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Collegiate and amateur racing in the New York Times

This isn’t really about MIT directly, but a recent post from the New York Times’s City Room blog deserves a shout-out. It’s called “For Would-Be Armstrongs, Some Bike Racing Tips,” and it’s all about the transition from riding to racing in the amateur and collegiate circuits.

It also features advice from the coach and riders from my own undergraduate alma mater, the Columbia University Cycling Team. ECCC pride!

Columbia is a squad that has had an enormous amount of success in the past few years and has turned itself into one of the largest and most successful organizations in the Eastern Collegiate Cycling Conference. The Lions almost always place talented and skilled riders in every men’s and women’s category. So it’s well worth reading their advice in the Times post.

ECCC end-of-season-survey RESULTS

Are finally available here. MIT’s X-Pot won not for “best event” but for “most soul-crushing event” (that would be the road race). I think we can be proud of that.

Also:

“Early in the drive back from Easterns we partook in an inter car food fight with Bucknell (we think). While we we were focusing our powdered donuts on Car #1, their Car #2 owned us with a pile of banana peels. While still reeling from our earlier defeat, we ran across the MIT caravan on I80. After tossing some bananas at one of cars a guy in the front seat calmly showed off their conference winning award. D’oh.”

It’s e-triple-c road survey time

With Easterns being over and all, the ECCC’s annual end-of-season survey is up. While it can be an excuse for teams to insult other teams hidden within the fog of anonymity, the answers can also be quite funny. Do thy part and fill it out here. Deadline is Wednesday, May 6.

ECCC Track Season

The inaugural ECCC Track Season, organized our own Josh Schwartz, gets underway next weekend. The ECCC season will feature three race weekends, shortly followed by Collegiate Track Nationals in Coloroado Springs.

The season schedule is:

Aug 22-24 Kissena, NYC
Aug 30-31 Valley Preferred Cycling Center, Trexlertown, PA
Sep 06-07 New England Velodrome, Londonderry, NH
Sep 11-13 Collegiate Track Nationals @ Colorado Springs

The team has spent this summer preparing at the New England Velodrome in Londonderry, New Hampshire. Pictures from a coaching session several weeks ago have been posted.