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Discussion in 'Sports' started by Zodiac, Jul 10, 2006.
Shortened for Criterium race. Usually held on shorter courses such as downtown city blocks, old speedways, industrial parks, etc... Timed events, rather than mileage based. I like them for the fast-pace and constant flux of the pack.
It would have been way, way earlier...I remember the day Perry started this thread.
Anyone remember Perry?
I raced a fair amount around the Boulder area from about 1992 thru 2003. I was always much faster in a mountain bike or CX race than on the road...I was a good climber and good runner but never really did much as a sprinter.
Since then I've put on about 60 lbs, lost 20 of it and am just racing to remind myself to be concerned about my fitness and not just buy new, larger pants every year. Looking at the photos from last nights race I don't see myself as much as some fat guy in my jersey and on my bike.
Execute or die...
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Thanks, I figured it was a race, I just didn't get where crit came from
Perry is still here, he's just called Zodiac now.
Maybe he was just fighting the added wind resistance from that helmet visor and front reflector.
Even though that kid would probably drop yours truly, choking and wheezing, halfway through the first lap.
I'm still here Flaco, just had to do a name change for obvious reasons (was my real name)...
Still riding too, been riding once or twice a week, fixed gear in the local park (Prospect Park), and the roadie on wknds in upper NJ/NYstate.
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I was like most folks I guess. Always had a bicycle while growing up. Living as far out in the country as I did, it was used mostly for transporting whatever between my friend's houses and mine. I never even knew about competitive cycling until I was in the Navy back in '94 and had a few buddies that did it. I did not start racing until last year though and jumped in with both feet. Completed two mountain centuries here in N.C. competed in 27 races from March to September and completed a 200 mile ride in 13 hours with two of my team mates.
It's a worse addiction than motorcycling ever was... I seriously get cranky and frustrated when I don't get some miles in on the bike just about daily throughout the warm months. Winter roller sessions are just an exercise in patience and pain tolerance for pedaling in one place as long as I can stand it. I love it though and it has been the best improvement on fitness I have ever experienced. I'm in better shape now than I was as a rescue swimmer in the Navy (while smoking 1.5 packs per day). Just wish I had known about competitive cycling when I was an errant youth with an overabundance of energy and testosterone. Man what I could have done with a nice bike and a little knowledge.
This this pretty crazy too.
Yeah. I know what you mean about what happens when you don't ride. You wouldn't like to be around me if I didn't.
I'm not blowing great big ole gobs of snot outta my nose.
I'm not laying in bed wishing I were dead and/or puking due to a headache
The sun's out after what seems like forever of rain (with more to come)
I'ma gonna go ride my bicycle for an hour or so for the first time since last Wed when this cold walloped me upside the head.
Cheers and have a great ride. Looks like the weather is improving here as well.
You guys see this yet?
Take that last one with a grain of salt.
Bastage! Had me going with the headline....
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It's the name of my Dog....
65 miles on the road bike yesterday, slow but steady. feels good to be getting back in shape.....