Best University for a cyclist

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  1. S. Anderson

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    "Nick Burns" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > What makes you think cycling is the only consideration?
    >

    Hey, fair enough. That's what I was getting at. Like I say, no offense. I know for me personally,
    the academic side of things far outweighed anything else. I only had 3 or 4 schools that were
    probable for me so my locations were chosen for me. I may have been able to choose among those 3 or
    4 but I didn't have the option of choosing any location. Well, I could have weighted other things
    differently and maybe sacrificed my program selection for location but that's a personal thing I
    suppose. In any event, good luck wherever you end up.

    Scott..
     
  2. Bart

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  3. S. Anderson

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    "Kurgan Gringioni" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Awarding prize money to masters races is basically a form of affirmative action. So is awarding
    > money to Cat 3/4/5's.
    >

    You're all winners!!! ;-)

    Scott..
     
  4. In article <[email protected]>, "Kyle Legate"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Nick Burns wrote:
    > > What is the best University in the USA for a cyclist? If you consider roads available to train
    > > and a strong well populated racing team either affiliated with the school or nearby, where would
    > > you choose to go and why?
    > >
    > Forget the USA, Canadian universities have a higher standard of education. Come to McMaster
    > University in Hamilton, Ontario. Excellent training area and several nearby teams (Neworld
    > (http://www.neworldcycle.com/) comes immediately to mind-- Gears racing
    > (http://www.gearsracing.com/html/index.php) is also not too far away).

    Well, if you're going to go Canadian, go all the way and come to Vancouver.

    University of British Columbia has its own cycling team, and the Tuesday night Crits happen there.

    Simon Fraser University sits on top of a 1000' mountain, which has the expected effect on riding to
    school. Best of all, the continent's only indoor velodrome sits at the foot of the hill, which makes
    for a winter race series for track bikes.

    Besides those things, there's a strong set of road-race events that starts in March or April and
    runs to August or September, and the mountain biking is world class for both freeriding and
    cross-country.

    The weather is...good enough for year-round riding. I do it, but compared to SoCal, it is colder and
    wetter. This is good in the Summer, not so good in the Winter.

    --
    Ryan Cousineau, [email protected] http://www.sfu.ca/~rcousine President, Fabrizio Mazzoleni Fan Club
     
  5. Georgia State University in Atlanta Ga. close to Velodrome has had teams winning 1st thru 3d
    nationaly Only 60 miles from Mountains to train in. Country roads close by and many good riders in
    Ga to train with. The Bear

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  6. Depends if he's track man or road? "Richard Thompson" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > Georgia State University in Atlanta Ga. close to Velodrome has had teams winning 1st thru 3d
    > nationaly Only 60 miles from Mountains to train in. Country roads close by and many good riders
    > in Ga to train with. The Bear
    >
    > @ @
    >
    > ~~~
     
  7. Lewdvig

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    Not USA, but my final year I got 15,000km in my legs at the University of Calgary.

    No team, just lots of evening courses and proximity to the Rockies.

    "Nick Burns" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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    > What is the best University in the USA for a cyclist? If you consider
    roads
    > available to train and a strong well populated racing team either
    affiliated
    > with the school or nearby, where would you choose to go and why?
     
  8. Dave M Wyman

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    Nick Burns wrote:
    > What is the best University in the USA for a cyclist? If you consider roads available to train and
    > a strong well populated racing team either affiliated with the school or nearby, where would you
    > choose to go and why?
    >
    >

    I'd choose California State U., Chico - the Sierra Nevada and Cascade mountains begin on the eastern
    edge of town, and the Great Central Valley flatlands stretch out forever in the other directions.
    The town of Chico is very bicycle-friendly, and town's bike club - Chico Velo - is into racing as
    well as touring. The mountain bike team at the college is very strong.

    On the other hand, the road team seems to be comprised of three members...

    The college team website is at:

    http://www.candlelightproductions.com/cycling/

    The local club is at: http://www.chicovelo.org/
     
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