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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [Tsunami] [ In reply to ]
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Sue,

I'm no Di2 expert, nor did I sleep at a Holiday Inn Express last night, but -
sadly, I have seen far too many instances of folks getting hosed when their Di2 went wonky, or worse, completely died.
Brighter minds than mine can probably suss out the likely cause.

That sucks.

We'll see ya next year!


float , hammer , and jog

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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [Murphy'sLaw] [ In reply to ]
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Want to give a shout-out to Ross McGraw, who dominated the CWD almost as much as Rich Burke did the GCG.

Ross finished less than 2 minutes off the course record, set in '08 by Justin Harris (who went Pro just a short time later).
Justin did 31/1:26/:33, and Ross went 32/1:25/35

I believe that's the 2nd fastest CWD time ever - I know Dave Roche had a very fast time there too one year, but I can't find that result at the moment.

For anybody who's wondering if that's the bike course record - nope.
Not even close.

The incomparable Josh Beck set the LONG COURSE record at a mind-numbing 6:42 in 2010, where he biked THREE LAPS in < 4:11 -
an average lap time of < 1:24, THREE TIMES IN A ROW.

Yours Truly had the fastest Mohonk Descent of the day, at 3:01.
Next was local bike stud Jim Stafford at 3:11, and then those hipster dudes from Brooklyn at 3:19.

I don't think Rich Burke uploaded his rides to Strava, since he didn't want me to mock him for melting his brake pads the whole way down...
EDITED TO ADD: oh, wait! There he is!!!!
3:46, a new PB!! Awwww!! How cute!


And, as the official Keg Tapper of 2019, I also had the first (and second) beers of the day.


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Last edited by: Murphy'sLaw: May 20, 19 12:31
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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [Murphy'sLaw] [ In reply to ]
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That 3:46 moved me from 419th to 402nd all time on Strava. Huge jump. And, yes, my hands hurt today from holding the bars as if my life depended on it...and it did. I am that much closer to your stoopid human tricks on a bike.
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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [Murphy'sLaw] [ In reply to ]
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Ditto on Tom and team

I crashed out and he e mailed me today to check on my injuries

When does that ever happen ?! , top man

And he offered me both Advil or a beer at 9-30

Obviously I took the beer
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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [UKINNY] [ In reply to ]
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UKINNY wrote:
Ditto on Tom and team

I crashed out and he e mailed me today to check on my injuries

When does that ever happen ?! , top man

And he offered me both Advil or a beer at 9-30

Obviously I took the beer

Smart man. 😎👍🏻

Bummer about the wreck, glad the bike’s ok, and hope you’ll soon be fully on the mend and back faster than ever.

Tom is truly one of the good guys.
We’re blessed to have him.


float , hammer , and jog

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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [Murphy'sLaw] [ In reply to ]
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BUMP!!!!

https://runsignup.com/...ZofingenDuathlon2020

until MIDNIGHT TONIGHT!!!! -
$100 gets you 3-10++ hours of the most Multisport fun you can have, along with amazing food from Main Street Bistro, and FREE BEER in BIG HONKIN STEINS!!!!!!!!!!!!


float , hammer , and jog

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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [Murphy'sLaw] [ In reply to ]
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Murphy'sLaw wrote:
FREE BEER in BIG HONKIN STEINS!!!!!!!!!!!!

...or a tiny stein in my case...or tiny specimen cups for those who do not place. Free beer is free beer! BTW...the Mountain Mist was perfect post race, nice selection.
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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [steelerguy] [ In reply to ]
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steelerguy wrote:
Murphy'sLaw wrote:
FREE BEER in BIG HONKIN STEINS!!!!!!!!!!!!

...or a tiny stein in my case...or tiny specimen cups for those who do not place. Free beer is free beer! BTW...the Mountain Mist was perfect post race, nice selection.

Yeah, anybody who got their beer in a specimen cup now has super extra motivation to make sure to earn a BIG HONKIN STEIN next year.

Baliman is going to have his Dixie cup nailed to the wall of his pain cave for the next 363 days.


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First, I want to thank Tom and the crew for a great race. I also would like to thank ML for the great information and how well some random people marked the dangerous parts of the course. Here is my race report from AmZof 2019. Be forewarned, it's a little long.

https://www.endurancelab.fit/...en-2019-race-report/

https://www.endurancelab.fit
https://www.teamodz.com
https://discuss.endurancelab.fit
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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [Evil Elf] [ In reply to ]
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Nice write up, Ian. It would have been awesome to me if my teammate(s) was(were) able to make this race, but I'm glad you were able to benefit from Ryan's donated entry slot. Your observation of the low-key nature of this race, and its difficulty, are two of my favorite things about it.

To breathe, to feel, to know I'm alive.
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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [Evil Elf] [ In reply to ]
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GREAT RR!! Thx for sharing!!

LOL on the "warning light".

Yeah, I've seen and felt some pretty weird shit out there in the latter stages of the race.

See ya next year!
I'm hoping to return to the GCG and in good enough form to at least worry Rich for a *little* while.


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Re: American Zofingen 2019 [Tsunami] [ In reply to ]
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Thanks! This definitely would not have been possible without Ryan’s generosity.

ML - I will be gone for the 2020 edition, but 2021 is already on my radar if I get sent back stateside. Start getting yourself prepped so we can have an epic battle with Rich. Well, at least a battle where we keep him in sight for more than the first hill.

Ian

https://www.endurancelab.fit
https://www.teamodz.com
https://discuss.endurancelab.fit
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