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Old 01-15-07, 07:08 PM   #1
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Feb. 10th. Allston/Brighton Scramble. Boston, MA.



I did an alleycat in NYC (put on by ch0mb0) that was like this and it was fun as hell, so get ready to have some of it (fun that is).
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word up luke. any prizes? i can hook you up with some cases of monster and vitiman water if you want.
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Old 01-15-07, 07:52 PM   #3
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we'll see if I can get anyone to sponsor. otherwise, just a good time will be had.
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worst place to live in the country.
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worst place to live in the country.
wasn't there some weird criteria for that statistic? i never heard or read the full story, but i find it hard to believe that allston, ma is the WORST place to live in the US. didn't east st. louis have the highest murder rate or something?
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wasn't there some weird criteria for that statistic? i never heard or read the full story, but i find it hard to believe that allston, ma is the WORST place to live in the US. didn't east st. louis have the highest murder rate or something?
oh it was bs, but its just a fun stat to throw out all the time. I am a pretty big fan of my apartment and neighborhood.
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oh it was bs, but its just a fun stat to throw out all the time. I am a pretty big fan of my apartment and neighborhood.
my friend did get his place robbed last semester, and i have been told there *gasp* garbage on the streets of allston...
hahaha
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I think allston/brighton did get up on one of those worst places to live lists.
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is scramble-style different from regular alleycat-style? or are they just 2 different words for the same thing?
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is scramble-style different from regular alleycat-style? or are they just 2 different words for the same thing?
A scamble is different then a regular alleycat in that its in a smaller area with lots of checkpoints. In this case, the race take place within the allston/brighton lines... except the start.

As for the allston being the worst place to live in the country.... I read it in a book called like The Absolutely Worst Places to Live in America. Not really like a countdown thing... Cambridge got a (dis)honorable mention in there too.
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cambridge rules though. hard.
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I ****ing hate allston.
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yo luke way to create the official bfssfg - rides and races "I hate Allston" thread.
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Old 01-21-07, 07:41 PM   #14
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haha, no problem. we'll see how much everyone likes it after the race. that'll be the real test. i guess. i'm not really sure what that means.
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I'm going to leave hints every week to some of the checkpoints... and to remind everyone that this is still happening.
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yes! i love being from allston!

so easy!

keep em coming.
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I'll be working on that saturday so I'll try not to hit you guys with an ambulance.
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yes! i love being from allston!

so easy!

keep em coming.
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Next hint. Another easy one.

And also, the "after party" with be a Schlitz Blitz @ 7PM (this could change) at Almay St. in Lower Allston. Bring $5.
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i can't make it to the actual race because of a prior engagement (i live in opposite land, remember?) but later that evening, i think around 6pm, my younger brother's stoner metal band, elder, is playing a house show in allston, so if you guys aren't sure of an after-party you could always just move it to the show... if anyone wants details let me know.

also, here is their myspace: http://myspace.com/beholdtheelder
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i can't make it to the actual race because of a prior engagement (i live in opposite land, remember?) but later that evening, i think around 6pm, my younger brother's stoner metal band, elder, is playing a house show in allston, so if you guys aren't sure of an after-party you could always just move it to the show... if anyone wants details let me know.

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dudeeee this starts at 2, it's already in allston, and does your bro's band go on right at 6?
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yep, i think the show starts at 6
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Next hint. Another easy one.

And also, the "after party" with be a Schlitz Blitz @ 7PM (this could change) at Almay St. in Lower Allston. Bring $5.
I know that intersection.
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I know that intersection.
only the best block of food in all of boston
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i'm still trying to figure out the first hint. at some point i should probably aimlessly ride around allston/brighton and just scope out what's good.
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