Sep 26, 2012


From Adam Rodkey:

It looks like it will rain most of the day today. The CX group will likely not be riding at Karst tonight. I know, I know, we're supposed to revel in the wet and mud, but we don't want to damage the park grounds until necessary!

Sep 25, 2012

Autumn Series

Looks as though Riders Council have come up with a greatly improved Fall Series that kicks off with Tuesday Night at the Track this evening (#L5TNRS).
 Details here

 Looking foward to hearing about how the events proceed. I see that the #L5TNRS is categorised by age which must be a kick in the teeth for the old boys of the track, Eric and Brant! I also notice that IUSF shows some class and don't give the ladies ages.... Start list for Tuesday 25th

Cyclists Needed for Psychology Study

Seeking cyclists to volunteer to participate in a sport psychology research study!

My name is Deborah Osteen and I am currently conducting a thesis research study for the sport psychology masters program at John F. Kennedy University in Pleasant Hill, California, and I am in GREAT need of volunteers to participate in my study! The entire study is done online, so it does not matter where you reside, just as long as you have access to the internet.

The study will require 5 - 30 minutes per week and takes place over 4 weeks, starting October 1st, 2012.

Sep 23, 2012


I reckon they'd be alright with an exchange..

Jauregui from Jacky Durand on Vimeo.

Sep 17, 2012

IU Cycling Club Call-Out Meeting

The IU Cycling Club will have its first call-out meeting this Thursday, September 20th at 8:30pm in the Wilcox House located at 1606 N. Fee Lane.  If you are interested in joining the club and/or racing collegiate this coming year, please plan on attending.  Questions can be directed to Paul Smith, the President of IUCC, who can be reached at

Sep 14, 2012

BloomingCross! Registration Open!

Visit to register for BloomingCross!  This OVCX event is on Sunday, October 21st at Karst Farm Park.  Go to for more information.

Sep 11, 2012

MMSF TT #9 Results 09.11.2012

The final TT of the year had just 9 riders come out for the challenge, with most riders opting to ride Merckx-style.  To no surprise, Jonathan Atwell took the top spot with a 21.17 while strong-man Ryan Shanahan set a new season-best Merckx time with a 22.54.  Mandy Brothers was the lone female rider of the night, completing the course in 28.11 Merckx style.  Just because the "official" TT's are over this year doesn't mean you can't still go out and time yourself for fun or for a workout.  Times are on BVN, so you can see where you stack up - and also try to beat your own best time!  Thanks to Sarah Sanders for timing tonight and to all others who have timed this year for making it possible.  And of course, thanks to the riders for coming out, hopefully we'll see you again next year!  Full results below:

Full Results:

Place Name Time MPH Category
1 Jonathan Atwell 21.17 28.19 TT
2 Ryan Shanahan 22.54 26.20 Merckx
3 Erik Paavola 23.48 25.21 TT
4 Shane Slaven 25.18 23.72 Merckx
5 Spencer Brauchla 25.51 23.21 Merckx
6 Jacob Miller 25.58 23.11 Merckx
7 Matt Ellenwood 26.13 22.89 Merckx
8 Jimmy Rosati 26.20 22.78 Merckx
9 Mandy Brothers 28.11 21.29 Merckx


From Adam Rodkey:

 WWCX will be meeting at Karst again this week 6:30-7pm. We flagged and painted the course, but it has been mowed since then, so all flags may not still be standing. If needed we can put out more and/or make sure everyone knows the course.

 See you there!

Stolen Bike

Fellow Bloomington Cyclists,

Would you please keep your eyes open for a stolen 2009 58cm Specialized Roubaix Pro?  It was stolen today (9/11) between 7:45AM and 2:45PM.  The bike was locked (cable and locking rack) to the roof rack of my car in the SRSC parking lot. The bike has several identifying features, some of which include; nokon cables, black box bottom bracket, Fulcrum Racing 3 wheels and several other identifying characteristics.  The frame is a black carbon weave with red decals. An image of a like frame is included below. A report is on file with IUPD so if you see this bike please call them and contact me at

 Thanks, Chris

IUDM Torch Ride

On Saturday, September 22nd, IUDM will be hosting its 7th annual Torch Ride, a cycling event, from Riley Hospital for Children in Indianapolis to Bloomington. Each year this event is a centerpiece of the IUDM experience, serving as a ride in honor of Ashley Crouse, an IUDM Vice President who passed away in a car accident on campus in 2005. Current IUDM VP Finance Eric Anderson will lead the pack of cyclists from Riley Hospital to Bloomington, while carrying a torch that will ultimately be placed at the marathon as a reminder of Ashley's legacy and dedication to IU Dance Marathon and the children at Riley. The ride itself will be at a leisurely, social pace, but we ask that anyone who joins the ride be comfortable riding in packs. 

