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Sometimes time trials suck
Saturday, May 1, 2010 - Race Reports
Yesterday's TT was windy and cold, very cold if you consider it was 80 degrees on Tuesday.

It was so cold that Bissell's Jeremy Vennell decided to put a garbage bag on his chest. I think he's the only one in the world that worries about getting cold when going full gas for 30 minutes.

Me, I had the short sleeve skin suit and base layer. I figured, go big or go home.

But, go big I did not. I mean, I got beat by 6 Trek-Livestrong guys. I'm not saying they suck, but getting beat by almost a whole team is kinda bad.

I ended up 20th, which is two places back from last year. I did move up a place on GC, so it's not all bad, but I was hoping for a bit more as I'm feeling a lot better this year.

For those interested, I put together the virtual time gap between me and Andy JM. I finished a few seconds ahead of him. Note how I crushed him on the last climb but couldn't match his speed on the "spin out your 55-11" decent.

In other news, I somehow got in a conversation about girls with Taylor Phinney. I mentioned that there was a hot one on the third floor of our hotel. His response, "Yeah, only one."

Kinda sad that even as world pursuit champion he still needs to play the odds.

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Saturday, May 1, 2010, 12:27 pm
While that graph is pretty sweet and you clearly crushed that fool on the climbs, the one thing it shows most clearly is your dork status=MEGA HUGE.

Saturday, May 1, 2010, 5:48 pm
Tyler, are you sure it's not just your dick that makes it look big?

Yep, still funny.

Monday, May 3, 2010, 12:32 pm
Question for you? How do you like the new Easton EC90 TT and what rear disk are you pairing it with?

Best of luck in your next race


Monday, May 3, 2010, 3:12 pm
Well played, sir, well played.

Monday, May 10, 2010, 8:49 am
I really like the EC90 TT simply because all my best time trials have been with that front wheel.

Last year we had one prototype and people were always asking for it.