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Archive Home >> Racing(1 2 3 ) did it go?(7 posts) did it go?CARBON110
Jun 3, 2002 5:30 AM
Was it hot enough for you on Sunday? How did you place in the NC rod race champ.
re: did it go?flyinbowlofmilk
Jun 3, 2002 6:07 PM
Let's just say that I din't place in the top 20. I got a good start. I clipped in with no problem. Other than it being real hot. I got dropped in the 1st lap ,but I finished the race. No wrecks. I don't know my final position.
want your result?str8dum1
Jun 4, 2002 9:11 AM
email Chips Chapman at

he was the chief official. My de oro boys cleaned up this weekend
Masters 35+ Todd Stout 1st Gold NC
Juniors 17-18 Graham Slater 2nd Silver NC
Juniors 15-16 Jenrette Springs 1st Gold NC
Kevin Wilson 2nd Silver NC
Juniors 13-14 Chris Monteleone 1st Gold NC
Women 1, 2, 3 Candice Blickem 1st Gold NC
Category 5 David Hwang 1st
and me 3rd Bronze in the P123
want your result?flyinbowlofmilk
Jun 5, 2002 4:43 PM
Sure ,why not it my 1st road race. One of these days before I get too old I will be just like you
keep at itweiwentg
Jun 4, 2002 10:03 AM
and you will get better.
something that sticks with melonefrontranger
Jun 4, 2002 10:45 AM
In the Ohio/WV district we had a "regular" of an official who had this cheezy saying every time he came to give a group of riders sitting at the start line "The Talk" (you know what I mean, that seemingly-interminable lecture they always give while you're standing there trying not to pee your pants with nerves).

Anyway, funny that it stuck with me all these years - we used to kind of make fun of it. He'd always start The Talk with "Youall are heroes just for showing up today!".

If you really think about it, it takes cast iron big ones to show up at a bike race, much less finish one in the ignominious "OTB" position. Much bigger ones than it takes to field finish or be the winner.

The first State Championships I did way back in the mists of time, I had to walk (yes, that's right, I got off my bicycle and pushed it in ignominy) up the two big climbs on the day, with everyone else zipping past me right and left. Here I am ten years later, and guess what - the only goals I had left when I got on that crazy steep stuff on the "mountain" stage at Platte Bridge were: I would not weave, and I would not walk! Took a bit of convincing myself on the walking part. I saw guys in the Pro/1/2 weaving all the way across both lanes.

You are doing just fine. Win the small victories and the big ones will take care of themselves soon enough. A teammate of mine crashed out of every race he did his first year in Cat 4s, so his major goal for his second season was... no crashing!
Wow - I like thatmtber
Jun 4, 2002 11:34 AM
I had a horrible weekend mtb racing this weekend after a pretty sucessful season so far. You hit the nail on the head - it's easy to ride with your HR pegged at 110% when you are leading the race. It takes a much tougher person to continue racing when you find yourself big time dropped and at the back of the pack.

But, stick with it Flyinbowlofmilk. I guarantee you that one day, when you are not even expecting it, your race will start and you will find yourself right up front. You will be suprised, but really psyched and will stay up there for the whole race. That (awesome) feeling makes all the hard work worthwhile.