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"Lead out man"
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That was the title of an email I got around 11:30pm Friday night by one of the top AGers in the area, if not the country, referencing a sprint triathlon early the next morning. I didn't actually get the email until after the race.

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Mark Cavendish has Gerald Ciolek, and I've got... you. Specifically, it's nice to have someone in your wave who is a decent size and who is slightly faster than oneself. I joined the 40+ brigade this year (big birthday not for months, but I don't make the rules) so I'm hoping you'll be at Sunset tomorrow. I'll be relying on you at Skylands.

Basically, he wanted to use me in the swim. I didn't even know he was in the race until he said hello standing at the water's edge right before our wave (#3 of 3) went off! I led the whole way in our wave, and got out in 10:55. He got out in 10:56, having been on my toes the entire way. Most of the top swimmers seemed to go about :40 faster this year than last, including myself. My drafter went a full 1:30 faster this year. We've been in the same races quite often over the last few years, but AFAIK never in the same wave.

He won the race by :27.

Congrats on another overall win to Bigbloke, aka Doug Clark.



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Re: "Lead out man" [Old and Haggard] [ In reply to ]
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Whenever sprinters, climbers or GC guys win money it all goes into a pot that's shared by the team.

Did buddy hook you up?


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Re: "Lead out man" [Khai] [ In reply to ]
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Whenever sprinters, climbers or GC guys win money it all goes into a pot that's shared by the team.

Did buddy hook you up?

We discussed this after the race; he offered 10% or some such, which I declined. Both of us had been team cyclists and done the same (of course, he probably shared his winnings, while I was the recipient of someone else's prize).

In fact, he thanked me and said he owed me as he was sprinting through T1 with me!

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Re: "Lead out man" [Old and Haggard] [ In reply to ]
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bbbbbbuuuuuttttt... drafting is evil....

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Re: "Lead out man" [JasoninHalifax] [ In reply to ]
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bbbbbbuuuuuttttt... drafting is evil....


This is ST... Its all about the bike..... Even evil drafting.

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Re: "Lead out man" [DavHamm] [ In reply to ]
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This is ST... Its all about the bike..... Even evil drafting.

That was the swim.


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Re: "Lead out man" [Old and Haggard] [ In reply to ]
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You got used. Congrats.

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Re: "Lead out man" [desert dude] [ In reply to ]
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You got used. Congrats.


I have no problem with that, in this race and with Doug doing so. I was pretty sure it was him behind me.

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