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Capitol A
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best school for cyclists

Postby Capitol A » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:54 pm

Im not talking about wearing skinny jeans and riding a track bike through nyc or boston. I am talking about mtn and road racing. I am not interested in any schools in ca, az, or co, so the obvious choices are out. Anyone have any suggestions?

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby thegor1987 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:55 pm

Pepperdine, ride the beautiful pacific coast highway on a daily basis. Blue skies, smooth roads, green fields, and the Pacific ocean on your left (if your riding north)

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby jdhonest » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:56 pm

Texas.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:57 pm

BOOKMARKED.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby bk1 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:58 pm

Columbia and NYU, dodging traffic is a skill.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby thegor1987 » Tue Oct 26, 2010 2:59 pm

Texas is good too.

Any city that hosts an annual IRONMAN triathlon generally has some pretty deece roads and scenery.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Bankhead » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:02 pm

This is stupid. Give us a range of schools. I know IU-Bloomington is a great town for cyclists, but that won't help you if you have a 170 or 155 LSAT.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:10 pm

Bankhead wrote:This is stupid. Give us a range of schools. I know IU-Bloomington is a great town for cyclists, but that won't help you if you have a 170 or 155 LSAT.


Range: 10 to 30

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Capitol A » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:11 pm

Texas? You're talking UT austin, right? I wouldn't think anywhere else in tx would be as good.
This is not stupid. Im 165/3.62. But that's not as important as getting me cat1 upgrade in the next 2 years (the road racers out there know im right).

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Amir N » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:11 pm

Madison, Wisconsin.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:13 pm

Capitol A wrote:Texas? You're talking UT austin, right? I wouldn't think anywhere else in tx would be as good.
This is not stupid. Im 165/3.62. But that's not as important as getting me cat1 upgrade in the next 2 years (the road racers out there know im right).


dude, awesome. i'm a tri girl myself but i do appreciate the speedy cyclist.

edit: some schools have pretty active cycling and triathlon clubs, so you might want to check individual schools for those clubs and ask around
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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby hipstermafia » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:14 pm

Amir N wrote:Madison, Wisconsin.


If you like using a trainer 5 months a year maybe?

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Bankhead » Tue Oct 26, 2010 3:15 pm

Capitol A wrote:Texas? You're talking UT austin, right? I wouldn't think anywhere else in tx would be as good.
This is not stupid. Im 165/3.62. But that's not as important as getting me cat1 upgrade in the next 2 years (the road racers out there know im right).


Bloomington, Indiana.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Capitol A » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:20 pm

Bloomington, Indiana.

Why? Because the little 500? Not enough to make me spend 3 years of my life there.
Madison, Wisconsin.


If you like using a trainer 5 months a year maybe?
Amir N wrote:Madison, Wisconsin.


If you like using a trainer 5 months a year maybe?

I have actually strongly considered WI. You don't have to be on the trainer for 5 months. Hell, there's a USGP of 'Cross stop there, Trek has a 100+ acre mtn bike park, and WI has the biggest regional mtn bike series in the world. My concern is that the population is a little too small to support a full season of road races/crits.

Any city that hosts an annual IRONMAN triathlon generally has some pretty deece roads and scenery.


That's really not true. Kona hosts the Ironman world championship every year, and that would be a terrible place to be a road racer. There is a huge difference between gearing up for one big event every year, and wanting to race as much as possible.

I'm currently leaning toward something in the Chicago area. It's easy to get out of the city to train, there are a ton of events near by, the central location makes it easy to get to other regional events (USGPs in Madison and Louisville, Gateway cup in StL). Anyone in the Chicago able to tell me about the Chi Cross Cup? Field sizes, etc?
Thanks.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Emma. » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:22 pm

CU - Boulder

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby BioEBear2010 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:24 pm

Stanford's a pretty good biking school. I regret not having one :(

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby lolol10 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:26 pm

ND. big cyclist population here. also when you are riding through some of south bend's hoods on your way to the long flat abyss of soy and corn fields of rural indiana you get 2x the workout as you are pedaling for your life from hoodrats. naw its not that bad but one of them stole my front tire today in the hour i left my bike behind my house...im out for blood.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Capitol A » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:27 pm

CU - Boulder


Too obvious. Of course Boulder is essentially the cycling mecca in the US (or is that Portland?), either way, Unfortunately I really can't see myself fitting into the rest of the culture in Boulder (or Portland for that matter). Not to mention, I want to be competitive, not get shelled by a bunch of 16 year old future TdF winners (I was actually beaten in a race recently by a 15y.o. Boulder resident).

Stanford would be great for many reasons. I'm not sure if you have heard, but their admissions standards are pretty high. I might not get accepted as white male with a 165 and 2 living parents :lol:

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby ArchRoark » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:29 pm

thegor1987 wrote:Texas is good too.

Any city that hosts an annual IRONMAN triathlon generally has some pretty deece roads and scenery.


Austin has horrible roads for cyclists. Although, we do have a pretty active bike community.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Capitol A » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:30 pm

ND. big cyclist population here

I'm sensing some sarcasm there.
one of them stole my front tire today

I'm assuming you mean front wheel? Stealing just the tire would be pretty unusual. This also makes me believe we aren't talking aobut the same cycling.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Capitol A » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:32 pm

Austin has horrible roads for cyclists. Although, we do have a pretty active bike community.


I heard there's sort of a famous cyclist who is from Austin...Lance something...Or was he the first man on the moon? Something like that.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby two_wheels_good » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:47 pm

Philly is a great cycling city, if you're not scared of cars. So Temple would be a good choice, where your numbers would be competitive.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby ohlawl » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:52 pm

UC Davis! http://www.examiner.com/cycling-in-national/u-s-bicycling-hall-of-fame-opens-davis-george-hincapie-praises-new-location. Davis has the bicycling hall of fame.
Plus, the city's logo is a bike and is the bicycle capital! --LinkRemoved--

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby bk1 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 7:56 pm

Capitol A wrote:165


Retake the LSAT.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby isaiah6v8 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:00 pm

actually any of the Texas schools has great cycling, when I visited Tuscaloosa, they had some decent road riding out there, too. Hawaii, but prepared to ride in a circle.




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