Stevens NJ Race Recap!

Thanks to the wacky 14 that came out for an awesome first race weekend! The weekend started off solid with a team stop to a new Mexican restaurant in Hartford CT; El Sarape. While the food was pretty stellar, the team has made the conscious decision that perhaps spicy Mexican food isn’t the best thing the night before races.

When we arrived to the wonderful residence of VP Tess Timmes, we were greeted by tables full of cookies, fruit up to the ceiling, and the saltiest and bestest cashews known to man, EVER.

The Timmes parents have been officially declared the coolest parents east of California (only because it’s really hard to beat Adam’s parents since… well… the birthed Adam). Between feeding us more food than we could even eat (hard to believe for 14 cyclists), then feeding us even more food past that point, copious amounts of coffee for Jarvis, eggs on eggs on eggs on chicken and pesto, and not to forget the new team puppy, Putter, it was hard to imagine a weekend could get much better! But on top of all of that the Timmes parents were unbelievably friendly and accommodating to such a large group of odd people with shaved legs!

How about some race results??

Although the courses weren’t in optimal shape from a rough winter, the BU squad had some really solid performance from everyone, especially from all our new racers for their first time racing in a big pack!

As a team we are now ranked 12/32, thats pretty impressive!

TTT Results:

Men’s A-  Representing the back of the pack (last place is still a place!) due to two heavy mechanical faults. Only up to go from there!

Men’s C-  With two newbies, Peter and Matt, veteran Nick helped lead the team to a solid 10/14.

Women’s B-  Killer performance against some hard competition by the girls with two veteran riders, Anne and Tess, and the strong help from Natalie bringing the team into 4th.

Women’s D-  Putting the pain down on the crowds, Steph and Anna brought home a great race!

RR Results:

Men’s A-   Adam came in 26/42 like a champ, Ben hung on for a good portion of an extremely fast race and ended up around 30th, I got my sports mixed up and tried to ride my bike downhill on snow… turns out bikes don’t do that well.

Men’s B-  Jarvis’ wheel literally exploded on a pothole.

Men’s C-  Nick killed it and got 14th in a big field, Steve fought hard for a finish not far off the main pack.

Men’s D-  Matt and Peter both did great on the learning curve of their first races with 21st and 26th out of a field of nearly 50.

Women’s B-  Anne, racing against some ladies who could kick my butt, got 10th for her field.

Women’s C-  Natalie took onto a breakaway pack and showed them that she’s got some serious watts in those legs with a 2nd place finish followed by Tess who just missed the breakaway and came in at 18th.

Women’s D-  Steph and Anna worked together and came in for a sprint finish for 2nd and 3rd followed closely by Tanya just behind a pack from the final climb.

Circuit Results:

Men’s A-  Adam raced brave on a scary course, took risks and managed to hand in there for 21/40 of some of the fastest men ever. Ben raced until his legs couldn’t go and battled it hard.

Men’s C-  Nick raced aggressively and proved he is ready to make the move to the B’s with a 12th place finish. Steve’s show broke and nearly fell off, and he discovered that although he may be jacked, using only his left leg isn’t as good as everyone else using both of theirs.

Men’s D-  Matt killed it with a great 6th place finish followed by a beautiful collapse into a snow bank after the race to cool down. Peter improved huge on his tactics from the day before and moved up to almost break the top 20!

Women’s B-  Anne reached her goals and broke into the top 10 with an 8th place finish along with a good friend of hers from Harvard.

Women’s C-  Natalie used her power to pedal away from everyone on a solo break for a few laps, only to get caught with a few to go for 2nd place, followed by Tess who barely missed the top ten in her efforts to catch the break.

Women’s D-  Anna, Steph, and Tanya tried some team tactics with a strong attack by Tanya right off the line that helped to stretch the field. The girls came in 2nd, 3rd, and 6th respectively.

Way to go kids, keep it up for next weekend!

 

Until next time,

Dave

P.s. Don’t ride your bike into snow banks.

Rudy Project and Skratch Labs orders are in!

Thank you so much to our sponsors Rudy Project and Skratch Labs again this year. Thanks to them we’ll stay super hydrated and look super pro with all of our new gear! If you haven’t picked up your orders, contact Dave to set up a time to get them. We’re so lucky to have such fantastic sponsors and now we can look forward to a great season. Thanks!

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Upcoming News

Hi All!

A few awesome quick updates:
Our clothing order is expected for delivery on January 15! That means on January 16th everyone is going to think you are a pro cyclist.
Our season schedule looks AMAZING
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Just to name a few highlights:
-WE HAVE A CRIT IN FENWAY! Talk about a home advantage. Not only will all our racers be able to sleep in, but I expect crowds to be gynormous and I hope all our alumni, fans, friends and families can make it out to cheer!
-We have 4 Crits that are 6-corner crits! That means intense fast paced crazy racing and an awesome spectator event
-Road races are challenging and beautifully scenic this year! We have some amazing long A-races this year. For those that enjoy that, congratulations. You can all cheer for me as I collect free water bottles off the back of the group from around mile 40 on :)
As always, with so much travelling our team is looking to save funds somehow. If any of our friends are interested in hosting us for a weekend near these races, we would be eternally grateful and respectful! It’s always preferable to connect with friends and families than to post up in hotels!
David
President
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Rudy Project Sponsor

Rudy Project has once again opened sponsorship with us at Boston University Cycling!

We are extremely excited to be working with them again this year, and look forward to some fresh new helmets and glasses!

 

2013/2014 Clothing Order Time

The time you’ve all been waiting for is here: CLOTHING ORDERS woooohooooo

Here is your chance to represent BU while you ride. Whether you are a current racer, an alumni, a parent, or just someone who has heard of BU, all orders are welcome! If someone you know isn’t on this email list, feel free to forward it to them. Once again, we are working with Hincapie Clothing (pro quality stuff!). Extremely high quality and comfort, and specially made for BU.

All Order Forms and Money are DUE by November 10th.

If you are a current BU Racer, then you need to buy gear! Our league (the ECCC) required that all racers have a collegiate racing kit. Also, now we look all matchy-matchy and fast when we ride together, who doesn’t want that?

If you are not in the Boston area, then please print out the attached Order Form and mail it with a check to:

David Villari

318 Saint Paul St. Apartment 5

Brookline, MA 02446

ALL CHECKS MUST BE PAYABLE TO BOSTON UNIVERSITY CYCLING!

If anyone has question, comments, or concerns, feel free to ask me.

Also, attached is a quick preview of how awesome these uniforms are going to look, for more previews please ask!

Best,

David Villari

President

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