If you're not familiar with IUDM, the organization works year-round to raise funds and awareness for Riley Hospital for Children. Since it began, the IU Dance Marathon has raised almost $12 million for Riley Hospital for Children, which built and continues to support the Ryan White Infectious Disease Center. If you click the link below, you can learn more about IUDM and the Center it has built.

 We will be leaving Bloomington at 8:00am and will be providing transportation for riders and their bikes up to Indianapolis for the start of the ride at 10:00am. We will be using this route to make our way back down to Bloomington:

The cost for participation will be $20, or $25 which includes lunch. Riders can register by signing up online at:

Help make a difference today and gather your friends and teammates to join in on this amazing event! For more information please visit or email Eric at with any questions!"

Sep 10, 2012

MMSF TT #9 Tomorrow 09.11.2012

Join us tomorrow night (Tuesday, September 11th) at 7:00pm in the Morgan-Monroe State Forest for the ninth and final time trial of the season! This is it for the season, so come and see what you can do on this 10-mile out-and-back course featuring several rolling hills and a blazing fast finish! First rider goes off at 7:00pm with subsequent riders going off at 30-second intervals. Come see if you can best your own best time and take on some good-natured competition! If you're riding out and want some company, a small group usually rolls out from behind BGI shortly after 6:00pm. And if you're looking for are the top Men's and Women's times for THIS YEAR:

TT: Jonathan Atwell 21:06
Merckx: Jonathan Atwell 23:19
L5 bike: Paul Smith 27:33

TT: Sarah Sanders 24:48 *Women's Course Record
Merckx: Sarah Sanders 26:18

Current Course Record still held by Ryan Shanahan at 20:31

Little 500 sale

I am liquidating most my Little 500 related training equipment if you are interested in any of these items; email me at I can arrange for it to be delivered to Bloomington.
 In the case of the computerized Tacx trainers, I will deliver and instruct the buyer how to set up as well as use the equipment. While all of this is used, (except the Guercotti road bike and the sprockets), it has been expertly maintained. All prices are per unit.
  Item A 2 – Available $110.00 ea. Elite Crono Fluid Elastogel Indoor Bike Trainer Indoor bicycle trainer with fluid-filled technology system Weight of cyclist and bicycle combine to create resistance against roller Sturdy Crono frame folds up for easy transport and storage
  Item B 1 – Available $195.00 Elite RITMO Fluid Elastogel Indoor Bike Trainer Indoor bicycle trainer with fluid-filled technology system 500 watts of resistance at 40mph. Folding A-Frame design. Very heavy duty. Very easy one step spring loading/removal process.
  Item C 4 – Available $400.00 ea. Tacx Fortuis Indoor Bike Trainer The trainer is equipped with a powerful engine brake that simulates climbs and descents. When you are climbing you will experience almost the same resistanceas if you were outside and when you are descending you do not have to pedal,because the motor will drive your wheel.• Features a powerful wired motor brake with downhill drive using the innovative Powerback system;
• Catalyst training programs aimed at power, heart rate and gradient which you use to conduct professional fitness testing;
• Analyzer software to display training sessions you have carried out with charts and tables Catalyst training programs aimed at power, heart rate and gradient which you use to conduct professional fitness testing.This trainer requires a Windows computer to operate.

  Item C 3 – Available $400.00 ea. Tacx Fortius Indoor Bike Trainer Computer This computer is pre-configured for use with the Tacx Fortius trainer above. It features Windows XP, Dual Core Processor, 4gb of memory, enhanced video card. Tacx Training software 3.6 is installed along with at least 10 Tacx RLV video courses (which alone are worth over $500.00). You can also create GPS routes in MapMyRide and load them on to the computer and ride virtually in road in the world. From the Nashville 90, to Mount Ventoux.

  Item C 2 – Available $2,000.00 ea. Complete Tacx Fortius system for 2 riders Includes, 2 – Fortius trainers, 2- computers and a 47” Visio Flat Panel HDTV. The HDTV has a split-screen mode that allows for two computers to be displayed simultaneously. If you have the video of the 2011 Little 500, HDNet did a feature on this system. Feel free to email me for complete details of this item.

