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Old 03-26-12, 08:15 AM   #1
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Fixie Racing in Brooklyn

Looks like the Red Hook crit got some ink from the mainstream cycling press. I'm curious what people's thoughts are on track-bike racing on asphalt.

http://velonews.competitor.com/2012/...crashes_210825
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Wait. You send him to 178 (SSFG) then closed his thread over there?
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I was expecting a bunch of dudes wearing skinny jeans and some gaudy sneakers on those pictures.

at least the hipster community can race now.
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Wait. You send him to 178 (SSFG) then closed his thread over there?
No, I didn't close that. I closed the one in road.
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If everyone is riding fixed on a closed course, why not?
Hopefully the organizer wouldn't put any tight corners in that would result in a clipped pedal though...

Edit: I wouldn't ever do it though. Too dangerous for my taste. I'll keep my track bike on the track.
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I was expecting a bunch of dudes wearing skinny jeans and some gaudy sneakers on those pictures.

at least the hipster community can race now.
Pffft...

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Trimble believes the event will benefit from more serious racers attending. “It’s true, there are alley-cat [racers] who used to be competitive who can’t hang anymore,” he said. “They should train more if they feel left out.”
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the winners from the first few years all went on to be pros (domestic, I believe).
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I was expecting a bunch of dudes wearing skinny jeans and some gaudy sneakers on those pictures.

at least the hipster community can race now.
If you look at the competitors, not exactly "street hipsters". Pros, Cat 1's, Cat 2's....
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Was there a prize list?
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botto is slacking big time.
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Was there a prize list?
a good prize list, yes. first place is like 500 and a bike. this is a real deal race that has guys fly in from all over. I'd have done it, but it was closed before I new registration opened.
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a good prize list, yes. first place is like 500 and a bike. this is a real deal race that has guys fly in from all over. I'd have done it, but it was closed before I new registration opened.
Too bad. Maybe you could have beaten all of my girlfriend's ex-boyfriends.
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you already got their GFs you need a hired gun to beat them at bike races also?
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nice spelling on 'knew.'
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we actually talked some about this yesterday at Bethel. It' conceivable I could be the fittest guy at a race like this and still get killed due to gear selection or cornering. it's kinda a crap shoot when you enter a specialist's race like this.
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a good prize list, yes. first place is like 500 and a bike. this is a real deal race that has guys fly in from all over. I'd have done it, but it was closed before I new registration opened.
The article mentions that registration for the 100 rider field was filled after only 15 minutes. Crazy.

Also, it was cool to see a woman finish 9th overall on the lead lap.

Prize list: http://redhookcrit.com/prize-list/

1st Place Overall
RHC / Castelli winner’s jersey
RHC / Cinelli Vigorelli (components and build supplied by Ride Brooklyn)
RHC / San Marco Concor Light Saddle
RHC / Fifo Cycles handmade cycling cap
RHC / Giro Aeon helmet
RHC / Timbuk2 ESPECIAL TRES
Continental tire pack: Competition Tubulars, GP4000 23mm, GP4000 25mm,
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Cobblestone Trophy
$500 cash

2nd Place Overall
RHC / Castelli jersey
RHC / Giro Aeon helmet
RHC / Giro DND gloves
RHC / Giro Factor shoes
RHC / Timbuk2 ESPECIAL TRES
RHC / Fifo Cycles handmade cycling cap
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Continental GP4000 23mm red
SPY Optics Screw Sunglasses
$300 Cash

3rd Place Overall
RHC / Castelli jersey
RHC / Giro Aeon helmet
RHC / Giro Factor shoes
RHC / Fifo Cycles handmade cycling cap
Continental GP4000 25mm Black
SPY Optics Screw Sunglasses
$200 Cash

4th Place Overall
RHC / Castelli jersey
RHC / Giro Aeon helmet
RHC / Giro DND gloves
RHC / San Marco Concor Light Saddle
Continental GP4000 25mm Black
$150 Cash

5th Place Overall
RHC / Castelli jersey
RHC / Giro Aeon helmet
RHC / Giro DND gloves
Continental GP4000 25mm Black
$100 Cash

Fastest Lap
$200 Cash

1st Lap ‘BREAKFAST’ Prime
tbd

12th Lap ‘DINNER’ Prime
tbd

1st Woman
(*must finish on the lead lap to be eligible for prizes)
RHC / Castelli winner’s jersey
RHC /Cinelli Vigorelli (components and build supplied by Ride Brooklyn)
RHC / San Marco Concor Light
RHC / Giro Aeon helmet
RHC / Timbuk2 ESPECIAL TRES
Giro Factor shoes
SPY Optics Screw Sunglasses
Cobblestone Trophy

2nd Woman
RHC / Castelli jersey
RHC / San Marco Concor Light
Giro Factor shoes
SPY Optics Screw Sunglasses

3rd Woman
RHC / Castelli jersey
Giro Factor shoes
SPY Optics Screw Sunglasses

The bike that both male and female winners got:
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you already got their GFs you need a hired gun to beat them at bike races also?
Yes. Kthanx.
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unless one of those guys is chabanov it seems he took care of it.
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unless one of those guys is chabanov it seems he took care of it.
Yep, he's the most recent one.
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ha. chicks have no taste. LOL
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ha. chicks have no taste. LOL
I know it. How do you think I ever get anyone to date me?
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Looks sketchy. There's a reason why velodromes have banked turns.
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bingo.

can't believe they lined up all the sponsors.

oh, and i bet some hipster will make a "film" out of this and "screen" it at the NY Bike "Film Festival"
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