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Old 07-05-07, 07:34 AM   #1
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broadway bombin' results?

Don't need a comprehensive list, but as a former new yorker, i'm curious what kind of times people had.
Also, how was it setup? Specifically, were you required to stay on B'way the whole time, or was it more a point-to-point race?
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Old 07-05-07, 11:44 AM   #2
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staying on broadway was required, but other than the 8 checkpoints (just shy of the GWB, 163, 125, 117, 63, 43, 14, court?, finish line - i think) there was no enforcement of staying on broadway. why do anything else, though? just takes you blocks out of your way.

we started at the target just over the bridge in the bronx and hauled ass down broadway. conditions were terrible.

give the organizers a couple days, but they'll have results up at www.5borogenerals.com ... i have no idea what the times were.
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To everyone I had the chance to cheer on (aka yell "BROADWAY BOMBIN" at while you spun past 8th & Broadway and a bit uptown from that), you made my night. Who said alleycats aren't spectator sports?
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must have missed you. i was too busy muttering evil at myself from falling down at union square.
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i have a new respect for bike messengers. y'all left me in the dust. i came in 59th out of 75. "top of the bottom!" the guy at the last checkpoint said. hey, i'm just happy i finished. by the time i got to around 34th street it was pouring rain.

gotta work on my hill climbing
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i have a new respect for bike messengers. y'all left me in the dust. i came in 59th out of 75. "top of the bottom!" the guy at the last checkpoint said. hey, i'm just happy i finished. by the time i got to around 34th street it was pouring rain.

gotta work on my hill climbing
hill climbing? skitch a bus! though several of the top finishers in this race are messengers, by no means everybody riding (or placing well) are messengers.

yeah, the pouring rain definitely put a damper on things, especially in lower manhattan, where broadway is made up entirely of metal plates covering roadwork, busses changing lanes, and pedestrians poking you in the eye with umbrellas.
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