Friday, July 31, 2009

polo shirts for team/club members

Polo shirts are now available.
There are pictures in the blog below if you want to see what they look like.
The fabric is similar to Nike's Dry Fit fabric and the polo fits like their Golf line. For reference, Dan fits into a large size, and Mason is a medium.
These will only be available for a very short period of time and then you will have to wait until we re-order (I think somewhere around the middle or end of fall semester), so if you want one you need to get one now.
They cost $32.00, and you need to get your money to Dan by Friday the 7th of August.
If you would like to order one let me know what size you want, and get your money to me by calling me at (801)369-2462 or replying to this post.
Remember I need to know by the 7th and have payment in hand or you will have to wait until our next order.

By the way, hats are in the works and will be available for $16.00-20.00 in the next couple of weeks. (before 1000 warriors)

Saturday, July 25, 2009

UVU Cycling Club Officers

It is almost time to elect new officers for the 2009-2010 school year.

We need to elect at least three new officers:
A Vice President, a Secretary/Webmaster, and a Treasurer.

The Vice President needs to have at least 12 credit hours each semester this coming year, and should preferably be an underclassmen that can take over the presidency of the cycling team next year (and begin training the next VP to do the same in 2011). The VP will be the most involved and time consuming position of the three, and will have similar duties to the president of the club. These duties include continuing the progress of the cycling club at UVU by:
-Planning and hosting events, races and training.
-Communicating with USA Cycling and planning the Collegiate Racing seasons.
-Attending meetings with our Club Advisor and other club officers.
-Planning service projects and school special events such as club rush.
-Many other duties as specified by the president and club advisor.

The Secretary/Webmaster will be involved with the management of all communications within the club and team (e-mails, contact lists, etc) and the upkeep of the new Cycling Club and Team Webpage.
They will also be responsible for the marketing and advertising needs of the club and team. (This includes the distribution of printed material to club members and creating and posting race/event fliers).

The Treasurer of the Club will be responsible for the accounting of the club funds. They will be responsible for coordinating with the club advisor and school officials, vendors, sponsors, and others concerning funding for club and team events and equipment. They will oversee (under the direction of the president and club advisor) the ordering of club equipment, jerseys and other items and insuring their distribution to club and team members. They will also be responsible for collecting and recording money for the club produced through fund raising and other special events.

What we need to do at this time is create a ballot for voting at an upcoming team meeting. In order to do this we need nominations. What we would like to do is have everyone post their nominations for the three positions in this post over the next week. You can nominate yourself (in fact, we want to encourage this because it insures that you actually WANT to be an official) or you can nominate someone else. We need to take this seriously though! The future of the cycling club depends on it!
If you are nominated by someone else we will contact you before putting your name on the ballot to insure that you are willing to serve in the position you have been nominated for.

We are not voting for these positions now! We are just accepting nominations for the positions. Once someone has been nominated for a position we do not need to nominate them again - unless they are being nominated for a different position. We will compile a ballot and members of the club and team will vote anonymously in an upcoming team meeting.

Crank it to eleven!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tour of Utah Volunteers

The Tour of Utah is looking for some people to volunteer at a few of the stages and be "Race Experts". You would watch the race and be a well of information for anyone who had questions about cycling. If you would like to help out contact Terry Mcginnis via You will get a sweet T-shirt and a good view of the race. If you want to help out in another way let me know (Mike) and I'll tell you where to go, we really need some course marshals for the Nebo, and Snowbird stage again you will get some cool SWAG. Thanks

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Team polo shirts, and vote for your favorite ball cap

Here are some pictures of the new team polo shirts:

The front:

The back:

The two ball cap choices; vote for your favorite by entering a post below.

I have the samples for the ball caps and polo shirts now, and I need your help deciding what version of cap we like more. Vote for the one you like more either the "wolverine" or the "UV cycling team" versions. There is no rule stating we can't do both of them, but we would like to be able to sell one, and maybe keep one for team members only, I don't know yet. Both of these caps will retail for $19.95, and If we put another logo on the back they will be $24.95. We could also do a non-flexfit cap for around $15.95 to sell and keep the flexfit for team members. Let me know what you guys want, and which design you like more.

I will let you know when we can start ordering polo's and how much they will be in the next few days (as soon as I get pricing etc...).

Friday, July 3, 2009

2009 Tour de France Ride-Along

Ever wonder if you could ride with the pros?

For the last few years I have been doing a Tour de France ride along. The idea is to ride a set percentage of the Tour mileage every day for the whole Tour. When the Tour does mountains, you do a mountain stage - when the Tour TT's, you TT, etc... Last year I did 1/3rd of the mileage of the Tour, the year before I did 1/2 the mileage.

