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2014 Race Results Thread
« on: January 01, 2014, 07:33:54 PM »

New year, new thread.

I raced the San Bruno Hillclimb today.

To my surprise, they ran the 3s with the p12 crowd which featured Adrian Costa and his buddy Zeke, both wearing their nifty USA junior team kit over Garmin dev team bibs. Yay for us!

I pictured this race 100 times over the past couple weeks, but I never pictured it with the p12 field involved. Oh well, I think I played it right, anyway.

Course is 3 miles, .5mi steep, 1mi shallow, .25mi down around an underpass, and 1.25mi relatively steep and steady to the end.

Half way up the first .5mi it was too slow, so I took initiative and jumped up until I felt I had about a 15 second gap. Felt pretty ballsy to fly past Adrian and the rest of the 1-2s, but I'm pretty sure they couldn't have cared less. But, the other strong 3s weren't going to let me go, so they started the chase.

I held out at threshold until I looked back and saw Zeke closing my gap down. I eased up, jumped on their group of 5 as they flew past. So, 6 of us now.

About a minute later, Zeke and Adrian were off to their own race and the other 4 of us, 2 3s in my race, and 1 lucky p12, were heading to the top.

As usual, I did a lot of pulling, but I saved enough that I felt great when the 1k sign rolled by. At about .8k I hear shifting and I try to throw it in the big ring to head for the finish. Perfect, about a 2-minute fast climb from that point which is to my benefit.

Except, my shift was a ****ing yard sale and my chain was spinning on top of my little ring somehow. I clicked around until it bit, but I'd given up 3-4-5 seconds and that was too many against these guys.

I finished 6th in the 1-2-3s, 1:20 behind 1st and 2nd, and 8, 3, and 1 seconds behind 3rd 4th and 5th.

I take solace in that my time today was faster than Phipps winning time in the 45+ race, but overall I'd rate my emotion as bummed-the-****-out at being 3rd in the 3s. That was my race to lose, and I lost it by being an idiot and trying for the big ring while in the 23t in the back.

the race segment: http://app.strava.com/activities/103291369#2227464170

podium


And then after the race I drove down to my TT hill with the race bike setup and destroyed my previous PR by 30 seconds. 16:50 to 16:20. Fueled by disappointment.

http://app.strava.com/activities/103291351

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2014, 08:13:21 PM »
my time today was faster than Phipps winning time in the 45+ race

Yow.  I believe he's won overall before.

Don't be too disappointed... shifting is easy to fix compared to say a poor power/weight ratio.
Nice OLH time too.

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2014, 08:27:25 PM »
yeah, I'm happy with it, really. Just a little bit bitter to give up 3 places in the overall 123 by choking on a shift. I tried to jump to big ring when in the 23 tooth. I know better than that.

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2014, 08:35:48 PM »
Racing in 2014? Road? Come back in a little under 4 months.


Congrats on having a strong race though y!
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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2014, 09:31:43 PM »
Nice job Y, that sucks about the shifting, you would have won the 3's for sure.
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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2014, 10:01:03 PM »
Nice job Y, that sucks about the shifting, you would have won the 3's for sure.


It's my own fault. Sort of forgot I was on the race cassette so the 23 or whatever tooth I felt I was in would usually be more mid-cassette for me, but was actually far-inside today. My wrenching is alright, just not my reflexes under duress.

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #6 on: January 02, 2014, 12:53:38 PM »
Nice job Y. You are primed and ready to crush it.

Love the new avatar btw.

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #7 on: January 02, 2014, 01:27:00 PM »
Nice job Y. You are primed and ready to crush it.

Love the new avatar btw.


haha. the medals are about the size of a half-dollar coin with your place written in permanent marker. Too funny.

I just wanted something with the correct kit in it now, and it looks like I'm popping my collar, which is fun.

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #8 on: January 02, 2014, 01:56:52 PM »
 :thumbsup:  Good job fudgy.

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #9 on: January 02, 2014, 02:50:19 PM »

haha. the medals are about the size of a half-dollar coin with your place written in permanent marker. Too funny.

I just wanted something with the correct kit in it now, and it looks like I'm popping my collar, which is fun.

And if a ****** get a attitude
Pop it like it's hot
Pop it like it's hot
Pop it like it's hot
WC is the Debil.

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #10 on: January 02, 2014, 03:18:06 PM »
 :lol:
 
Hopefully I will have some meaningful race reports this year.

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #11 on: January 02, 2014, 04:07:34 PM »
Pop it into the right gear next time and you can floss all you want


#swag

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #12 on: January 02, 2014, 06:20:10 PM »
 :lol:
WC is the Debil.

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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #13 on: January 03, 2014, 11:26:45 AM »
I hope by the end of this year I'll be on a podium at least once.




Even it's third place and there were only three of us!


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Re: 2014 Race Results Thread
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2014, 11:02:47 AM »
I did my first official road race(cat5 crit) yesterday. I've never even done a training crit. Managed to stay upright and finished 27th out of 58. Stayed towards the front the whole race, but a couple stupid mistakes in the last 2 laps pushed me back in the field. Worst was getting caught inside in the second to last turn and having to brake because someone cut down on me. Leaders doing 30+ and I was down to low 20's. The course had a hill that was 0.2 mile with about a 4% ave and I was worried how my old legs would be at the end of the race. I'm happy to say, my legs felt great even at the end and if it weren't for the SFU's I think I could of had a decent finish.

I also want to say VL has been a great help in getting me to get off the pot and start real racing.