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    Schladming only hours away.

    Arrrgh, only hours till Schladming and freecaster.tv is on the infinite wait to load a page schtick, I hope this isn't an indicator of things to come tonight
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    at least your will try to load, mine is giving me the cannot be displayed message. Hopefully not as bad as trying to watch leadville 100 this year on "web cast"

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    Mine's timing out. Let's hope they're doing server maintenance to get ready for the race coverage. If I'm going to get up at 2:10AM to watch I'd like there to be a race video available and not have to rely on the text play by play on Canadian Cyclist.
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    Mine's timing out too. I've not yet caught a live race on freecaster and was hoping to watch this one.

    I wish they would "save" the replays of all the world cup races like they did for the world champs. Watching that at my leisure was a treat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill
    Mine's timing out. Let's hope they're doing server maintenance to get ready for the race coverage. If I'm going to get up at 2:10AM to watch I'd like there to be a race video available and not have to rely on the text play by play on Canadian Cyclist.
    No kidding.

    I usually have the race video, Canadian Cyclist, and UCI live timing going.


    But without freecaster it allmost isn't worth the brutal wake up.

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    So how do you think it will play out?

    Despite it being the most boring course of the year I think both Catharine and Marie can do well on it. Both of them excel on steep climbs.

    I know Catharine has good legs right now, but she has been having problems putting a race together. She did a good write up on Champery on her blog www.cpendrel.blogspot.com
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    I dunno, MHP has been sitting just about 5 minutes back of the leader at MSA, Canberra and Champery, with the last two being with the inhaler, so that may be where her fitness level is at with the asthma limiting her training up through mid-August. It has kept amongst the top 2-3 North American women even at that time finishing 10-13th. She has done very well at Schladming in the past. With any luck at all she'll nab a podium spot, but a medal is likely a big challenge with all those young Euro gals just hitting their peak. She is starting 6th so maybe she can stay ahead of the start loop bottleneck.

    Despite Marie having a rough season since Madrid (where she grabbed a silver), she's still had a better season than Fullana, last year's World Champ. She hasn't DNF'd.
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    Told you it was a good course for Marie. Early days but she looks good.

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    Yep she's making the tire knobs buzz on Osl's rear wheel. It would be great for Marie to have a good race to close out a tough season, it would set her up for a good off-season before 2010.
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    It's too bad Freecaster is making me crazy with the dropouts...
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    Quote Originally Posted by rockyuphill
    It's too bad Freecaster is making me crazy with the dropouts...
    I was just going to ask about that.

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    I see Kika (Catharine's nick name) has joined Marie. Hopefully they can work together to bring Osl in.

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    Correctiong Catharine and Marie 2 and 3 at the end of lap one.

    That is what I like to see.

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    4 laps and 1:20 for a planned race distance? Why are World Cup races becoming STXC races?

    Marie's staying with Catharine. She's riding fast and solid on these uphills.
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    Freecaster is back up. But it sucks today.

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    This is the kind of Canadian dominance that's good to see. The gap on the climb seems pretty even for the top 3. I wish the damn director would stay on a camera shot for the first 3 riders so it was possible to time the gaps.

    Marie's starting to slide back toward the chasing pack of 3.
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    Freecaster has turned back into "imagine if you will what's happening caster".

    I'd actually pay money to watch if I could watch it without dropouts.
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    Well my free caster is down. Kika closing at all?

    Never mind. I see you are having the same problem.

    I understand technical gliches but at 3:00am I am not as sympathetic.

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    It would be nice if the UCI had at least 3 or 4 timing loops so you could get intervals around a course. Especially if Freecaster is going to be this flaky.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LMN
    Well my free caster is down. Kika closing at all?

    Never mind. I see you are having the same problem.

    I understand technical gliches but at 3:00am I am not as sympathetic.
    And now a DVD ad then a spinning thingie. It's not early in the morning there, they shouldn't have any excuse for being asleep at the server switch.
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    Another good ride by Evan today in the junior race. I am impressed that he did that well on this course.

    He has the whole package, fitness and technical skills.

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    With any luck Marie can hang on to that last podium position, Irina isn't closing that fast. I'd like to see her pick off at least Szafraniec, but this is a short race for Marie, she does best at 90+ minute races. 6 seconds is well within Marie's overtaking range.
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    Looks like Osl is going to win convincingly. (missing worlds certainly worked for her)

    It will be tight for Kika to hang on to 2nd. I think the group behind is closing a bit.

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    Lea Davison is doing well at 12th and Spitz is way back in 14th. Emily Batty is way back.
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    I love this! Waiting for the sun to come up to go for a ride and getting to watch LIVE World Cup racing.

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