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    Ernst Saves Philly alleycat.. Deceber 9th..

    was informed the old thread for this race got bumped off so here it is again..

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    I was wondering

    glad it's still on

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    sweet, i'm psyched

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    i still want hints

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    yeah the only hints I know is you get on your bike and ride the course..

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    woo!
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    me and a good friend of mine are still planning on being at stupid restaraunts working stupid jobs and getting stupid money to build more stupid bikes for ourselves... so we'll be seeing ya at B&B's later on!
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    sorry if that was harsh. I just feel like asking how many miles, hints, and **** like that is pretty dumb. Alleycats have always been a fun thing to do after working 200 plus miles a week.. Well at least that is what it is for me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by dailey_philly
    sorry if that was harsh. I just feel like asking how many miles, hints, and **** like that is pretty dumb. Alleycats have always been a fun thing to do after working 200 plus miles a week.. Well at least that is what it is for me..
    it wasn't harsh, but nor is my asking for hints dumb. wtf? some races are long and some are short. some require endurance, some are sprints. I'd ride my road bike for some races and my fixed for others. anything thats just in downtown/west philly makes sense for a track bike, but if it has checkpoints in germantown than I want my gears.

    and some people who race (gasp) are not bike messengers. if you want a messenger-only race, go back to the 1980s.

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    iaw dailey.
    questions about races are dumb.
    just ride and have fun. if you win... awesome.
    if not... oh well.

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    yeah I hear you. as far as i know it will take you a hour to do.. most of the alleycats I have ever ridden in philly have been far. Germantown on a fix isn't bad..

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    not that i am the all-defining source on alleycat etiquette, but my few years experience tells me to bring/ride whichever bike (wow, people have more than 1 bike!?!) one feels most comfortable riding in a city. If the race/event (however you want to define an alleycat) will put any road-oriented bike at a severe disadvantage, then that aspect is often advertised beforehand. And even if it isn't, almost all will show up their road or track bike, and that one guy on a mountain bike will rejoice.

    Yes, i agree that alleycats are no longer messenger exclusive, but i still feel that they are based upon fun and excitement (and riding), regardless of the competitiveness

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    Wait. Who's Ernst?

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    wait, you dont know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by MadeInKIM
    not that i am the all-defining source on alleycat etiquette, but my few years experience tells me to bring/ride whichever bike (wow, people have more than 1 bike!?!) one feels most comfortable riding in a city. If the race/event (however you want to define an alleycat) will put any road-oriented bike at a severe disadvantage, then that aspect is often advertised beforehand. And even if it isn't, almost all will show up their road or track bike, and that one guy on a mountain bike will rejoice.

    Yes, i agree that alleycats are no longer messenger exclusive, but i still feel that they are based upon fun and excitement (and riding), regardless of the competitiveness
    sorry to precipitate this pseudo-drama, but I've done two alleycats in philly, and several in NYC. before alleycats up here, there is often talk about "so, you gonna gear up for this race, I hear the course is flat" etc. or, "that race will be like 40 miles, I'm bringing my road bike," or "its short and full of traffic, ride fixed." thats all. stuff like this gives me an excuse to swap cogs and play with my handlebars.

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    So who wants to grab some booze and have an ernest marathon some night this week so as to be well prepared?
    If it's worth the going it's worth the ride.

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    school has really hindered my bicycle career and this is one weekend too early. I'll be studying reinforced concrete design all day while you bastards are riding your bicycles.

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    for you folks that are interested in hints. I know there will be some checkpoints you will have to do stuff from the movies. So, yeah seems like it will be one of those do stuff races then get stamped and go to the next checkpoint...

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    Quote Originally Posted by adampaiva
    school has really hindered my bicycle career and this is one weekend too early. I'll be studying reinforced concrete design all day while you bastards are riding your bicycles.

    boo

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    bonus! i was coming to philly anyways to visit a friend and now i get to race too! i think there are some other new yorkers coming too. chombo, you still in on this?

    ps. no more clues please. showing up unprepared for a race is half the fun.

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    work makes me want to cry when it also makes me miss the alleycat... but work shall not keep me from bob and barbras!
    i'll be locking to a sign post near by with the kona sometime between 10 and 11
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    Max, Ellis, Ashley, other Philly folks I've ridden with and forgot your bf "handles", are you going? Pete, ever the alleycat hater, you coming? PS, I saw Pete the super reflective jacket guy heading west on Kelly Dr last night. We were zipping by too fast and I didn't recognize you until it was too late. Cold, eh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by xowl
    bonus! i was coming to philly anyways to visit a friend and now i get to race too! i think there are some other new yorkers coming too. chombo, you still in on this?

    ps. no more clues please. showing up unprepared for a race is half the fun.
    I'll be down. I think Shishi said he might come through, and Pablo said he was considering it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HelluvaStella
    Max, Ellis, Ashley, other Philly folks I've ridden with and forgot your bf "handles", are you going? Pete, ever the alleycat hater, you coming? PS, I saw Pete the super reflective jacket guy heading west on Kelly Dr last night. We were zipping by too fast and I didn't recognize you until it was too late. Cold, eh?

    If I'm addressing you and you're thinking "Who's this goofball?" I'm Luke, the blue Schwinn-with-basket rider of late while I'm building Stella back up. And I'm a goofball.
    i'll be there luke, hopefully ashley will be there. we'll see i dont know about pete.

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    oh yeah, its supposed to snow tonight!

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