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Old 12-18-01, 04:28 PM
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I'm a sprinter with a bit of the rouleur. I can ride long rides, metrics, centuries -- and still sprint for beer at the end. I haven't QUITE broken 60 km/h [peak, not maintained -- who d'you think I am, Marty Nothstein?] in a sprint yet... but I will next year. My proudest sprint was a 50 km/h [slightly] UPHILL sprint that I nevertheless lost [the guy I was riding with was just too strong]. I was proud to able to hold the speed for as long as I did.

I have to be honest, though, I'm not a climber, eitjer physiologically or by inclination. I hate climbs; they're work. That's why I seek them out and try to best them whenever I can.

Masochistic? Yes. But I figure that, even though I'll never be a climber [like a former Columbian pro I know], practice will make me a better climber and climbing will make me a better sprinter.
when walking, just walk. when sitting, just sit. when riding, just ride. above all, don't wobble.

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Cycling irregularly since 2002

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