The time is here, finals are over and the semester is done. While not as busy as the spring, the fall season had plenty of excitement. Check out a few of the previous post from track nats and MTB conference for an idea of how racing went this past semester.
As the seasons and semesters change, so do the faces of MSU cycling. Though we are sad to see them go, we are proud to say that Danny Robertson, Fidel Goytia, and Sean Brown are all graduating. We are going to miss these guys, on and off the bikes. Continue reading Another semester has come and gone
Thanksgiving Day is tomorrow, and we thought we would share a few things we are especially thankful for.
From Director Charlie Zamastil:
It is the time of year for reflection and for giving thanks, and cyclists who attend Midwestern State University here in Wichita Falls have a lot to be thankful for. First off, as almost the entire nation (sorry Pacific Northwest) enjoys exceptionally lovely riding weather, we here shrug our shoulders with our blend of Parisian insouciance and Texan swagger. 70s in November? But of course.
Great weather is a nice bonus, sure, but not a precondition for having a great riding experience. Just ask our guys Cory Scott and Anthony Sequera, who last weekend ventured out into the pouring rain to do repeats of the 1000’ climb Mt. Scott in Lawton, OK. Or Tony Baca, Aldo Curiel, Sean Brown, Caden Burross, and Collin Buerger, who fought through 25mph headwinds all the way to Windthorst—28 miles steady into the wind, only to turn around and cover those 28 miles in 56 minutes: for the sheer pursuit of FroYo.
What truly is a precondition for riding—at least in any meaningful capacity—is community support. We rely on the support of the community. The Wichita Falls community fairly and happily shares the roads with us cyclists, giving us space, accommodating our slower speeds, and ensuring our safety. Consider this a collective "tip o' the helmet" to the entire community.
This past weekend was a blast. Our local shop sponsor Texoma Cycling Center hosted the Spook 'N Spoke ride on Saturday morning. This was a community charity ride to benefit the WF Heat, the local high school cycling program, and our team was there in full support. Thanks to another sponsor, 2Quik Carbon, we were set up with a GoPro camera and filmed the whole event. Check it out.