Boston College Cycling

Easter = torrential downpours + hills + free porn by dpnation
04/12/2009, 8:35 PM
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Coming at ya, your always punctual and better spelling blogging cyclist, Le Prep. This weekend was Yale’s Lux et Velocitas. Our now regular home away from home one-upped its previous visits, not only with its proximity to wings, but also the fact that the girls room inexplicably had free porn the whole weekend. Now maybe our reaction was a bit overboard (shrieking and fleeing from the room in horror), but what can I say, we are classy broads who prefer pillow fights and giggling over gossip in hotels instead.

Saturday’s races were more like a triathlon with the swimming and cycling disciplines combined. Does Oakley sell sunglasses with wipers? Target Market: cyclists riding during the month of April in the northeast. Trust me, I’m an MBA.

After pizza and a cannoli (we tried to go to Pepe’s but were denied in our quest to feed 9 people at once), we came upon the greatest license plate ever. (Although, this one is pretty good too, but we didn’t see it in person.)

Sunday’s crit actually saw the sun and some tornado-like windgusts (Northeastern’s tent took off like a kite), but it was a massive improvement given the appearance of the sun, so we’ll take it. Which brings us to our next topic:

Attn: Women’s B:

The hazards of Womens B

The hazards of Women's B (pic stolen from Columbia)

1) What the heck happened on turn 5? My favorite person to draft off of (if she’s showered) suffered some massive carnage and doesn’t remember a thing. Anyone see what happened? (My buddy has percocet right now, so she won’t be mad.. she’s just curious. I know, just what we need.. another Ivy Leaguer on prescription painkillers..). In the meantime, I guess I’ll have to make those first-lap breaks solo. Anyone with details can hit me up on Facebook or if you’re the paranoid type, leave an anonymous comment below.

2) An addendum to the previous PSA post: If you have spent the last two weekends getting yelled at by numerous other B riders about your inability to corner in a crit, maybe you should take note take a freakin hint. I’m sure some Columbia riders would be happy to name a name, but hopefully this passive aggressive request will be heeded. Until then, know that those angry glares really are being directed towards you.

There should be pics from Sunday making their way to the interwebs soon, but in the meantime you can occupy yourself by checking out the Washington Post’s 3rd annual Peeps contest. Note that #29 uses bicycle parts.

Next week we head to Dartmouth’s L’Enfer du Nord (not to be confused with the real L’Enfer du Nord). But hey, we’re totally cool with a road race sans cobblestones. Happy to leave that one to the pros.

– Dana


Small Wonder by chrisrak

By Chris:

Delaware Weekend Recap:

So our funding being pretty tight we were not able to send the entire squad down to the first state but a lucky few of us schemed our way down to that small wonder, using fake names, stolen identities, and zipties. Miraculously the trip to Delaware was 2 hours shorter than the trip to NYC last weekend. But alas we did not stay in our beloved Piscataway. The trip down did teach us many things like how Karl can do more with zip-ties than McGiver. Also on the trip certain team members formed a new dynamic to their relationship due to shared love of chicken fingers and disgust due to peecups. This also came close to changing one of their nicknames. Some more spectacular and riviting conversation ensued until we finally got to the Small Wonder, yes that is what the sign said not First State but Small Wonder, mreh.

We arrived rather early for the first race where many legendary lines were said highlighted by “That’s lady butt”. The lady’s rolled out bright and early and the eagletteshad a very strong race both finishing in the top 10. Dana finishing 7th and Chelsea “Hooters”Amenqual finishing 9th.  Next our Men’s C contigent rolled out with Karl “Critter” Honerlaw getting the only male points of the weekend, stealing 12th from his chase group companions. Chris “Unleaded” Rakovic recieved a well deserved butt whooping, well deserved because his choice of riding horses instead of concentrating on training gave him the wrong kind of legs, not sure what legs he brought but they were the wrong ones.  Also living up to the original moniker of Captian Crash, although it was barely a crash it still counted. After the Men’s C race, Hooters came by and showed off her and Dana’s new purchase, the weekend shirt. I have one bone to pick with the shirt, I mean it is cool and all and I completely applaud any extra cycling apparel you can get but if you look closely at the shirt the person on the bike is not riding a rode bike which is absolutely obvious due to the lack of drops on the bike.

Sunday brought the only true critique, or I guess you would call it a complaint, which is that I wish if at all possible that Sundayonly have one race.  Don’t get me wrong I loved both the time trial and the crit course but I wish that the TT was on saturday, just to make traveling a little easier. But that being said I am sure there were legit reasons for the two races being on sundayand they were good enough to make up for the late hour at which we made it back to The Heights.  The women both partook in the greatness that is the race of truth with Hooters coming in 9th. They arrived back to Captain Crash warming up and decided that throwing pink streamers in the back of his polar jacket would be a good idea, but alas it fell into his spokes almost killing him, it also sounded like a puncture and completely freaked me the creep out. The time trial was better than the road race for Capt Crash.

