Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Go to the Saratoga Crit!

Hey All,

A little promotion of a local race. Myself and some other Union cyclists will be heading to Saratoga Springs on Sunday to check out the New York State Crit Championships. It's looking to be a great event.

Check out registration at:

I'll resume regular posts soon, I've been awful busy. 


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Nationals Quotables.

I went to Nationals in Colorado, it was ok. I had fun, I gave a few talks. 

I stayed with:
Tim (Drexel)
Frances (Mount Holyoke)
Emma (Mount Holyoke)

These People showed up:
Chuck (BC Alum)
Joe K (ECCC Socialite)

Here are some quotes:

"Does sketchiness on the road lead to sketchiness in bed?" - Frances 

"Humility is my best quality" - Me

"Build Me Up Butter Cup....."

"So Joe, are you practicing for when you have a baby?" - Emma, then Tim, after Joe wearing a  backpack on the front. 

"Just turn over steve and think of England" -Frances  

"I got hit by parked car" -Chuck

"Since when have you been racing A's?" -Chuck On my being at Nationals

"Frances is a creeper at a subconscious level... even while she's asleep" 

"Is this how you win races? Cause no one wants to be near you?" - Tim on MHC cycling

"Water bottles travel through the internet"-Tim

"How badly do you need it, describe it in great detail"-Emma

"eating a liquid substance with a fork is a mistake" -Chuck

"Think army is pissed off at us?"- Chuck 

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

RIT WOOT! Cluster F to Fort Collins

RIT Woot!

RIT, you guys win, Hands down. I'm pretty sure there was an RIT rider at every ECCC MTB,
 cross, and road race this academic year. I love the enthusiasm and large numbers despite having no riders higher than Men's C or Women's B on the road. You guys are definitely the winners of the collegiate spirit award for your commitment to travel, beer and bike racing. Especially because the University of Rochester barely shows up at anything.....

(RIT Tent, showing 'em how it's done at the Philly Phlyer)

Cluster F to Fort Collins
Today's post comes to you from the Hilton Inn Fort Collins. I'm sitting on a king size bed, watching possibly the greatest movie of all time Cool Runnings. I'm using as inspiration for upcoming races in the Collegiate National Championships. Needless to say, I'm getting excited. 

But before I can race I need my bike. That's right I managed to make it here without my bike or even my bag. Why? Because Charlotte NC blows hardcore. 

My original plan was fly Albany to Charlotte, 1 hour layover then Charlotte to Denver, where I'd meet up with Tim (Drexel) and Emma (Mount Holyoke) for the short bus ride to Fort Collins. However, rolling thunderstorms got my flight to Charlotte diverted to Columbia SC, where I spent 2.5 hours on the tarmac, frantically trying to get on a later flight out of Charlotte.  Meanwhile, Emma got diverted from Philly to Charlotte, then Charlotte to Ashville.  I eventually got Charlotte at 8:45 (originally planned to arrive at 4:50), I managed to catch the 8:10 flight to Denver, as it had been delayed by the weather and sprinted through the Airport to catch it just as the door was closed. 

I slept the flight to Denver, where I caught up with Tim and Emma got stuck in Charlotte overnight. She'll hopefully be getting in this morning.

Of course, my bike and bag didn't make it, but I got on a shuttle to the hotel and Tim and I arrived at 1:30 am. 

So after 13 hours of travel I made it to the hotel and am now waiting around to speak at the Echelon Collegiate Leadership Conference later today.