What’s Up?

C'mere n' let Gran pinch your cheeks.

The site has been on hiatus for a bit, but hopefully you’ve been able to keep up with our updates through facebook and the google group (for you teammates, current and former).

It seems that we’ve been doing so much that we’ve barely had time to stop and write it down.

Here’s a rundown of our accomplishments this semester:

  • Acquired 25 members, 6 of which are freshmen (!)
  • Attended 5 of 7 mountain races
  • Had TWO riders (Lukas Grob and Joshua Longenecker) attend Collegiate Mountain Nationals out in Angel Fire, NM. Hell yeah guys!
  • Received a Specialized sponsorship with help from Outback Bikes
  • Got on board with Hincapie Sportswear for our next team kit order
  • Bought a new team trailer for races and travel
  • Re-drafted our team constitution (boring stuff, but important)
  • Secured a spot in the 2013 Road Season calendar for March 9th and 10th; planning for an on-campus crit. Get excited!

So that’s that.

This weekend we are headed out to the very first, inaugural, preliminary Winter Bike League ride in Athens, GA (DON’T EVEN THINK ABOUT IT). The Winter Bike League, commonly referred to as “WBL” in some circles, is one of the greatest group rides in Georgia, bar none. It’s organized, it’s fun, it’s long and it’s got prizes. What’s not to like? It goes from the first weekend in December to the last in February; every time using a different route. This weekend, Saturday the 1st, will be an 80 mile “jaunt” around Hoschton and back to Athens (map). It’s a great time with some great people on some awesome country roads. Get yourself a taste of the real Georgia. Check out their website here (WARNING: Do not click if you have epilepsy).

That’s all I got, for now.

– Christian

New Website!

With the start of the 2012 road season, Georgia Tech Cycling has unveiled it’s new homepage! Between our Facebook, our Google Group and this website, we will create a trifecta of information on all things Georgia Tech Cycling.

On Monday, the team headed over to Outback Bikes for pizza and socializing with the crew. With everyone full on Savage pizza, we bombarded the shelves for some after hours discounts. The occasion rose after reinvigorating our sponsorship this year, marking our 10th anniversary of their support. Outback Bikes is definitely one of the best shops in Atlanta, if you haven’t heard or been, check it out.

We went over pacelining at yesterday’s meeting. For those of you with Netflix, check out Hell on Wheels and keep and eye on Team Telecom’s dazzling display of tight team time trialing.

Overall, this season ahead is looking like it’s gonna be a good one. On Friday, we head down to Gainesville, Florida for Team Florida Cycling’s Swamp Classic. With a team of 11 riders this weekend, we hope to put up some numbers nice and early. Keep on the lookout!