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    Map:AA - Manchester - Chelsea - AA (17%-70%)
    End Time: November 21 2014, 11:23am
    Physics Mode: Default
    Race Name:AATC - Friday Ride
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    Rider X Hey Chris, this was a great race and I'm sorry to have missed it.. Everyone rode strongly! November 21 2014, 10:38am
    popstarron Rider X, I'very been watching you get stronger with every ride. Art has this training plan option now. I don't hAve one but wish I did. Tour of the Battenkill is my first target. Anyone have recommendations?November 21 2014, 11:46am
    Rider X Ron, I'm not the best guy to ask advice on this. I'm too old and have been out of racing for over 20 years. In fact I know nothing about training with power and power meters. When I stoped racing, heart rate monitors were only just becoming common and steel frames were still greatly in use. That said, In my opinion, once you have established a large base of miles and hours in the saddle, the best training is racing. Set goals for each training session and each race which are challenging and realistic (not impossible) Study your races well in advance - the distance, the terrain, wind direction and speed, weather conditions and of course your competitionn, American races, especially crits, tend to start out really fast in order to shed the weak but then tend to settle down untill crunch time - so if you are able, stay as close to the front as possible without taking any pulls.The next best thing is training with riders who are slightly stronger than you. Then I think that motor pacing behind a small motor bike or vespa can make you very strong especially if you come out from the draft every few miles and sprint into the wind. Of course there is diet, the weight room, stretching, and core fitness to add into the mix. In the end it takes a lot of TIME, organization and dedication. As I'm in my 50's, I'm not willing or able to do that (besides, whom would I race against? a bunch of 50 somethings). I ride now only because I love to ride my bike and to exercise - and TdG let's me do both without fear of concussions,breaking any more collar bones, ribs, wrists, etc. etc. Some guys get away with doing less and some guys have to do more to get the same results, but it still takes a lot of Time for everyone to become a competitive racer who can contend for the win consistently. Well after all that I think you should ask active racers like FinKraft, Phil, Sam, Andimo, Shane, Wayfair, et al if they would help you come up with a structured plan. You could also hire a cycling coach on line or in person. I hope some of this helps. Cheers, FelipeNovember 22 2014, 12:57am
    bikeride134 I too am a masters aged rider. I highly recommend. :) http://www.finkraftcoaching.comNovember 22 2014, 5:45am
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    Individual Points: Sprint Climb Combined
    Team Points: Sprint Climb Combined