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05-15-11, 05:58 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Define: "heavys": When a single team takes the...

Define: "heavys": When a single team takes the top 6 spots.

Harley/XO is CAT0.
04-13-11, 07:48 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Any races in Maine in early August?

Sorry for starting a new thread on this. I will happily remove it if it's not the right place.

I'm going to be vacationing in Belgrade Lakes, Maine July 30th through August 6th. I really want to...
03-20-11, 09:31 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Black Hills 4

First race of the season. I will not crash. I will finish.

The Black Hills course is made up of sweeping turns, slight inclines and a painful pinch of land. I had heard there was a climb on the...
08-23-10, 01:50 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Dawg Days CAT4

I was the guy who went down in the 4s. :(

When I imagined closing out my last race of the season, I didn’t exactly picture lots of road rash. Unfortunately, the rain gods felt it would be...
07-26-10, 09:16 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Addendum to my latest report: I found out I...

Addendum to my latest report: I found out I cracked my rear Zipp rolling over a nasty pothole with the field through a blind left-hander. I'm surprised I didn't notice it when it happened, since the...
07-24-10, 01:49 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Grandview Grand Prix 4/5

I was feeling a bit burned out after Giro Di Coppi, so my coach let me have an easy week of endurance riding. By the end of the week, my legs felt great and, more importantly, my motivation was back....
07-19-10, 06:00 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Yep. The trick to cooling your body is...

Yep. The trick to cooling your body is evaporation, which doesn't happen when it's super hot and humid outside. Unless the ice in your bottles hasn't melted yet, it's impossible to cool down via...
07-19-10, 08:25 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Dear lordie. Glutton for punishment, eh?

Dear lordie. Glutton for punishment, eh?
07-18-10, 09:11 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Nice job, man! The heat was brutal out there. I...

Nice job, man! The heat was brutal out there. I guess my Canadian blood can't take it. Also, congrats on the sweet finish at Greenbelt.
07-18-10, 09:10 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Giro Di Coppi 3/4

I was looking forward to it, as I wanted to figure out where my wall was fitness-wise. Up to that point, I’d been feeling within my physical limits in races, just coming up short tactically at the...
07-15-10, 08:40 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Video of Voigt blowing up on la Madeleine

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EVqGKtOuBxk

What a beast.
07-14-10, 02:39 PM
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Views: 564
Posted By cmyke

So these guys effectively shelled a CAT2 in ~7...

So these guys effectively shelled a CAT2 in ~7 minutes flat? That is sick.

Also, sounds like your teammate is enjoying himself out there!
07-13-10, 08:31 PM
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Posted By cmyke

It happens! I'm honored to be racing with ya :) ...

It happens! I'm honored to be racing with ya :)

Incidentally, are you doing the Coppi 3/4 this weekend? My second race as a 4 is a 3/4 race... eeep! My goal is to last 2 laps.
07-12-10, 08:48 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Sure! Technically, it's up to the race officials...

Sure! Technically, it's up to the race officials to keep track of what lap you're on. There are some stipulations, though. If a break is approaching you, you have to let them go, and you can't help...
07-11-10, 07:06 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Hagerstown Crit CAT4 A 60-minute race of...

Hagerstown Crit CAT4

A 60-minute race of three sweeping turns, with one near-hairpin turn halfway through the course.

I arrived later than I wanted to, so my warmup was short. I ended up...
07-11-10, 07:05 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Nice job! My buddy was involved in the crash with...

Nice job! My buddy was involved in the crash with 3 to go and didn't see the finish :/

Anyway, sounds like some great teamwork out there.
07-11-10, 01:03 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Very cool! How did you kill the bridge attacks?

Very cool! How did you kill the bridge attacks?
07-01-10, 09:47 AM
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Posted By cmyke

http://committeeofpublicsafety.files.wordpress.com...

http://committeeofpublicsafety.files.wordpress.com/2010/02/cute-sad-kitten06.jpg

Botto: I just came out of the womb and can't fend for myself yet.
07-01-10, 09:40 AM
Replies: 76
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Posted By cmyke

Actually I just upgraded to 4, but my first race...

