Jim Barclay

Team Leader

Member Since: 2012

Location: Chicago, IL ...Avondale

Categories

Road Track CX MTB
4 0 4 0

About Me

You know those stories where, later in life, two people who were friends in grade school reconnect and fall in love and get married and live happily ever after? That is me and my bicycle.

When I was a kid I LOVED my bike. I rode everywhere. I got a road bike in 7th grade (Trek 310, steel, down tube shifters--decent for 1986,) watched American Flyers repeatedly and even had a subscription to Bicycling magazine.

And then, in 9th grade I discovered the drums. I put aside the bike and everything else that was a passion and focused on the drums for the next 25 years. I studied percussion in college, played professionally, toured, recorded, yada yada. I still do all of those things but life happened and I had a kid and went through a divorce and got a real estate license...and then bought a bike.

It was a Schwinn hybrid: flat bar, triple, toe clips, and I rode it to and from theater gigs I did. But I wanted to go faster. I tried to be a commuter but that doesn't really fit the realities of my job. And I wanted to go faster. So I bought a road bike and thought I might just do a charity ride or something.

A friend introduced me to the xXx team ride and a month later I joined the team. I never intended to shave my legs or race or crash and race again the next day or spend stupid amounts of money on bikes and clothes and whatever...but I did. I met some wonderful people--teammates who have become my dear friends and xXx now occupies a very important, defining role in my life.

And as I become more attuned to the "chess match" that bike racing really is I'm even more in love with my bicycle. And I still want to go faster.

Race Reports

Report Name Race Name Race Date
Barry-Roubaix, Spinal Tap Style Barry-Roubaix Mar 23, 2013
Flat Tire, Flat Heart Glencoe Grand Prix 2013 Jun 01, 2013
Lead out trains in a 4/5 field? That's crazy talk! Vernon Hills Grand Prix Aug 11, 2013
Breakin' Too? Electric Sprintaloo. 2014 Whitnall Park Spring Classic Apr 26, 2014
Turn the Bike Around MOSH Criterium 2014 May 25, 2014
Never Get Out of the Boat Glencoe Grand Prix Jun 01, 2014
I am not a Jedi yet. Wood Dale Crit (ABR State Championship) Aug 09, 2014
All in a Day's Work La Crosse Road Race/Omnium May 03, 2015
You and what army? Oh, that one. Gaslight Criterium Aug 16, 2015
All Focused in the Driftless La Crosse Omnium May 07, 2016
This is a man who just loves to ride his bike Couri Insurance Stage Race Aug 07, 2016

