Saturday, December 15, 2012

Winter Training – From Rochester NY

Members of the team are currently spread all the way from California, to central PA, New Jersey, Philadelphia, Ohio, and other various locations.  But that doesn’t prevent us from getting some serious miles in while we are apart.  Below is a shot from the end of my ride on Friday.  Snow is coming to town in Rochester soon, so it may be one of the last times that road conditions will be good enough to ride on for a while.  Happy holidays everyone!  – caserace


here is a video I like.  It’s kinda the opposite of what we preach here at Bucknell…as Team Garmin Sharp ends up moving to Spain for warmer climates instead of toughing it out in real weather.  However, it still sticks with the theme of winter training.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Finals Week

Before I get into the riding from this weekend, I want to give a quick shout out to Andrew Nitkin, a 2012 graduate of Bucknell University.  Andrew was a late addition to the cycling team his senior year and one of Tino, Billy, and Tugboat’s good friends—as well as a member of the cycling house last fall.  Through his post-graduation travels, Andrew has quickly progressed into a pretty seasoned cyclist and he will soon be embarking on a trip that I wish to inform you all about.  This summer, he will be riding across the country to pay tribute to his father who died from cancer in 2009.  You can sponsor Andrew’s trip here: .  Every little donation helps, so if you are fan of Bucknell Cycling, please contribute to Andrew’s trip!  The journey will be 70 days long and over 4000+ miles.  Hopefully we will be posting updates on the blog this summer to detail how he is doing.  Good luck Andrew, and please donate to support cancer research!  Andrew is pictured below:


This weekend has been real rainy and wet, but it didn’t stop members of the Bucknell Cycling Team from getting out to ride.  Saturday I went out exploring some new climbs by myself.  I’m not sure if the Tower – Baldtop combination has ever been done as a ride but I found it pretty hard.  Tower is a climb off of covered bridges and Baldtop is from the end of Three Rivers.  Then this morning Miguel, Sam, and I, rode full bore into some wonderful muddy and wet roads.  Probably one of the coldest rides of the year, but one of those rides that makes you tougher come race season.  I got a few pictures before it started to rain.  PS – check out Miguel sporting the new winter jacket, they are really cool!

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And finally, here is a video from Team Sky that I kinda like.  The music is more for us young people, but on a Saturday morning when I can’t seem to get up to ride, I play something quick like this and it wakes me up a bit.

Sunday, December 2, 2012

110 Miles for Me this Weekend – Here are Some Highlights…and more Sunsets


Hey all!  I don’t have a boat load of time to write a lengthy post but here are some of the pictures I got from my three rides this weekend.  Friday ride was well attended and we had some really competitive sprints, including a nice win by Sam on his Birthday and an impressive victory on the wall sprint by Harry.  Dan took a bunch of them as well.

Saturday I wanted to do the Highlander, so Harry and I set out but ended up getting super lost.  I just love the road signs in central PA – THEY MAKE NO SENSE.  So we decided just to head for a ridge in front of us and found this new climb called “Reynolds Hill.”  The thing was pretty beastly so we went up it and then headed home – legs heavy and tired after 3+ hours. 

Sunday we did Sandman.  Some nice sprints were to be had as everyone gets ready for some baseline TT testing tomorrow afternoon.  The race training begins now.  Its about to get realllllll serious.  Enjoy the pictures!

(PS – Check out our new cycling caps!!  Harry has them on in a few pictures – big props to Lazer for initiating that order!)

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