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what's the link to the local people that do the racing picsPack Meat
Jun 26, 2002 11:53 AM
I was wondering if they did Estes Park? I am really bored today.
Rob KarmanBipedZed
Jun 26, 2002 12:02 PM

No Estes Park. In fact nothing local since Lookout. I road some laps of Andy Finch on Monday. I forgot about the climb after the first decent. It's just all a cruel joke. Things should get easier after Saturday with the likes of Abate and Walp upgrading to 2s.
they didn't upgrade, did they? (nm)Pack Meat
Jun 26, 2002 12:05 PM
I'm always the last to know.
They'll upgrade AFTER State RRBipedZed
Jun 26, 2002 12:08 PM
Just rode a bit with Abate on my lunch ride. Now if we can get Stockburger's parents to let him upgrade also.
They'll upgrade AFTER State RRPack Meat
Jun 26, 2002 12:13 PM
3s are about to get a little slower :)

Franck is a pretty intense guy.

Do you have a profile of Finch?
hey therelonefrontranger
Jun 26, 2002 12:16 PM
Just got back from a lunch ride with the Sherpa. I want an SRM too. Actually I just wish I could pedal a smooth 150 cadence, much less wind it up to 180...

Looking forward to Andy Finch? I've only ever seen the main climb, is there a "sucker climb" too? Also, what's the smoke situation like down there lately?

I agree PM, it's a slow day at work here too. The high point of my day will be skating at 4 PM to go do the short-track dirt race out at the research park. My 'cross tires are about worn bald, should be interesting!
Finch courseBipedZed
Jun 26, 2002 12:31 PM
There's the main climb of probably a little more than a mile, mostly small ring with the steepest pitch right at the top (nothing is that steep though). Then a short fast decent and then another short climb of about 1/4 mile before the long descent with the super fast left. The strongest guys will stay in the big ring for the sucker climb but on Monday I was in the small every lap. It's long enough that it's not a sprinter climb. It's about 500' total climbing per lap.

The short climb worries me because there isn't much time to recover after the top of the main climb before you have to climb again. Plenty of places to get dropped on the Finch course. The key will be maintaining position on the main climb. If you start drifting to the back of the pack the leaders will hit that short climb about 15 seconds before the back of the pack.

Smoke down south of Denver hasn't been a problem at all. I don't think it'll be a problem at all for Saturday.

Going for a ride with Sherpa on Friday. It's strange how the Racing board has so many CO racers that have met and ridden together but no other parts of the country seem to get the same racer density. Either that or we have a lot of free time at work in CO. ;-)
Finch coursePack Meat
Jun 26, 2002 1:46 PM
You guys are going to have to tell me who this Sherpa guy is off line.