This was my first weekend of bike racing, and I was pretty nervous. Sure, I train a lot and have a few years of endurance sports in my background, but cycling is different; the results aren’t based just on who trains the most, but on strategy, and awareness, and being at the right place at the right time. So, I entered the Intro Women category, hoping to find other riders like myself – fit, but inexperienced and terrified of making a tight corner in a big pack.
ITT: The ITT was the portion I was least worried about, since it’s basically the same idea as the bike portion of a triathlon – ride hard and don’t worry about other people. Continue reading
So, for those of you that haven’t checked Velocity Results in the last hour, I’m afraid that I’m going to have to spoil the surprise and point out that MIT won the Rutgers weekend and took an early lead in the team standings for the season.
Before I catch up on sleep, I just wanted to send out a quick recap of some of the top results and best moments from this weekend.
With 600 racers signed up for the ECCC Season Opener — which, I believe sets some record, though I’m not sure which one — this past weekend was definitely one to test whether or not all that winter training had paid off. Continue reading
The MIT cycling team would like to thank the good samaritans in Dover and South Natick, MA. After a couple of team members crashed, many people stopped to offer help. In particular, we’d like to thank a couple who stopped and called an ambulance. They gave us their e-mail address, but we unfortunately lost it on the way home.
Also, we’d like to thank the police and EMTs for their excellent services.
All of the cyclists are fine and in good spirits.
women’s road captain
Hello MIT Cycling Community,
We have a new Google calendar on the http://mitcycling.org home page that we will be using exclusively for events scheduling for both club events and team events, for all disciplines road, mountain, cyclocross, and track. Note the calendar can be added to your own personal calendar if you have a google account.
For the time being, If you would like to add special rides, races, or cycling events to the calendar, please email Michael Hamilton with the date, time, location, and event description, and we’ll make sure to get the events up on the calendar. For regular training rides with short notice (less than 2 days notice), please continue to post to the cycling-club, mitoc-bike, or cycling-race lists.