Join our team!

The Mighty Broncos are a Santa Clara University staff, faculty, students, alumni, family, and friends! We all share a connection with SCU and an affinity for physical challenges!

We'd love for you to join us!

Team Events we participate in, and train for together:
Pacific Grove Triathlon (September)
Silicon Valley Tour de Cure (June)

(If you have another suggestion for a team event, please share!)

To join us in the physical challenge, feel free to show up at our weekly practices.

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Friday, April 15, 2011

moving over to google group/site

Trying to make things easier!

New google group for emailing instead of this blog and trying to maintain an ever-changing e-mail list. No longer need to e-mail individuals!

Just send one email to and we'll all receive it! You should have received an invitation to join this group on Friday afternoon. If not, let me know.
You can adjust your settings to receive each email as they are delivered, or to receive one digest email per day.

We also have a new website to organize information:

Let me know if you want permission to add to/edit the site or our google calendar.

So... if all works (keep your fingers crossed)... we won't be using this blog in the future.
Please bookmark

Thanks, and happy training!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Team Jerseys - respond by Friday noon to get one!

Getting ready to place an order with Primal Wear. They'll make us custom cycling jerseys for $60 each, (including art design, printing, shipping!) AND, they'll donate 15% of our order cost back to Tour de Cure, in the name of the Mighty Broncos! Sounds like a great deal, since most jerseys cost more than that anyway...

We need to order 15 jerseys minimum. (Sizes xs-xxxl)

If you want one, please reply ASAP so I can get a count. We need to order this week, so we get them in time for June 12. Maybe Betsy and Steve could use them during the Redondo Beach Triathlon too!!

If you have suggestions for design, please give me links or descriptions. We need to show them a basic idea of what we want the style to look like, and they'll do the artwork for us. Any LOGOs we can use? Color preferences? (I was thinking White as the major space taker, and Santa Clara Red as the second-most prominent color, with black as the outline/minor color).

Please share with anyone who might want a Mighty Broncos cycling jersey. Let's set the last response date/time as Friday noon.

Have a great day!


(sorry for duplicate e-mails...)

Friday, April 1, 2011

Sunday Ride & Shopping Party

Inviting everyone to a group ride on Sunday!
Loop from SCU campus: San Tomas Aquinas Creek Trail to Sunnyvale Baylands Park (15 mi rountrip). Or, if folks want to ride further, there are a few options: add a loop in the STAC Trail to make it 20 miles, or continue on to Stevens Creek Trail and add on as many miles as you like!

I'm going to need all the training and practice I can get for the next 10 weeks. I'm going to do the Tour de Cure on a unicycle!

Meeting at SCU Mission at 8:30 am. Be sure to bring all your gear, water, snacks, sunscreen, etc. Should be a nice day!

Please let me know if you plan on joining!

PS. I've got a Sports Basement Shopping Party coming my way... just asked for available dates that work in April after the 20th.... anyone have any suggestions for dates to have it (or not?)

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Mission City Run

Hey Mighty Broncos
On May 1 is the 3rd annual 5K/10K Mission City Run held at Great America. Keypoint Credit Union is the lead sponsor of the event which helps raise thousands of dollars for worthy charities throughout the Silicon Valley. I'm a member of the Board of Directors of the Mission City Community Fund which this run supports from all the net proceeds. Not only do you get to try out those new running shoes, but all participants will get into Great America for the whole day. This is a great family event since it will also have a 1 mile walk/run through the theme park. What a deal: T-shirt, finishers medal and admission to the park all for only $40 or a family of 4 for $100. Here's the link:

Sign up now and let's have a great showing for the Mighty Broncos! Tell all your friends about it too.


Friday, March 11, 2011

Bike Ride Sat the 12th!

Locate your helmet and pump up your bike tires! I am planning an hour or so bike ride on Saturday that will begin at 8:30 AM at the Almaden Light Rail Station located behind the apartment complexes and across the Street from Almaden Lake Park. We will head down Santa Teresa towards Morgan Hill. Please let me know if you will be joining Debbie, Bill and I!



Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Sunset Ride + Team Jerseys

Just got back from a great afternoon ride!
Left SCU about 4:45 pm for the San Tomas Aquinas Creek trail. There's a bike lane on Monroe pretty much all the way to the creek trail. Then it's smooth sailing to the Sunnyvale Baylands park. We had strong headwinds on the way out, but the tailwind on the way back more than made up for it! Beautiful sunset vistas, birds flying, and ducks, ducks, ducks!

Looks like we have 5 folks signed up for the Tour de Cure! Off to a great start!
I'm going to start the process to create Mighty Broncos Jerseys for the ride and also for anyone who wants one. If you're interested in a team jersey, please let me know soon, so I can get an accurate count.

Hope all is well! How is everyone staying in shape and gearing up for spring?


Thursday, February 10, 2011

Sports Basement TriFest - Save the date!

Saturday, March 12, 9am-1pm

Join Sports Basement in kicking off the triathlon season with our second annual TriFest! They will have 20+ vendors in the store including TYR, Orca, Triathlon (Soul)utions, Louis Garneau, Club Sport, Rock Tape, 2XU and many more. There will be free food, bike demos, product samples, a F.I.S.T. fit demo and great raffles. Save the date and be sure to come by this informative and fun event!