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Club NamesJBergland
May 17, 2001 3:22 PM
There are a couple clubs in the area that have interesting names.

G.I.S... Giocatore Interno Selle Bicycle Racing Team: I have heard that this was an older race team that was well known (or maybe not). The GIS also stands for Gamblers in the Saddle.

Flat City Cycling Club: You come from the mid-west...the name says it all!

L'Equipe Lanterne Rouge: The team name "Lanterne Rouge" is taken from the Tour de France. In the Tour, the "Red Lantern" is the rider who, at any given time, is in last place overall.

What is your club's name and how did it get it?
"Lone Wolf Cycling Club"....DINOSUAR
May 17, 2001 4:03 PM
I tried the club thingy. I ascertained that if you get enough people involved in anything they are bound to screw if up.
I'd like to just hook up with a couple of guys and go for a ride.
SRCCMrCelloBoy
May 17, 2001 5:27 PM
Santa Rosa Cycling Club. Low on creative influence but big on value!
Home of the Wine Country Century and Terrible Two!

There are some creative Tandem club names all around the U.S. such as
PEACHES in Georgia.

I thought about making up a team for the Davis Double called Hot Shit Wheelmen (jsut for fun) but I never got around to it.

We had another club in Petaluma (near Santa Rosa) called Cicli Pollo Citti (Chicken City Cyclists). Petaluma was the center of the Sonoma Egg/poultry industry for many years.
Decrepit Viking Cycle GangMikeC
May 17, 2001 5:59 PM
We used to be a bunch of fearsome pillagers. Now we spend a lot of time remembering those days (but we can still drop most of those twenty year-old pretty boys on their poseurmobiles!).
re: Club NamesSpoke Wrench
May 17, 2001 7:02 PM
Most of the tandem clubs have animal names:
COWS (couples on wheels) from Wisconsin
PIGS (paired Iowans going simultaneously) from Iowa
Muts (Michigan united tandem society)
CATS (Chicago area tandem society)
and my own club
MULES (Missouri union of longbike enthuiasts)
Not a club name, butmike mcmahon
May 17, 2001 7:29 PM
those acronym-based names remind me of the group representing itself at Interbike as SOPWAMTOS (Sotiety of People Who Actually Make Their Own Sh!t). Its primary goal appeared to be harassing Trek and everyone of its many affiliated companies.
Club FukarweeHap
May 17, 2001 8:49 PM
We ride all day, then look around and say, "where the fukarwee?!"

My horse owning buddies'club is called "Hoof Hearted". (say it out loud)

Hap
Figawi ... not cyclingBosephus
May 18, 2001 8:13 AM
There's an annual sailing race that runs between the Nantucket Harbor and Hyannis Port that is called the Figawi as in you get all drunk on Rum and sail your boat around the Nantucket Sound with a bunch of other rich drunk guys and then ask yourself ... "where thuh Figawi?" think Massachusetts accent.
JPF Racing stands for...bigdave
May 17, 2001 10:09 PM
Just Pedal Faster. It came about when some of the original team members attended a racing camp one year. When one of the coaches was asked questions, more often than not the answer came back, "just pedal faster." So after going anerobic and hearing this repeatedly, they got quite used to the phrase and decided to use it as a team name.

--Dave
BABESJerry near St. Louis
May 18, 2001 7:01 AM
BABES - Belleville Area Bicycling and Eating Society

We ride and then we eat. Sometimes if the weather is bad, we just eat. On the rare occasion, we just ride.

My BABES t-shirt has raised an eyebrow or two.

Jerry
SIBALive Steam
May 18, 2001 7:58 AM
Staten Island Bicycling Association - Not very interesting, but thought there might be someone in the area looking for a club to ride with. We usually ride one day on the weekend off of SI in NJ or LI. This is our new jersey which yours truly designed. The bridge structure is the Verrazano Narrows Bridge - well known to marathoners and to trivia buffs. It used to be the longest single span bridge in the world until the built a longer on in England. Any thoughts on the jersey? Be gentle please!:-)
re: Club NamesPsyDoc
May 18, 2001 8:23 AM
When I lived in Lextingon, KY, there was a cycling club called "The Bluegrass Wheelmen." Right before I moved to Georgia, some of the female members got upset with the word "Wheelmen" and wanted the club to changed the name.

In Valdosta, we have a budding club; the ACC (Azalea City Cyclists: http://chiron.valdosta.edu/mawhatley/acc ). The cycling club up in Albany, GA is called the "Pecan City Pedalers."
Team LardbuttGreg Taylor
May 18, 2001 8:55 AM
We're from Alexandria, Virginia, just outside of Washington D.C. Several stories on how we got our name, depending on who you ask:

1. It was a tragic typo -- the jersey was SUPPOSED to say "Team Hardbutt", but the printer screwed it up.

2. We are from a little town called Lardbutt, Virginia, just a few miles down the road from Bigbutt.

3. Our jersey says what?! Man, I gotta get a better seeing eye dog...one that can read.

4. We all lost a bet. Don't ask.

5. Hey, it takes a really big butt to push a really big gear.

6. We got a really good deal on these things.

7. Our wives say that cute chicks will really dig the name...

Our "club" had its fifteen minutes of fame last February when we actually made it into Cyclingnews.com! Check it out, last item for February 12, 2001.

http://www.cyclingnews.com/results/2001/feb01/feb12news.shtml.

There are a few occasional racers (VERY occasional racers) in our gang. We have a group doing Bike Virginia this year, and we always do the Seagull Century in October.
Old Guys Who Get Fat In Winter Racing Team; we stole itCory
May 18, 2001 9:47 AM
One of the mail order places sold T-shirts a couple of years ago with a lardbutt cyclist and the legend, "Old Guys Who Get Fat In Winter Racing Team--Because Last Place Counts, Too." Most of my friends had either just turned 50 or were about to, and I got everybody shirts for Christmas as a joke. It sort of caught on and replaced Rolling Thunder (of a half-dozen of us who ride together, all but one are 6 feet-plus and over 200 pounds).