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Old 06-28-05, 03:38 PM   #1
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CMWC 2005... who's going?

hey guys... just wanna say that i am excited as hell to get away from los angeles for a few days, period--let alone being able to go to new york for a 5-day bikefest! yay.

i haven't been to the city since my early teens, and that experience consisted of my all-too-zealous dad taking our unsuspecting family to all major tourist attractions in the space of 3 or fewer days. just wanna know... what's riding like over there? i know the bike scene is pretty large and in charge, but do any of you locals have advice, stories, places i have to see on a bike, etc? also... i know the weather is gonna be hot and humid. CA gets hot, but it's always dry heat. what kind of clothes are most comfy for riding a lot out there? and is it warm at night?--like i don't need to bring anything more than a sweatshirt, right? (i'm trying to fit everthing i'm bringing in one fairly small carry-able bag.)

okee, i'm finished. hope to see y'alls there. woo hoo.
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Old 06-28-05, 03:51 PM   #2
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I'd leave the sweatshirt at home, unless you want to trade it. It's hot as hell and raining off and on.
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Old 06-28-05, 04:16 PM   #4
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Let me be the first to give you an early "welcom to NYC" As an LA transplant, i'm glad someone from city of angels is gonna be coming to represent, cuz I'm going but only as a volunteer. As far as clothing goes, you'll need your parka and snow pants...
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I would bring a long sleeve shirt for the nights which can get cooler when it is not 90 degrees here.

If you want to get some uninterrupted training rides I would head over to Prospect Park in Brooklyn and ride the 3.3 mile loop.

Have fun at the CMWC!
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Old 06-28-05, 05:22 PM   #6
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leave the sweatshirt at home, but a long sleeve t and a rain jacket might not be a bad idea

any fabric that wicks perspiration away is comfy to ride in, by my ass is still usually riding in a cotton t, soaked to the bone when i get there

some good places to ride:
central park loop 6.2 or 3.3 (i think) miles, depending on if you do the whole or half loop
prospect park loop 3.3 miles
Anywhere at night, especially manhattan
im a fan of hunters point in queens...****ty roads but great views of the manhattan skylline
kissena velodrome, if you are into that
im also a fan of midnight rides down ocean avenue in brooklyn down to coney island...might just be me though

definately beware of every vehicle on the road though...no one in this city can drive for s**t and tehy could care less about bikers

hope you enjoy the city
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Old 06-28-05, 09:05 PM   #7
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Fo sheezy! (is that still cool? it's so hard to know.)

I'm doing the volunteer schtick and will probably be helping setup for Saturday in Jersey City per the email that went out this morning. Look for the tool trying to rile the natives with a Bosox cap. Maybe if people want, we could have a Bike Forums meet-n-greet. Or maybe that's tardcore. Whatever.

See ya's there!
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Old 06-28-05, 09:15 PM   #9
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Havent talked to the guys here in columbus, but I wouldnt be suprised if about 5-8 represent this little town.I think 8 or 9 did the worlds and Seattle, Davey Rocket got 2nd overall I believe, im sure he will do well if he goes.I wish I could, but if I dont work, my little company doesnt stay in business(no vacations,gotta operate to own).
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Old 06-28-05, 10:22 PM   #10
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i'm already here. seen tons o' track bikes at the local shops (maybe people had their bikes shipped here...?), and in the streets. the anticipation builds.

i see no reason not to schedule some kind of meet - you outta towners might as well meet us losers anyway.

and not to worry trevor - i hate the yankees too. tho i'm not much of a baseball fan.
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Old 06-28-05, 10:37 PM   #11
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I just meet some people from seatle, australia, LA and ireland. Definately cool to see people from all over. I heard trackstar got cleaned out by outtatowners. I think it'd be cool to put names to faces.
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Old 06-28-05, 11:31 PM   #12
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god i'm so jealous of you all. I have been so poor the last 2 months i'm not going to make it. grrr. i'm going to have a "i didn't go to the worlds party!"
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Riding up there with some friends from Philly on friday. I decided just to volunteer, but ought to be fun times. If 2 other dudes from texas show up, im gonna register to race and have a texas team, doubtful though. See you there!
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I know at least 25 kids from sf are heading out tomorrow. see you in hell!
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I'm in New York, but my bike is still in transit. Which events, if any, are posengers allowed to attend and which events can be spectatated while bikeless?
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Riding up there with some friends from Philly on friday. I decided just to volunteer, but ought to be fun times. If 2 other dudes from texas show up, im gonna register to race and have a texas team, doubtful though. See you there!
there are 4 registered from houston and 2 from austin, I'm from texas but won't be able to race.
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whose registered from Houston?!
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I'm in New York, but my bike is still in transit. Which events, if any, are posengers allowed to attend and which events can be spectatated while bikeless?
You should come to the Prospect Park races on Thursday night at 10pm. Meet at the Grand Army Plaza entrance. It's a fun time.
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I'm coming from Pittsburgh, but just to shoot the event. Bring on the press-creds.

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I second that, I think it'll be fun with a bikeforum race or a relay. A nice little warm up for the worlds.
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I'm going, but I didn't register in time. Still wanna ride though.
Who can tell me if it's too late and if not where & how to go about this?
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go to 49 houston to register, details are on the NYBMA website.
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bostontrevor - I will be helping out with setup Sat. AM too - I am going over via WTC train at 6:45am - see you there. Not sure what bike I will be on - look for either the orange fendered fixie or the green gitane track.
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There is a memorial going on tonight if people are in town.

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there are 4 registered from houston and 2 from austin, I'm from texas but won't be able to race.
Wow, and my friend is here who is registering on friday. Might have to see about an ATX 4man just for kicks.
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