Feb 15, 2013

TdF trending up...

The Tour de France is going to be so much better this year with Contador, Froome, Rodriguez, Evans, Schleck?, Nibali?, Wiggins...! It may be treason for me to say Wiggo won a yawner in 2012 but bring on the double ascent of Alpe D'huez! The Tour of Oman is kicking off the action!

Highlights Stage Four Slugfest

Feb 14, 2013

Coach Tom Morris

From Adam Fish:

Subj: Order a Custom Tri Kit to Support Tom Morris!

 Triathletes- As many of you know, one of IU’s strength coaches and our good friend – Tom Morris – was seriously injured in a mountain biking accident following last year’s Little 500. Tom was riding through Wapahani Park when his front wheel hit an object, throwing him over his handle bars and causing him to break his C6 spinal cord. With his amazing spirit, Tom has blown away doctors expectations and has garnered support from the entire IU community.

 Since the time of his injury, several student groups have come together to raise money. In Sigma Chi, we set up an online fundraiser which raised over $3500 for rehab expenses http://www.sigmachicycling.com/Philanthropy.html. To keep the momentum going, a group of triathletes are getting together to race the St. George Ironman 70.3 on May 4th and compete under the name “Tom’s Team.” For the race and upcoming tri season, we've created custom kits and are giving the IU community an opportunity to get in on the order.

 To view/ order a kit, click https://www.lgpickpayride.com/tom and create an account. The team store is supported by Louis Garneau (LG) who makes some of the best tri stuff in the world. Because each order is full custom, there is a 6-8 week lead time between payment and shipping. Kit sizing runs industry standard, and we're actually getting a great value since we're benefiting from bulk pricing - $154 all in. The purpose of the order is to raise enthusiasm for the cause and any extra funds will go to supporting Tom.

 It's rare for individuals with comparable injuries to walk again, let alone ride a bike. Tom's goal is to ride a bike. Tom is making amazing strides every day, and it would be awesome to see some kits around the Bloomington tri-scene this summer.
 The store closes in 3 days, so order now! Thanks, -Adam

Feb 7, 2013

Training Race

Hello, Ladies!

The first collegiate road racing weekend is just around the corner—the weekend of the 23rd—so it’s time to test the legs! We’ll do a practice race this Saturday at noon, meeting at the Sample Gates. 

Anyone interested in racing should come check it out—the more the merrier! 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’ll do a lap of the Forest (down Bean Blossom), which means 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 can always add on afterward. Saturday’s forecast looks okay so far, but if we are surprised with bad conditions that day, we’ll reschedule for Sunday at noon.

 If you have any questions, feel free to email me at randikcox@gmail.com. And please pass this on to anyone who might be interested! Come on out!

Feb 4, 2013

Cycling Study

Dear Cyclists-

I am looking for highly trained cyclists to be a potential subject for my research project beginning fall 2012.  This study will investigate the consistency of performance and pacing strategy in repeated 4-km cycling time trials in trained competitive cyclists.  Potential subjects will be submitted to a maximal oxygen consumption test (V̇O2 max) to determine if they qualify for the study.  Please forward this message or my contact information to any athletes that you believe would be interested in participating.

Ren-Jay Shei, Kinesiology Masters student at Indiana University
Phone number: (812)855-4632 (ask for Ren-Jay)
Email: reshei@indiana.edu

Feb 3, 2013

Local Growers' Guild Ride

The Local Growers' Guild is currently planning and promoting the Guild's first annual spring benefit event, Bike to Barns, which will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2013 at 9:00 am. Bike to Barns invites cyclists of all ages and skill levels to bike to farms in Monroe, Owen, and Brown counties during this day-long event. Funds raised will support the Local Growers' Guild, a multi-level cooperative of farmers, retailers, and community members dedicated to strengthening the local food economy in southern Indiana through education, direct support, and market connections.

 Riders can choose from three different routes, a 5 mile “Urban Fruit Route” in the City of Bloomington, a 35 mile “Seed Route” through Brown County, and a 75 mile “Root Route” in Monroe and parts of Owen County. Participants will meet the growers, have a chance to ask questions about their sustainable farming practices, hang out with farm animals, and learn about local food sources that Southern Indiana has to offer. These routes will begin and end at Rogers/Binford Elementary Schools. Registration is $50 for adults and $15 for children (13 and under). With registration, all participants receive a free Bike to Barns event t-shirt and the option to purchase a bike jersey. Participants will raise pledges from family and friends as well. All participants will benefit from discounts at Nick's English Hut and Upland Brewing Company, and prizes will be awarded to top fundraisers. A celebration party will be held after completion of the ride, with refreshments and entertainment.

 Further details about registration and volunteer opportunities can be found on the LGG website and also the Facebook event page: