Rides and Races - Suicide King Alleycat - Charleston, SC - May 29th-31st
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05-03-09, 09:26 PM
The alleycat is May 31st, but there will be a lot to do the whole weekend so come to town early for events like trick and skid competitions, follow the leader, bike polo, a preregistration party, art shows, etc.
First time to Charleston and don't have a place to crash? We've set up group rates at Notso Hostel (http://www.notsohostel.com/). It'll be $19/night or $10 to camp.
There are some sick prize sponsors including 708 Cycling, Chrome, and Velocity.
Check out http://www.myspace.com/SuicideKingAlleycat for a full list of sponsors and a schedule of weekend activities.
05-18-09, 03:10 PM
FYI: Weekend Schedule
8:00pm to 11:00pm - Lounge Lizards at Upper Deck Tavern and Point Break (map) (https://xpress.secure-tunnel.com/xpress.php?u=90mMBuUZdIJoIEIGmHxnAqUAQ10pME0G1RRIAqUAQ1HB0p0L6cInBWmnH5xrecTG1ZTIZAKIR10ZIE0GmDGnAcU ZRW2pnAHG5RSJuAaDmZJowuSG0fzIFgxHKWyDfExHCMHoFyGIUcyqBWwLfEJoXuUZRcynnA0GUWyIJyGIKSJoIEIGmHxnAqUAQ10 pWE0G1RRIAqUAQ1HB0p0L65xoXSGJd1RrIE1G1gzrBE3qQ9HrMEyG4qznZyKGHO1p4WmLgIREAOmnd1xpS1zLjuaZvyaElRypaqR MkxwZIW3qcWzqFAmLfuKowuTnlRyp3yzL2W1ZwkTrgATnbWGHlq3DxESq5cIqfWmHlgznBcUZHAJo0pyJ5p3Eu1JEmtyrkDyJdcR JxMaGhcRrkbzJi0RFwuJZljRq5VGJ1I1Ev5JBlVzo1x3L3M0IvMUBc90qFuRMiMREA9FoiAzYmgzockTpm1zY3q3qi8vB110673r q9q1n82546&b=0)
12:00am - Midnight Mystery Ride
12:00pm - Follow-the-Leader Minicat at the Charleston Aquarium (map) (https://xpress.secure-tunnel.com/xpress.php?u=9NwnnkzFVS2MSqRHaOwZvMaFTyHAXuyJlxwZMkzFTyRZTqHF1ymIuOwEgATZBuILhMIowkzFVI1ME1zLbW0DxOa JKcIqJ1JHaS0ZvEUBlR1MIWGLjcHEWIwHLSTEPAIMmymEGqTZQyRqPuHG39TIAuKD5WTZPAyL3WREAMmLdAxG0bUGayxoMuQAHyy q3E1F3M0Iv9TAd5RrjbJMgISIAAGEd10q0ZHGmISECIGDH10q0ZHG5DmEwcaJc5HAeczG5gznZImLHk0pSE0G3IRICAQAc1xrjDx Lmc1DCqxHJMIBIqILgISECEGHH9xZ0ZHGmIyrBcKEH5xr0ZHG5DmEwcaGhcHZIEIG4qTICI3n65Rq3A0GkHSEAc3MdkHrAESHmua Zw1JJgATnbWQMlOmIxOaFLyIZTuIJlSREAuUZHAJojDyJeywZMMaIlbIo0pyJ5p3Eu1JEmtyrkDyJdcRJxMaGhcRrkbzJi0RFwuJ ZljRq5VGJ1I1Ev5JBlVzo1x3L3M0IvMUBc90qFuRMiMREA9FoiAzYmgzockTpm1zY3q3qi8vB110673rq9q1n82546&b=0)
7:00pm to 11:00pm Holy City Bike Co-op Benefit and Pre-Registration at Recovery Room (map) (http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=recovery+room+charleston+sc&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=42.224734,88.945313&ie=UTF8&ll=32.797196,-79.944506&spn=0.010552,0.021715&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A)
10:00pm - Trick and Skid Competition at Aquarium Parking Garage (map) (https://xpress.secure-tunnel.com/xpress.php?u=%3D0GCEOIoJ12LiW0HMuGD5WzqFuRMbWyEWIwHLSTEPAIMmymEGqJHLy1M0VwLjWSJMyaHmZTpxqyJGW0DxuzGK ITo4qxLPWHrnIUolZ1MIqxJj50IuSwGTyRqOAyL3WREAMGFdAxG0bUGayxoMuGDG1xrOAIMbSmnQ50oEE0X4ZHF5c0EDgPBQyHrX qRHYOmMQ5RAHyyq3E1F3M0Iv9TAd5RrjbJMgISIAAGEd10q0ZHGmISECIGDH10q0ZHG5DmEwcaJc5HAeczG5gznZImLHk0pSE0G3 IRICAQAc1xrjDxLmc1DCqxHJMIBIqILgISECEGHH9xZ0ZHGmIyrBcKEH5xr0ZHG5DmEwcaGhcHZIEIG4qTICI3n65Rq3A0GkHSEA c3MdkHrAESHmuaZw1JJgATnbWQMlOmIxOaFLyIZTuIJlSREAuUZHAJojDyJeywZMMaIlbIo0pyJ5p3Eu1JEmtyrkDyJdcRJxMaGh cRrkbzJi0RFwuJZljRq5VGJ1I1Ev5JBlVzo1x3L3M0IvMUBc90qFuRMiMREA9FoiAzYmgzockTpm1zY3q3qi8vB110673rq9q1n8 2546&b=0)
2:00pm - Suicide King Alleycat Registration at Holy City Tattoo (map)
(http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=holy+city+tattoo&sll=32.797196,-79.944506&sspn=0.010552,0.021715&ie=UTF8&ll=32.81689,-79.948111&spn=0.021099,0.04343&t=h&z=15&iwloc=A) 3:30pm - Suicide King Alleycat Begins
8:00pm - Bike Polo at Bus Shed
05-27-09, 08:54 AM
I'll be there this weekend. Last time we stayed with Gabe and Staci, but I think we are going to hotel it this time to keep it more low-key. I have about 3-5 people coming with me.
