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First Race advice and cornering/crash concerns.

Old 08-03-20, 07:56 PM
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Originally Posted by kevin****t View Post
Crashed. Everything was going fine. I was sitting in the main group the whole time. Was under/FTP the whole time so I never truly burned a match. Last lap second to last turn I was trying to pass someone did not realize how close I was to the curve and down I went. It was not a confidence issue on my bike it was a lack of focus on the corner. Lessoned learned. I was in a good spot too I was in the top 5 in the last two corners and charging my legs for a sprint (that I knew I was not going to win) but able to keep in the top 5 or 10 at worst (Out of 40 riders).
Sounds like your fitness is good! Sorry to hear about the crash. It's an unfortunate part of the learning curve, sometimes.

We used to have a big regional omnium with a crit. First year I did it, I was in 2nd position coming into the final curve and slid out. Second year I did it, I slid out in the first curve of the first lap. I was on the ground a lot those first few years. Fortunately that doesn't happen so much nowadays.
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Old 08-03-20, 08:12 PM
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Originally Posted by rubiksoval View Post
Sounds like your fitness is good! Sorry to hear about the crash. It's an unfortunate part of the learning curve, sometimes.

We used to have a big regional omnium with a crit. First year I did it, I was in 2nd position coming into the final curve and slid out. Second year I did it, I slid out in the first curve of the first lap. I was on the ground a lot those first few years. Fortunately that doesn't happen so much nowadays.
Yeah and I know I did a lot of unnecessary efforts especially when I was in the downhill corner where no matter what line I took I always ended up having to do a little effort to get back to the wheel I was behind. I want to say they carried more momentum because of their weight but I don't know for sure. I am exited to race again and I am not super nervous. I never really saw myself as a crit racer. The race I am targeting is the Maryland Grand fondo which is a lot of climbing and more of a rr then a circuit.
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Old 08-03-20, 08:16 PM
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Originally Posted by caloso View Post
How's the bike?
It's ok. Di2/frame is fine. Need new jersey, glasses, and front tire. May need a new wheel, but hopefully its covered through bontragners carbon care program.
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Old 08-03-20, 10:15 PM
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Glad you and the bike are okay. Good work but for the crash.
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