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beardking
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djm
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How's this for action picture?

The peloton was strung out in the sidewind at about 60 kph, when the rider in front of my teammate made an abrupt right swerve to avoid a car parked in the oncoming lane, and those of us coming from behind went down. My team mate and another rider flew across the car and 4-5 meters further on.

Fortunately my teammate was pretty much ok, though he has to have his ankle x-rayed, and got some bruises and some slight roadrash. The helmet and his bike took much of the energy. Myself I managed to get some pretty substantial road rash and a really stiff shoulder.. nothing too serious though and I'll be on the bike tomorrow :-)

Goes to show how dangerous it is when the peloton crosses the middle of the road. In elite races here it happens constantly, but I guess crossing the middle or not, you are riding under the mercy of the judgement of the rider in front of you in many occasion. This was a straight and very good stretch of road, the rider who swerved simply didn't give any notice to those behind him and made a too abrupt turn, probably because the rider in front of him did the same thing.

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tinchy
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by tinchy

Pretty much why I dont race anymore, not worth the risk - both to your health and financially. And Im only 20...myabe Im ageing too quickly haha.
Glad your ok

djm
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by djm

Neck muscles really sore, my whole chest seems to have taken a blow too.. Feeling tender in new places constantly :-)

Ohwell, at least it wasn't I who broke my collarbone in the same crash, and then got back up to the peloton and went on a breakaway... some crazy strong, HTFU'in bastard!

Friday ITT (no TT bike this time though)

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djm, glad to hear you came through relatively unscathed.

Interesting to notice that the wheels seem to have come through ok and the frame took the brunt of the damage.
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From the finale of our club race series this evening. 40 km pursuit/hunt based on the points from the races in the series; first across the line takes the overall.
7 gravel sections, totalling appx. 12 km of the entire distance. Picture shows two of the hunters. The rider closest to the camera took the two man sprint for the win.

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Ghastly
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another kermesse @ Imde-Wolvertem (Belgium)

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Great picture!
Love that Canyon!!!
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Gasthly, where is it gone the love for the low profile wheels! :mrgreen:

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Me 2154 on the decent of the Passo di Sella form the Maratoni Dolomiti

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from a race in my home town (half way august)
(I'm the guy in blue/yellow on the focus, my previous bike)
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this is from a race in "la roche": 11 10km laps with 200m elevation gain.
Very nice course, a race you don't win by accident but because you're the best. I wasn't going to win, but I had good legs for a nice result, too bad someone crashed into my derailleur and the cable snapped, not ideal on a race like that...
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this is on one of the "flatter" parts of the lap the only problem here was a rather strong headwind :mrgreen:
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Local circuit race. I'm in the green.
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Ghastly
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micky wrote:Gasthly, where is it gone the love for the low profile wheels! :mrgreen:


the 'moral' was a bit low at the end off the season, so I had to pop out the carbon wheels to get the legs rolling! aaaah, the sound...

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Important lesson learned this weekend: When it is more than 30C i struggle...
2-Day, 4-stage race. The two time trials were early morning and i did loads better than i expected. The two road races were in the afternoon and with the temperature at 37C i suffered badly with cramp.
Hope to get some more interesting pics up in a bit but here are a couple to start.

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First time i've averaged 48kph in a TT. might have only been 3km but it did have a 1200m long climb in it.
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JamieL
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by JamieL

Got a few more pictures from the weekend:
160 starters and i was happy with 5th after the prologue
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First road stage, 100km of flat... A group of 15 got away and at first i was happy to let them burn in the sun...
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But then when no one was working in the peloton i tried to get across. Didn't work.
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Eventually we closed to within a minute of the break which meant i was in 11th overall over night. A solid team TT the next morning kept me within a minute of the yellow jersey.
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Sunday afternoon was too hot. I'm sitting second wheel in the peloton here, about to jump out to get my only KOM points of the weekend.
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Cramped up with 30km to go so didn't get to meet Miss Lot and Garonne 2011 or Miss Lot and Garonne 2012.
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Given this was the same standard of race as i did back in May where i won almost everything i'm a bit disappointed. Only real difference this time was 25C warmer and no heavy rain. :cry:

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