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The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down! It's Gunna Be Ugly! =)(9 posts)

The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down! It's Gunna Be Ugly! =)BigLeadOutGuy
May 16, 2003 5:43 PM
Hey All!
Just wanted everyone to know that after a whole 2 weeks of training under my belt I've decided to do my first race of the season...a 135k road race with 3 major climbs and lots of rolling terrain,should be perfect for me....NOT! I figure I could use the training and what better way to start things off than with a race totally not suited for my skills! =)
Just figured Id pop in and say hi and let ya'll know what Ive been up to....Ill give you details of the horrendoud suffering after the race...stay will be a good one! =)
pace yourself or go till you blow? nmDougSloan
May 16, 2003 7:25 PM
re: The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down! It's Gunna Be Ugly! =)Trek Racer X
May 16, 2003 11:16 PM
Ok. Go get hammered I guess. I'm not sure what you'll learn from it. What you "might" need is more base miles, and a training schedual.

-Trek racer X
re: The Gauntlet Has Been Thrown Down! It's Gunna Be Ugly! =)Jon Billheimer
May 17, 2003 8:10 AM
This race IS his base miles:)- Hehehe.
I Dont Need To Learn, I Need Race Fitness!BigLeadOutGuy
May 17, 2003 4:51 PM
Being a few points away from my cat2 upgrade I dont think that I really need to "learn" too much, but what I really need is getting back to race fitness. I'll give my coach a call and let him know that I need a training schedule, I think He'll agree too.
just busting your chops dude, Ive been off my bike for 3 months due to an operation. I just need some good hard training races to get me back to form and this just might fit the bill. being my first race back from surgery im sure ill get blown off the back but not before I raise some hell and some heartrates as well!!
Ride safe!!
He already has a training 'schedual'shirt
May 18, 2003 9:53 PM
One that makes sense, and one that he'll do anyway.

AHAHA! HAHAHA! HA! Take a spelling lesson!

ha. heh. gotobed, shirt.
He already has a training 'schedual'xcmntgeek
May 19, 2003 5:29 PM
There is something to be said for racing into shape.....
I Think I Need An Extended Race Schedule!!BigLeadOutGuy
May 19, 2003 6:22 PM
Wooo Hooo
My legs are still burning from that race! Way too grueling...its funny how quick you lose the ability to suffer like a pig! hahaha
I got dropped on the second big climb of the day and ended up with the second group. If I plan on racing into shape then I need to add an extra 12 months of racing to my season cause im sucking! hahaha
oh well.
The next few races are fairly flat so hopefully Ill fair a bit better =)
Ill be sure to let you all know how it goes! =)
till then
ride safe =)
uh ... don't do thatweiwentg
May 19, 2003 9:03 PM
you've been out of it too long. why not have patience and do a shorter race first?
whatever you decide, good luck and glad to hear you're back!