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Know of any teams looking for women racers(8 posts)

Know of any teams looking for women racerssarah
Nov 26, 2001 2:24 PM
I have just started racing, does anyone know of any teams in and around Houston,Tx looking to pick up a female racer chic?
We need a picturediaper gravy
Nov 26, 2001 5:20 PM
We need a picturesarah
Nov 27, 2001 5:59 AM
need a picture? honey I don't wear my lingerae on the bike.
We need a picturediaper gravy
Nov 27, 2001 6:41 AM
...of the bike, silly.
We need a picturesarah
Nov 27, 2001 7:50 AM
quattro assi
sarah, advice since you're new hereDog
Nov 27, 2001 7:57 PM
better not even to respond to the morons; some people here get their jollies just being obnoxious; they come out of nowhere, and seek out people to respond to their idiotic posts; you respond and you only egg them on

But, as you see, there are plenty of good, thoughtful people too, so don't be discouraged. Welcome.

Doug
serious reponsecrockpot2001
Nov 27, 2001 9:08 AM
Sarah,
You got some wacky responses, what could you expect on the internet?
Seriously, If you just started racing don't expect much in terms of money or parts support. You did not state what you are looking for so I would have to assume just looking for people to show you the ropes. The best thing you can do is associate yourself with a team that will patienly show you the rules and responsibilities of riding with others, then ride your can off. Teams can be located by contacting your local bike shops.
Women's racing is very rewarding but heartbreaking if you are in it for the money. It does not look like it will ever equalize. My wife to be races on a strong womens team here in Missouri and it's incredible to see how hard these women work for each other and the rewards that result.

Best of luck and Happyy Holidays,

Stan
Houston TeamsTig
Nov 27, 2001 4:55 PM
Sarah,
There are several Houston area teams that are worth looking into. Most teams/clubs should always welcome women and Jr riders with open arms. If not, keep looking! What side of town do you live on? That will help point you to a team that is close. Having to drive too far to a ride can keep you from riding as much as you need. Be sure that a team has organized rides and caters to new racers and women riders. Ride with them a few times before deciding to become a member. Tell them you are new and would like to learn and become a better rider. You will see what they are all about before long and can decide if the match is right for your needs.

I ride with the Wolf Pack based in the Clear Lake area and we have a few women racers/riders. The club is expanding quite a bit this year. We are sponsored by Bike Barn, Webster Bicycle, Bay Area Schwinn, and a local jewelry store. We will host some organized training rides starting this weekend. Saturday morning rides will start at Bay Area Schwinn on Hwy 3 near Bay Area Blvd. at 8 AM. Sunday rides will start across from Webster Bicycle (NASA Road 1) in the school parking lot at 8 AM. These rides will be structured for race training and not the worthless testosterone-poisoned "let's race like fools" group rides that are becoming too common. There will also be a few riding clinics that cover basic and advanced bike handling and race strategies. For more info, call Webster Bicycle at 281-332-2419, or Bay Area Schwinn 281-332-6433 and ask for Jamie. I'll also email you with one of the club officer's (Marie) name and phone number.

There used to be a good team in the Woodlands as well as one based out of Daniel Boone Cycles near the Medical Center (713-526-7011). Another team is called North West Cyclery at 290 and Jones Rd (713-466-1240).