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Ubuntu Cycling

How many cyclists do we have in the house? Did you know there was an Ubuntu Cyclists Team? We are made up from a few hipsters, you know those silly kids who roll up their pant legs, wear funny colored shoes, and those silly cycling caps, similar to the one I am wearing in my Planet Ubuntu hackergotchi, and ride a bike called a fixie. There are some that are leisure riders or commuters, and then there is me, the road cyclist who loves when his legs bleed in pain. I know there is another one, as you had your bike at UDS in Mt. View. Can’t remember the make, it was white though. You had that leg shaver look about you as well. I think Tony Yarusso is also a road cyclist as well, which I have been meaning to make my way up to him and do some riding this summer.

I am looking for more cyclists in our community, and if you fall into this category, hang out with us on #ubuntu-cyclists on IRC (Freenode). I am looking for some road cyclists in or around the Chicagoland area. Tonight I am going out on a training group ride in almost 100°F temperatures. Tonight is attack of the hills out in the western suburbs of Chicago. I am currently planning on entering some Cat 5 races this summer.

So, if you are a cyclist, use Ubuntu, come and join us. I would love to see Mark Shuttleworth, Mr. Athlete himself, get into it and lets create a real licensed and sponsored Team Ubuntu! It would be about the only non-blank cycling jersey I would wear ๐Ÿ™‚

Come on Mark, I saw you running at Mt. View. You passed us twice, and then the third time you came up with a whole tray of Starbucks, impressive ๐Ÿ™‚

Cycling also prevents burnout, right Jono?

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  • If you are interested in starting a USCF sanctioned team to race in IL, it’s not terribly hard, you wouldn’t even need Mark Shuttleworth to finance it. It costs about $30 if I recall correctly, and then if you can about 10 people together it’s pretty easy to order an ubuntu kit from Usually around a hundred fiddy bucks for jersey/bib (which isn’t terrible when compared to the same thing from pearl izumi).

  • @Evan – do you like champ-sys better than voler? I have some bibs and jerseys from Voler that are nice. The Nashbar bibs suck, but the Nashbar jerseys are nice. IL has enough teams already, I am looking at 2 teams, xXx out of the city and ABD out here in Wheaton/Winfield. I am getting ready to head out on an ABD group ride. Think it is to hot out? Well the city is cooler than these stinkin’ burbs for sure.

  • bigjools

    The other cyclist with the white bike and shaved legs sounds just like Kiko to me ๐Ÿ™‚

  • castlefox

    I cycle but I live in the Chicago area and use Ubuntu. No I had no idea there was a bike team. And no I wont call it a cyclist team any more, bike team.

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  • more interested in training software for my garmin 305 and jaunty. haven’t been too impressed by what i’ve found. any recommendations? if you’re in san diego and want to hit the dirt trails, shoot me an email.

  • I’m in. When do we ride? (I’m a road biker, and average 150 miles or so per week.)

  • Plain Jim

    Hrmph. If youse-all market an Ubuntu team jersey, I am TOTALLY gettin’ one… especially if it’s some other color than brown. I’ll be checkin’ the merchandise site!

  • justin riddiough

    Palo Alto signing in.. road biker here too, ~200 miles per week.. found this while searching for an ubuntu or debian themed jersey ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Don Orban

    Is this still an active cycling group? I’ve got a lot more years in the saddle than I do on *nix but I’m interested in both and live in Oak Park, so I may be up for some rides once the weather starts heading back the other direction.

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