Boston College Cycling

Boston Triathlon Indoor Time Trial by dpnation
02/24/2009, 9:56 PM
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A few BC cyclists are taking part in the Boston Triathlon Team Indoor Time Trial competition this weekend, on Sunday, 3/1.

The first annual Boston Triathlon Team Indoor Time Trial will be raced on Computrainers in 16 person heats. Results will be based strictly on the time it takes each rider to complete the 10km Computrainer simulated course.

Landry’s Bicycles
890 Commonwealth Ave
Boston MA 02215

Event details here. Thanks to Mike Hollywood for the invite.


Lance’s LIVESTRONG bike by dpnation
02/24/2009, 6:27 PM
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Speaking of special Trek websites, it looks like Trek has also made its own site for Lance’s comeback bike:

After three years of retirement, Lance Armstrong is back on the bike and ready to race. Lance returns to the professional ranks in pursuit of more Grand Tour wins and in support of his global cancer-fighting initiative and LIVESTRONG Foundation. The Cancer fight is something that Lance cites as his primary focus for his return- even asking Trek to help him promote his campaign.

The result? On Lance’s new custom painted Madone you’ll notice two significant numbers — 1274 and 27.5. The former signifies the number of days Armstrong was in retirement. During this time, nearly 27.5 million people worldwide succumbed to cancer. 27.5- it’s a huge number, a huge battle, but one we’re proud to help Lance fight.

One of the most interesting parts is that this bike has NO decals — everything you see is a custom paint job:

Lance chose to go with a 58cm 2009 Madone 6.9 Pro fuselage; the very same frame we offer to the public. The ‘Pro’ designation, as opposed to a ‘Performance’ version pertains to the height of the headtube. The Pro version has a 30mm shorter headtube for a lower hand position. We actually sell substantially more Performance versions, but for Lance, aero matters more than most.

The 1274 : 27.5 paint scheme was designed within the Trek creative team, and painted in our Waterloo, Wisconsin facility using no decals. Look close and you’ll realize the challenge in not using vinyl stickers for graphics. Using a complex series of paint masks, each letter, logo and design element is masked to size, painted and then covered for the next layer. The first one took 40 hours by our best painter, but we’ll get faster.

Bike with a Mission: Lance’s 1274 Madone

Levi’s TT bike by dpnation

Check out Levi’s TOC TT rig: The Project One paint job is in California gold and blue.

“The team leveraged Trek’s Project One custom painting capability to create a TTX 9.9 SSL adorned in the California state colors of gold and blue. An image of the California grizzly bear, state animal of California, lends a menacing visage to the head tube junction. Matching Bontrager Aeolus 9.0 wheels and time trial bar complete the one-off look.”


Update: Trek has made their own site for Levi’s TT bike. Check it out here.

Tour of California by dpnation

Be sure to catch the last three stages of the Tour of California on Versus. You can also watch it streaming on the TOC website.

PS – Lance got his TT bike back and will be riding it tomorrow.

Alumni Network by dpnation
02/20/2009, 4:38 AM
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Alums: Keep up to date by joining our alumni mailing list. This will be separate from the listserv, so you won’t have to receive the weekly barrage of emails about rides and other things not pertaining to the graduated cyclists.

Our alumni coordinator is Chuck d’Hemecourt.

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BC Cycling Alumni
Visit this group

First race of the season by dpnation
02/20/2009, 4:08 AM
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Road racing season is almost here. The first race of the season, The Spirit of ’69, is hosted by Rutgers and Princeton on March 7-8. Individual Time Trial, Crit, and Circuit Race.

More information, including course maps, can be found here (pdf).

Register for the race here. [Link has been updated 2/25]

Twitter by dpnation
02/20/2009, 12:25 AM
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If it’s good enough for Lance, it’s good enough for us. Follow us on Twitter.