These have been some of the most incredible days I have spent on the bike. After three weeks of riding "Tour stages" you really begin to feel a greater appreciation of what it means to be a pro cyclist. It makes watching the Tour a completely different experience as well - as if you were almost there.

While this is certainly not for everyone (some of you might think it a little goofy), I have a lot of fun with it, and it gives me really good fitness for the late summer and fall season (which includes the 1000 Warriors for some of us). So, I am inviting all who would like to give this a go - to do it!

The plan is simple -

1. Decide how much time you have to ride (make a bargain with the wife, ride to work or school, get up earlier or buy a bike light and go at night).
2. Based upon step one choose your mileage: 1/5th, 1/4, 1/3, 1/2, 3/4, or do the whole thing. I would choose whichever one you think you can do and then go up one step (you can always go back to the original plan if things go bad, but the challenge to get through is part of the fun).
3. Use the Tour stages to calculate your mileage (divide by 1.6 to get miles from KM), and ride terrain that mimics the stage (mountains, rolling, flats, TT).
4. Watch the Tour, and repeat the next day.

You rest on rest days - or if you are not riding on Sundays, shift your rest day to the closest Sunday. On days with a TT you can ride the TT in the morning and a stage in the evening to give yourself a day off on the following day (or a Sunday). Days that you are actually racing you count as your stage for the day etc... Basically set yourself some rules and follow them, but try to set them to be a challenge.

This can be a lot of fun, and a good way to get into form, or to push your fitness to the next level. Hopefully we get a few team guys doing it and we can do some stages together. Here is the tour stage list so you can formulate your plans!

2009 Tour de France Stages:

1 Sat. July 4 Monaco 15.5 km TT
2 Sun. July 5 Monaco to Brignoles 187 km Rolling
3 Mon July 6 Marseille to La Grande-Motte 196 km Flat
4 Tues. July 7 montpilier 39 km TTT
5 Wed. July 8 Le Cap d’Agde to Perpignan 196 km Flat
6 Thur. July 91 Girona to Barcelona 181 km Rolling
7 Fri. July 10 Barcelona to Arcalis 224 km Mountains-HC
8 Sat. July 11 Andorra-la Vella to Saint Girons 176 km Mountains-Cat 1 (x2)
9 Sun. July 12 Saint Gaudens to Tarbes 160 km Mountains-HC

R Mon. July 13 Rest day in Limoges
10 Tues. July 14 Limonges to Issoudun 194 km Flat
11 Wed. July 15 Vatan to Saint-Frageau 192 km Flat
12 Thur. July 16 Tonnerre to Vittel 211 km Flat
13 Fri. July 17 Vittel to Colmar 200 km Mountains-Cat 1
14 Sat. July 18 Colmar to Besancon 199 Rolling
15 Sun. July 19 Pontarlier to Verbier 207 km Mountains-Cat 1

R Mon. July 20 Rest day in Verbier
16 Tues. July 21 Martigny to Bourg-Saint-Maurice 159 km Mountains-HC
17 Wed. July 22 Bourg-St-Maurice to Le Grand Bornand 169 km Mountains-Cat 1 (x4)
18 Thur. July 23 Annecy 40.5 km TT
19 Fri. July 24 Bourgoin-Jallieu to Aubenas 178 km Rolling (one Cat 2)
20 Sat. July 25 Montelimar to Mont-Ventoux 167 km Mountains-HC
21 Sun. July 26 Montereau-Fault-Yonne to Paris 164 Flat

Total Distance 3455 km

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

4th of July morning ride

We are thinking of doing a Saturday 9am ride on the 4th of July. The plan is either Emigration Canyon in SLC or Hobble Creek Canyon in Springville. We thought that Emigration Canyon might be fun because we had not done it with the team. But either way, we want to ride Saturday morning. Mason asked me to post this up here on the blog so that we can get a good idea of who can come and what ride people would prefer. So, when you see this post up a comment with your preference, and the majority will rule.
The Hobble Creek ride will be the same as before. We will meet at Campus in the parking lot at the top of the hill (across form the Computer Sci. Building where we were meeting for Saturday rides in the spring). The ride will go down Orem Main Street to 8th north Provo and then out to Utah Lake. We then turn East and back across Provo toward Springville. Ride up and down the canyon and return via the Provo foothills and 9th East to 8th south Orem and back to campus (I think this was 50-55 miles last time we rode it).
The Emigration Ride will meet just south of the SLC Hogle Zoo parking lot on Sunnyside Ave. and go up Emigration, down toward Parley's Canyon from the summit and then turn left on highway 65 and go up to the Big Mountain summit (about 5 more miles up highway 65).
"So let it be written, so let it be done."

Here is a random David Clinger picture.