Thursday, November 26, 2009

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

Happy Turkey Day everyone. Let us be thankful for all the things that we have in life and for all the friends we have. I hope you everyone has a wonderful day and get to eat lots of turkey!!! The fun part will be riding tomorrow to burn off all the extra calories we are going to take in today.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

prepare yourself

That's the elevation profile for the 2009 Liege-Bastogne-Liege. And we're going to replicate it (a considerably shorter version, of course) in the hills and foothills of Michaux.

A Mini-Liege-Bastogne-Liege, if you will. (Though we'll likely call it Ship-Gettysburg-Ship, or something to that effect.)

And there will be a mini-Paris-Roubaix, a mini-Milan-Sanremo, and a mini-Giro di Lombardia.

Prepare yourself. They are coming...

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

US collegiate cycling

All the registered collegiate teams in the US in 2009 by conference (ECCC in red):

Here's a close-up:

Yeah, I see us.

And look how big our conference is:

A good place to be a collegiate cyclist, methinks.


Of course, if you've already read this, then none of this is news.

(In February, we really need to get an SU rep present at the planning meeting.)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Training exercise

I think it was two weeks ago we played a little game after an easy Friday ride. Dr. Goates had us each try to bump each other off our bikes. I battle him hard but he ended up taking me out. Jimmy put up an excellent fight but was eventually also taken out by Dr. Goates. Kevin did attend but decided to play it safe.

Another Great Sunday Ride

Flying up towards big flat

That kids jacked
The group and I suppose he's jacked too


After reading Chop's post, his 57 mph is very impressive. I'll admit I had to pull out of my aero position and hold on for dear life down that descent. The cross winds were wild and I'm not sure how he was so stable. Anyway, he left out that he pile drove himself into the ground after touching wheels with Big E. It was our first crash in the couple years we have been having these long weekend rides. I thought it was worth noting.

I actually remembered to take some pictures on the ride today- I'm rather proud of how well my cell phone pics turn out

Beautiful Sunday Weather

The weather was amazing today and Big-E took Jon, Mike and myself on a pretty sweet ride. I love finding new roads and new climbs. Almost 5000 ft. of climbing and I set a personal speed record reaching 57.2 mph on the back side of Big Flat. Sweet!

Friday, November 6, 2009

all the proofs

Everything, for your reference (size chart, product descriptions):

black jersey, front view

(remember to reference "pro fit" sizing for jerseys)

black jersey, back view

white jersey, front view

bib shorts

winter jacket, front view

(remember to reference "classic fit" sizing for jacket & vest;
for most people that will mean getting their jacket/vest
one size smaller than their jersey)

thermal winter arm warmers

thermal winter leg warmers

lycra booties

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Ship Cycling...HOTTER!!

Jersey proofs from Atac:

I'm digging everything except the font in which "SHIP" (on the front & back) and "SHIPPPENSBURG" (on the side panels) is written.

(I'm also going to mess around with the Sunrise logo a bit.)

Here are my suggestions for a revision (ignore the Sunrise part, focus on the "SHIP" font):