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Congratulations Roadrash and family!

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Just got back from one of the National Championship road races.  Roadrash's daughter finished in the medals! 

 

Great program they've got down in Georgia.

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Roadrash's daughter finished in the medals! 

 

Great news!  Thanks for posting this.  I’ve had the opportunity to ski with Roadrash and skiingRoadrashdaughter .  He is very proud of his daughters and it’s great to hear of the success of bikingRoadrashdaughter .  Hope he’ll stop in soon and comment.



 

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Congrats!  Good job! Post pics when you can. 

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Lil miss Road Rashes accomplishment does not surprise me........it thrills me, but it does not surprise me.

 

Go Girl!!!

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Just got back from one of the National Championship road races.  Roadrash's daughter finished in the medals! 

 

Great program they've got down in Georgia.

They have her on a "program" already...Sheesh.

 

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Yes, a program which involves a whole bunch of kids on a team, traveling around with support of their families, riding and racing.  The group from Georgia seems to be about the only group outside of Colorado and California who has enough kids and parents to have team tactics, good gear to share, parents scattered around the course helping out etc. Programs like that are how a kid with some talent and ambition can make it to the national championships.  I would have loved to have had something like that available to me as a kid. 

 

It is are nothing like the average football program our schools seem to feel they have to put so much into, but it is nice to see cycling is an option for a few young athletes.

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They have her on a "program" already...Sheesh.

 


Hey, it was that or Bike Doping.

 

Congrats to Roadrash Jr. I hope we get a TR.

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Yes, a program which involves a whole bunch of kids on a team, traveling around with support of their families, riding and racing.  The group from Georgia seems to be about the only group outside of Colorado and California who has enough kids and parents to have team tactics, good gear to share, parents scattered around the course helping out etc. Programs like that are how a kid with some talent and ambition can make it to the national championships.  I would have loved to have had something like that available to me as a kid. 

 

It is are nothing like the average football program our schools seem to feel they have to put so much into, but it is nice to see cycling is an option for a few young athletes.


Clearly you didn't get the joke.
 

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ooops, Sorry, no, if you meant did the girls have beards and 36"thighs, no , I didn't get it.  (duh). 

 

I've heard lots of people critical of ski academies, tennis academies, overly regimented training programs etc. 

 

There was also an article in Velonews how no one can seem to plan their own rides anymore because they are on some specific program ("can't do hills today, my online coach I subscribe to has me on a program where I do sprints today") etc. 

 

This crew looked to be having fun.


Edited by newfydog - 6/23/10 at 9:48am
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Thank for the post Newfy, and thanks for coming out to the races and all of your and Cheryl's hospitality. 

 

Domi finished 5th in the Road Race and 5th in the Crit.  She was a little disappointed in her 9th in the Time Trial, but she made some mental errors in that race (like not being in her largest gear coming down the 7 mile descent) that probably cost her several places.  All in all it was a great week for her.  One of her teammates was one of the big stars at Nats, winning the Boys 13-14 Road Race and Crit and finishing 2 in the Time Trial.

 

When I get back home next week I will post some photos from the trip.  I'ts off to Victoria and Vancouver now for the rest of the week.

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And congratulations to our very own Dawgcatching for finishing 11th in a very strong Elite field in the Road Race on Sunday

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And congratulations to our very own Dawgcatching for finishing 11th in a very strong Elite field in the Road Race on Sunday


11th in the country? damn!

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11th in the country? damn!



Yep.  A modest guy who wasn't even sure he wanted to upgrade to the elite category.  Dawg, you have some scary talent!  Fantastic job!

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Double damn.

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I am VERY delinquent in posting some pictures of the races as people requested.  Here are some action shots from the criterium.P6230678.JPG

Domi leading the chase

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this is where she spend most of the race, on the front of the chase group.

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this is the result of spending the entire race on the front, they all pass you in the sprint!  That is her teammate in the background.  She was dropped early on and just barely caught up with the chase group the last lap.

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Dominique with Tina Pic, six time National Criterium Champion after the race.  Dominique bought this frame from Tina, here is a pic of Tina "racing" it.Colivata Crash.jpg

 

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Dominique after the race with Kristen Armstrong, two time World Time Trial Champion.

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Domi leading the chase

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Outstanding!  Thanks for posting.  It would be great to see her first hand in a crit.

 

In particular I see Domi looks fitted well, head up and in great balance.  Wow, look at her hips/shoulders level at full extension on her pedal stroke.  Notice her position in the drops as compared to the other racers; while there appears to be a right turn she is setting up for she looks confidently aggressive whereas the other racers look to be covering hoods and ready to stand off [of course chasing her up that rise probably was a gasser for them].

 

She has to be thrilled with all her family and Pro friends supporting her. 

 

Nicely done there Dad



 

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