Monday, October 31, 2011

beacon cross

Wow, forgot I had a couple of videos from the first day.

Note in the first video that "buddy" is apparently my motivational word of choice. Embarrassing... Less embarrassing, but equally annoying, is the realization that it doesn't make sense to shoot video portrait style as, obviously, all of our media devices (except, I suppose, phones) are landscape-style viewers.

In the second video you'll notice there's no Leroy. His crash and subsequent seat post failure occurred sometime between the first and second video.

Also, I'm not sure if it's clear, but it was raining, hard and cold, throughout all of this. Ah yeah...

beacon & hpcx fun

Leroy, Alan, and I ventured over to NJ this weekend for some bicycle racing goodness. Unfortunately, for most of the racing I forgot I had a camera in my pocket, but I finally pulled it out on the last lap of HPCX and got a few shots. Here you go:

Warming up (this was really the only "warm" going on; Leroy sat in the car for an hour afterward shivering).

This appeared by the car just before Alan & Leroy's race. It's still not clear what it is.

The primeval cyclocross soup.

Also, Leroy did this to my seat post on day one:

Too much power.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ship Crit

Ok, so if you didn't know we have been talking about hosting a race here on campus. I took the first step and created a little power point that we could show to people that we are requesting permits from or to the ECCC board to convince them to include us on the calender. Take a look at it, tell me what you think, and give me your ideas. -Alan

Friday, October 21, 2011

2012 kits?

Some stuff a group of us whipped up last night for 2012. Whaddya think? (To compare with the 2011 design, click here. Remember, you're going to be wearing the stuff, so be honest. If you think it's hideous, say so.)

The "boat logo" will still make it on both sleeves. We want to do it two-color, so that it's white on black, but black on red/blue, depending on the sleeve. "SHIPPENSBURG" or "RAIDERS" on the side panels of the jersey...colored so that it's white-on-black, black-on-color, color-on-white. "SHIP" on the side panels of the bibs, same coloring strategy as on the side panels of the bibs.


white (option 1)

white (option 2)

bibs (from the back)

bibs (side view)

Tuesday, October 11, 2011


Jon's been talking some smack to the freshman lately, complaining that they're crashing too much. To me, the stuff we've been seeing (with the possible exception of Alan doing the taco to my front wheel on the mountain bike) doesn't really qualify as crashing. What we've been seeing is more like taking a leisurely lay-down on the asphalt.

So, since Jon seems to have forgotten what a crash is, I thought I'd post this, from the recent Tour of Tasmania, as an example: