Tag Archives: Road Race

Deer Trail Road Race Pt 2 – Advanced Breakaway Strategy

Our newly formed break was driving down the eastbound leg of the course.  We were working well together to establish our advantage.  Our first task was to stay clear of the riders feeling left out in the peloton.  Potentially, if … Continue reading

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Deer Trail Road Race Pt 1 – Advanced Crosswind Strategy

I’ll use the outcome of this race to detail some crosswind strategy beyond “crosswind = attack”.  I’ll use the outcome of this race to demonstrate that on an exposed road race course with constant but varying crosswinds, small changes in … Continue reading

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FCCF – Rist Cayon Road Race

I was very excited for this incredible road race.  I’ve raced parts of the course, with a hilltop finish at the Rist Canyon Hill Climb, but the full loop race is spectacular.  I hope they can pull this race off … Continue reading

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2011 Colorado State Road Race – Salida Classic

After a sudden loss of venue for the scheduled State Championship Road Race, it was moved to the Salida Classic.  I’ve never made it down for the event, and I’m sure many others were in the same position, seeing the … Continue reading

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Despite being an out-and-back, the Dead Dog Road Race course is a classic.  It is a perfect course to elicit hard racing by all involved.  The opening 11 miles of the 86 mile course are downhill and downwind, except a …

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Superior Morgul Classic – Morgul Road Race

The Morgul Bismarck may now be called the Morgul Road Race due to some overzealous trademark issues, but that doesn’t make the course any less famous.  First of all, it is a racecourse with its own Wikipedia Page.  Secondly it … Continue reading

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Road races are expensive.  To ensure a hundred miles of road are safe for racers, especially multiple fields of amateur categories, is logistically difficult and costly.  For this reason long road races are dying out, or courses are laps of …

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Tour of the Gila Stage 5: Gila Monster Road Race

The Gila Monster.  The Queen Stage.  Call it what you will, but the incredible thing about stage racing is the last day.  A single stage of a stage race has many dynamics at play.  Riders out of contention for the … Continue reading

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Tour of the Gila Stage 2: Inner Loop Road Race

Note: I’ll have a couple pictures up in an hour or so.  Like the last post, and for the rest of the race we’re working off camera phones, or pictures from my mom who is busy feeding.  I usually try … Continue reading

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This has been a big week and I knew I would be coming into this race tired.  In fact, my HR data from yesterday showed I wasn’t recovered before the start of yesterday’s time trial so I knew this race …

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