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Old 06-09-05, 12:06 AM   #1
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Minneapolis Drunken Weekend of Riding

OK, so we have saturday and sunday covered...

But what to do about Friday night? I'd probably be down for a Saturday night style ride, hit a few bars, stop under bridges, etc. Anyone else down? I'll be working until probably about 10:30pm, and propose Palmer's as the starting point.

We have less than 48 hours to disorganize this....
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I think I'm going to hold out for the brewery tour on Saturday. Friday is my sleeping day. 10:30 is right in the middle of my 15 hour nap.
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Old 06-09-05, 06:27 PM   #3
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Damn, no-one. But I found something else to do - http://www.minnbikefestival.com/MinnEvents.html - I'm going to ditch work early to drink beer and laugh at roadies as they spin around in circles for an hour

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Wow what a torturous and potentially boring race to ride in!

I wished I lived in Minneapolis I would probably race it
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dang. I might have to show up Saturday. Sunday sounds like it would be too hard on my wallet.
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The St. Paul leg of the race went over a section of trail that had been accumulating broken glass for 3 years. Someone finally had to clean it. I remember seeing several recreational riders fixing flats there on the first hot day of the year. Too bad they didn't race the length of the trail all they way to Randolph. Then I could have used it as a commuter route again.
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I'm going to be at the Classic tonight don't yet know where we'll be. Can't ride tomorrow though. Grrr.
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Oooh - now the streets are all nice and wet! That crew I saw washing their campy 8 spoke wheelsets behind OneOnOne this afternoon are going to get them all dirty again

Oh, and I'll be the posenger hanging out at the Local...
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at least that race has left _and_ right-hand turns...not like those veleodromo things you guys are always talking about.
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Oh, and I'll be the posenger hanging out at the Local...
whats posenger? excuse my lack of knowledge
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I should have actually ate something yesterday...

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Oh, and I'll be the posenger hanging out at the Local...
We ended up upstairs at brit's.

How was the Sat ride? I caught it at Townhall, on foot, at about 10:30...
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It was pretty sweet - about 36 miles. I did the Saturday night ride too, and ended up with about 65 for the day, which is a lot for me. Sunday night was just NUTS. So many drunk bikes...

I'll get photos up sometime.
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And only one injury. Anyone know how that girl is doing? I heard she faceplanted in front of the U. Otter..
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And only one injury. Anyone know how that girl is doing? I heard she faceplanted in front of the U. Otter..
Didn't even hear about that. I wonder if there were more injuries from people on their way back from the tour - there were a lot of pretty unsteady people... Hope everyone is OK.

Anyways, I got photos up :

Surly Dead Brewery Tour

Fourth Lower Bar Bike Tour
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And only one injury. Anyone know how that girl is doing? I heard she faceplanted in front of the U. Otter..
I don't know how she is doing. I saw her leaving the U Otter in really bad shape, and all I can say is that her friends weren't such great friends to let her try to get to the next bar. She was riding with the box from a case of beer on her head when she crashed, and was not able to say her name when emergency response vehicles arrived.
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She was riding with the box from a case of beer on her head when she crashed, and was not able to say her name when emergency response vehicles arrived.
Well, at least she was wearing a helmet.
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I see that you posted the bike tour. If you will please send any pictures from the tour to this address. nebiketour at yahoo.com. I am the organizer of the tour. If you know anyone who participated please pass this info on.

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Got that in a PM last night - so if anyone else has photos, you know where to send them now...
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i should really pay more attention to this forum. I still don't know anyone yet who rides in the Minneapolis area.
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