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Gabriel Keck
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Somebody, anybody, take my wheel, make this pain stop!

I rolled past Jim who was struggling to fix his flat front tire midway through lap 2... and I begged him to take my wheel. I knew the race was pretty much over for me, and it was a time of pain and despair... For 2010, the pro men did not have to do the 2 twenty mile loops as in previous years. Instead, the format was 5 laps of approx 4 kilometers. This sounds easier, but it made for wicked fast laps, and unfortunately, I could only hang for one of those laps. As we rolled around the Laguna… Continue

Posted on April 19, 2010 at 10:01pm

NVDC breakin' in the new 29er

Well, conditions were pretty bad, but I have experienced worse in a few cyclocross races this past season. And I've come to realize that the most uncomfortable part is just getting out on the bike. Once the warmup process begins, it almost goes into automatic mode. However, for this race, I was all distracted in the minutes before the start, and rolled up to the line as 30 sec was called. Honestly, I think this was better than standing around for a couple minutes cooling down as the nerves… Continue

Posted on April 16, 2010 at 5:34pm

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