Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 48
  1. #1
    Newbie
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    2
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    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

  2. #2
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,666
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    178

  3. #3
    Elitist carleton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    11,255
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    178
    Wait. You send him to 178 (SSFG) then closed his thread over there?

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jul 2011
    Posts
    767
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.

  5. #5
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,666
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    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.

  6. #6
    Fly on the wall
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Colorado Springs
    My Bikes
    a few
    Posts
    980
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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.
    Nothing should come between you and your chamois -- lawkd

  7. #7
    Elitist carleton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    11,255
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Biscayne05 View Post
    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...

    My favorite paragraph:

    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.”

  8. #8
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,666
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    the winners from the first few years all went on to be pros (domestic, I believe).

  9. #9
    Senior Member sherpakid's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    Scott Addict R1 and Walter Croll Mtn.
    Posts
    79
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Biscayne05 View Post
    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....
    "...to race bicycles is to drink greedily from a bottomless chalice of agony..."

  10. #10
    ride lots be safe Creakyknees's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2007
    Location
    Texas
    Posts
    5,130
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Was there a prize list?
    "have fun and be kind"
    - an internet post

  11. #11
    coffee-stained punk hammy56's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
    Posts
    6,623
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    botto is slacking big time.

  12. #12
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,666
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Creakyknees View Post
    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.

  13. #13
    Bulldozer GirlAnachronism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    2,846
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    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.
    You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone.

  14. #14
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,666
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    you already got their GFs you need a hired *** to beat them at bike races also?

  15. #15
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,666
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    nice spelling on 'knew.'

  16. #16
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,666
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    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.

  17. #17
    Elitist carleton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    11,255
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    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,
    SPY Optics Screw Sunglasses
    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
    RHC / San Marco Concor Light Saddle
    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:

  18. #18
    Bulldozer GirlAnachronism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    2,846
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    you already got their GFs you need a hired *** to beat them at bike races also?
    Yes. Kthanx.
    You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone.

  19. #19
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,666
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    unless one of those guys is chabanov it seems he took care of it.

  20. #20
    Bulldozer GirlAnachronism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    2,846
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    unless one of those guys is chabanov it seems he took care of it.
    Yep, he's the most recent one.
    You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone.

  21. #21
    powered by Racer Ex gsteinb's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    teh Jersey
    Posts
    16,666
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    ha. chicks have no taste. LOL

  22. #22
    Bulldozer GirlAnachronism's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    NYC
    Posts
    2,846
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by gsteinb View Post
    ha. chicks have no taste. LOL
    I know it. How do you think I ever get anyone to date me?
    You're not punk, and I'm telling everyone.

  23. #23
    Elitist carleton's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Location
    Atlanta, GA
    Posts
    11,255
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    POV video of the race:


  24. #24
    Senior Member Brian Ratliff's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    Near Portland, OR
    My Bikes
    Three road bikes. Two track bikes.
    Posts
    9,665
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks sketchy. There's a reason why velodromes have banked turns.
    Cat 2 Track, Cat 3 Road.
    "If you’re new enough [to racing] that you would ask such question, then i would hazard a guess that if you just made up a workout that sounded hard to do, and did it, you’d probably get faster." --the tiniest sprinter

  25. #25
    fuggitivo solitario echappist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Arlington, VA
    Posts
    7,998
    Mentioned
    11 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    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"

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Posting Permissions

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