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Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    Why would you go and do 42miles of hills the day before a race? That’s supposed to be an easy day.
    Because I am absolutely stupid. Haven't you seen my other reports? I even attempted a 20 minute power test on Saturday.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by eboos View Post
    Because I am absolutely stupid. Haven't you seen my other reports? I even attempted a 20 minute power test on Saturday.
    you aren't stupid, lawyery guy. Do this right. Not like racing a tube framed Buell.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by Chippertheripper View Post
    you aren't stupid, lawyery guy. Do this right. Not like racing a tube framed Buell.
    66 mile race Saturday. Will try to keep my fitness up and form to about -15 or better.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Cycling's weird. It takes a while to realize you're not made of glass and you can do this day after day after day. If Monson wasn't a "target" race, good for you for training through it. If you wanted to "peak" or train for this race, then probably should have followed Chip's plan. I miss the days of being able to double up on races (race the cat 3 and the cat 1/2/3) and do it back to back Saturday/Sunday. That was the best.

    You can't be fast all the time. Not as big of a deal in the earlier stages of your bike racing, but as you get faster, it becomes harder and harder to maintain a high level of fitness. Racing fatigued is excellent training, but you just need to set expectations going into the race.

    Monson is a hard race, sounds like you had a pretty good ride. On to the next one.

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Thank you, I'll check into that. It's disappointing to say the least. It was getting so bad it felt like I was riding up hill even when I was going down hill.

    for whatever reason trying to thumbs up the post was doing a thumbs down. I fail the internet for the day

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    Re: Official non-motorized motorcycle thread.

    Quote Originally Posted by 08zxcpb View Post
    Thank you, I'll check into that. It's disappointing to say the least. It was getting so bad it felt like I was riding up hill even when I was going down hill.

    for whatever reason trying to thumbs up the post was doing a thumbs down. I fail the internet for the day
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