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Old 10-05-15, 10:24 AM
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Thank you so much for your help
I hope I can talk to the GT team one day haha
Last summer, I visited GT cycling team building, but no one was there����
It's not as formal as a football or baseball team. It's just a club. They probably don't even have a coach. They *might* have an adviser (just a responsible adult to drive them places and buy stuff) and that's about it. It's probably not much different than a HS club.
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One of our local riders is riding with Marian this year

Marian University - Indianapolis Athletics News

pretty cool to see a track racer get a scholarship. Ive met a few riders from there and it sounds like a pretty rare program.
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Hi Carleton,

i want to combine Cycling and Powerlifting. What is a good Powerifting/Strength Program for that? Are there any good resources such as books or websites you like that you could recommend about that?

Thanks
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
There are only a handful of colleges that offer actual scholarships for cycling (look into Marion and Lees Mcrea). Most collegiate teams are clubs with little or no financial support from their universities. Most cycling teams/clubs aren't split into disciplines. They are usually only 10-15 men and women who often race multiple genres of cycling.
Very true. I raced collegiate on a club team at Illinois. Both Marian University and Lindsey-Wilson College have varsity cycling teams, and dominated our conference. But we had just as much fun.

Here's the USA cycling list of schools with varsity cycling programs:
Collegiate Cycling - Varsity Teams and Scholarships - USA Cycling
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Yes, GT is *well* represented at DLV: Results : Dick Lane Velodrome - Fixed Gear Bicycle Racing (East Point) Atlanta, GA

BF user @theblackbullet is a GT student and super fast track racer at DLV. He finished 2nd overall in Rider of the Year points this year. One of the fastest guys on the southeast for sure.

I have no idea about scholarships for cycling at GT...but I doubt it. There are only a handful of colleges that offer actual scholarships for cycling (look into Marion and Lees Mcrea). Most collegiate teams are clubs with little or no financial support from their universities. Most cycling teams/clubs aren't split into disciplines. They are usually only 10-15 men and women who often race multiple genres of cycling.

Reach out to them with questions:
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I spend a lot of time with the GT guys and even lifted with a few of them during the offseason, but I am actually a student at GSU!
@gycho77 unfortunately at GT cycling is only a club sport (varsity sports are the ones who get scholarship money). However, GT is one of the best ran and most organized club cycling teams in the southeast. They even took home the SECCC road title last year against some strong varsity teams. There are club dues that are required, but beyond that they get amazing support from sponsors and the school. I believe a kit is included as well as race fees, license fees, travel, hotels, etc. The road team gets the most attention, but a solid group of guys race at the track and a couple have completed at collegiate nationals. The facebook page is a great way to contact the team as well as their website. Ben Rothschild is the current president and would be a great person to talk to.
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Originally Posted by rumplex View Post
Hi Carleton,

i want to combine Cycling and Powerlifting. What is a good Powerifting/Strength Program for that? Are there any good resources such as books or websites you like that you could recommend about that?

Thanks
I really try to shy away from offering programming advice...because for every question I'd answer the next question will be, "OK. Did that, now what?" and it will be never-ending.

Weightlifting and Powerlifting are very similar (more similar than different). It is very possible to train as a powerlifter and a cyclist.

There are LOTS of resources on Powerlifting as it is an old and popular sport. Track cycling is an old sport, but it's not popular, so there are very few training resources.

My old coach, Steve Hill in Atlanta, is a great weightlifting and cycling coach. He was also super fast (2x Elite Kilo National champ, multiple masters world championships). You'd need a coach like that to write you a program to do both.

Also, @Quinn8it competes at a very high level in weightlifting as well as being an elite track sprinter. He hasn't been around BF in a long time. But, he's proof that it's possible to do both.

So, to answer your question: There aren't any resources that can set a program for you that take both sports into consideration (they all assume that you are doing only one sport). You will likely either need to write your own program or seek the advice of a qualified coach.
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Originally Posted by carleton View Post
It's not as formal as a football or baseball team. It's just a club. They probably don't even have a coach. They *might* have an adviser (just a responsible adult to drive them places and buy stuff) and that's about it. It's probably not much different than a HS club.
Thank you so much for your help
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I spend a lot of time with the GT guys and even lifted with a few of them during the offseason, but I am actually a student at GSU!
@gycho77 unfortunately at GT cycling is only a club sport (varsity sports are the ones who get scholarship money). However, GT is one of the best ran and most organized club cycling teams in the southeast. They even took home the SECCC road title last year against some strong varsity teams. There are club dues that are required, but beyond that they get amazing support from sponsors and the school. I believe a kit is included as well as race fees, license fees, travel, hotels, etc. The road team gets the most attention, but a solid group of guys race at the track and a couple have completed at collegiate nationals. The facebook page is a great way to contact the team as well as their website. Ben Rothschild is the current president and would be a great person to talk to.
Wow that's amazing!!!!!!
I hope I can talk to them, but I don't want to bother them....
Thank you for your help
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Old 10-05-15, 09:11 PM
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Originally Posted by gycho77 View Post
Wow that's amazing!!!!!!
I hope I can talk to them, but I don't want to bother them....
Thank you for your help
Nah man, Im sure they'd be glad to hear from you!
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Nah man, Im sure they'd be glad to hear from you!
Okay
I will them a message
thanks
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Old 10-05-15, 10:06 PM
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Originally Posted by gycho77 View Post
Wow that's amazing!!!!!!
I hope I can talk to them, but I don't want to bother them....
Thank you for your help
Bother them. They are a buncha nerds.

They are probably up right now...like reading books or something.

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haha you're right
They answered my message lol
They are super nive
thanks
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Dear Carleton,

Just thought I would share a comic with you...

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Dear Carleton,

Just thought I would share a comic with you...

I'm a little from column A and a little from column B
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Hey Carleton,

I was looking at this year's Masters Track sprint results and didn't see your name listed. Did you compete this year ?
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Hey Carleton,

I was looking at this year's Masters Track sprint results and didn't see your name listed. Did you compete this year ?
Hey, TT!

No. I haven't raced much in the past couple of years.
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You should try this, because you are like a hulk.
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You should try this, because you are like a hulk.
0.o Woah.
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You should try this, because you are like a hulk.
What is the frame builder's reason for adding the tube between the seat tube and down tube?

Does this configuration comply with UCI rule 1.3.021?

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0.o Woah.
I'm not sure if this is uci legal, but it looks amazing!!
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What is the frame builder's reason for adding the tube between the seat tube and down tube?
I'm not sure maybe it's because of stiffness or safety.
So if you break the joint, thoes tubes will save your live
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This:



Is not more overkill than this:



Or

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This:



Is not more overkill than this:



Or

You cannot compare steel frame with carbon frame
That's cheating lol
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You cannot compare steel frame with carbon frame
That's cheating lol
How so? All of the above have over-built bottom brackets to achieve the same rigidness.

The point is that it's shape that determines how rigid something is more so than material.

What actually determines the bottom bracket rigidity is the shape of the downtube. The thickness isn't for aero...it's for stiffness.
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How so? All of the above have over-built bottom brackets to achieve the same rigidness.

The point is that it's shape that determines how rigid something is more so than material.

What actually determines the bottom bracket rigidity is the shape of the downtube. The thickness isn't for aero...it's for stiffness.
I don't have any good reason how it's cheating.....
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