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Re: best school for cyclists

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

surprised Cornell hasn't been mentioned - isn't Ithaca supposed to be in the top 5 in the country for mountain biking?

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Capitol A » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:01 pm

Retake? Seriously? I think that's been said to everyone on this forum who has less than 172 at least 1000 times. Tired and pointless advice at this point.


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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby lolol10 » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:05 pm

Capitol A wrote:
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.

no i am not being sarcastic there is a big cycling club here.


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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby dougroberts » Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:32 pm

By far Minneapolis/St. Paul

(definitely beats Madison)

In fact, Ranked #1 by Bicycle Mag:

Ranked #9 worldwide (after Portland and Seattle in U.S.) by Travel + Leisure

Minneapolis has the country’s number two bike-commuting city, according to a recent U.S. Census Bureau report.


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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Borhas » Fri Oct 29, 2010 10:50 pm

Capitol A wrote: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 Emma. » Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:09 pm

Capitol A wrote:
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:

My bad, RC fail on your original post.

Boulder is a cool town though. High altitude training FTW.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby ArchRoark » Sat Oct 30, 2010 1:29 am

Capitol A wrote:
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.

That doesn't mean Austin has decent roads. Our roads are notoriously bad and the biking accommodations, for the most part, are an ill conceived afterthought grafted onto a deteriorating infrastructure. Combine that fact with our love for over-sized trucks and it is a recipe for disaster.

FYI Lance trained in the hill country.

isaiah6v8 wrote:actually any of the Texas schools has great cycling...

While the University and the surrounding neighborhoods are rather bike friendly.. the main thoroughfare down the main campus is a "dismount zone."

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby Capitol A » Sat Oct 30, 2010 10:23 am

I didn't mean to imply that Lance living in Austin makes it a good cycling city. That was just a comment. There's tons of pros in my town, and the city is incredibly cyclist UNfriendly.

I'm not sure I agree that any TX school is good for cyclists. I'd love to attend SMU, but when I visited Dallas I did not come across a single area that I thought would make for good training rides.

I'm still leaning towards Chicago, unless I'm convinced otherwise.

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Re: best school for cyclists

Postby nealric » Sat Oct 30, 2010 11:17 am

[quite] I'm not sure I agree that any TX school is good for cyclists. [/quote]

Yeah, a place like the University of Houston would be pretty terrible for cycling. IMO: want you want is a relatively rural school that is far south enough to train year around. UVA sounds like such a school.

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