Thursday, October 23, 2008

Caltech cycling and triathlon club official team apparel: Get yours now!

The 2009 edition of the team apparel is here! We will be using Sports Base Online for all ordering in conjunction with the cycling club, so please $click here$ to place your order. Click to see designs of the cycling jersey and shorts, and the triathlon uniforms. The website will be accepting orders through Friday, November 7th, and we expect delivery by the end of January. The clothing will come from Hincapie, so sizing will be the same as last year's cycling apparel. As far as triathlon apparel sizing, Emily McDowell has requested sizing samples and she will send out more info when the kit arrives.

Three quick notes:
1. If you are an alum, please click on the alum tab and add $5 per item of clothing you purchase to help support the teams.
2. PLEASE READ! If you want your items shipped to an off campus address, the cost will be a flat rate of $10, and you MUST pay this on SBO if you want us to ship your items. We will also need your mailing address. On campus/JPL shipping is free (although I would strongly recommend picking them up either on campus or at JPL as we lost an item going to JPL last year) but you MUST provide us with your campus address. So, make sure you read the shipping options and fill in the required information.
3. The cycling club still has a bunch of socks from the past years, so if you want any of those, contact John McKeen ( to work it out.

Thanks again, and don’t hesitate to contact me with questions (

Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Renegade Sprint Adventure Race

Photo by Jamie Sheasby.
Ever heard of a sprint adventure race? Well, you are not alone. This past weekend was only the second ever race of this type, and it happened right over in Bonelli Park (Is it just me, or have we pretty much done all our racing in Bonelli Park this year? Maybe they should name part of it after us. Just throwing it out there). And it also happened to be won by a team of Caltech Triclub members, including John "Max Power" Meier and Lenny Lucas of team PTCuL8r. For more information, check out this article. Don't miss the links for race photos and athlete interviews near the bottom of the article, just above the results.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

More team success at "The BOD"

Despite the fact that Scott, John M, and myself are all feeling the effects of a long season and compounded hours of training (even though for one of us, it was a lack of training that was the culprit), we all fared well at the Bonelli Olympic Distance race today. Scott finished 1st AG (M20-24) and 6th OA, I (Jeff) finished 2nd AG (M25-29) and 10th OA, and John M finished 3rd Clydesdale. It was definitely one of the toughest days for all of us mentally. But it's nice to have a bad day of racing and still finish well.

I think it might be useful for me to put together a list of results for this season because we've had a lot of podium finishes as well as some points series awards. This has been a very good year so far for the Caltech Triathlon Club. With successful races and new personal achievements, I bid you all a well-deserved congratulations! Keep up the hard work.