|UT-Austin NCCA Info Needed||liu02bhs|
Apr 12, 2002 7:47 PM
|Hey anyone knows how competitive the Longhorn cycling club is? I have never done any bike races. I'm mainly a triathlete. I can go 20-21 mph on very curvy criterium course (a 1.15 mile course w/ 8 significant turns) w/ no drafting. Probably a few mph more on straight roads. Would I be competitive in the collegiate arena?
And where do the cyclists keep their bike? I'm gonna be living in the honor dorm. Do they allow bikes in there? If so how safe is it to keep the bike in my room?
Any further informations are welcome.
|re: UT-Austin NCCA Info Needed||Tig|
Apr 13, 2002 5:20 PM
|The place to look for UT's club info is at http://www.utexas.edu/ftp/student/utcycling/
Read back through past racing posts in here where someone asks similar questions about if they're ready to race. Criteriums are about speed bursts out of every corner, so what speed you can maintain won't help much. Quick recovery from extremly hard efforts and solid bike handling within a group are the first things to master in order to survive a crit. Ride with a club to sharpen your skills and improve your fitness... then you'll be in better shape to race.
|re: UT-Austin NCCA Info Needed||da cyclist|
Apr 13, 2002 5:24 PM
|The Longhorns pretty much spend their season getting smacked around by the Texas A&M and MSU.
They've got this guy named Dille on their team who thinks he's pretty fast, but we all know better. If you want a good laugh, talk some smack to him and then watch him try to drop you. At those speeds you're gonna dominate the local college scene. Skip the comedy class races and jump straight into the A's.
I wouldn't worry about keeping your bike inside. Just throw a u-lock through the front wheel and leave it outside.
Apr 14, 2002 3:54 PM
|Tig I don't think I'm too interested in criteriums. I hate it with a passion. I am usually pretty good with sucking wheels if the road is straight. But I always get dropped by the local pros on criterium course. My biking handling skills is not up to par.
As for da cyclist. Dude, I seen some of the so called TT that the Rice's bike club put up. I biked like 30 miles and is still smoked most of the riders doing a 1 mile TT. I doubt A&M can do that much damage to the UT. You must be an Aggie.
But seriously, how fast do collegiates go. I know I can be dominating the local college scene, when people at my high school can haul 25 mph for 20 mile TT with full aero equipment except the bike.
|Aggies???? hahaha||da cyclist|
Apr 14, 2002 10:06 PM
|First of all, you should check the results from the past few years. A&M beats the hell outta UT every time on the bikes. www.scccycling.org
Second of all, if you have to ask how fast collegiates go, then you obviously don't go fast enough. Do some C races and figure it out.
And I know that I shouldn't criticize the grammar of other people on the internet, but are they just letting anybody into the UT honors programs these days? I mean come on, "My biking handling skills is not up to par?" Wow.
|yeah, my grammar sucks||liu02bhs|
Apr 15, 2002 6:03 PM
|Yeah, my grammar sucks and that I don't check my grammar on the message board. It's more of a stream of consciousness kind of thing. Plus, I'm majored in engineering not liberal arts. My SAT score and class rank more than make up for my grammar.
Yeah, I check out the site, according to my calculation, they TT at 25 mph. I saw the TT results, looks like UT were doing some killing.