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Old 04-15-19, 06:14 PM
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What Now?

The dearth of anything mass start around here that isn't 35+ or 40+ lead me to a decision to pursue TT's as a competitive outlet. Although I'm purely a sprinter I worked & struggled and over the last couple years managed to at least reach mediocrity. Had a lot of fun along the way. This winter I worked with a great group using a novel mix of some online coaching and group Zwift training sessions. Set 4 year highs for power all the way from 1m to 20m.

In the middle of all this the Zwift Masters TT series I rode last year folded. Pretty cool handicap series. And when the TXBRA schedule came out this year the last local TT series folded. Leaving me with a 1 race season (State TT). Haven't trained hard in about three weeks now, haven't put in my entry yet. Writing up a Craigslist ad for a really nice DA if anyone is interested.

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Old 04-15-19, 09:44 PM
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Get a gravel bike. Might as well. Everyone else is.
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Old 04-16-19, 03:58 PM
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I don't want to put an end to the gravel bike business
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Golf or tennis...requires a venue to compete and train, much more expensive, more elitist, much greater ass hole factor, dress codes and less welcoming. YMMV
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So the Castroville TT series is gone as well as "Joe's" masters racing club.
That just about exterminates masters racing South of Austin.

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@Hermes, you also described today's Austin perfectly:

much more expensive, more elitist, much greater ass hole factor, dress codes and less welcoming.
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Old 04-17-19, 06:43 PM
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So the Castroville TT series is gone along with Joe's masters racing club.
That about exterminates masters racing South of Austin.

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@Hermes, you also described today's Austin perfectly:



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Yep, that's pretty much the situation.

You can't really describe Austin without talking about the traffic.

Perhaps I'll take up sporting clays, or 3 Gun looks which looks like a blast.
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