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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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Hugo Road Race

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 … Continue reading

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Tour of the Gila Stage 3: Tyrone Time Trial

I thought I wouldn’t have much to say about this one, as it is only a TT race report.  Once I got going I found quite a few tidbits so I hope you find it interesting or helpful.  Today, as … Continue reading

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Air Force Road Race

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 … Continue reading

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Haystack Time Trial

Individual Time Trial: There isn’t too much to put in a race report for a TT, except I’ll mention a couple things:  It was very windy.  The wind was blowing out of the west at 15 mph and gusting to … Continue reading

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My first Pro/1/2 road race.  Ouch.  Also my longest road race ever. As I neared the start in Albany Wyoming (If you haven’t heard of it, don’t worry, the population is only 15!) I thought there might be some wind, …

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I earned an additional 2 Upgrade Points with my 8th place finish against a capacity field of 80 riders. While the course map may look dull (an L shaped out and back), the profile gives a better impression.  The race …

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Wheels of Thunder – 4 Upgrade Points!

Unlike most people, my work schedule does not interfere with training.  But, it does interfere with Saturday morning races.  I was at work until 3am and the alarm went off at 7am. We arrived to find ourselves having a little … Continue reading

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