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The most epic race ever... Seriously?
Wednesday, July 7, 2010 - Race Reports
It's official, the word, "epic," has reached, well, epic status. Phil Liggett is now using it everyday on Versus to describe the Tour. It's only a matter of time before the triathletes get a hold of it.

Thus, I think it's time we all move on to something else. I'm going to do my part and officially retire the word from this blog. There, done.

Monday's race? Yes, Stage 4 of The Fitchburg Longso Classic; crit, 50 miles. At the start I got a called up by the announcer, Dick Ring. He said I was a "very fine gentleman." No joke, it must have been the hair cut I got last week.

As for the actual racing part, we had Frank, Kyle and Rob in the break picking off the primes. I finished in the pack to lock in 6th place overall. Jeremy did the same to finish 3rd overall.

Next up for me is Cascade, but most of the guys are off to Michigan for the Grand Cycling Classic.

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Jim Allison
Thursday, July 8, 2010, 6:15 am
Beyond being a "very fine gentleman" did Mr. Ring mention that you are an example to the youth of today? That would have been beyond epic and into astronomic territory should he have recognized those traits in you. I won't wish you an epic ride for Cascade because that is so common now to place you mid-pack. Hopefully you will achieve legendary status worthy of Greek poetry with your Cascade ride. Does Bissell have a team minstrel who can sing songs of the exploits of its riders?

Chaz Michael Michael's Dad
Thursday, July 8, 2010, 8:49 am
That announcer from Fitchburg has an unfortunate name.

Friday, July 9, 2010, 9:02 pm
I have this sweet mtn bike, a Specialized EPIC. I take it on all kinds on EPIC rides with my EPICAL friends. It's so cool, i feel i have the right to invent my own words.