• the F-Train cometh ~

    by  • January 22, 2008 • norcal scene • 4 Comments

    fear_me.jpgApparently Larry Nolan blew apart the universe out at the latest Early Bird Criterium.

    i remember doing one of those Early Birds a couple years back and having that chunk of muscle in an early season break-away …

    … riding a break with Nolan is like trying to merge into the fast-lane with a mini-van. you gotta really pay attention to timing, or you’ll find that gap opening in a blink.

    I haven’t been following too closely the developments of teams and strategies for the upcoming NorCal Sluggerfest Season. I reckon the first biscuit on table is that stupid Cherry Pie race {{LINK}}. It’s a race i love to hate … nerd-bucket design of a finishing hill that is not long enough to kill off sprinters, but JUST long enough to wet the appetites of weak-limbed, big-lunged smash and grabbers such as myself.

    cherries1.jpgI really do enjoy watching the fireworks on that course, though. Riders attack Cherry Pie like Roman Candles. They blaze hot in a few brilliant moments of lactic burn … and then spurt back to the darkness of the peloton.

    it’s a good race for drafting. it’s a good race for attacking.

    those are elements that always bring me pain.
    love it, can’t wait.



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    4 Responses to the F-Train cometh ~

    1. sw
      January 23, 2008 at

      a little more about Larry at http://www.dbcjuniors.blogspot.com. Truth be told, it was Taylor Kuphaldt that did the most leg ripping on Sunday. No fewer than 8 laps in the wind with either Roman Kilun-it or Larry. Gotta love juniors that race like it is a world championship every time they step over a top tube.

    2. Anonymous
      January 23, 2008 at

      Does this mean we can start talking about drugs already this year?

    3. January 23, 2008 at

      It’s here already?…craziness.

    4. January 25, 2008 at

      Lar is a class act!

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