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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #30 on: April 14, 2015, 01:32:34 PM »

For sure. I thought when I started I would just do a few races/year for fun
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And when you're done hanging on and everyone lets up? Go again. TS gave the best racing advice ever in this forum: "don't go when it's easy, go when it's hard."


I like this post lots.I knew as soon as we rode together that you weren't over your head.

Don't shy away from the NCC events when you get a chance. They are insanely fast, but they are all on insanely fast.  I actually think it would suite you well, and if you can crack the top 30 you're still making money. Plus, who doesn't enjoy getting mushroom stamped by UHC?

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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #31 on: April 14, 2015, 01:44:48 PM »
:thumbsup:
With big numbers, it's good to see you guys give the business to the others in the race.  That doesn't always happen.


http://egopbsammysbikes.com/2015/04/the-ego-sweep-at-super-crit/
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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #32 on: April 14, 2015, 04:57:28 PM »
Great job, fudgy, you're really doing well and without any training too!  :P

Agree.

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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #33 on: April 14, 2015, 04:59:51 PM »
You're a real ***hole, you know that?

From you, this is just plain funny.
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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #34 on: April 14, 2015, 05:17:18 PM »
From you, this is just plain funny.


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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #35 on: April 14, 2015, 06:43:26 PM »
my weekend went alright. Stage race. 2nd in RR, 5th in TT, 5th in GC.


points from 2->1. 35/35. Under one year.
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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #36 on: April 15, 2015, 01:49:33 AM »
Wuts going on here? Btw congrats fudgy.
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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #37 on: April 15, 2015, 08:06:52 AM »
Wuts going on here? Btw congrats fudgy.


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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #38 on: April 15, 2015, 09:37:20 AM »
And heads have rolled.  GC proved to be a friend of the court whilst (unnamed) others rolled up their dark plots to be unfurled another day when the light had passed them by.

 :hug:

But hey, it's just the internet.  If you are laying in bed with tears streaming down your face every night someone being forced to issue a rebuttal to some comment you made isn't the issue.  Let's just move along and if you feel strongly I'll pretend to read my hate mail in private correspondence.
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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #39 on: April 15, 2015, 12:28:20 PM »
GC proved to be a friend of the court

Sorry, what?  I was napping the last couple of days.  Did I do something wrong?


Anyway,


Augusta fairgrounds crit 1/2/3. 2nd of 25.

Four-man break almost lapped the field. I love bike racing!

This is Finkraft's home field, they had 4-5 guys there. They always execute well as a team and they did it by the book: attack, counter, counter, counter. On about the 4th counter their super slippery TT guy went. I thought, that's the one, and went with. There were 4-5 of us in the break, but a sloppy group. We stayed away for a couple of laps, then got caught by another 4-5 guys.

I said to Slippery, "let's go again!" I have always wanted to say that. We went again, this time 4 guys in the break: Slippery, Big Sprinty, Junior, and me. This was 20 minutes into the race. Everybody worked, there was support behind us, time dilated, and 40 minutes later, we could see the back of the field ahead of us. It's a long course, so we had more than 2 minutes on the field.

With about 5 to go, Sprinty and Junior started taking shorter and shorter pulls. Junior was dying, and Sprinty looked like he was dying, but I didn't trust him.

The bell lap was a 4-way match sprint, everybody softpedaling and looking at everyone else like the last scene of The Good, The Bad & The Ugly. I figured I could beat Slippery and Junior in a sprint, but I didn't know what to do about Sprinty. If I went early, Slippery would catch me; if I waited for Sprinty to go, he'd win. Sprinty surprised me by going early, at about 300m. We caught up with him at about 200m and he looked like he was blown, but he was playing possum and kicked again from 100m for the win. Kudos to him for gamesmanship.

I think this was the most fun I've ever had in a bike race. Even though I got 2nd, it's so much better to be outsmarted than to be outmuscled.