The crit was an amazing catastrophe, by that I mean it was amazing but it also had some unfortunate events. The women’s B race happened to hold the most unfortunate of events, which was the some pedestrians walked in front of the pace motorcycle and caused him to crash. This stopped the race and delayed it quite a bit it may have changed the race. This may have worked in our favor due to the fact Dana scooped up 3rd in the race almost edging out an A racer in the process.

The Men’s C critwas a less fun adventure, both of the racers feeling defeated and not being able to finish the race made the first few minutes of the car ride back less than enjoyable.

This recap is over fools.

2009 Road Race Season Preview by chrisrak

By Chris

So it has come time to preview the season that will be for BC cycling in the ECCC. Last year was a very successful team not only did we debut the best kits in the history of kits but we had some success in the road and put some people in the pain cave. This season we will be back in white and looking to build on our success for last year and not just on the bike, I will say it right now we are throwing our hat in for Sexiest Female Team.

Before I start to give you a preview into our individual goals and incentives, I must put in a disclaimer that almost none of the racers actually talked to me about their goals or even if I did I probably didn’t listen because either I had better goals for them or my goals for them sounded more kickass/hilarious. Also no quotes are direct quotes, they are most likely composites of things they have said, at least I am sure that they said all of these words at one time or another in their lives.

Beth “The Hero” Hanrahan: Where better to start my preview then with last year’s rookie racer that light up the field. Look for Beth to lull the women’s field into a false sense of security by missing a few early races then come in and set the ECCC aflame. Beth should step in and lead a very strong women’s team that will most indubitably be a force in the ECCC.

Dana “The Dominator” P: Dana has been quoted saying “Beth who?” when asked how Beth’s season will shape up. With talk like this it is obvious that Dana is primed to challenge Beth for leadership of the women’s team. Dana hopes that after breaking her wrist 7 times last year this year will have fewer injuries and more victories. Dana is eyeing a possible spirit of 69 winner’s jersey then with some good races and hopefully no crashes making her way up to the A field mid-season. She is also quoted saying “The Italian Stallion is in it to win it; if I come to race I will be in first place.”

Amanda “Frankenstein” Feirstein: Amanda the true veteran of the women’s team has come up with a whole new prospective and a whole new training method. Looking to make this her most competitive season Amanda has goals of scoring well in the Crits, specifically at Columbia and at the Xpot. “I would make the Xpot my only goal but just saying that word makes me sad and slightly confused, where did the beans go? and why were they replaced by and x?” Amanda once thought. I realize that most of you are holding your breathe to find out her new training secret. Well I will tell you she has shirked the bike for a full out WiiFit training method. So if you see her standing on her bike wiggling back and forth instead of pedaling don’t be alarmed, she swears it’s going to make her win.

Chelsea “Hooters” Amenqual: Hoots returning for her second season in white is eager for the season to start. She is quoted saying “I am going to eat up the road. Chomp Chomp.” This is actually the only true quote I will write. Look for Hoots to be competitive on the road, and possibly serving hot wings after the race.

Jamie “jPod” Lawlor: jPod makes her return to racing this year with a new leadership position on the team. Pod has been training well all off season and vows to make it out of intros and even has dreams of being competitive in B’s. Never the less be prepared for her to try to serenade the field in every race.

Susie Bresney: Susie will be making her return to the ECCC women’s peloton this year with tons of spunk and panache. I would write more about Susie but it’s hard to make fun of Susie and I wanted to use the words spunk and panache.

Karl “The Cannibal” Honerlaw: Karl does have some qualms with his new nickname and prefers his previous nickname “Roadrash”. Karl will be a leader of the team on and off of the road. Karl is looking to be competitive in C’s this year, with goals of winning a few sprints in the big crits.

Chris “Diesel” Rakovic: After a season plagued with crashes and maybe some indecent exposure due to a shredded kit at Army, Diesel is looking to bounce back and be a competitive force helping out his team leaders and to focus on the time trials especially at Yale. Look for Diesel to also go all out at the Xpot crit. Asked about this season I said “Finally BC has a Diesel rider, I feel it is what we have been missing all these years.”

Arjun Sudhir: Arjun has returned to the states from his trip across the pond to London. Arjun has much to say about this up coming season, his training, his bike, and well just about anything else and if you have 5 hours of free time I am sure he can give you the abridged version of it just ask him.

Andrew “I have seen the light” Meyer: Andrew is a new transfer to the team from some sub-par school in South Bend, but has seen the light and has joined the better school and cycling conference. Andrew has said that he is glad to be gone from the MWCCC and in the ECCC where the true collegiate cyclist race. Andrew hopes to be racing in B’s at the end of the year but knows that the competition in the ECCC will be far superior to that of the MWCCC.

Matt Nole: Matt will be making his debut to road racing in the ECCC. Matt has been training hard and is looking to hit it hard on the hills and put a few people in the pain cave.

John “The Kid” Logan: John is joining the team for his freshman season with the main goal of convincing his parents to let him race more than a couple of races this year. The other big goal for John will be to shave his legs. He has not yet admitted but we all know that he will eventually join the masses of the smooth legged army.

So get ready ECCC, BC is ready to ride and we will have our revenge.