Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 12 of 12

Thread: The Lost League

  1. #1
    Announcer EventServices's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In the drops.
    My Bikes
    Too many and not enough
    Posts
    4,994
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    The Lost League

    Does anyone remember where this logo came from? (aside from Miami, thanks)

    If you DO remember it, do you have any good stories to tell?

  2. #2
    Announcer EventServices's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In the drops.
    My Bikes
    Too many and not enough
    Posts
    4,994
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OK, several days have passed with no responses, so I'll give away the answer:

    The National Cycle League.
    It was a short-lived attempt at creating cycling as a city-based league.

    It was a half-baked attempt administered by a largely incompetent NFL cast-off commissioner and several misguided owners.

    I came across the Miami Wave t-shirt while cleaning out a closet. I had hoped that some readers of this board would have stories/insight.

    Maybe it's best to bury it in the backyard.

  3. #3
    Maglia Ciclamino gcasillo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Fairfield, OH
    My Bikes
    2011 Bianchi Infinito, 2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker
    Posts
    3,076
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You gotta let it go, man.

  4. #4
    Announcer EventServices's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In the drops.
    My Bikes
    Too many and not enough
    Posts
    4,994
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You're right.
    I'm just hearing the old adage "those who forget the past are destined to repeat it"

    Actually, I was hoping to comiserate with other NCL brothers.

  5. #5
    @ Checkmate Cycling jbhowat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Denver, CO
    My Bikes
    CAAD 8 - Ultegra
    Posts
    1,622
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Did it ever actually get started, or did it fizzle before the first season?
    Checkmate Cycling Products, LLC
    Carbon Fiber for Less!
    www.checkmatecycling.com - New Site Design Coming Soon!

    Checkmate Carbon Wheel Group Buy Part Deux - Full carbon wheelsets starting at $660 / 1340g.

  6. #6
    Maglia Ciclamino gcasillo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Fairfield, OH
    My Bikes
    2011 Bianchi Infinito, 2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker
    Posts
    3,076
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    And what cities were slated to participate?

  7. #7
    Junior Member skinnytiremike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    more than two hand fulls
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices
    Actually, I was hoping to comiserate with other NCL brothers.
    Yo brother...I was on the La Wings for a short time...actually only rode one race in.

  8. #8
    Announcer EventServices's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    In the drops.
    My Bikes
    Too many and not enough
    Posts
    4,994
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Their biggest year was 1994 when they had all of their races on ESPN 2

    They had a all of the top racers on their teams, but they only had to commit to a couple of races, so they could continue to ride with their trade teams.
    The finals were held in Monte Carlo!
    Then they lost all their money, the commissioner was an IDIOT, and they hardly did anything in 1995. It was a pretty cool idea, but poorly executed. And now the concept will never take off because of it.


    Let me see if I can list the teams and their notable rider:
    Miami Wave - Carl Sundquist
    Houston Outlaws - Alan McCormack
    Tulsa (spelled backwards = "A ****" - the riders taught us that one)
    Boston Banshees- Frank and Mark McCormack
    N.Y. Ghosts - Mike McCarthy?
    San Diego -
    L.A.Wings - Kurt Stockton
    Portland Thunder - Robby Ventura
    S.F. Shakers - Thurlow Rogers
    Amsterdam Tigers - Pete Pieters
    London Lancers
    Milan Forza
    Pittsburgh Power - Jeff Rutter

  9. #9
    human velocipedio's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2001
    Location
    living in the moment
    My Bikes
    2005 Litespeed Teramo, 2000 Marinoni Leggero, 2001 Kona Major Jake (with Campy Centaur), 1997 Specialized S-Works M2, 1992 Specialized Rockhopper
    Posts
    3,563
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    wasn't there a short-lived plan to revive the idea in the world cycling league? i remember some big talk about fox sports coverage...
    when walking, just walk. when sitting, just sit. when riding, just ride. above all, don't wobble.

    The Irregular Cycling Club of Montreal
    Cycling irregularly since 2002

  10. #10
    Junior Member skinnytiremike's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    SoCal
    My Bikes
    more than two hand fulls
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by EventServices
    Their biggest year was 1994 when they had all of their races on ESPN 2...
    L.A.Wings - Kurt Stockton
    Yep, '94 was the year I was on the wings...and we had the 'Stockton Brothers'...i was in awe.

  11. #11
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    My Bikes
    Scapin EOS7 sloping, 10v Record, Ksyriums
    Posts
    6,411
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I don't see Roberto Gaggiolli or Graeme Miller on that list....they'd have to have been starters from memory.

    Greg Oravetz
    Steve Hegg
    Nate Reiss
    Nelson Vails

  12. #12
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Location
    Melbourne
    My Bikes
    Scapin EOS7 sloping, 10v Record, Ksyriums
    Posts
    6,411
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •