Saturday, December 22, 2012
We have made no secrets of our main goal for the season: Qualify for Nationals.
So far we have had about 8 men and 4 women show up to represent our A's squads. But everyone is welcome to come give it a shot! As second semester starts, we will be introducing more training races and drop rides to give a real feel for the racing atmosphere. Look for a call out meeting when we all get back to IU.
If you need any gear for the upcoming season please fill out your order here:
And finally, here is the racing schedule for the Spring
Sunday, March 18, 2012
After opening a gap of over 5 minutes over the field, the remaining IU contingent expanded that lead with continued attacks spurned by the Indy-bred climbing supremacy of Turner Duncan, with the course eventually leveling out once again to allow for a race average speed in excess of 22 on a particularly hilly course. An expert lead-out from John Becker delivered Turner Duncan to his third race of the season, with the Turner and Becker crossing the line 1 and 2 with Chris Passolano just a stone's throw away in a chasing group.
The Mens' D race left at 11:05 with IU being championed by Aaron Starkston, Patrick Garvey, and Robert Martin. The race wasn't characterized by breakaways but, rather, by mishaps and mechanicals, with Patrick recovering from a wreck after a rider from Illinois unclipped and went down in front of him. Aaron Starkston dropped a chain and was forced to put in a hard solo effort to regain his position in the group. After recovering from his mechanical, Aaron pulled out all the stops and sprinted around several riders in the closing 200 meters for a top ten finish with Patrick Garvey and Robert Martin following shortly behind.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Okay, it’s that time again. The first collegiate road racing weekend is the weekend of the 25th, so let’s make sure we’re ready for it. We’ll do a practice race this Saturday at noon, meeting at the Sample Gates. This is truly a come one, come all event--anyone interested in racing should come check it out! If you’ve never raced before, this is your chance to see what it’s like. And if you are an experienced racer, here’s a chance to remind yourself what racing feels like. Regardless of your experience level, it’s an opportunity to get out there with your IU teammates for a great workout.
We typically do a lap of the Forest (down Bean Blossom), though last year we did an out-and-back on 446 (due to ice on Bean Blossom). Either way, it will be familiar roads so no one gets lost, as this is not a no-drop ride...but we will all ride out together to the starting point. Attacking is welcome, as is teamwork…so come ready to race! And of course, if you have a longer ride scheduled that day, you could always add on afterward.
Come on out!
Saturday, January 28, 2012
Ashton Wischmeier was the sole representative of Indiana University at the 2012 Collegiate Cyclocross Nationals. Ashton finished in 31st in Division 1 USAC collegiate race. Congratulations on a successful Cyclocross season Ashton!
Ashton wrote a recap of his personal experience at this years nationals event:
"Collegiate nationals - Madison, Wisconsin
Arriving two days before the start of the collegiate race I witnessed the course change daily in appearance and in difficulty. It ranged from having several inches of mud to being covered in frozen ruts that were several inches deep.
I arrived at the course at 7:45 the morning of the race to get in a final few practice laps before the start. It was 20 degrees outside and the course was extremely rough and unforgiving. The course was already one of the most challenging of the season with little room to recover in between climbs and other barriers, but the addition of 5 inch deep ruts covering every inch of the course not covered in asphalt made it extremely difficult to control the direction the bike wanted to travel in. These ruts were the reason for a few errors on my part. They were all too willing to send me into the stakes lining the course. The biting cold also presented a challenge. It seemed to be impossible to wear enough embro and winter clothing while warming up and waiting for the start.
The race itself was extremely fast with a great field from across the nation in attendance. This being my second race of the weekend after the u23 race the day before, I knew what to expect as far as tempo went, but the conditions of the course were entirely different. In about fifteen hours the course had went from several inches of mud to being frozen solid. By the finish i was extremely exhausted and satisfied with my efforts between the two days.
I finished the weekend with a 29th place finish in the u-23 race and 31st in the division 1 collegiate race.
Friday, January 20, 2012
Hope everyone is enjoying their semester so far! We will be having out spring call-out meeting on Monday January 23rd at 9pm at the Wilcox House. At the meeting, we will be going over the plans for travel, hotels, entry fees, etc… for the spring road season that kicks off at Lindsey Wilson on February 25th/26th. For the full road schedule, please visit the IU Cycling webpage. If you intend to race this spring, please attend this meeting. If you haven't already, you'll be able to sign waivers, pay dues, and purchase and IUCC Kit at the conclusion of the meeting (you will not be allowed to race if you haven't signed a waiver and payed dues!)
Also, dont' forget to renew/purchase your USAC Collegiate license! Be sure to select Indiana University-Bloomington as your club!
That is all we have for now. As always, if you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact us! Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting!