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Poolesville, by Brian D PDF Print E-mail
The Poolesville Road Race has become one of the most talked about races in this region because it is unique and hard.  The 1.1 mile dirt/gravel/potholed section of River Road is probably the most loved or hated section of any course.  I ended up with 3rd place so I'm right now in the camp of loving that section of road but I can certainly understand the frustration that it causes.
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Seabiscut's Adventures at Eagleman PDF Print E-mail

AABC rider Doug Woods recounts he latest trials and tibulations in the Eagleman Triathlon.  As Doug himself points out, " WARNING all bike racers this is a triathlon race report, only one portion of this report contains relevant time trial information. Please skip to the section marked BIKE to avoid reading unwanted non bike related materials."

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A new kind of Tour PDF Print E-mail

By Ron Barry:

Known to many of us, Samual Abt, is a brilliant writer on cycling: I have to recommend his article today in the International Herald Tribune under the headline “On This Tour, No Breakaways.”   On the surface the article is about a program in France  The event, termed the Penal Tour de France, is a 15 day, 1400 mile, clockwise tour of France.  On the eve of the ‘real’ Tour, this story had me thinking that the French might be on to something in terms of prisoner rehabilitation – but that is an article for a different time.  Now, if they had a tour for former pros who have been either been busted for drugs or admitted taking, we could have a very exciting Penal Tour indeed: Bjarne Riis, Jan Ullrich, Floyd Landis, Ivan Basso, Alexander Vinokourov, Michael Rasmussen, Ricardo Riccò – well, you get the picture.

 

 
Ride Sally Ride Race Report PDF Print E-mail
By Matt Neigh:
 
Category 3 race was first.  Correcting some mistakes from the week prior, I: 1) didn’t drink a bottle of wine and have some beers with the neighbor on Friday night; 2) got to the race in enough time to get in a suitable warmup.  That done, the rest was easy.  Given that all my team mates were out being group ride heros instead of racing in an event 45 minutes from home, I was fending for myself.  The Ride Sally Ride course is flat, 3 non-technical turns, and fast.  Getting off the front required an acceleration over 30 mph, and maintaining it.  Although only 20 miles in length, I was thinking field sprint as the most likely outcome so the plan was to be in the action when it made sense, which meant anything that didn’t have an ABRT, a Route 1 Velo, and a Bike Dr. in it was destined for failure.
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Riskus to Teach Bike Diving PDF Print E-mail

All American rider Steve Riskus is currently holding a series of lectures entitled: Bike Diving, An Intimate Look.  Steve is fresh off a tour that has been hailed by critics and participants alike as nothing they have ever encountered before.  Said one student, "I thought I knew alot about crashing, but Steve tought me things I honestly didn't know could be done on a bike." Interjected Professor Riskus, "I don't really teach crashing.  I mean, what this is all about is bike DIVING.  Crashing implies an accident, bike diving, on the other hand, implies artistic intent.  I mean look at these pictures.  Does this look like an accident?"

 

 

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