Team Blog

Recap and Looking Forward

By Portia Cornell on February 11th, 2015
Hey cycle bikers! Welcome to our revival of the HUCA blog. This will be a great place to come for updates on the team, racer profiles, and race reports. We had epic road, mountain and cyclocross races in 2014; great developments for the team; and a super exciting road season ahead in just a few weeks. Here is a recap and a look at what’s ahead. 2014 Road Season 3543Harvard finished 10th overall and 7th in Division I in the East Coast Collegiate Conference. Especially cool about that accomplishment is that we did it fielding men in women in ... [read more]

Jamestown Classic (October 8, 2012)

By Heather McLaughlin on November 20th, 2012
A sunny Monday in October brought the Harvard Cycling team down to Jamestown, RI for the Jamestown Classic, a beautiful looped road race course around the island. It served as both the end of summer racing season for the veterans, as well as a first race for many enthusiastic new racers. Ian and Jesse drove down earlier in the morning with new racers Nima and Alex, arriving for the start of the men’s Cat. 5 race. The women had a slightly more stressful trip down. I was supposed to pick up the rental car as soon as Enterprise opened ... [read more]

Green Mountain Stage Race Report

By Heather McLaughlin on September 6th, 2012

Some races just don’t go according to plan. Coming into the Green Mountain Stage Race (GMSR), I really wanted a strong race. I had a 6 week training lead up and a week-long taper to be nice and fresh for the start of the four day race on Friday, August 31st. My bike had new wheels and a newly upgraded drive train and I couldn’t wait to see what it was capable of in its hopefully last race before retirement as a training bike.

Unfortunately, I woke up on Thursday with a horrible sore throat, the first harbinger ...

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Byron's Dartmouth Race Report

By Guo-Liang Chew on August 28th, 2012
Last weekend we headed to scenic New Hampshire and Vermont for the ECCC's penultimate race weekend. On the menu was last year's brutal ITT, the classic Frat Row crit, and a new road race course that I hadn't seen before. The ITT was actually cut short this year because the dirt climb section had been re-graded and gravel had been laid down, making it mostly impassable by road bike. So instead of a grueling 3.75-mile race with 2 main climbs, it was instead a speedy 2.5-mile relatively flat course with a single climb out of ... [read more]