Actually I just upgraded to 4, but my first race isn't until the 10th. I posted saying I'm still a 5 since I haven't technically raced a 4-only race yet. I realize being a 4 in here still gets a...
07-01-10, 09:35 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Not sure what you mean here. I'm a CAT5 thread...

Not sure what you mean here. I'm a CAT5 thread starter, posting a question that could arguably be useful for racers in any category.
07-01-10, 09:31 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,824
Posted By cmyke

I read the race report thread pretty...

I read the race report thread pretty religiously... was hoping to get a thread going that documents some styles in one place. I made a huge mistake :(
07-01-10, 09:24 AM
Replies: 76
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Posted By cmyke

Man you guys are sensitive. I've renamed them all...

Man you guys are sensitive. I've renamed them all to their technical, politically correct terms, so we can (hopefully? maybe? please?) get back on topic.
07-01-10, 08:16 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Wow, nice! I'm sure the upgrade coordinator would...

Wow, nice! I'm sure the upgrade coordinator would give that some weight!
07-01-10, 08:03 AM
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Views: 2,824
Posted By cmyke

If you launch off the front with 250m to go and...

If you launch off the front with 250m to go and nobody can answer, it can be qualified as a style of attack :)
07-01-10, 08:00 AM
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Views: 2,824
Posted By cmyke

Wow, you guys are unbelievable. Look at the title...

Wow, you guys are unbelievable. Look at the title of the thread. It's a question. I'm not trying to explain cycling. I'm interested in learning about what attacks you experienced riders have seen and...
06-30-10, 09:31 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Good one, dude! Way to read the field. Tried that...

Good one, dude! Way to read the field. Tried that move once and got run over by a car. After I got out of the hospital, I explained to the driver that I was launching an attack, and that he should...
06-30-10, 09:30 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Yes, that would be the technical name for it. I...

Yes, that would be the technical name for it. I was trying to have fun with the name since sprinters need to stay in the pack as long as possible.
06-30-10, 08:20 PM
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Posted By cmyke

What attack styles have you witnessed/participated in?

Being a CAT5er myself, I feel like I've witnessed quite a few different attack styles already:

1) Time Trial. He slowly solos off the front at 20-30 watts higher higher than the field. Next thing...
06-28-10, 11:28 AM
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Posted By cmyke

A very good point -- I warmed up for 20 minutes...

A very good point -- I warmed up for 20 minutes or so, but it wasn't as structured as it should have been. Good to remember for next time.
06-28-10, 11:26 AM
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Posted By cmyke

A very good point -- I warmed up for 20 minutes...

A very good point -- I warmed up for 20 minutes or so, but it wasn't as structured as it should have been. Good to remember for next time.
06-28-10, 11:24 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Don't sell yourself short -- you have a great...

Don't sell yourself short -- you have a great attitude!
06-28-10, 07:57 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Reston Grand Prix CAT5

Sigh. What have I said at the end of every crit?

“At the end of the race, do everything to be in a good position for the sprint, NO MORE CONSERVING.”

“I wish I had been more aggressive going...
06-21-10, 12:03 PM
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Posted By cmyke

Yeah, I managed to do this a bit, but sometimes...

Yeah, I managed to do this a bit, but sometimes it bit me in the ass. I think I just need to qualify the people I'm hitching on to better.

Anyway, thanks!
06-21-10, 10:04 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Cargas Criterium CAT4/5

My first CAT4 race! I have a couple more races left as a CAT5, so this was a great way to see what’s in store for me when I upgrade.

Huge learning experience. It was the equivalent of my first...
06-21-10, 10:02 AM
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Posted By cmyke

Wow, great job!! That sounds exciting. I was...

