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Old 06-16-05, 02:59 PM   #1
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NYC: Prospect Park TONIGHT!

Just a reminder to all on these forums.

There are races at Prospect Park tonight and every Thursday night at 10:00pm bring cash.

Meet at Grand Army Plaza.

Single speed and fix only.

The more the awesomer.
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Old 06-16-05, 03:34 PM   #2
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bring cash.
why, so i can give it to you?

we'll see. i'd like to be there -- is it a one lap race? two?
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Old 06-16-05, 06:36 PM   #3
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i am going there tonight to do laps
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Old 06-16-05, 09:14 PM   #4
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That was a fun time!

Anyone who missed it this week should definitely try to make it out next week.
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Old 06-17-05, 12:00 AM   #5
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at least i got my two bucks back. once lightgraphs dusted me (or whatever that **** he was spraying off his wheel onto my face was) i was all about racing for 2nd place. missmercian was right on my tail too. good ride by everyone. more people come out next time. maybe 3 laps next week...
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Old 06-17-05, 04:19 AM   #6
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sorry i missed it. i was on baby watch in jersey (false alarm, maybe this weekend).
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Old 06-17-05, 05:20 AM   #7
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loads of fun, although THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE LADIES
a-hem...
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Old 06-17-05, 07:26 AM   #8
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loads of fun, although THERE NEEDS TO BE MORE LADIES
a-hem...
too right... this could be said about ANYTHING!
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Old 06-17-05, 07:55 AM   #9
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I got my ass handed to me, but it was fun. See you guys and girl(s) next Thursday.
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That was fun, it'd be more fun if i was in shape, but fun nonetheless. Bonus points for being at PP, this way i won't be too lazy to go since it's 5min from my place.
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Old 06-17-05, 02:55 PM   #11
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i was meaning to go, but totally spaced out on it. i will definitely try to make it next week. some intrepid go-getter should bump this thread back to the top next thursday to remind us schedually challenged.
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Old 06-22-05, 09:53 AM   #12
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just a reminder to come to this thursday's race at the park. i am going to bring some snacks for after the race, some cookies and some water, nothing too fancy. if anyone knows anyone interested in coming bring them by.
thanks and see you thursday at 10:00!!!
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Today is Thursday- lets get everyone out there tonight (the more people the bigger the purse). 10pm (actual start around 10:20 or so) and bring $2. I’m without a bike yet again this week but I’ll be there to say, “Go!” All in favor of having lightgraphs start 60-90 seconds after everyone else say “I” (just trying to keep it interesting)
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Old 06-23-05, 11:06 AM   #14
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AYE!!! but I don't think 90 seconds is enough of a handycap for lightgraphs... We should put extra weights on him or something...
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Just wanted to thank everyone who came out to the race tonight. It’s great to see more people each week. Lightgraphs took first, Rob took a close second and Adam took an even closer third. Let’s try and get more people out next week- I think we’re going to try relays to keep it interesting. I hope to have my bike by then. It would be nice to hear other suggestions for different types of races on a 3.3-mile track.
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that was too much fun! I can't wait for next week now.

I'm into the relay idea and I had a thought, if we do a race like last night again we might move the start-finish line up to the 3rd street exit or farther to get the finish away from the hill -- it could make for a more interesting final sprint. Just a thought.

That was the most fun I've had in a long time.
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i agree....realllll good time. That was my first race ever and i'll definitely find my way down there again soon. Unfortunately not for the relays though...i'm bummed, but prior engagements prevail.

I think i came in 5th, unfortunately too far behind the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th place fun. I heard it was super close though.
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Old 06-24-05, 07:57 AM   #18
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Somewhere, out there on the road, are the remains of the Pad Thai I had about an hour before race time.
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Old 06-24-05, 07:58 AM   #19
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Damn, I completely spaced on this again. Will be there next week.
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Somewhere, out there on the road, are the remains of the Pad Thai I had about an hour before race time.
I hear you on that one... it's a bad idea to have three slices of pizza with a pile of veggies heaped on top 15 minutes before race time. But it was so delicious I couldn't help myself. Definitely paid for it during the loops. Ugh. Thankfully, I didn't yak.

Friends don't let friends eat too much before racing.

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Old 06-24-05, 10:42 AM   #21
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no yakking, just spazzing over here. it was fun, though.

btw, the cookies were good!
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race tonite?
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yes -- check the new thread. looks like team relays of some sort.
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