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Old 11-17-2013, 03:51 PM   #31786
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Rockburn CX today. Legs felt good, but I rode bad technically

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Old 11-18-2013, 01:38 PM   #31787
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I could have used the foil this morning, it was 75....pretty chilly.
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Old 11-18-2013, 02:16 PM   #31788
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I could have used the foil this morning, it was 75....pretty chilly.
tell me about it
one mile into a short ride and i wished i had a longsleeve shirt instead of just a tee shirt
its a dry cold is seems colder than it is
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Old 11-18-2013, 05:45 PM   #31789
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I could have used the foil this morning, it was 75....pretty chilly.

It's a far cry from the 120 in July/ August
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:14 PM   #31790
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tell me about it
one mile into a short ride and i wished i had a longsleeve shirt instead of just a tee shirt
its a dry cold is seems colder than it is
I was feeling great on a 40 miler in short sleeves today. It was 66 when I left the house and stayed there for the duration.
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Old 11-18-2013, 06:24 PM   #31791
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Working for a living sucks.

...but the INcome beats the outGO of unemployment. AMHIK

Not quite 70 and sunny here in the Nation's Capitol, but I was inside all day.

Yanno... ONE of these days I'm gonna have a clean CX race. I'm gonna get a good start (yesterday's was a drag race up a hill Did I mention how badly I suck at hills? ), I'm gonna ride smoothly without any stupid mistakes (lap 2: tried to run an off-camber. Lost 10m that I had to claw back. Still lap 2: effed up the sand turn and had to run 3/4 of it. Lost another 10m+ that time too! Effed up the sand turn EVERY lap, but that's another story. Lap 3: missed my pedals on a re-mount on a hill. Had to stop. Get off the bike. Get some momentum (run) and re-mount. Lost 4-5 spots there. etc)

It got better as the race went on, but I still made little stupid mistakes every lap. Managed to smooth out but by then it was too late. Came in appx 5min after the leaders. Worst finish of the year. Grrr

...on the up side: I had a FAN-farging-tastic mtn bike ride on my CX bike right before the race. Went into what's known as Avalon and rode the trails. I hear there's a LOT of trails in that system. May have to go back. Too bad its 90+ min away from home.

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Old 11-19-2013, 09:18 AM   #31792
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My son, at his BMX coaches house last Saturday.
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Old 11-19-2013, 06:21 PM   #31793
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My son, at his BMX coaches house last Saturday.
nice picture.. he's got it! look thru the turn...
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Old 11-19-2013, 08:12 PM   #31794
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That was fun. I just got in from a 2-ish hr mtn bike ride from the back door of the shop.

Left after we closed, so had to change in the parking lot. Man! did it get chilly or what?!

Two thin wool layers under my softshell jacket is still too much for this temp range. Gonna have to lighten up on the jacket next time.

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Old 11-19-2013, 08:21 PM   #31795
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your lucky i might get 10mi depending on how much i want to put up with traffic

speaking of which i got to get started
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Old 11-19-2013, 10:03 PM   #31796
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10 mi almost 500 ft el gain 3 cops

lite traffic and no tickets or muggings

thats a good ride
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Old 11-20-2013, 01:50 AM   #31797
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Tour of West Africa 2013

Last week was the kick off of the West Africa tour (ECOWAS Tour). Start off point Lagos, Nigeria then Benin, Togo, Ghana and end at Cote d'Ivorie.

Riders and teams from Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Cote d'Ivorie, Libera, Sierra Leone, Guinea, Gambia, Senegal, Mali, Burkina Faso and an observer from Cape Verde took part.

It was cool doing Moto work on the first stage and seeing the racing from inside.

I was behind the main bunch on an incline that I hit close to HR max @25km/h and the bunch was doing 45 (and looking relaxed) when I checked my GPS. And the fireworks had not even started then.

The attacks were a thing of joy to watch, and seeing the Nigerian team go TTT mode to reel in a break was awesome.


From ECOWAS Cycling Tour 2013 Edition


Numero Uno
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Neutral part of stage
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Break!
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Peloton chasing
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:26 AM   #31798
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Dude.....

About 5 hours ago, this guy, Vincent Muoneke of Seattle (originally from Nigeria) just finished his 10th 1200-km brevet ......



...... this year.

Let me help you with the math.

1200-km x 10 is 12,000 km or roughly 7500 miles.

I rode a bit with Vincent in the one we did in Texas - great guy, damn good rider.

Oh, this particular event was in Australia and had just over 53,000 ft of climbing hence the Sydney - Melbourne Alpine 1200 jersey.

Let me speak briefly for myself...and probably for the majority of riders here - "Ain't no f'n way for me to duplicate his achievements."
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Old 11-20-2013, 06:30 AM   #31799
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Rockburn CX today. Legs felt good, but I rode bad technically

Video: Using tinfoil strips to keep your feet warm


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Old 11-20-2013, 07:22 AM   #31800
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