Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What You Missed This Afternoon

…on Tuesday’s Terror

President Tino, Mother Kelly, Grimes, Billy, and I, took to the streets this afternoon in an effort to show the climbs in the area who’s boss.  Tino was climbing well today as he usually does.  I still cant quite match his pace at the top of each climb, but I’m working hard to get there.  Everyone else was climbing well too, putting in the long hours in order to see quality results in a few weeks when the real racing begins.  Here is a shot after our conclusion of Supplee Mill. - CaseRace


Friday, January 27, 2012

What You Missed This Afternoon

Forty degree weather has hit Lewisburg, PA these past few days, meaning no more snow, and opportunities to ride!  Although I did enjoy sledding near the gateways last week, I think I speak for the rest of the team when I say I was hoping the roads would clear up, so that training outside could resume. 

The wind was out in full force this afternoon, up to 20mph, head and crosswinds.  Nevertheless, it was still great to be outside on a bike.  Here is a shot from my ride of Covered Bridges.  - CaseRace


Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Cycling Enlightenment

152368088_GaHYa-LAs we all know, cycling is a complicated sport—filled with strategy and tactics.  Understandably, those new to experiencing, watching, or participating in cycling don’t often understand the teamwork or level of depth behind racing.  Everyone is riding by themselves, how could cycling be a team sport?  The complex nature of cycling often has me asking how it all works and scratching my head.  For example, as Brian Tino blows past me at the conclusion of a training ride sprint, which again happened to me today, I again learn that the tactics of the sport are complicated, and that even with two years of racing under my belt, its hard for me, or any rider for that matter, to completely grasp the intricacies of perfect racing.  For that, we look to master Harry Chen, who today brought to the team’s attention some important elements of racing: the pace line and echelon. –CaseRace

…From Harry Chen


On today's ride, we practiced Double Rotating pace line. It's something every rider should know. Look at the breakaways in the Tour de France, they're usually doing double rotating pace line so everyone does equal share of work. Check this out:



Monday, January 23, 2012

Cycling Captured

With winter in full swing, and most of the team inside on trainers and rollers preparing for the upcoming season, I thought it only appropriate to share a cycling video detailing the wonder of winter and snow.  It is a commercial for some fancy pants navigation system from Garmin, but that is irrelevant.  What is important is the cycling.  Check out the mountains this guy is climbing.  The snow, the cold, and the small streams of water, this video is well done; it captures our sport.  - CaseRace

Garmin Winter Training 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What You Missed This Afternoon

…Indoor Friday Ride Edition

With five inches of snow arriving here on campus, Friday ride last week was forced to take it inside. Pictured below, several members from the team put in a good session on the trainers inside President Tino’s house.


In other news: Cycling is back!!! The pro peloton is just underway with the 2012 season at the Tour Down Under in Australia. Following a season that featured one of the most epic Tour de Frances in history, this season must live up to expectations. Check out some pictures below of stage 5 of the Tour Down Under 2012.TdU-Stage5-37


Finish of Stage 5 of Tour Down Under

Sunday, January 15, 2012

What You Missed This Afternoon

With the spring semester starting in just three days, training for the upcoming season has definitely kicked off.  In this edition of WYMTA, Harry, Tino, Sheldon, and Kelly are doing a trainer workout while watching Anchorman.  It's sort of a big deal. 


Sunday, January 8, 2012

What You Missed This Morning

…In East Kingston, New Hampshire

Kelly and Sheldon visit the beautiful East Kingston, NH.  No snow, 54degrees. It was a perfect day to be out on a bike.

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Saturday, January 7, 2012

Cycling Captured

As an abstract, or out of the mainstream sport, quality cycling videos are often few and far between.  Because of this, we are taking it upon ourselves to open our readers’ eyes to some great cycling footage and video pieces. We will do so through the development of another new segment, called: “Cycling Captured.”

Jani Brajkovic’s journey to the pro peloton was not a typical one, as seen here in Trek’s third “Driven” episode: “Driven by Passion.”  This series is simple and elegant, and I’m sure we will be featuring other episodes from this series the in the future.  For now though, enjoy the piece below. It truly does illustrate the simplicity of the sport.  Happy winter training everyone!  Ray Bucknell  - CaseRace 

Friday, January 6, 2012

What You Missed This Afternoon

With many changes overtaking the Bucknell Cycling Blog in preparation for the 2012 season, I am pleased to introduce Bucknell’s version of “What You Missed This Morning,” or in some cases, “What You Missed This Afternoon.”  The point of this segment is to illustrate and capture the arena of cycling: mother nature.  Here is the first Bucknell rendition of WYMTA, a perfect picture of “beautiful” western New York winter…without the snow this year.

Pittsford NY – The forecast today was 50 degrees and gloomy, and it certainly didn’t disappoint.  This is a shot of one of my favorite roads to train on, fun terrain.  - CaseRace


The Beginning

Welcome - Hi everyone! It is early in the morning on January 6, 2012, a day that marks the beginning of my tenure as blog master for the Bucknell Cycling Team. First, let me introduce myself. My name is Brian Case, and I am a freshman on the team. I first started racing my bicycle two summers ago to keep in shape for my soccer and hockey seasons, anFCCC 3d have steadily grown to love the sport, especially all its challenges. In 2010, I began participating in training races organized by a local club, called the GVCC, in my hometown of Rochester NY. There, I met the coach who would foster my excitement for cycling: Mike Minerva. In 2011, I joined Mike’s newly formed GVCC MVP Health Care Junior G2 team, and competed throughout the northeast alongside my teammates from neighboring towns. As a new team to the junior scene, we took some lumps along the way. But in the process, I learned what a beautiful sport cycling is.

My hope for this venture, is to develop the best cycling blog possible, one that I look to model after Wade Wallace’s cyclingtips.  While I understand reaching this height will be difficult, I will nevertheless strive to keep the Bucknell Cycling Blog interesting and thoughtful.  I hope to post regularly, and of course welcome my fellow teammates to do the same.
317327_2191365064014_1243740404_32245589_1764289539_nTo this point, I have completed one semester at Bucknell University, a place near and dear to my heart.  Both of my parents attended the school, and I have fond memories of visiting Bucknell as a very young boy with my parents and younger brother.

Now that I’m here, I can say that I definitely made the right decision.  I can also say that I’m extremely pumped for the upcoming cycling season, just three months away.  Joining me this year in the class of 2015 are some strong riders, including Sam Cowans from Philadelphia, a remarkable kid, and a beast of a cyclist.  There is also Dan Lazier from Los Angeles, one of the best climbers I have ever ridden with.  Zander Slavitz and Chris Duda are strong freshman as well.  Without even mentioning the upperclassmen on the team, some of whom have raced collegiate nationals in the past, I will admit I'm merely hoping that I can keep up when training picks up back at school…in 10 days.  Fall training with my fellow freshman, as well as with Brian Tino, Harry Chen, Kelly Desharnais, and many others, was a absolute blast.  Lets hope the actual season lives up to the billing.  For now, I’m signing off.  Get out there and ride a bike!  Even if it is snowing… Ray Bucknell!


Thursday, January 5, 2012

2011-2012 Sponsors !!!!!

We would like to thank our sponsors and supporters of Bucknell Cycling !!! For more information about our sponsors/supporters, please look on the FaceBook Info page. Also, if you would like to support Bucknell Cycling, please email [at] hkc004[at]bucknell[dot]edu

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