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Youngen Racer (hopefully)(12 posts)

Youngen Racer (hopefully)2009_TDF_Winner
Sep 5, 2001 9:11 PM
I am 13 yeas old. I started ridding a bike about a year ago. Now I am addicted. But I am not like other children. I have all of my goals and dreams set in tri, TT, and road racing. I ride 100+ miles a week. My average speed is around 25 mph, and I can keep it up for hours. I pass people with bikes 1/3 the weight of mine, and they probably spent three or four times as much money as me too. I ride as if my bike were a road bike. I have no money. Yes, it's true. The surprise is that my one and only bike is a Trek 800 sport with clipless pedals, skinny tires, and the rest. No drop bars, just a low rise stem and some flat bars. I have never raced or been in a mass. I assume most of the people reading this are twice my age, and have been road racing for a long time. The reason I am writing this is because I want to know what you all think. Would you ride with me? Am I going to fast? Am I going to slow? Would you race me? Would you draft my rear wheel? I don't care what the truth is, I would just like to know. Be truthful please. Thank you for your time. I look forward to reading your responses.
re: Youngen Racer (hopefully)nestorl
Sep 6, 2001 3:30 AM
13 years old and 25mph average? You are either the next lance amrstrong or.... well.. a bit too over your head thinking that anyone would believe you.

BUT if what you say is true.... YOU MUST Ask you family to take you to colorado springs olympic center and show them what you can do. At that speed you should be winning the junior world championships. Contact your local racing club. They have a junior development program and they would love to have you. 25 mph??? hey even USPS may be interested...:-)
don't you have anything better to do?Ralph Wiggum
Sep 6, 2001 10:33 PM
Really, a 13 year old kid riding a low-end mountain bike with skinny tires at an average speed of 25 miles an hour? go somewhere else and allow real people to exchange information on this board please.
re: Youngen Racer (hopefully)vanzutas
Sep 7, 2001 9:52 AM
The first thing I would do is go to a bike shop and have your computer set up properly then see how fast you are going. No I would not draft you or let you draft me.
re: Youngen Racer (hopefully)Allen az
Sep 7, 2001 4:46 PM
Are you Lance's long-lost-son? I'm thinking the tire size on your computer is a little off. And don't get your hopes up for the TDF, you won't win. I'll win it...hahaha! just kidding...or am I? Anyways...I'm 16 and I started riding about a year ago. My average is (on a 50 mile ride with a steep 9 mile climb) is 19.8+ (no draft). <---that's beleivable. 25mph for hours & hours isn't.

-Allen

BTW, don't post anything that isn't beleivable unless you can prove it. You'll get flamed.
AHHHH! FIRE!!!!
re: Youngen Racer (hopefully)Flipside
Sep 8, 2001 8:22 AM
Hey kid! maybe your riding in kilometers per hour (kph) not miles per hour (mph)25 kph is 15 mph, but anyway just keep riding and have fun. Don't give up your dreams
re: Youngen Racer (hopefully)YoungRcR
Sep 8, 2001 11:50 AM
I doubt those numbers are right. But if you are riding just enjoy it. I am 16, and there is a big difference between riding and racing. You have to be able to attack, bridge gaps, and sprint in a group among other things.

Just to toot my horn a bit on a 76 mile hilly group ride the average speed of 23mph, my average heart rate was 127. I suppose thats low.

Racing is a lot harder then your average ride however. I do the B race a local training series. Average speed of 29 mph, top ten finish=average heart rate of about 176.
re: Youngen Racer (hopefully)Allen az
Sep 8, 2001 12:44 PM
Hey man, I'm impressed with those numbers.

How long have you been riding? & Where do you live?

thanks,
-Allen
re: Youngen Racer (hopefully)YoungRcR
Sep 8, 2001 2:46 PM
Well i been riding a year seriously. We are looking into getting a coach. My results this season include:

11 top 5 finishes (junior races)
10 of those top 3
2 USCF state championships medals (bronze)
1 NC state medal (bronze)

I am upgrading to 4 next season. I will probably be a 3 before i turn 17 in next June.

For a more individual result, i did a 20k rolling time trial with a time of 29:50 (that was even after going right past the turnaround and having to wait for a car to turnaround)
Youngen Racer (hopefully)2009_TDF_Winner
Sep 9, 2001 6:49 PM
I have re-calibrated my computer and on my rides there has either been no differences or I have simply been able to go faster than before. The average remains around 25 mph. I have been riding for close to two years. I live in Concord California.
I know there is nothing I can do to convince you I am telling the truth. If you care about the main reason I even wrote any of this, you would respond as if you believed me. It would be greatly appreciated.
As for Allen az. I will see you in the 2009 Tour De France. If you're there........... he he
Sorry, but I can't make it for 2009...maybe 2008? ;)Allen az
Sep 9, 2001 7:51 PM
Have you been in a mass ride or a road race? Because if you have, the results might be posted on the internet. This would be a good way to prove it. BTW, whats your name? (you don't have to tell if you don't want to), but I know how to get all the race/ride results on the net.

Thanks,
-Allen
Sorry, but I can't make it for 2009...maybe 2008? ;)YoungRcR
Sep 10, 2001 2:00 AM
how do you get all results? sounds cool