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Old 06-30-05, 03:23 PM   #1
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SF - Grease Monkey Mayhem - Updates and Requests

Grease Monkey Mayhem is only a month away and things are looking great!

So far we have confirmed support from IRO, Kryptonite, Park Tool, Soma and Timbuk2!! Which means lots of fun prizes. Not to mention the first place cash pot

Also, we are having lots of shirts made which we will be selling that day for $10-$15. If you want to reserve a shirt to make sure you get one (and commit to pay for it) please email me at sfalleycat at mac dot com. Let me know soon if you want something besides a men's medium or large.

And for anyone who wants to participate but doesn't want to race, we could use some more checkpoint workers. Anyone interested in lounging around in the city with some free beer?

Grease Monkey Mayhem ~ July 23rd, 2005 ~ San Francisco, CA

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Old 06-30-05, 04:49 PM   #2
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I kinda want to work a checkpoint, but I kinda want to race too...
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I'm excited I get to race this time, since I broke my toe just before Judah's and couldn't skid. It'll be my first alleycat in a while...
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i know a couple nice folks that would be interested in working checkpoints. drop me a line if you still need some assist in that area.
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My brother said that he would be pretty willing to do it but he needs some details.
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i could rock a checkpoint. while i'd love to do the actual ride, my body won't let me do the drinking involved.
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Got flyers yet? I'd like to pass them around to people I know.
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Yes we will have flyers this weekend. We were thinking of doing an early evening out in the mission on saturday and could bring some with us if anyone is interested in a bike and beer night. Speaking of outings - anyone know where in SF we could watch the day's tour de france broadcast?

I will PM all those interested in working checkpoints.

No drinking will be required in this alleycat - we can't exclude those underage riders

Shirts are going to the printers tonight - so the sponsors are being finalized!
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OMG this is worse than a sideshow...a bunch of amateurs running around the city... i'll be staying IN for this one
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OMG this is worse than a sideshow...a bunch of amateurs running around the city... i'll be staying IN for this one
Yeah, it's hard to hang with the pros. Especially those dudes from aero.
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...a bunch of amateurs running around the city
We amateurs are always running around the city. Whats new?
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might try to get some friends in santa cruz to come up with me so we can all get our schooling at the same time, lol
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There are some "amatuers" who can kick ass on a bike without ever having delivered a single package...wow...imagine that!


I didnt realize i needed "credentials" to organize a race with and for friends.


Sometimes the worst part about riding a fixed gear is being labled as a messenger.
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good.
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OMG this is worse than a sideshow...a bunch of amateurs running around the city... i'll be staying IN for this one
If the messenger label is what you need to define yourself then by all means stay home. We are just out to have a little fun...
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Your just out to have a little fun, but did you ever think that your fun is a little derivative? I noticed that you went to the extent not to call it an "alleycat", but to exclude people with geared bikes? C'moooon!! It's sickening really:

"We aren't messengers, but we ride track bikes"
"We aren't messengers, but all have REAL messenger bags"
"We aren't messengers, but we race alleycats"

If you want to live the lifestyle, and look the part, then get yo ass downtown and do it. Rain shine, wind, whatever. Christmas Eve, whatever.
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Yeah, it's hard to hang with the pros. Especially those dudes from aero.
It's "arrow" as in "quick as an arrow" and you don't **** about them 'cause that company died long ago.
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No, you mean the worst part about riding a fixed gear is being labled as a poseur.
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No, you mean the worst part about riding a fixed gear is being labled as a poseur.
worse then a poseur is an elitist with his head up his own a$$

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It's "arrow" as in "quick as an arrow" and you don't **** about them 'cause that company died long ago.
Aw man, that's a shame. Who's hiring the homeless these days, then?
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Aw man, that's a shame. Who's hiring the homeless these days, then?

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[QUOTE=ostro]worse then a poseur is an elitist with his head up his own a$$

Not an elitist, just the real deal. hurts, don't it? Just being honest, its for your own good, trust me.
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Not an elitist, just the real deal
yes.. you have mentioned that a couple times now.
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ooh, got me there. But that's the point, innit? Y'all just remind me of those kids you see on Jerry Springer who are all like "yo, Jerry, I may have grown up in the burbs, but the ghetto is in me, too."
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