; let me know if you cannot read it.
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Old 08-15-15, 10:05 PM
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Planning on uprading now
Congrats on the results! And the pending upgrade.
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Old 08-15-15, 10:09 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
Unfortunately, just then a bee flew into my helmet and stung me. Dammit. I'm allergic so I had to sit up, stop, and use my EpiPen. Race over.
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Dunnigan Hills. Flatted 20 miles into 86 mile race
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I grabbed a bottle and went off the crappy jagged ledge at the edge of the pavement, hit the ledge trying to stay on the road, ended up with a good wobble and one foot unclipped but saved it. Until the air leaked out of my tire 2 minutes later.
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Rear tire hit something, there's a hole I can stick my finger through.
Damn dudes. Sucks!

I'm glad I didn't even try to go out to Dunnigan today; I haven't done over 60 miles in too long, and I suck at RRs anyway.
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Old 08-15-15, 10:46 PM
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Broke away solo with 6 laps to go in the M35+ at the Rochester NRC Crit today. Got to pee in front of a guy from USADA for the effort. That part was a total trip. Just surreal. Awesome course with an insane number of spectators.
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Old 08-15-15, 11:29 PM
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Broke away solo with 6 laps to go in the M35+ at the Rochester NRC Crit today. Got to pee in front of a guy from USADA for the effort. That part was a total trip. Just surreal. Awesome course with an insane number of spectators.
Awesome!

And glad to hear you had to pee in a cup, that seems to happen so rarely..
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Broke away solo with 6 laps to go in the M35+ at the Rochester NRC Crit today. Got to pee in front of a guy from USADA for the effort. That part was a total trip. Just surreal. Awesome course with an insane number of spectators.
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Awesome!

And glad to hear you had to pee in a cup, that seems to happen so rarely..
Totally agree. And thx!
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Old 08-16-15, 05:47 AM
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I just put down a 1:07 40K TT today. I know that's slow to lots of guys but I was on a road bike since I don't own a TT bike/have a TT setup. First time I have raced a 40K distance. Quite certain I can get under 1 hour on the road bike since I weigh in at 215lbs/98kg. I signed up for another one on September 27th and I and going to try to get down to 200-205lbs before then.
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6 View Post
Broke away solo with 6 laps to go in the M35+ at the Rochester NRC Crit today. Got to pee in front of a guy from USADA for the effort. That part was a total trip. Just surreal. Awesome course with an insane number of spectators.
Congratulations!!! That's the way to do it.
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Old 08-16-15, 06:18 AM
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Broke away solo with 6 laps to go in the M35+ at the Rochester NRC Crit today. Got to pee in front of a guy from USADA for the effort. That part was a total trip. Just surreal. Awesome course with an insane number of spectators.
Heh awesome. Every part of the report.
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Dunnigan....heat, flats, bees, wind, bad roads and Velo Promo. We love NorCal racing.
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@Hls2k6 OMG. Winning an NRC Crit is totally amazing. Soak it up.
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Amazing job, His2k6,
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Thanks everyone. It was awesome. Especially Frankie Andreau and Richard Fries pumping the crowd and hyping the cycling advocacy charity I ride for.
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6 laps OTF in a big event is a lot of face time! They had 15 minutes to talk about nothing but you.

Great job, I'm sure it feels amazing.
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6 View Post
Broke away solo with 6 laps to go in the M35+ at the Rochester NRC Crit today. Got to pee in front of a guy from USADA for the effort. That part was a total trip. Just surreal. Awesome course with an insane number of spectators.
Wow, awesome!
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Originally Posted by Hls2k6 View Post
Broke away solo with 6 laps to go in the M35+ at the Rochester NRC Crit today. Got to pee in front of a guy from USADA for the effort. That part was a total trip. Just surreal. Awesome course with an insane number of spectators.
Bro.
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