Race Results

Date Category Race Result
Apr 23, 2017 30+ 3/4 Muskego Park Criterium 1
Apr 22, 2017 3/4 Whitnall Park Criterium 19
Apr 22, 2017 30+ 3/4 Whitnall Park Criterium 21-30
Apr 15, 2017 30+ 3/4 Menomonee Falls 9
Apr 15, 2017 30+ 1/2/3 Menomonee Falls 31-40
Apr 9, 2017 3 Spring Super Crit 10
Apr 9, 2017 40+ 1/2/3 Spring Super Crit 21-30
Apr 2, 2017 3 John Frasier Memorial TT 5
Mar 19, 2017 3 Tour of St. Louis Candelicious Criterium 31-40
Mar 18, 2017 3 Tour of St. Louis TT 14
Mar 18, 2017 3 Tour of St. Louis Candelicious Criterium 21-30
Nov 13, 2016 4 CX Indian Lakes Day 2 50+
Nov 12, 2016 4 CX Indian Lakes Day 1 41-50
Sep 11, 2016 4 CX LaBagh 4's 10
Sep 11, 2016 4/5 CX LaBagh 4/5's 19
Aug 27, 2016 3 Bloomington criterium c 9
Aug 14, 2016 3 ABR Wood Dale Crit 2
Aug 13, 2016 30+ 3/4 Wisconsin State RR Championship 3
Aug 7, 2016 30+ 3/4 Couri Insurance Stage Race Stage 4 Circuit Race 1
Aug 7, 2016 30+ 3/4 Couri Insurance Stage Race OVERALL GC 2
Aug 6, 2016 30+ 3/4 Couri Insurance Stage Race Stage 2 Circuit Race 3
Aug 6, 2016 30+ 3/4 Couri Insurance Stage Race Stage 3 ITT 1
Aug 5, 2016 30+ 3/4 Couri Insurance Stage Race Stage 1 ITT 5
Jul 23, 2016 30+ 3/4 Intelligentsia Lake Bluff 12
Jul 22, 2016 30+ 3/4 Intelligentsia Elmhurst 21-30
Jul 21, 2016 30+ 3/4 Intelligentsia Cup South Chicago Kermesse 10
Jul 20, 2016 30+ 3/4 Intelligentsia Cup West Dundee 6
Jul 17, 2016 30+ 3/4 Intelligentsial Willow Springs RR 19
Jul 16, 2016 30+ 3/4 Intelligentsia Cup Glen Ellyn 31-40
Jun 12, 2016 3 Road Race--HILLinois 31-40
Jun 11, 2016 3 Hillinois ITT 21-30
Jun 11, 2016 3 Circuit Race (HILLinios) 20
Jun 6, 2016 3 Cobb Park 31-40
Jun 6, 2016 30+ 1/2/3 Cobb Park 21-30
May 31, 2016 40+ 1/2/3 Memorial Day Masters 9
May 29, 2016 30+ 3/4 Palmyra road race 21-30
May 9, 2016 30+ 3/4 La Crosse Omnium Criterium 2
May 9, 2016 30+ 3/4 La Crosse Omnium Overall GC 2
May 8, 2016 30+ 3/4 La Crosse Omnium Road Race 8
May 7, 2016 30+ 3/4 La Crosse Omnium TT 3
Apr 30, 2016 30+ 1/2/3 Lincoln Park Crit 21-30
Apr 23, 2016 3/4 Whitnall Park 10
Apr 23, 2016 30+ 3/4 Whitnall Park 17
Apr 17, 2016 3 Cherry Valley TT 5
Apr 10, 2016 3 John Fraser Memorial TT 4
Nov 6, 2015 35+ Tour of Galena Crit 14
Sep 20, 2015 4 LaBagh Woods CX 21-30
Sep 20, 2015 4/5 LaBagh Woods CX 21-30
Sep 7, 2015 40+ TSG Realty Gateway Cup Benton Park 50+
Sep 6, 2015 40+ TSG Realty Gateway Cup Giro 50+
Sep 5, 2015 40+ TSG Realty Gateway Cup Francis Park 50+
Sep 4, 2015 40+ TSG Realty Gateway Cup 50+
Aug 23, 2015 40+ Jackson Park Relay CX 8
Aug 23, 2015 4/5 Jackson Park Relay CX 6
Aug 23, 2015 Co-ed Jackson Park Relay CX 21-30
Aug 16, 2015 35+ Fox Subary Gaslight Crit 20
Aug 16, 2015 3 Fox Subary Gaslight Crit 21-30
Jul 26, 2015 3/4 Intelligentsia Cup Chicago 31-40
Jul 25, 2015 3/4 Intelligentsia Cup Lake Bluff 21-30
Jul 24, 2015 3/4 Intelligentsia Cup Elmhurst 31-40
Jul 23, 2015 3/4 Intelligentsia Cup Waukegan 10
Jul 19, 2015 3/4 Intelligentsia Cup RR 41-50
Jul 18, 2015 3/4 Intelligentsia Cup S Chicago 15
Jun 23, 2015 30+ 3/4 ToAD Schlitz Park 20
Jun 6, 2015 35+ Tour of Galena TT 17
Jun 6, 2015 35+ Tour of Galena RR DNF
May 23, 2015 30+ 3/4 Palmyra Road Race 16
May 21, 2015 5 Thurs. Night Devil's Scratch 7
May 21, 2015 5 Thurs. Night Points Race 3
May 21, 2015 5 Thurs. Night Scratch 3
May 21, 2015 5 Thurs. Night Omnium 4
May 4, 2015 30+ 3/4 LaCrosse Omnium overall 8
May 3, 2015 30+ 3/4 La Crosse omnium road race 11
May 2, 2015 30+ 3/4 La Crosse omnium criterium 15
May 1, 2015 30+ 3/4 La Crosse omnium TT 5
Apr 11, 2015 35+ Spring Super Crit 21-30
Apr 11, 2015 3 Spring Super Crit 41-50
Apr 4, 2015 3 Lincoln Park Crit 31-40
