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What's with all the Beta media? Lot of pressure for the race. Hope they can perform.
To garner more info, you need to add time gaps on here. You have three guys that can separate, a big pack in 24-25 that can put pressure on the field but won't likely win a sprint, a group that can hold their own 26-29 and then the risky guys. The drop off usually happens around the 40th rider in ITTs independent of the times and it will likely hold true this year. That's why I commented yesterday that Sigma Chi might be in trouble.Also, unless Betas wrecks, they will be there.
This may be early but can I start the lobbying for:PDT vs DTDBeta vs CuttersBKB vs Sigma Chi matchups in Team Pursuit. The other kids can go play in the sandbox.
Todd may be onto something. If you add IIT times for each teams top 4, instead of placings PDT@579.023, Cutters@581.15, DTD/BTP@582.55/56, BKB@584.35, SigChi@ 588.7 and ThetaChi@592.72. Cutters are the most consistent amongst their 4 with delts the worst.
Todd inspired me to graph the data:Everyone: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12006576/ITTSeveryone.pngTop 44 separated into his categories: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12006576/ITTsSeparated.jpgMajor separation for RJ...unreal!
Anderson, if you and Laser aren't "pace-pushers" then that graph has no validity
Nice work Anderson. Interesting to look at.Although people are looking at 4 lap times for sprinters which doesn't directly translate. It definitely shows who the top riders are though.
That graph nails it. Now the real question is, how do you respond?
I'm done nerding out after this, but, if we assume ITTs are normally distributed (mean was 2:35.64, stdev was 0:07.04), here's the bell(ish) curve that results:http://dl.dropbox.com/u/12006576/NormalizedITT.jpgShows the ability gaps even better than my previous chart. RJ had a z-score of -2.41...pretty ridiculous.Of the top 10 spring series teams, average z-scores of top 4 riders:Phi Delt (27): -1.542Cutters (28): -1.478BKB (34): -1.369Beta (37): -1.420Delts (42): -1.418Sigma Chi (65): -1.191Theta Chi (71): -1.058Fiji (116): -0.693SigEp (121): -0.557Snu (121): -0.649To your question, Todd, I'd say one event isn't enough to rule any teams out, but it's certainly looking like there's 5 teams that have differentiated themselves. After Saturday we'll have a pretty good idea of how good of a predictor ITT is of overall success/who stands where. 10-person semis will be a complete crapshoot though, so who knows.
Is Beta training for Little 5 or working on an I-Core project?
Haha so much analysis. This doesn't mean shit come race day. Love it though.
Drafting and crashes negates this but definitely a 5 team race with the probablity of a 3 team race probably at 85% that it will be Cutters, PhiDelt, or Delts.
If RJ can ride 100 laps and ride away from people then hes in business.
well he's been training with pros so obviously he can does what he wants
For equity, similar analysis for the women:ITT performance, ordered by Sum Top 4 times Sum Top 3 timesTeter 10:53.3 Teter 08:07.2Wing It 10:59.5 Theta 08:12.4Theta 11:01.8 Wing It 08:12.7DG 11:07.9 DG 08:17.5KapDelt 11:17.5 KapDelt 08:23.7KapKapG 11:23.3 KapKappG 08:25.9Army 11:25.0 Army 08:26.3
i think rj is winning because he's humping a d1 athlete. i'm jealous.
Training with pros or not the gear on the bike is a great equalizer you just have to have cardio not strenght.
I believe Rj came in 6th (?) in the 75 mile A's collegiate race at Lindsey Wilson earlier this season, with a strong sprint up an absolute monster of a hill to beat out some pro/1/2 caliber riders. I would say that gives checks to both the lungs and the legs on that young man.
Just looked up his results. He got 2nd in a Pro 1/2 crit in St. Louis a couple weeks ago. Best loser...sucks to suck dick head.West
With performance enhancement therapies anything is possible
what do these graphs even mean? Snu
Haha so apparently everyone in beta thinks Anderson is weird as fuck...which is probably why he sits alone doing these reports all the time.Sucks to suck,-Sig chi
Depasse would cut his own grandmother off if he gave him better position
Depasse's grandmother could have beaten him in MNO today. Losing to SNU? Embarrassing...
SNU ANGRY. SNU DRINK. SNU DRINK BEER
Sharp with the win in a turning of the tide coming out of turn 2 much like what happened against him last year! RJ second, Beta's rookie Craggie with 3rd. Zee
Sharp looked strong in the MnO, it was obvious that he had experience in it and it was pretty evident that RJ has not had a lot of practice in this particular event. However, as well all know, the race is a whole different ballgame compared to MnO
I agree to the last comment. Seems funny all this talk about RJ is more than likely started/continued by his own "anonymous" posts about himself and others.
Rj is a fucking punk. Strong and very gifted rider but an asshole. Hope he wrecks cuz he's the reason west isn't riding. He can say he didn't have anything to do with it but I don't believe it for a second he'll do anything to win. Same thing last year with young; him and delts attended kiels meeting and got west this year.
IUSF still has Men's Spring Series wrong. Anyone have an update?
6:12-you can call it inexperience on RJ's part if you like, but what I saw was a strong Steve Sharp set a blistering pace and then go into an entirely different gear for the win. Race day will be exciting!
Sharp is top dog!
and sketchiest rider award goes to craggy from beta
Craggy looks jacked!
wouldn't expect any less with green teaching him how to ride
Or Miles from Phi Psi. The kid can't stay upright on a bike. Pretty talented, but he crashed in ITTs and MNO. Avoid that wheel!
dry track, everyone looked sketch-Beta
I mean cutters aren't any better they have caused every big wreck on the track this year and I heard they were in one yesterday as well.. sketch to def
Lambda Chi caused about 4 wrecks in the preliminary rounds... odds are they or CSF cause the first big one on race day.
This graph just reinforces the fact that there are some very undeserving teams in the race.
10:43 -- Definitely a sketchy rookie at times, I'll be the first to say. The sandbox we were all riding in yesterday didn't help much either. I was just pumped to be out there with the big guns and win some sprints. RJ has incredible horsepower but Sharp is damn good at positioning himself...I learned a lot just trying to follow his lines. Interesting day for a lot of teams...Let's look to team pursuit. Any matchup predictions? -Kragie
Kragie is a boss for a rookie!
Kraige has been good thus far but I think the real rookie story at the moment is Torrance from SigEp. 5th in ITTs and he's apparently only a freshman. Both him and Kraige will be fun to watch in the next few years
Smith isn'ot a rookie, he rode for Wright Cycling his freshman year and is only "ineligble" this year. His top 5 time doesn't count towards Rookie of the Year.
I do believe he would qualify under people that will be fun to watch over the next few years.
isn't that Smith kid a pro? It was in the IDS. I think that's why he is ineligible.
Again an astounding lack of knowlege
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