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Thursday, September 10, 2009

steamboat spring stage race 2009 - moots road race

sunday's road race featured a hilly parcours with 900 meters of climbing over 88 kilometers. pro/1/2's did 112 kilometers with 1100 meters of climbing. most of the rain storms held off while the race was going on, but the wind did not.

the peloton stretches out while descending at about 80 kilometers per hour

senior men 45's approach

there will be discomfort.

riders going solo off the front and solo off the back. it always hurts worse to go off the back.

sometimes a lot worse.
20th today, 20th on G.C.
the upward trajectory suddenly turned down sharply when i missed my start like a cat. 4 rookie and spent the day chasing. at least i caught some guys and didn't finish dead last. talk about embarrassing.
afterwards, i called my old soigneur, Murphy III. sometimes a racer needs a babysitter to make sure that they stay on top of all the little details so the racing can be calm, relaxed and focused. things are sure going to be different next time around.

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