Tuesday, May 05, 2009

Big Shout Out to Second Ascent

I was really woried that those first 2 breaks would stick tonite. But you guys really came through by chasing them down. Thanks!

I mean, most teams wouldn't do that for a guy like me given you had your best rider in the move both times.

But that's just the kind of generous dudes you are. And don't worry; by sitting 4 bike lengths off the front you can totally rationalize it as "bridging across to help your team mate".



At Wednesday, May 06, 2009 7:14:00 AM, Blogger andrew said...

It's PR. Regular race logic does not apply. It's a training race - nobody wants to sit in for an hour when you can at least get a workout in (even if it means chasing a teammate).

At Wednesday, May 06, 2009 7:43:00 AM, Blogger P-Dog said...

There are plenty of ways to ride hard during a race when a team mate is up the road that don't involve chasing.

And quite trying to be the nice guy. I know if Draper chased your ass down you'd cut off his Rosita's access for a month.

At Wednesday, May 06, 2009 7:49:00 AM, Blogger andrew said...

We have a standing rule at PR that no break is safe. We will chase it all down since we have enough people to lined it ou and win the sprint most days. It's no fun for the 10 guys sitting in for one guy to be in a move where he'll get 5th.

At Wednesday, May 06, 2009 8:13:00 AM, Blogger P-Dog said...

Tactics are relative: if your rider can only get fifth in a 3 man break (???)and you have a sprinting team that's one thing.

If you team is 3 riders that needs a break to win...well then a smart tactic for Wines becomes a dumbass tactic for 2nd Ascent.

Especially when, as much as it pains me to say it because I think he's one of the biggest moochers in the NW, the 2nd Ascent rider in the break (both times) was the strongest in both breaks.

Didn't Anton say you guys suck anyway?

At Wednesday, May 06, 2009 8:41:00 AM, Blogger andrew said...

It's PR. Sitting in and watching the break roll around sucks for the bunch of guys that took the night away from their kids to go get a workout. At seward it's similar. If you EVER see me just sitting in there please smack me. It's a training race - training is the first objective. Practicing for the finish is secondary.

Where is Anton? I heard he was at Walla Walla with Michelle's family?

At Wednesday, May 06, 2009 10:26:00 AM, Blogger Jamie Stangeland said...

Mental note:

Smack Andrew the next time that you see him at Seward.

At Wednesday, May 06, 2009 11:18:00 AM, Blogger Ghost wRider said...

Glad to see the old Assmead tactics are still being employed "successfully". Oh how I miss SIR...or not.

At Wednesday, May 06, 2009 11:22:00 AM, Blogger P-Dog said...

I heard Anton just decided he was too sexy for Seattle.


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