  Item D 3 – Available $50.00 to $80.00 ea. Tacx Fortuis Magnetic Trainer This is a basic mag trainer with a handlebar resistance control. It is a basic Entry level trainer. I have several models priced from $50.00 to $80.00
  Item E 2 – Available $135.00 ea. BlackBurn Fluid TrackStand Trainer This is probably the most common trainer used by successful Little 500 teams. Rugged, smooth, fluid technology.

  Item F 5 – Available $10.00 ea. Dimension Beveled 46T Front Sprocket (Chainring) Most popular replacement for the stock front sprocket that comes on a Schwinn Little 500 bike. The beveling provides superior strength making very hard to bend even in a wreck.
  Item F 1 – Available $1775.00 Guercotti Aurigo 54cm Italian Road Bike Aluminum/Carbon Fiber Frame, Campagnolo 10-sp Veloce Group, Campagnolo Khamsin Wheels, Deda Bar and Stem, Selle Italia Saddle, Deda Carbon Fiber Seatpost. 50/34 Compact gearing. This a superb road bike in I.U. colors. It was built for the 2010 Interbike Show in Las Vegas and has been in storage ever since. There is a very small dent in the seat tube that is shown in the photo. Pedals are not included.

Thanks for looking, Tom Schwoelger

Sep 7, 2012

Summer days...

So it's time for Cyclocross to occupy average cyclists all over the world (while the Pros still race road) so it's a good time to look back over the summer racing. What were the highlights of Bloomington-based racing? The lack of PROs in town means do you look to the top-class amateurs (Atwell, Knapp, Dewart) or the winning lower Cat riders (Gartner as Cat3 crit champ)? Was the Bloomington Crit the best day of racing? Were there great performances off of the road or maybe an epic effort in R.A.I.N or Decycles? Let us know your highlight but hey, try to keep it clean.

item for sale..

Make/Model: 2011 Selle Italia SLR Flow Saddle Color: Black with Silver Accent Condition: "Like New". Used lightly for 4-5 months. Comment: High quality competition saddle. Incredibly light! Link to Item: 12th Saddle from the Top (4th from the Bottom)

Sep 4, 2012

WWCX Moving to Karst This Week

From Adam Rodkey:

We will be  riding the WWCX at Karst Farm Park  tomorrow (9/5). After a home game the tailgate field becomes a mine filed of broken glass, plus we have the Bloomingcross course mostly laid out and it needs ridden.

The course at Karst is (mostly) marked with paint, but we'll get started 6:30-7:00pm and make sure everyone knows the course, then get in some workout.

Sep 3, 2012

Upcoming Dates... Fall 2012

Just a few advance notices regarding Little 500 and other cycling dates.  First of all, the 9th and final MMSF TT will be coming up next week (Tuesday, September 11th), so if you'd like to take on the course "officially" one last time, plan on being there at 7pm.  Unfortunately, this will conflict with the IUSF Callout Meeting for Little 5.  That will be held also next Tuesday the 11th at 8pm in BU223, so interested riders should plan on being there.  A new, exciting series of events from IUSF is also coming this fall.  For the first time there will be a Fall Tuesday Night Race Series hosted by IUSF at Bill Armstrong Stadium.  This year the series will feature three nights of racing - details to come on that.  The races will be bi-weekly starting Tuesday, September 25th and will feature a mix of different track (velodrome)-style racing.  Also keep an eye out for the Fall Exchange Clinic for those teams looking to teach rookies exchanges early or brush up on exchanges for vets.  The full Fall Calendar for IUSF can be found here.  Just a reminder, the IUSF Group Rides will be going on all fall at 4:30pm from the Wilcox House - multiple routes are available and turnouts have been awesome so far!

Lastly, Road Wednesday Worlds will continue through the end of this month, with the 446 Loop on  Wednesday, September 26th closing out the WW for the season.  Looking ahead there is PLENTY of racing left this year for those willing to get a little muddy in cyclocross racing.  Adam Rodkey and Fred Rose have already been out scouting the course for BloomingCross so for those who are interested - plan on a great race this fall right here in town!  Wednesday CX Worlds is a great place to learn and hone your skills and it's a great workout in less than an hour.

Whether it's on or off the road, I hope to see you all out riding!