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I Rode with a Jelly Bean Yesterday

Old 09-27-06, 05:46 AM
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I Rode with a Jelly Bean Yesterday

i joined Cycle-Smart this summer and started working with a coach. never had a chance to actually meet him until yesterday. we did a few test runs so he could get some data. his name is kirk albers, and he's a member of the jelly belly racing team. after the test runs, we rode around for an hour or so, just chatting about this and that. a real nice guy, and a regular joe. and after a bit, it hit me - hey, i'm out riding with one of the jelly beans! now that was cool. weather is turning cold here, and i'm thinking about going into the basement for the winter; that ride yesterday was a great way to end the summer. now i'm re-motivated

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weather is turning cold here, and i'm thinking about going into the basement for the winter; that ride yesterday was a great way to end the summer. now i'm re-motivated
dude, if you're so re-motivated, then why are you already planning on riding in the cellar. there's still plenty of good riding weather to be had.

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get some cold weather gear and you will be fine.
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Basement = dungeon

Don't throw in the towel yet. Get your butt out there and ride. The first 15 minutes might be a bit uncomfortable but you'll warm up.

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no, no, no - i'm not going into the basement YET. but it's coming. and i dread it. that ride yesterday motivated me to stay outside as long as possible

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Originally Posted by botto
dude, if you're so re-motivated, then why are you already planning on riding in the cellar. there's still plenty of good riding weather to be had.
Speaking of outdoor gear - botto remember that Assos jacket I won off of eBay? Well I got it and MAN is that thing a lot heavier than I thought it was going to be. I was looking for a fall jacket and I wound up with more of a winer jacket...oh well I guess I will have to keep riding rather than hading for the afore mentioned basement. Plus now I get to look for a fall Assos jacket. Thinking of the Element EVO...is that a better fall jacket than the Gator I got?
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Originally Posted by Grasschopper
Thinking of the Element EVO...is that a better fall jacket than the Gator I got?
do you mean the IntermediateEVO? I wore mine from the day I got it (early december) through late April.

It's super versatile. While the Assos folk recommend it for riding between 50-68°F, I wore mine (as an additional layer) down to the low 20s.

So, to answer your question - yes. It'd be a great piece to buy.

btw - it's feels like more of a long sleeve jersey than a jacket IMO. the biggest difference between it and a LS jersey is the windstopper material that's on the chest.
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Originally Posted by botto
do you mean the IntermediateEVO? I wore mine from the day I got it (early december) through late April.

It's super versatile. While the Assos folk recommend it for riding between 50-68F, I wore mine (as an additional layer) down to the low 20s.

So, to answer your question - yes. It'd be a great piece to buy.

btw - it's feels like more of a long sleeve jersey than a jacket IMO. the biggest difference between it and a LS jersey is the windstopper material that's on the chest.
Yea woops...IntermediateEVO, that is the one I am looking at.
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Look in the results of some of the top US races, and you'll find Kirk's name in the to 20 a LOT.

He's an amazing rider. You would do well to follow his direction to the letter.

Even though he's a Buckeye, I still think he's an OK dude.
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Yep, local Buckeye. He used to race for the team I'm with now.
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Kirk did most of the Ohio Valley Spring Series races here back in March and April. We talked to him after one of the races. Very approachable, and a super nice guy. At the time, he had already done the Tour of California and was preparing to go to the Tour of Georgia. He told us a little of what it was like being in those races. Pretty cool to have a pro at your local races even if it's just training for him.
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Originally Posted by EventServices
Look in the results of some of the top US races, and you'll find Kirk's name in the to 20 a LOT.

He's an amazing rider. You would do well to follow his direction to the letter.

Even though he's a Buckeye, I still think he's an OK dude.
i told him a long time ago, "if you tell me to do something, i do it". yeah, he's pretty impressive. and as nice a guy as you'd ever want to meet. he's a lifelong buckhead, but i don't hold that against him. maybe i can bring him back from the dark side. go texas

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I know Kirk. He used to come into the shop I worked in (10 +/- years ago). Nice guy.
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The OP is one lucky fellow. I am jealous.
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