If anyone wants to give me phone numbers so we can meet up for a brew, PM me. I am Jason (was there for the March Madness Alleycat ... long haired asian kid from Atlanta).
05-27-09, 12:04 PM
Give Notso Hostel a call. Here's there website http://www.notsohostel.com/ They should give you the group rate of $19/night if you mention the alleycat. They also will let you camp for $10/night.
06-01-09, 09:16 AM
Great race, guys ... never done an alleycat like that before. After I flew down the slip and slide at the end and had a chance to cool down, we were chatting and one of the in-town guys said he had turned on this computer. As I am sure you know ... he measured the race at 40 miles (longest alleycat I have ever done) with an average speed of 22 MPH. INSANE. Some of the highlights for me and my friends were:
- The 6 mile suicide sprint down King. I felt this was a feature unique to Charleston, being so straight, flat, and the first half being mostly without stops. Few cities have access to a street like that. It was awesome. Gabe and I were drafting eachother for it and several times we thought we were just going to fall over from exhaustion.
- The bridge ... amazing view and with the crosswinds, I could literally feel the heat being lifted from my body. That climb was one of the most enjoyable I have ever done despite the constant burn in my legs. I hated having to get off my bike and run to the checkpoint but in retrospect that was really cool and I am glad you guys did it that way.
Some other memories: being afraid of flatting out in the graveyard, groaning as I received the THIRD manifest, biking 3 miles just to get to the start point from where we met up at Holy City Tattoo, being told I just just biked 40 miles (I thought we had ridden more like 25 miles.), the salt stains on my shirt after I dried off from the slip and slide, drinking water from a bottle faster than I could squeeze it out.
Oh yeah, and the burger I had at Moe's after the race.
Great job guys, this one will live in infamy for me.
glad you survived and had a good time, man.
06-01-09, 09:31 PM
the combination of the heat, sunburn from the day before, and 40 miles made this the gnarliest alleycat I've done. good race dudes.
06-02-09, 11:37 AM
Anyone know how fast we completed the 6 mile sprint down King? Curious as to the average time on that stretch. It felt like we totally bombed it.
06-02-09, 12:56 PM
Photos are up here (http://picasaweb.google.com/SuicideKingAlleycat/CheckpointPhotos#)and here (http://picasaweb.google.com/pap3rtiger/AlleyCat#). Left the CD of graveyard photos at home. Have them up shortly.
Glad this race made a positive impression.
Next time we'll have more water and snacks along the way.
06-02-09, 08:48 PM
nice! wasn't sure if i'd ever see those.
I like how everybody looks progressively more haggard as the race goes on. haha
06-03-09, 10:41 AM
On my way to the water front park, I remember saying "this is the longest 20 miles I've ever done" felt good to know what we did afterward though
if anyone is interested, there was an article in the local paper today about the race:
06-09-09, 01:31 PM
Tricks and Skids from Saturday Night (http://picasaweb.google.com/SuicideKingAlleycat/TricksAndSkids#)
King Street Sprint Photos (http://picasaweb.google.com/SuicideKingAlleycat/SuicideKingSprint#)
Checkpoint Photos (http://picasaweb.google.com/SuicideKingAlleycat/CheckpointPhotos#)'
Other Checkpoint and King Street Photos (http://picasaweb.google.com/pap3rtiger/AlleyCat#)
Finish Line (http://picasaweb.google.com/SuicideKingAlleycat/FinishLine#)
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