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How many of us around here are Collegiate Cyclists?(10 posts)

How many of us around here are Collegiate Cyclists?Swat Dawg
Dec 14, 2002 8:59 AM
I've seen a few other posters comment that they are riders for this college or that college. I'm curious as to how many of us use the site. I'll provide maybe an idea of information we could provide. I'm hoping to establish some contacts for this Springs Road season.

My Info-

School: Swarthmore College
Location: Swarthmore, PA 20 min. SW of Philly
Class Year: Junior, 2003
Category: B or C, I'll decide in the spring
Interesting Info: I am one of the co-founders of our cycling club. We were just established last year, and we have just began working on getting jersey's and sponsorship. Its a lot of work, but I have learned so much about cycling in the process. I am looking forward to racing in the collegiate road series this spring, and have been training for that. While I haven't gotten as many base miles in this fall/winter as I had hoped, but I think I'll be fine. Our team is looking strong, and I know we can do well, even though we are new and small. Looking forward to finding out who's around. The link is to a picture of me at the Spring Mtn Mtb race. Ignore the idiotic looking face, I was working hard (finished 4th).

Swat Dawg
re: How many of us around here are Collegiate Cyclists?yeah right
Dec 14, 2002 9:13 AM
School: Stanford University
Location: Bay area, CA
Class Year: Senior, 2003
Category: Probably C, but it depends on the early season pre-races. My bike got screwed up, and that's caused plenty of problems with training. The team is a lot of fun, with a lot of cool guys and gals. We've been around for a long time and were one of the top teams in the mid 90's. There's still a lot of fun stuff hanging around like disk wheels and aero-helmets that we get to use from that time period. Sorry no pictures.
Cheers for college racers (from an ex)!!!OffTheBack
Dec 14, 2002 10:05 AM
I rode for UC San Diego 1987-89. I loved it, it was a blast, but it really takes dedication. Since cycling is a club sport, riders don't get financial support from the university; they have to buy all their own equipment, drive themselves to races, etc. Also they have to train while studying!

Best of luck to you!
Yeah, all you old head ex-collegiates tell us where your from-nmSwat Dawg
Dec 14, 2002 10:21 AM
Very old.djg
Dec 15, 2002 6:38 AM
Although the head is no older than the rest of me.

Raced for Dartmouth 20 years ago. When there was nothing retro about wool jerseys.
Very old, me too.Galligruppo
Dec 16, 2002 8:42 AM
I raced for Rutgers '79 - '82. I still have my wool team jersey, though it's a tight fit now. Wool must shrink over the years. ;-)

GG
University of Michiganweiwentg
Dec 14, 2002 10:17 AM
I'm in the Midwest conference, and I don't think any of us on the road team are likely to go to Nationals. but,
School: U of M, Ann Arbor
Category: B on the road. I have no desire to be in a race with 50 people who don't know how to ride a bike in a peloton.
Interesting info: last year, I was in several races with 50 people who didn't know how to ride a bike in a peloton. not surprisingly, I ended the season with a broken collarbone. after that, I got a mountain bike and got 3rd in my first C race. I also got a cross bike, but we don't have a cross team. there is a collegiate cross season is, but no one has any idea where the races are.
I agree Collegiate is sometimes disorganizedSwat Dawg
Dec 14, 2002 10:26 AM
It is really hard trying to race if you don't have a team formed around your specific cycling interests. That's why I worked with other guys around here to get a team set-up. The problem that I have here is that being possibly the Southern most school, we have to travel ridiculuous distances to participate in races. I think the nature of our sport being club has its benefits and distractions, but I think it can really teach us some really important life lessons.

Swat Dawg
Representing the South!niteschaos
Dec 14, 2002 2:01 PM
Good thing I'm a roadie or having just had my car jacked would have been more serous that it was. I ride C's for Ga Tech right now. Hope to see all of you on the road some time this season!
KU Jayhawkkushogun
Dec 15, 2002 9:15 AM
Name: Jeff Williams
School: University of Kansas
Class: Junior
Misc: I'm in charge of our website. Check it out @ www.kucycling.com

The KU cycling team has been a growing group of riders and racers since the mid-1980's. It's typically between 20-30 riders with the majority of members racing on a year round basis ranging from road to cross to mountain. Jed Schneider was our premier cyclist over the last few years. He was 2-time cyclocross collegiate champion and finished on the podium in both mountain and road disciplines. He's now racing over in Europe on an American development team, which competes in UCI sanctioned events. As for the current members we have several great riders who have done exceptionally at state events as well as collegiate national events. Goals for this season: to defend our conference championship and develop younger racers.