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Thursday, September 10, 2009

steamboat springs stage race 2009 - marabou circuit

racing continued saturday at the marabou preserve with a 7-lap, 50.75 kilometer circuit race. the parcours featured two minor climbs with one longer/steeper switchback section totalling 140 meters of elevation gain/loss per lap, followed immediately by a fast, switchback downhill. the remainder was rolling downhill through the finish with a fast, flat section leading back to the climbs.
the numbers don't seem like much for such a short race, but the whole thing was pretty much sorted out today.
like i said before; these almost-old-guys are fast.

i'm doing my best to stay out of the wind and still not get shagged off the back. the three guys at the front looking comfortable while driving the pace are the top three on G.C.


not the place to be: shagged off the back. here i try to imagine myself more powerful than Floyd when he won the epic Tour stage to Morzine in 2006. i forgot the beer-and-shots the night before, so my form was a bit off compared to what his was.
1 hour 35 minutes puts me 15th on the day, 15th overall G.C.
local photographer Tim Murphy has a lot of artsy images of the (mostly pro/1/2 race) posted on his website.



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