Tuesday, September 21, 2010

McShane and Rose

Since angry commenter Dan pointed out Mike McShane and Fred Rose were sandbagging the Elite Masters race, I decided to take a look.

I guess everyone who has been to an OVCX race for the past few years and watched the Elite Masters, there is a similar theme, McShane and Rose. Who will win? Seems like everyone is racing for third place.

Last year, both McShane and Rose won their Elite masters category, 45+ for McShane and 35+ for Rose. Unfortunately, the results don't show the raw finishes so I have no idea who topped who at which race since they both have 100 points for just about every race.

Both Mike and Fred are more than capable of racing an extra 15 minutes and racing the normal non-masters Elite race. Example is Mike did the Elite men's race at the Promotion Cross since he had the series locked up. I remember him either rolling a tire or crashing and losing a lot of time. Then a few laps later, he blew by me and settled in for 4th place. If he did not have that mechanical/crash, he would have definitely would have finished podium.

Another point is Kings CX day two. Andy Messer did the Masters race and could not top those two. Andy is a very good cross rider and consistently finishes high in the Elite race.

Though they do have once little bit of defence. They race the Elite masters category at the UCI3 and USGP. McShane, if I recall correctly, travelled to Jersey and maybe Portland to get in on the USGP action and did very well.

But ultimately, the point of this blog is to call out the sandbaggers. So Mike McShane and Fred Rose, race the Elite race. An extra 15 minutes isn't going to hurt you. On the plus side, you'll get an extra hour of sleep

12 comments:

  1. When racing OVCX events, we encourage masters riders to race the category they would race at the National Championships. Mike and Fred are racing in the correct category.

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  2. Ohio Sandbagger, you are mischaracterizing my comments. I don't accuse Mike and Fred of sandbagging. My statement earlier was based upon your, your, your guidelines for what sandbagging might be. You are wrong in so many ways. If you have something to say, make them your comments and stand behind them with your real name. LOSER!

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  3. Well the series promoter speaks and I will side with him on this. I did not consider the National Championships category.

    I have never stated I am always correct so please correct me if facts don't add up.

    Dan, I think you are just trying to be a pain and just hating on me just to hate.

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  4. Here's a hint, you wont find sandbaggers in an elite race. It's a pretty cut and dry line between calling out sandbaggers and being a crybaby.

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  5. haha. this is great blog! for sure to get the true roadies all tied up in knots and angry at each other while the more mellow cyclist lay back and laugh.

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  6. My goal for this year is to get a sandbagger mention.

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  7. Is this Anonymous site a positive influence for Ohio cycling? If a rider has the points to upgrade talk with an official instead of complaining Anon.

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  8. Worst, most irresponsible website Ive ever seen. This will be great for building cycling culture in the area. Congratulations you dipshit for not thinking this through.

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  9. Ohio sandbagger is wrong about everything in the spirt of fair play and sportsmanship is everyone's duty to race in a cat that they know they will win or at least place well in every time. On that note I am talking to USA cycling to see if I can legally race the kids race. IF YOUR NOT FIRST YOUR LAST!!!!!

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  10. If you enter a race that you will do win or place well everytime, doesn't that mean you are sandbagging?

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  11. I don't know why we all have to keep going over this with you, OSB; really there is no such thing as a sand bagger, just great competitors.

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