bravo brett wade

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  1. Jtn

    Jtn Guest

    good job, 45+ state rr champ.
     
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  2. Jtn

    Jtn Guest

    a buddy of mine was in there with you. he said it was not his cup of tea. he didn't like all the
    conversation. so he turned around and went back. I just laughed and told him that's part of road
    racing. coming from mountain bike racing he thinks if your not balls out for 4 hours of a 4 hour
    race then its not racing......
     
  3. That's the Colorado state champion, for the uninformed.

    Mario should take a page from the Brett play book, re: sprinters getting over the climbs to be in
    position to contest the finale. Of course, Brett doesn't think he's a sprinter! ;->

    "JTN" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > good job, 45+ state rr champ.
     
  4. Bret Wade

    Bret Wade Guest

    Scott Hendricks wrote:

    > That's the Colorado state champion, for the uninformed.
    >
    > Mario should take a page from the Brett play book, re: sprinters getting over the climbs to be in
    > position to contest the finale. Of course, Brett doesn't think he's a sprinter! ;->

    Scott,

    How could I possibly be a real sprinter when I had to use a 53-12? :)

    Bret
     
  5. Warren

    Warren Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, Bret Wade
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Scott Hendricks wrote:
    >
    > > That's the Colorado state champion, for the uninformed.
    > >
    > > Mario should take a page from the Brett play book, re: sprinters getting over the climbs to be
    > > in position to contest the finale. Of course, Brett doesn't think he's a sprinter! ;->
    >
    > Scott,
    >
    > How could I possibly be a real sprinter when I had to use a 53-12? :)
    >
    > Bret

    Something wrong with your derailler? Small cog not working?

    -WG
     
  6. "JTN" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > good job, 45+ state rr champ.

    Congrats to Brett Wide.

    Now it's time for Life's Ultimate Goal: The Masters Fattie Stars'n'Stripes
     
  7. "Kurgan Gringioni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    >
    > "JTN" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    > > good job, 45+ state rr champ.
    >
    >
    >
    >
    >
    > Congrats to Brett Wide.
    >
    >
    > Now it's time for Life's Ultimate Goal: The Masters Fattie Stars'n'Stripes
    >
    >

    Wrong. You can't take a piss at a bike race without hitting a Master's Fattie Stars 'n' Stripes
    jersey. Life's Ultimate Goal is a Master's Fattie World Champ jersey.
     
  8. Bret Wade

    Bret Wade Guest

    warren <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > How could I possibly be a real sprinter when I had to use a 53-12? :)
    > >
    > > Bret
    >
    > Something wrong with your derailler? Small cog not working?
    >
    > -WG

    I don't own anything smaller than a 12. What I meant was that a real sprinter would have been in one
    of those trackie combinations. 50-17? Help me out here.

    Bret
     
  9. Warren

    Warren Guest

    In article <[email protected]>, Bret Wade
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > warren <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > How could I possibly be a real sprinter when I had to use a 53-12? :)
    > > >
    > > > Bret
    > >
    > > Something wrong with your derailler? Small cog not working?
    > >
    > > -WG
    >
    > I don't own anything smaller than a 12. What I meant was that a real sprinter would have been in
    > one of those trackie combinations. 50-17? Help me out here.

    I know. Your comment was clever.

    So how much faster would you have been if you had the 50-17 available? Sitting or standing?

    -WG
     
  10. [email protected] (Bret Wade) wrote in message
    news:<[email protected]>...
    > warren <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > > > How could I possibly be a real sprinter when I had to use a 53-12? :)
    > > >
    > > > Bret
    > >
    > > Something wrong with your derailler? Small cog not working?
    > >
    > > -WG
    >
    > I don't own anything smaller than a 12. What I meant was that a real sprinter would have been in
    > one of those trackie combinations. 50-17? Help me out here.
    >
    > Bret

    Geez, Bret... that's a warm up gear for a weak junior. Nobody sprints in THAT small a gear!

    I'm just impressed at how you get over the hills for a 'sprinter'. Maybe someday we'll have a
    discussion as to whether you are a sprinter who can climb or a climber who can sprint.

    I have my opinion, but will save it for rebuttal.
     
  11. Bret Wade

    Bret Wade Guest

    Son_of_Kurgan wrote:
    > "Kurgan Gringioni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:[email protected]...
    >
    >>"JTN" <[email protected]> wrote in message news:[email protected]...
    >>
    >>>good job, 45+ state rr champ.
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >>Congrats to Brett Wide.

    Is that the best you can do? You're talking about someone who endured a childhood of being called
    "Bret the Brat".

    >>
    >>
    >>Now it's time for Life's Ultimate Goal: The Masters Fattie Stars'n'Stripes
    >>
    >>
    >
    >
    > Wrong. You can't take a piss at a bike race without hitting a Master's Fattie Stars 'n' Stripes
    > jersey. Life's Ultimate Goal is a Master's Fattie World Champ jersey.

    I've just won the 30+ race at Tuesday Night Worlds for the second week in a row. If Kurgan can claim
    the rbr masters national championship with no results outside of his dreams, then I don't see why I
    can't be rbr masters world champion on these admittedly skimpy results:

    http://www.frontrangecycling.com/meadfin.html

    Bret
     
  12. Bret Wade

    Bret Wade Guest

    warren wrote:
    > In article <[email protected]>, Bret Wade
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >
    >>warren <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>
    >>>>How could I possibly be a real sprinter when I had to use a 53-12? :)
    >>>>
    >>>>Bret
    >>>
    >>>Something wrong with your derailler? Small cog not working?
    >>>
    >>>-WG
    >>
    >>I don't own anything smaller than a 12. What I meant was that a real sprinter would have been in
    >>one of those trackie combinations. 50-17? Help me out here.
    >
    >
    > I know. Your comment was clever.
    >
    > So how much faster would you have been if you had the 50-17 available? Sitting or standing?
    >
    > -WG

    We had a tailwind, a slight downhill grade and I had a leadout. If anything I might have been faster
    in a larger gear. I always stand in the sprint.

