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    Quote Originally Posted by TripletDaddy View Post
    great example of irony!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    This is exactly what happened.

    As far as the approach, if you scroll to the bottom of this KSL article, there's a map. I wonder if the hairpin below this got all the recon and this one ended up surprising many. In just the video clip, most had a bad approach into this corner.

    http://ksl.com/?sid=35877620
    When I first saw the video, I incorrectly thought it was the hairpin just before the turn onto Big Cottonwood Canyon Road. Instead, it's the other hairpin turn further up a half mile or so (just below the pin on the map given by KSL). On the approach to the turn, it's pretty steep and you can get going fast without much effort. There is also a slight turn just before it, so if you're not expecting it, it could really surprise you if you're going fast enough.
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    Tour of Utah received the okay to take the race through Zion NP. As expected, the stretch will be neutralized, the surprise for me was that they'll be starting outside the West gates and going East. Not very many neutral mountain climbs in cycling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Tour of Utah received the okay to take the race through Zion NP. As expected, the stretch will be neutralized, the surprise for me was that they'll be starting outside the West gates and going East. Not very many neutral mountain climbs in cycling.

    http://www.ksl.com/?sid=40180395&nid...-national-park
    I watched the first stage but they skipped most of the Zions NP part. Hopefully they publish a bunch of pics from it. I also watched stage 2 yesterday and they had this one shot that was absolutely gorgeous. Here's a pic from that shot:

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    Great shot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    I watched the first stage but they skipped most of the Zions NP part. Hopefully they publish a bunch of pics from it. I also watched stage 2 yesterday and they had this one shot that was absolutely gorgeous. Here's a pic from that shot:

    My buddy is a marshal captain for the tour. He started as a marshal 4-5 years ago, and has been a captain for the past 2-3 years. He takes the week off work, they provide room and board and pay him OK on top of that for being there. I'd love to join him and get to see this thing up close, but the last couple of years my schedule just hasn't worked out. Jealous of sights like this that he's seeing every day.

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    My wife and I have watched the daily report on KJZZ, but keep wanting to mute that idiot Steve Brown. Why do they keep dragging him out as a commentator?

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    I was excited to see that Lachlan Morton won the Tour of Utah. I don't know about many cyclists, but there was an article about Lachlan in Bicycling magazine that I came across recently. I found his and his brother Gus's journey in and out of cycling quite interesting. Their documentary is worth a watch as well.

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    TJ is in yellow today after winning the very short prologue stage ITT yesterday. Pretty impressive given that he’s one week removed from le tour.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post
    TJ is in yellow today after winning the very short prologue stage ITT yesterday. Pretty impressive given that he’s one week removed from le tour.
    And BMC swept the podium places. Teejay also announced today that he is moving over to Vaughters' team, EF education first canondale or whatever it is.
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    Doh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Doh!

    You would think that the fact nobody else was sprinting would be a clue that he was a little early. Maybe he thought they were sprinting and he was just extra fast that day. Still a little surprising that someone good enough to race the TOU would make a mistake like that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Doh!

    Dont these guys use race radios?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dwight Schr-ute View Post
    Doh!



    I love his reaction after seeing the official signaling one more lap to go.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Moliere View Post


    I love his reaction after seeing the official signaling one more lap to go.
    I love how he first thought the official was giving him a "you're number one" finger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    You would think that the fact nobody else was sprinting would be a clue that he was a little early. Maybe he thought they were sprinting and he was just extra fast that day. Still a little surprising that someone good enough to race the TOU would make a mistake like that.
    He doesn’t even have a decent sprint. It’s not like those bell laps announcements are subtle.


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    Thursday is going to a tough day to get to work - the two main gates (west and south) of HAFB will be closed to traffic at just about the time I usually show up

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    Quote Originally Posted by creekster View Post
    Dont these guys use race radios?
    I was at the finish line yesterday and there was a lot of confusion among the crowd, volunteers, and I guess the cyclists themselves.

    All of the websites, updates, etc. about the race indicated that the cyclists would come screaming down the canyon and do 3 laps around SUU campus for the finish. They came down the canyon and circled most of campus, crossing the start/finish line - which apparently "started" the three-lap finale. Most of us thought that the first circle-round counted as Lap #1. Alas, it did not. Only the mathematician to whom I am related by marriage noted that the first go-round wasn't a complete "lap".

    In all, they crossed that start/finish line 4 times, making 3 laps.

    The best story of the day was the cop who scooped up a stray cat from the course right before the cyclists came into town. The cop stashed the cat in her patrol car to keep it safe, and the cat stepped on the button to lock the door of the running car. The cop had to get help to open the locked car.
    That cat is a hell-raiser, I guess.
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    Just finished watching stage 6. Sepp Kuss is a killer. His stage 2 and 6 wins were incredible with him having to hold on through the downhills. Stage 5 was awesome as he just rode away from the leaders all while sporting a big smile.

    Watching this race makes me want to do the Ultimate Challenge. I think I may need to consider it for next year.
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    Sepp Kuss will be riding the Vuelta. From racing collegiate mountain bike racing to grand tour in three years is pretty impressive. I hope he does well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC Vikings View Post
    Sepp Kuss will be riding the Vuelta. From racing collegiate mountain bike racing to grand tour in three years is pretty impressive. I hope he does well.
    Thats pretty cool. It will be fun to see how well he does with all the big boys in the Pyrenees.
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