|Good Luck JS Haiku Shop||Mike Prince|
May 23, 2003 5:02 AM
|Good luck on the 600K this weekend. Hope it goes well.
I'm sure you will be in my thoughts at some point as I do a "wimpy" 100 miler in the mountains this weekend :)
|thanks, Mike!!! Beaucoup de courage, chacun!||JS Haiku Shop|
May 23, 2003 5:22 AM
|Best of luck, much courage, and great roads to all ye hearty itiots riding 600k this weekend!
Dale Brigham, I'm missing you and Arj already!
|Which is Dale and which is Arj?||Mel Erickson|
May 23, 2003 5:42 AM
|Good luck, I'll think of you on my wimpy Sunday century.|
|neither...||JS Haiku Shop|
May 23, 2003 6:09 AM
|they would have been miles up the road before it started raining. :)
good luck sunday!
|It's going to suck to be you!||Lon Norder|
May 23, 2003 8:41 AM
|It's twice as hard as the 400k! Really!
Heh heh, just kidding. I hope conditions are perfect. Bonne chance et bonne route!
|if that's the case||JS Haiku Shop|
May 23, 2003 8:48 AM
|then it'll be a walk in the park.
twice as hard as the 400k is only 1/3 as hard as the 300k. i've ***never*** seen winds like that.
-J (F#$% ILLINOIS)
|J, we'll miss you, too (sniff!).||Dale Brigham|
May 23, 2003 10:01 AM
Won't be the same without you, buddy. The bad news is that we won't be riding the 600 together. The good news is that the guy with whom I rode most of the 600K brevet and PBP back in '99 is rumored to be riding the KC 600 I'll be doing this weekend. It will be a bit of old home week.
Have a great time in IL on route. Should be good weather for the both of us. Yes, as Lon says, it will suck to be us. That is, until it's done and we lord it over everybody here. Just kidding. I think most anybody can do these brevets. It's just that most folks are not dumb enough to try.
I hope this gets you fired up for doing PBP in 2007, when your son is old enough to travel there. We can get him started on girl-watching, Paris style. Never too early to learn to appreciate a nicely-turned ankle.
Best of Luck, and all that rot. Next week, I'm expecting a ride report from you done entirely in haiku format -- an epic haiku, as it were.
We'll be thinking good thoughts about you, J!
Bonne Route, et Bon Courage!
|give 'em heck, Dale! nm||JS Haiku Shop|
May 23, 2003 10:08 AM
|Thursday Night Regional Championship report from Velonews.com||JS Haiku Shop|
May 23, 2003 6:13 AM
|by Andrew Fromage, European Correspondent
copywright AP 2003
Thursday's elite regional road championships in Memphis, Tennessee, saw a continuation of the Haiku dominance on the men's side with J attacking into a brutal 8 mph headwind in the first 3 miles of a 31-mile circuit. When J achieved a 1.5 kilometer gap, Mike Prince swiftly dropped the cat 3/masters pack to join the break, and earned the first-ever elite regional champion's jersey for the longtime Southern regional powerhouse Team ExLax. After an epic 30 minutes of racing, being caught by the pack, and suffering over hill and dale, J sat up and waited for the "B+" pack.
The brutal 31-mile course beginning and ending in the Memphis suburbs featured a wide variety of climbs and windswept flat roads, regrettably no fast food restaurants, and culminated with a .75 mile climb leading to narrow roads lined with angry motorists. Predictably, it turned into a showcase for a couple of climbers, including Prince. The frontrunners quickly formed an impressive gap, and by the end of the ride, their cars were gone when the B+ pack crossed the line. :)
J put in a spectacular individual performance, pulling the B+ pack at 19 mph for the last 20 miles to take the "also ran" win, but that individual effort was set up by Team ExLax dominance in both strength and numbers (number two), which was evident from the very start.
When asked, J replied, "I heard the rumors last week...that I was getting soft...that brevet riding had blunted my sharp end. Today I started to answer those questions. It's a long summer though, and those guys will still be a factor."
UCI and elite cycling analysts suspect that J will continue to tactically arrange "longish rides" through the summer, such that he will have a consistent excuse for getting dropped and throwing up.
|tailwinds and rubber down! (nm)||DougSloan|
May 23, 2003 6:20 AM
|Wow...sorry I missed||SpecialTater|
May 23, 2003 6:29 AM
|being pulled by you again. Sounds like a lot of fun.
Have a great trip and take lots 'o pictures of beautiful and scenic Illinois. I'm jealous! ;)
|Perfect report :)||Mike Prince|
May 23, 2003 8:17 AM
|It got even faster after you sat up. There was a good stop sign sprint in there too. I think the avg spd pretty good - my computer showed an elapsed time of 1:23 or something like that.
See you in a couple of weeks after you recover. Remember, beer is good....
|what's that, like 22.4 mph? geesh. nm||JS Haiku Shop|
May 23, 2003 8:24 AM
|Indeed, go get 'em, all of you 600Kers! nm||vindicator|
May 23, 2003 11:10 AM
|Yes, GOOD LUCK! nm||Mike P|
May 23, 2003 1:47 PM