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Old 09-10-06, 11:59 AM   #1
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Gainesville!

I think there are a couple of people on here, and maybe a few who just read, but anyway, you should come out every Sunday (even today!) to the Gainesville High School track and ride bikes. Around 4:45 or so, I guess is when people show up. It's a lot of fun, and we need more people, so tell your friends too. Let's get some races going again.

Oh yeah, NW 13th St. and 19th Ave.
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Old 09-10-06, 01:35 PM   #2
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i've only got beaters left, that aren't packed (i'm moving out of this place again!), so that's what it's gonna have to be.
edit: geared, too, ha!
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i'll try to make it back out once my fork issue is resolved (funded).
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Awesome. We had five people today, but it started raining so we had to cut it a bit short.

We'll be out there again next week, and the next week, and so on. Hope to see you there!
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someone left a note in my spokes about this a week or two ago.
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Yeah, that was me. You should come out.
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that was fun. next time i'll try and have some sort of non-mtb to run around on.
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Old 09-11-06, 04:08 PM   #8
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that was fun. next time i'll try and have some sort of non-mtb to run around on.
Yeah, you ought to see if you can unpack that Miyata and built it back up for next week. (That was your bike, right? Am I getting confused?)
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are you talking like a running track? are you guys riding track bikes?
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Yeah, it's just a paved running track. It's pretty smooth. No banked corners, but we'll take what we can get. We just sort of ride laps, sometimes race, sometimes do time trials. You know, have fun.

I guess most of us ride track bikes. There's generally a fixed conversion, and every now and then someone brings a freewheel (gasp!). We're generally non-discriminatory though.
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Old 09-12-06, 02:07 AM   #11
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haha, yeah that's my miyata. it's safely packed away where I can't waste any of my packing time on bike tomfoolery. i'd like to throw some clipless pedals on the kona and give it a go though. i'd feel way more comfortable about cornering if i didn't have those monster-mash bmx ones that are on right now.
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Old 09-15-06, 05:40 AM   #12
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Sunday's coming up soon again. Just thought I'd give everybody plenty of time so they could adjust their schedules accordingly and all.

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maybe I'll show up when I'm not sick or super busy with school.
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maybe I'll show up when I'm not sick or super busy with school.
Yeah, I understand that... You just moved here right? Watch out if you're stuck in the dorms, you'll be sick all year. Unless you get out and get some fresh air that is...

And racing for a few hours is great stress relief if classes are getting you down.

Alright, seriously though, I'm starting to sound like a drug pusher or something with this thing. Hope to see you out there soon and feel better!

P.S. What bike do you ride, so I don't keep jamming notes in your spokes, and so I can say hi if I see you?
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I am so ****ing fast (and wasted) hold my wheel dude!
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Old 09-16-06, 08:41 AM   #16
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I am so ****ing fast (and wasted) hold my wheel dude!
Ha, sounds like a good night. Did you get that stem yet?
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go Gainesville!

you all should join Mike at the track. Don't be intimidated - he's slow.
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Old 09-16-06, 01:08 PM   #18
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go Gainesville!

you all should join Mike at the track. Don't be intimidated - he's slow.
It's true. I probably won't even be able to draft off of you unless you bring your 22 tooth cog.
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but if Florida takes us, we're taking everyone down with us.
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you all should join Mike at the track. Don't be intimidated - he's slow.
I'd be less intimidated if I had one of those sweet speedsuits.
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What can I say, those who can do. Those who can't buy a skinsuit on ebay so it looks like they can...

Regular jersey and shorts for me tomorrow... Bike clothes are DEFINTELY NOT required though for anyone thinking about coming out. I just like looking goofy.

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Old 09-16-06, 06:22 PM   #22
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I don't even have a bike with skinny tires anymore to race on! my only functional bike right now is a KHS Solo-One SS mountain bike, with knobbys (the kona you saw is packed and on it's way to detroit to join the miyata, and my road bike is kind of in pieces right now)
I'll definitely go out and help with moral support, though.
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Yeah, I understand that... You just moved here right? Watch out if you're stuck in the dorms, you'll be sick all year. Unless you get out and get some fresh air that is...

And racing for a few hours is great stress relief if classes are getting you down.

Alright, seriously though, I'm starting to sound like a drug pusher or something with this thing. Hope to see yobetteru out there soon and feel !

P.S. What bike do you ride, so I don't keep jamming notes in your spokes, and so I can say hi if I see you?
I live downtown so I don't have to worry about dorms or communal showers.

I'm starting to feel better but I have to do a ton of drawing for one of my classes.

I have a blue Schwinn conversion. the bike is a mess because I bent my last bike in an accident and just threw whatever was salvageable on a borrowed frame/fork. I'm an art major so my bike is always around there. you might have seen me somewhere with my huge brown reload bag.
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Ha, eff that. No more Sunday races, folks.

Apparently due to the recent increase in the amout of vandalism, they're keeping the track locked during non-school use hours. The guy mowing the grass was nice enough to let me do some laps for about 20 minutes, though.

Not like anybody else showed up anyway. Your loss, you missed the total awesomeness that was the last Gaineville Ghettodrome Sunday.

Almost made it a year too...
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P.S. Every other city has it's own thread. This is now the Gainesville ride thread. Who wants to go on a ride Monday (September 17th) evening/night? Nothing too fast or long, as my good (fast) bike is out of commission indefinitely.
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