    Bret
     
  13. B. Wide wrote:

    > I've just won the 30+ race at Tuesday Night Worlds for the second week in a row.


    WOW

    Every time I think that I get to electronically hobnob with bike racers of this magnitude, I
    pinch myself.
     
  14. Bret Wade

    Bret Wade Guest

    Scott Hendricks wrote:
    > [email protected] (Bret Wade) wrote in message
    > news:<[email protected]>...
    >
    >>warren <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >>
    >>>>How could I possibly be a real sprinter when I had to use a 53-12? :)
    >>>>
    >>>>Bret
    >>>
    >>>Something wrong with your derailler? Small cog not working?
    >>>
    >>>-WG
    >>
    >>I don't own anything smaller than a 12. What I meant was that a real sprinter would have been in
    >>one of those trackie combinations. 50-17? Help me out here.
    >>
    >>Bret
    >
    >
    > Geez, Bret... that's a warm up gear for a weak junior. Nobody sprints in THAT small a gear!
    >
    > I'm just impressed at how you get over the hills for a 'sprinter'. Maybe someday we'll have a
    > discussion as to whether you are a sprinter who can climb or a climber who can sprint.
    >
    > I have my opinion, but will save it for rebuttal.

    I'm an all-rounder whose strength is sprinting, but who finds hilly races, breakaways and cyclocross
    more rewarding.

    Bret
     
  15. Bret Wade <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>...
    > Scott Hendricks wrote:
    > > [email protected] (Bret Wade) wrote in message
    > > news:<[email protected]>...
    > >
    > >>warren <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > >>
    > >>>>How could I possibly be a real sprinter when I had to use a 53-12? :)
    > >>>>
    > >>>>Bret
    > >>>
    > >>>Something wrong with your derailler? Small cog not working?
    > >>>
    > >>>-WG
    > >>
    > >>I don't own anything smaller than a 12. What I meant was that a real sprinter would have been in
    > >>one of those trackie combinations. 50-17? Help me out here.
    > >>
    > >>Bret
    > >
    > >
    > > Geez, Bret... that's a warm up gear for a weak junior. Nobody sprints in THAT small a gear!
    > >
    > > I'm just impressed at how you get over the hills for a 'sprinter'. Maybe someday we'll have a
    > > discussion as to whether you are a sprinter who can climb or a climber who can sprint.
    > >
    > > I have my opinion, but will save it for rebuttal.
    >
    > I'm an all-rounder whose strength is sprinting, but who finds hilly races, breakaways and
    > cyclocross more rewarding.
    >
    > Bret

    More rewarding??? You mean, compared to a bunch sprint? I suppose I agree with you, but it still
    feels good to win and you seem to find a way to do that when the opportunity presents itself.
     
  16. "Scott Hendricks" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]... .
    > >
    > > I'm an all-rounder whose strength is sprinting, but who finds hilly races, breakaways and
    > > cyclocross more rewarding.
    > >
    > > Bret
    >
    >
    > More rewarding??? You mean, compared to a bunch sprint? I suppose I agree with you, but it still
    > feels good to win and you seem to find a way to do that when the opportunity presents itself.

    B. Wide is right. It's more satisfying to win out of a small group or the best, solo.
     
  17. Kyle Legate

    Kyle Legate Guest

    Kurgan Gringioni wrote:
    >
    > B. Wide is right. It's more satisfying to win out of a small group or the best, solo.
    >
    How can you pronounce someone right for expressing an entirely qualitative, subjective preference?
    You may both share the preference, but it doesn't make either of you "right".
     
  18. "Kyle Legate" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]...
    > Kurgan Gringioni wrote:
    > >
    > > B. Wide is right. It's more satisfying to win out of a small group or the best, solo.
    > >
    > How can you pronounce someone right for expressing an entirely
    qualitative,
    > subjective preference? You may both share the preference, but it doesn't make either of you
    > "right".

    Read it again. He agreed with B. Wide, as did I.
     
  19. Bob Parker

    Bob Parker Guest

    Bret Wade <[email protected]> wrote in message news:<[email protected]>... snip
    >
    > I'm an all-rounder whose strength is sprinting, but who finds hilly races, breakaways and
    > cyclocross more rewarding.
    >
    > Bret

    Any sign of Glen Winkel, US Postal Master 45+ ??

    Bob Parker
     
  20. Bret Wade

    Bret Wade Guest

    Scott Hendricks wrote:

    > > I'm an all-rounder whose strength is sprinting, but who finds hilly races, breakaways and
    > > cyclocross more rewarding.

    > More rewarding??? You mean, compared to a bunch sprint? I suppose I agree with you, but it still
    > feels good to win and you seem to find a way to do that when the opportunity presents itself.

    I see sprinting as just a tie breaker. It's a nice trump card to have in your hand but it's much
    better to win outright in a breakaway. I realize that's not entirely logical and would expect
    sprinting specialists to disagree with that perspective.

    On an aesthetic level, while I can enjoy the spectacle of a Cipo stage victory, it doesn't compare
    to the magical beauty of a Simoni in full flight in the mountains. In a small way, I can sometimes
    feel some of that magic in my own riding when I'm going especially well and so I strive to repeat
    the experience.

    Bret
     
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