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Prospect Criterium

This race is another of my favorites (aren’t they all?).  The course is in Longmont’s Prospect neighborhood.  Longmont is a half hour east of Boulder and is a mid-western style town: flat, boring, an almost-cute but more run down Main … Continue reading

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Ideal Market / Primal Weeknight Criterium

The local training criterium series has been a lot of fun this year.  I missed out last year since I was working every Wednesday night, but this year I’ve made it to a few of the races and had a … Continue reading

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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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Advanced Paceline Technique

Last race’s long breakaway got me thinking about some of the techniques used when riding in a small group.  I am also racing a Team Time Trial this weekend where some of these techniques will be applicable. The basic version … Continue reading

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Simple Team Tactics for Road Racing

If you race, you should watch pro racing.  There is a lot of insight to be gained from watching the strategy play out during a race.  However, pro racing contrasts with most weekend warriors in a few important ways: Length … Continue reading

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Solo Breakaways

With winter in full force, I thought I’d put up a quick race strategy post.  I hope this will give the racers out there a little extra motivation when out training, and possibly spend some time on the road visualizing … Continue reading

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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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Superior Morgul Classic – Summit Criterium

I enjoyed the Summit Criterium course last year and was happy to see it again.  The course features five corners.  The first left hand corner is after the significant hill on the home straight, so it is taken at a … Continue reading

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Louisville Criterium

OUCH!  One of my favorite cycling quotes perfectly describes this race: “Sometimes you are the hammer, and sometimes you are the nail”. The Louisville Criterium is a good season opener.  The course is relatively safe, the pavement is in decent … Continue reading

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