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Old 05-22-05, 12:16 PM   #1
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Scramble Results

First off, thanks to everyone who helped out:
- Karmical
- Terror_in_pink
- BlastRadius
- Dolface
- The_Loin
- Beppe
- Darian
- Chuck

Had a pretty good turnout, 28 people in all, but one guy got a flat at the start and couldn't race.

In the end, Harryhood ended up taking first. Actually, he tied with Koshi, but first place was determined by a trackstand competition, and Harryhood ended up taking home $145. Koshi took second, and a nice red Chrome Metropolis. Third went to 46x17 (Clayton) who got a lovelife bag for his girl. Fourth was a tie between Tightpants and Andy, can't remember what they took. Fifth was a tie between Ostro (Kamil), who got took the IRO crankset and Dolface (Galen), who took the Shadow Conspiracy chain.

Everyone got something. Dokushoka, who tied with Cory for DFL, got a Phil Wood T-shirt and a hamburger bell.

I have pictures too.
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i had a great time...

here are a couple of my favorite pics....
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i don't know who this is, but when i locked up the bar i found a ulock like this one, if anyone knows this cat and if he's missing his lock....let em' know i have it....
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too bad that one shot of the red frame isn't in the sun. the glitter is sweet in the light.
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well done and congrats to Judah and everyone else who put it on! Sounds great.
I wish I could have participated.

where was the after party? I dont recognize that bar.

and FYI - Valencia, Spain is completely flat and ideal for fixies. Sadly, mine is the only one here. I may be mistaken, but in 2 and a half weeks and riding all over the city, I haven't seen another track back.

also, anyone know is a Moishe (Mo) participated in the race? He's Indian and rides a red KHS aero track (slanted top tube).
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too bad that one shot of the red frame isn't in the sun. the glitter is sweet in the light.
i just had to chop the picture up a bit to fit it in here...


that bike is hot as hell....great job!




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where was the after party? I dont recognize that bar.
thats nickies bbq in the lower haight.....


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also, anyone know is a Moishe (Mo) participated in the race? He's Indian and rides a red KHS aero track (slanted top tube).
is this him?
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Judah put together a fun course with alot of fun challenges. Great job organizing and great prizes.

I'll be putting the cranks I won on my new project.

Raleigh Record, got this for free (and a univega gran tursimo) when my landlord cleaned out the parking garage. Sweet

Thanks again Judah!
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So, of course, I'm dead curious - names/avatars to faces?
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the red anchor frame in karmical's pics is me, though you cant see the face.
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i'm the guy in the middle pic of the ones judah posted, and the last one karmical posted.

and i gotta give big ups to ostro for hauling my tired a$$ all over the course!
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Great race! Sorry I couldn't stay longer at the afterparty. Can't wait for Sillygirl's Summer Series.

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Thanks Judah for putting on such a great race. It was super well organized and a lot of fun...hopefully I'll be able to say the same about my route next time!
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Thanks Judah for putting on such a great race. It was super well organized and a lot of fun...hopefully I'll be able to say the same about my route next time!
Hey, a few people didn't finish at all. Lost manifest, missed checkpoints, blown-out BB...
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Sounds like I have a lot to live up to!!!

The pictures look great and its so good to hear that you guys had so much fun! I was sad I couldnt be there. Congrats to Dennis and Koshi - I am truly impressed, and somewhat shocked From what I heard it sounds like it was a killer route.
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Big thanks to all the sponsors:

The Shadow Conspiracy - http://www.theshadowconspiracy.com/
Timbuk2 - http://www.timbuk2.com/
IRO - http://www.irocycle.com
Chrome - http://www.chromebags.com/
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Judah,
thanks for throwing an awesome race. i was totally surprised that i did that well. the prizes were awesome! i handed off my winnings to my girl before i was able to blow it all at the ZG.

word! let's do it again soon!

can you post up a copy of the manifest/scavenger bonuses?
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where are the girls!?
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there was only ONE girl!
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word! let's do it again soon!

can you post up a copy of the manifest/scavenger bonuses?
Someone else organize it next time

I would post a pic of a used manifest/bonus sheet, but Tightpants has them all, and I have a feeling that they got thrown away.

Checkpoints were:

Mandatory first - Alamo Square @ Pierce
then I would have gone:
- Peace Pagoda @ Japantown
- Dutch Windmill in GG park @ the ocean
- 26th and Ortega
- 21st and Chatanooga
- 39 Isis
- Gallagher and Clemetina

Then I would have gotten my bonus points by going to:
- Parking garage (for a ticket) @ 4th and harrison (whole foods) on the way to:
- Indian/Pakistani on 3rd between Harrison and Bryant (for a menu)
- Caltrain @ 4th and king (for a caltrain pamphlet)
- Trader Joe's @ 8th and Brannan (for fearless flyer)
- Back up the zigzag, stopping along the way at one of the liquor stores (for a sixer of cans and a sixer of bottles)
- searched for a big rock while heading for:

The end at Buena Vista park on Haight and Buena Vista West/Central

Koshi finished with a non-adjusted time of 1:54, but we made him go get beer and fruit so that he could get some bonuses. It took him ~ 6minutes to get those things, which gave him a 11 minute bonus. He would've beaten Dennis if he'd only gotten a six pack of bottles, instead of, or as well as, a sixer of cans.
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The whole crew we handed flyers to at CM included a bunch of girls but none of that crew even showed.
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Wait a minute I thought there were two first places and that I was second jk!

Anyway it was a blast! Thank you so much for putting this on. To the people at lovelife - thanks for the cool bag! My wife is very happy with it! To who made the spokecards! Thanks! They look great! To the loin thanks for the great shirts - very nice! Thanks to all the cp workers and nikki's crew for putting up with us

I did the course somewhat reverse but worked well too:

Alamo Square @ Pierce
- 21st and Chatanooga
- 39 Isis
- Trader joe's
- Gallagher and Clemetina
- Peace Pagoda @ Japantown
- Got big fruit on Irving street
- 26th and Ortega
- Dutch Windmill in GG park @ the ocean
- Picked up a 1 minute rock.
- picked up much beer on haight.
- went to finish

Thanks again!
See you next time!
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Mandatory first - Alamo Square @ Pierce
then I would have gone:
- Peace Pagoda @ Japantown
- Dutch Windmill in GG park @ the ocean
- 26th and Ortega
- 21st and Chatanooga
- 39 Isis
- Gallagher and Clemetina
nice, that's exactly the route i took. got the 15 minute flat tire bonus at the windmill, and picked up a MUNI ticket and 6-pack of bottles on the way to the finishline.

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Someone else organize it next time
thanks again for organizing! it went super smooth.
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Anyone have any info on the podcast of this race that John was doing? Anyone have a link to his site or similar?

There was also someone writing about the race for a newspaper/zine in Japan. Would be great to see this when its done.
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podcast of the Scramble? Who'd have thought.
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