Wow, great job!! That sounds exciting. I was there for the RR, so I know how ridiculously hot it was. Awesome race, dude!
06-20-10, 09:52 AM
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Views: 667,680
Posted By cmyke

Tour of Washington County RR

Tour of Washington County RR

Lots of new challenges at this race, most of them being in the prep work than the actual race per se.

With a start time of 4pm and 90+ degree weather, I needed to...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-11-10, 08:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,307
Posted By cmyke

Dear god, what did I unleash? In all sincerity, I...

Dear god, what did I unleash? In all sincerity, I did not mean to derail this thread. I was simply trying to draw attention to the ass who feels entitled because he pays taxes.

Intervals in...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-10-10, 10:05 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,307
Posted By cmyke

Yeah, because cops love it when you remind them...

Yeah, because cops love it when you remind them that you're the one responsible for their being severely underpaid.

Do do this to public school teachers, too? Hey, teach! Here's your $30,000....
05-23-10, 05:19 PM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,680
Posted By cmyke

Congrats to you, too! A few buddies did the 3...

Congrats to you, too! A few buddies did the 3 race and they all said it was pretty challenging. Can't imagine the P12. Think it would have been different if it were raining?
05-23-10, 01:12 PM
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Views: 667,680
Posted By cmyke

Kelly Cup CAT5

My experience at Bunny Hop helped me prepare for two things: being ready to start hard, and being in a good position before the last corner.

At the whistle, I was ready to launch. Unfortunately, I...
05-16-10, 08:09 PM
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Views: 667,680
Posted By cmyke

A buddy of mine flatted in the first 20...

A buddy of mine flatted in the first 20 minutes... it sounded like a brutal race for the people who made it to the end!

Congrats on staying strong to the finish.
05-10-10, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By cmyke

Huh? What did I say? I think I've been completely...

Huh? What did I say? I think I've been completely receptive to the feedback offered in here, and have erred on the side of "my fault" in my anecdotes. I've learned the proper way to do things for the...
05-08-10, 07:04 PM
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Views: 667,680
Posted By cmyke

A couple friends and I decided to do a Half...

A couple friends and I decided to do a Half Iron(man) relay to see how hard we could push ourselves and enjoy a day of team-filled fun. 1.2 mile swim, 56 mile bike, 13.2 mile run. Team VO2 ‘lax:...
05-06-10, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By cmyke

Well, thank YOU for your service at fencing...

Well, thank YOU for your service at fencing matches...

But, it's not like I was in the wrong by protesting. If I had seen her post the results, read them, then walked over to her and said, "excuse...
05-06-10, 05:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By cmyke

Ok, I understand now. Thanks everyone for your...

Ok, I understand now. Thanks everyone for your responses!

The posted results were also incorrect, so technically the protest was warranted, but I now understand why she was frustrated.

Either...
05-06-10, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By cmyke

He was announcing the results at the same time...

He was announcing the results at the same time the woman was posting them. So, basically we "protested" 1 minute after the results were posted. The rule is 15 minutes, right?
05-06-10, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,568
Posted By cmyke

Attitude from race officials after (politely) protesting

I came in 2nd in a race I did over the weekend. It was a breakaway finish, so the 4 of us were definitely aware of each other when we crossed the finish line.

When the announcer announced the...
05-04-10, 08:05 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,680
Posted By cmyke

Maybe it's the noob in me, but... attacking on a...

Maybe it's the noob in me, but... attacking on a downhill? Isn't that a bad idea?
05-03-10, 12:33 PM
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Views: 667,680
Posted By cmyke

I'm actually kinda worried about this, too. I had...

I'm actually kinda worried about this, too. I had to leave and I finished on the non-camera side, with a dude likely blocking me. Hopefully I don't see a "DNF" next to my name when the results are...
05-03-10, 08:58 AM
Replies: 12,012
Views: 667,680
Posted By cmyke

Great job! I'm glad I didn't have to do the wall...

Great job! I'm glad I didn't have to do the wall in CAT5! :)

By the way, where do you get this specific power number readout? I've been looking all over PowerAgent and TrainingPeaks and I can't...
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