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A sweet prologue to start it off
Tuesday, August 18, 2009 - Race Reports
Took some First Endurance PreRace a few hours ago so I'm a little jittery. Please excuse the jumpy blog.

The Tour of Utah prologue this evening was a fun one to watch and ride. It was out and back and had a few technical corners that kept you on your toes.

The turn around was crazy, especially at speed. There was also this little chicane at the finish that ate at least one guy. Not as interesting as the cyclist eating bush from a collegiate race a few years back, but pretty interesting none the less.

As for results, I clocked a 6:27 for 20th, 15 seconds off the winner Brent Bookwalter. This puts me in the danger zone for a break, close enough to the lead but too far away for people to care. Of course there are 50 other guys in this position.

Ben JM finished 4th which really isn't that great because we still have hundreds of miles to go. :)

The "Go Burke" count is up to 5 already. They must have been confused to see him ride by twice today. Next time I'm yelling back.

The race was exploding on twitter so check these guys out for updates during the day tomorrow: @thetourofutah, @podiuminsight. The stage starts at 11 Utah time.

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Chaz Michael Michael's Dad
Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 8:23 am
Paul, did it ever occur to you that the "Go Burke!" comments may just be in the response to the continuous hollering of "PaulMach.com"? I mean, nobody's out there yelling "BissellBikerBurke.com" or "HurstMakeYaHurts.com". So maybe they're trying to pick up his spirits. Those are awesome website names, though.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009, 4:20 pm
Those really are awesome website names Chaz Michael Michael's Dad.