|First road race this weekend - REPORT||shrEd|
Sep 8, 2003 7:48 AM
|OK, so I'ved race mountain bikes for a while, but haven't raced on the road until Sunday. It's totally different, but in a good way. I guess mountain biking helps in terms of bike control, but I have a lot to learn when it comes to race tactics - but I'm anxious to learn (I went out to bridge to a break-away and ended up pulling the peleton w/ me - doh!)
Wow, what a blast! It was great. Thanks to Thorman and Philippe for great advice, it really, really helped. Everything you guys said was true in this race:
- stay in the front
- always keep focus in front
- make gradual changes
- first half of race is crazy fast
- never look at a crash
The end was marred by a nasty crash at the sprint that I narrowly avoided, but all-in-all, it was really cool and I did pretty well. I'm hooked and plan on doing more races next season. Thanks.
Sep 8, 2003 9:29 AM
|Does that mean you crashed or avoided it? I hate those stupid oxy-morons.|
Sep 8, 2003 9:36 AM
|No, I did not crash...I avoided the crash by a narrow margin...
Damn your eyes!
Sep 8, 2003 11:54 AM
|"Nearly avoided" is a double-negative. "Narrowly avoided" is proper usage, just like "near miss". Neither is an oxymoron.|
Sep 8, 2003 12:59 PM
|How is "narrowly avoided" an oxymoron? "Escape" is one definition of "avoid."|| |