Oct 27, 2014 4 Sunrise park cx 50+
Oct 26, 2014 - Lowell 50 41-50
Oct 13, 2014 35+ Dan Ryan Woods CX 41-50
Oct 12, 2014 35+ Beverly Hills CX 9
Oct 5, 2014 4 Hopkins park 21-30
Sep 29, 2014 4 Caldwell Woods 21-30
Sep 8, 2014 - ABR 4 Man TTT 6
Sep 1, 2014 4/5 Gateway Cup Giro della Montagne 20
Sep 1, 2014 3/4 Gateway Cup Giro della Montagne 50+
Aug 30, 2014 4/5 Gateway Cup Tour de Lafayette 21-30
Aug 30, 2014 3/4 Gateway Cup Tour de Lafayette 50+
Aug 9, 2014 4 2014 Wood Dale Crit 13
Jul 25, 2014 4 PSCS Elmhurst crit 12
Jul 24, 2014 4 PSCS Willow Spring RR (flatted) 50+
Jul 21, 2014 4 PSCS Crystal Lake 10
Jul 20, 2014 4 PSCS Lake Bluff 5
Jul 19, 2014 4 PSCS Waukegan crit 13
Jun 9, 2014 30+ 4/5 Tour of Galena Crit 11
Jun 8, 2014 30+ 4/5 Tour of Galena TT 12
Jun 8, 2014 30+ 4/5 Tour of Galena RR 11
Jun 1, 2014 4 Glencoe Grand Prix 16
May 26, 2014 30+ 4/5 MOSH Criterium 3
May 26, 2014 30+ 3/4 MOSH Criterium 12
May 18, 2014 30+ 4/5 Fox River Grove 7
May 18, 2014 4 Fox River Grove 17
May 17, 2014 30+ 4/5 Elgin Crit 4
May 11, 2014 30+ 4/5 Mosters of the Midway 17
May 5, 2014 4/5 LaCrosse Omnium RR 21-30
May 4, 2014 4/5 LaCrosse Omnium Crit 17
May 3, 2014 4/5 LaCrosse Omnium TT 11
Apr 26, 2014 4 Whitnall Park Spring Classic 8
Apr 26, 2014 30+ 4/5 Whitnall Park Spring Classic 3
Apr 26, 2014 30+ 3/4 Whitnall Park Spring Classic DNF
Apr 5, 2014 30+ 4/5 Super Crit 11
Apr 5, 2014 4 Super Crit 31-40
Nov 17, 2013 40+ Indian lakes CX #1 31-40
Oct 26, 2013 40+ Lowell 50 5
Oct 6, 2013 4 Hopkins Park CX 41-50
Oct 6, 2013 4/5 Hopkins Park CX 18
Sep 29, 2013 4 Jackson Park CX 41-50
Sep 29, 2013 4/5 Jackson Park CX 16
Sep 3, 2013 4/5 Gateway Cup Benton Park mechanical in Bell Lap 21-30
Sep 2, 2013 4 Gateway Cup Giro della Montagna 41-50
Sep 1, 2013 4 Gateway Cup Francis Park 50+
Aug 31, 2013 4 Gateway Cup Lafayette Park 21-30
Aug 25, 2013 4/5 Relay Cross 21-30
Aug 25, 2013 - Relay Cross Co-Ed (masquerading as Juan Victoria) 15
Aug 18, 2013 4/5 2013 Villa Park Grand Prix 6
Aug 18, 2013 3/4 2013 Villa Park Grand Prix 31-40
Jul 29, 2013 4/5 Spring Prairie Road Race 9
Jul 22, 2013 4 PSCS Saint Charles/IL State Championship 4
Jul 22, 2013 4 Prairie State Overall 11
Jul 19, 2013 4 PSCS Elmhurst Crit 11
Jul 18, 2013 4 Sharon Cycling Classic RR 14
Jul 13, 2013 4 Kenosha Crit 21-30
Jun 29, 2013 4/5 ToAd Downers Crit 41-50
Jun 26, 2013 4/5 ToAD Schlitz Park Crit 21-30
Jun 22, 2013 4/5 ToAD; East Troy Cycling Classic (crashed w free lap) 12
Jun 10, 2013 4 Tour of Galena Crit 31-40
Jun 9, 2013 4 Tour of Galena Road Race 21-30
Jun 8, 2013 4 Tour of Galena TT 31-40
Jun 1, 2013 30+ 4/5 Glencoe Grand Prix 15
Jun 1, 2013 4 Glencoe Grand Prix (flatted w/o free lap) 50+
May 19, 2013 30+ 4/5 Elgin Cycling Classic 5
May 19, 2013 30+ 4/5 Fox River Grove Crit 19
May 5, 2013 3/4 42-85 Spring Training Series 8
May 5, 2013 4 Cone-Azalia Classic Road Race 18
Apr 28, 2013 4/5 Kettle Moraine Klassic 4
Apr 13, 2013 30+ 3/4 Lincoln Park Crit 21-30
Apr 6, 2013 5 Super Crit 20
Apr 6, 2013 4/5 Super Crit 31-40
Apr 6, 2013 30+ 4/5 Super Crit 21-30
Mar 28, 2013 5 Gapers Block 5
Mar 28, 2013 4/5 Gapers Block 12
Mar 27, 2013 5 Gapers Block 6
Mar 26, 2013 5 Gapers Block 7
Mar 25, 2013 5 Gapers Block 21-30
Mar 25, 2013 4/5 Gapers Block 10
Mar 24, 2013 40+ Barry-Roubaix 11
Oct 27, 2012 30+ The Lowell 50 7
Sep 30, 2012 5 Fall Fling Crit #3 10
Sep 29, 2012 5 Fall Fling Crit #2 7
Sep 22, 2012 5 Fall Fling Crit #1 11
Aug 19, 2012 5 Villa Park Grand Prix 21-30
Aug 19, 2012 4/5 Villa Park Grand Prix 41-50
Aug 12, 2012 5 Vernon Hills Grand Prix 6
Aug 12, 2012 4/5 Vernon Hills Grand Prix 31-40