I had a few goals coming into this year.  One was to get half the points for my 2.  I'm now more than halfway there after 4 weekends of racing.  I also had a couple of silly/unrealistic goals, like beating a certain sprinter at his home race and beating Slippery at Augusta. Did both.  I think maybe I should call it good and take the rest of the year off :)




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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #40 on: April 15, 2015, 07:32:32 PM »
Well done GC, sounds like a great race
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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #41 on: April 16, 2015, 10:50:32 AM »
Now that's a race report. Nicely done, globecanvas.
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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #42 on: April 18, 2015, 07:04:16 PM »
I need to stop riding in the ****ing back.  Got caught behind a crash again today..but it didn't matter because we ended up being neutralized while we waited for an ambulance to come get one of the guys that went down.  25 minutes rolling around easy, then we restarted.  Restarting sucks.   Dropped after a lap and a half, then rode the rest pretty much by my self.  Caught up to one other guy that was dropped also and asked him he wanted to sprint since it was the just the two of us..he said he didn't want to because he was done.  He sat on my wheel the last lap and coming into the start finish straight I heard him dump his cassette...I won the offthebackistan sprint.

https://www.strava.com/activities/288055312

Also, I really need to get comfortable again IN the pack and stop riding at the edges/back of the pack. 

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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #43 on: April 19, 2015, 01:04:57 PM »
I need to stop riding in the ****ing back.  Got caught behind a crash again today..but it didn't matter because we ended up being neutralized while we waited for an ambulance to come get one of the guys that went down.  25 minutes rolling around easy, then we restarted.  Restarting sucks.   Dropped after a lap and a half, then rode the rest pretty much by my self.  Caught up to one other guy that was dropped also and asked him he wanted to sprint since it was the just the two of us..he said he didn't want to because he was done.  He sat on my wheel the last lap and coming into the start finish straight I heard him dump his cassette...I won the offthebackistan sprint.

https://www.strava.com/activities/288055312

Also, I really need to get comfortable again IN the pack and stop riding at the edges/back of the pack.


Keep at it.  Keep on the diet as hard as you can.  It's been danced around, but your power is sufficient, it's the power-weight that kills you I think.  I would hazard to guess you do better in courses that don't have a ton of accelerations.  Just. Keep. Grinding!




90 mile road race with some nice rolling hills and two punch short climbs into town. I was an "option B". I spent 1/3 of the race covering for stuff.  This hurt a little. I wasn't really prepared well for the race. That hurt a little.

Our main option snuck off the front with about 25miles to go. He was out there alone for about  15miles.  I followed a wheel to him. Once we got to him he died. I rotated for a bit. I started to die.  I've never cramped so hard (side 'stitch'). I couldn't breath. Sat up. OTB.

Somehow our guy managed to regain enough composure to ride into town with the lead group and sprint for 3rd. Awezome.
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Re: 2015 Race Results
« Reply #44 on: April 29, 2015, 08:24:41 AM »
MVW #2 - 1 Lap TT

9.1 mile course. First time racing the TT bike. I haven't been riding this bike enough, and only have done one interval session on it..but I feel like the race went about as good as it could have.  Borrowed my friends Zipps (Disc rear, deep front) and had my tt helmet that I bought 2 weeks ago.  My warmup was kind of shortened thanks to the battery dying in my quarq (it was either dead or close to it..garmin wouldn't pick it up).  Swapped the battery from my hr monitor to my quarq and everything calibrated perfect (the power graph on the other hand looks terrible, but the numbers felt right)...but I don't have heart rate for the race.  Oh well, I would rather not have heart rate than not have power. 

277 watts average. 267 to the first corner, 275 to the 2nd, 288 to the finish.

https://www.strava.com/activities/294521544/overview (lap 1)

22:20 was my official time, 24.4mph, not sure on placing but against the guys that raced it wasn't near the top..but im not too worried about placing high in the time trials 

One thing I kept doing was dropping my head which im sure cost me a few seconds with the tail of the helmet sticking up.  Also, im sure my leg was sticking out, so if I can get that to come in better (still working on that) I can get more aero..  Either way, im happy with how this went and now any time slower than 22:20 here will be too slow!
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