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Climbing Like A Fat MountainGoat(7 posts)

Climbing Like A Fat MountainGoatBigLeadOutGuy
Mar 26, 2002 2:21 PM
Hey all!
Keeping with my "losing every possible ounce possible to climb better" Posts, I just wanted let everyone know that this past weekend I didnt get dropped on any climbs...not that they were all that long, but it was nice to see everyone else fall off the back for a change =) haha
I figure ill ride lots more...run a little bit more...eat a tad bit less and that should solve the problem =)
well see =)
Oh yeah...how is everyones training and racing going? After a very rocky start the first 2 races things seem to be falling into place and Im riding lots stronger =)
stay stoked
Races?speedisgood
Mar 26, 2002 4:15 PM
I wish I had some races under my belt! Our first SCHEDULED race in NE Ohio is March 31. And the way the weather's going (it's literally a blizzard over here), it'll be another month before things clear out enough to ride on pavement with skinny tires.

Oh well, I just got the '94 Paris-Roubaix tape so that oughtta help a little . . .

Don
Races?J_Bravo
Mar 26, 2002 6:23 PM
Don,
Where are you from in NE Ohio? I am a student at Case Western and new to the area. I would love to find a few local races.

When will the snow go away for good?

John
Races?speedisgood
Mar 26, 2002 10:37 PM
Johnny Bravo,

Try getting a hold of Edwin Hadi of the CWRU racing team. At least he was on it last I heard. Email: eddie_H@rocketmail.com

Races start up in April, but by now we're usually into the cold and rainy season. There's lots going on in April: the Westlake training race should start up on Tuesdays (pending insurance approval), Race at the Lake crit (RATL) down in Munroe Falls on Sats., Team Akron has a road race down in Peninsula on Sundays in April. All of these are within an hour of where you are. If you want to drive to Columbus (appr. 2.5-3 hours), Team Columbus does some good RR's with hills and such, if that's your bag. These are usually Saturdays.

A good hilly RR (Chippewa Creek) is May 12 (Mother's Day) down in Brecksville. State crit champ. is May 26 in Akron.

That should give you an idea of what's on for the next coupla months. Check out these sites for calenders:

http://www.truesport.com
http://www.teamcolumbus.com
http://racing.home.att.net/pdqcleveland/calendar.html
http://www.ohiooutside.com

Good luck and see you on the road!

Don
PS Feel free to email me if you have more questions @ djlu007@msn.com
sprinting like a lame duck ...weiwentg
Mar 26, 2002 5:20 PM
well, not quite. I actually managed to place in the C crit at Henryville, IN ... all 120 pounds of me. it wasn't a real crit though - more like a short circuit race. only one sharp turn, rolling course ... perfect :)
someone asked my club president, "who's that little Michigan guy?" I couldn't help but laugh when I heard that...
I got my @$$ kicked, does that count?lonefrontranger
Mar 26, 2002 9:19 PM
First race of the season was a crit last week with a short but ugly hill once per lap. Big collegiate field, but very few Cat 3/4 women. Unfortunately, someone actually cares about collegiate points standings somewhere in the universe, so they split us up. The result was everybody in my race TT'd to the finish.

Sounds like your season is coming along OK!
I Know The FeelingBigLeadOutGuy
Mar 27, 2002 5:27 PM
Dont Worry Madam LFR...It happens to the best of us...unfortunatly to me, more often than most!
hahaha
No worries though...still very early in the season, theres lots of time to peak =)
And If it makes you feel better all my races so far feel like TT to the finish. hehehe
keep your head up =)
stay stoked