Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 25 of 97

Thread: central park

  1. #1
    bringin' up the rear!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    NYC!
    My Bikes
    Custom Johnny Coast / KHS aero flite persuit
    Posts
    62
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    central park

    so i know all about the prospect park races on thursday nights...and now that i oficially worked my last 10pm-6am shift and will be back to a daytime shift that will allow me to have a life AND ride/race more i fully intend on showing up to as many of the thursday races as i can

    But here is my problem...i live all the way up in washington heights, which makes prospect park a 12-15 mile ride for me..definately a hike...i know that there have to be some other people at the race making similar trips

    i was just wondering if there were enough manhattan/bronx/queens people (or BK people that would like another weekly race) that would be interested in doing a weekly central park race as well...of course it would be a different night...that way we can all still do the prospect park race...and we would have a choice of the long (6.something mile) loop or the short (3.something mile) loop

    do you all have any interest in this?...please give me feedback!

  2. #2
    Senior Member Msngr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2003
    Location
    south side, you got a problem with that?
    Posts
    993
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i always have an interest in racing my fixie.

    start throwing out some time suggestions and we'll hammer out a solid race time and place.

  3. #3
    bringin' up the rear!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    NYC!
    My Bikes
    Custom Johnny Coast / KHS aero flite persuit
    Posts
    62
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    right now it looks like mondays or fridays will most likely be best for me...probably mondays more so...maybe a 10pm start time...i envision starting at the enterance near the plaza hotel (5th av/60 st) and riding the full loop...possibly everyone chipping in a few (5?) bucks for a winner takes all pot?...but im also more than down for just racing for fun, since i am not wealthy and have never raced before

    oh yeah...and i imagine it would go without saying sicne this is the fixed gear msg bored, but i will say it anyway...fixies only!

    of course i am open to suggestions about any of this

  4. #4
    Not Badass, it's Tim. BadAssBiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    NJS Peloton, 2002 fuji track, 2002 fuji league (MIA), 2005 bianchi pista, Chopper from NoName Customs.
    Posts
    685
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Count me in for monday nights. I have been working on that hill.
    Last edited by BadAssBiker; 07-09-05 at 08:00 PM.

  5. #5
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    Dolan track
    Posts
    183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    As one of the guys who started to PP races... i would be down for CP races Monday nights- the only thing is that i dont think i have $7 a week to loose on racing and also the PP races are usually 2 laps = about 6.6 miles (about the length of the CP course. Just thought i would throw that out there- either way, i'd be down to race.

  6. #6
    na975
    Guest
    i live in the bronx (who cares i know).

  7. #7
    Guest
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    3,242
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Monster Legs
    As one of the guys who started to PP races... i would be down for CP races Monday nights- the only thing is that i dont think i have $7 a week to loose on racing and also the PP races are usually 2 laps = about 6.6 miles (about the length of the CP course. Just thought i would throw that out there- either way, i'd be down to race.

    ok 2 laps in CP..it should help you guys in PP with the extra miles and hills.

    S/F<
    CEYA!

  8. #8
    Senior Member akky's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Bronx NY
    My Bikes
    Giant TCR
    Posts
    108
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll be down for this, the PP races are just too far for me

  9. #9
    i believe in me evanyc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    Posts
    2,712
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i live on 200th st in manhattan but just today rented a place in carrol gardens. im down to ride anywhere

  10. #10
    bringin' up the rear!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    NYC!
    My Bikes
    Custom Johnny Coast / KHS aero flite persuit
    Posts
    62
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    so so far it sounds like monday nights at 10pm are good for most people...i was thinking 1 lap, whcih is 6.2 miles...if that isnt enough maybe we could do 1 big loop and one small loop, which is about 10 miles or so

    as for money i would actually prefer the race just for fun, with no money...i just thought i wold throw that idea in there before to see if it sparked any more interest

  11. #11
    flaneur boots's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2004
    Location
    ankle deep in the gowanus canal
    My Bikes
    IRO Mark V
    Posts
    591
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    yeah screw money. winners get sixers!
    give me war redder than blood and fiercer than fire!

  12. #12
    Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    Posts
    33
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    This sounds good. I haven't been to the PP races yet because of work on Thursday nights.

  13. #13
    bringin' up the rear!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    NYC!
    My Bikes
    Custom Johnny Coast / KHS aero flite persuit
    Posts
    62
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    ok

    I agree. **** Money. Loosers chip in to buy the winner a sixer. (btw, that will be a root beer for me...am i the only sXe here?...possibly)

    Should we start tomorrow, 10 pm at the 60st/5av entrance? Or should we try and give it another week to build more interest and get more people there? Personally im down for tomorrow. If only 5 people show up i cant finish worse than fifth right?

  14. #14
    Guest
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Posts
    3,242
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vitamin water for me,no soda or brew...
    Tomorrow is cool. I am down..


    How many laps????? does this depend on how many show or 2 laps is good.

    S/F<
    CEYA!

  15. #15
    powered by spinning flexo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    manhattan
    My Bikes
    marinoni custom fixed
    Posts
    91
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    im gonna try and come, but im a newbie and expect to be bringing up the rear. if that. happy to chip in for the six pack of whatever, nonetheless.

  16. #16
    bringin' up the rear!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    NYC!
    My Bikes
    Custom Johnny Coast / KHS aero flite persuit
    Posts
    62
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks we at least have enough people able to show up tomorrow to at least get this thing kicked off!

    10pm. 60st/5av entrance. I will have a read/black skull design bag, possibly chilling by the fountain in front of the plaza if i get there too early.

    one lap or two? good question. i was thinking one originally, but two could also be cool. im down with whatever. vote here online? vote in person before the race?

    i am personally encouraging anyone new to racing to come..especially since this will be the first race of any kind i will have been able to attend...cant wait!

  17. #17
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    141
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    i'm pretty sure i can make it... hopefully i'll see you guys there
    ~ellis

  18. #18
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Brooklyn, NY
    My Bikes
    Dolan track
    Posts
    183
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll be there tomorrow. I might not have any cash because I'm super poor until friday but I'll throw in what I can. As far as laps go... I'm for whatever- we can always decide pending how many people show up. I'll try and get the guys I'm riding with tomorrow morning to come as well.

  19. #19
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2004
    Location
    NYC - Manhattan
    My Bikes
    Fuji Pro 2003, Ross converted fixie, Dahon Speed D7, Raleigh C30, junkie road bike
    Posts
    56
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    How lighted is the park at 10? Do we all need front/back lights?
    --
    Will

  20. #20
    Not Badass, it's Tim. BadAssBiker's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    NYC
    My Bikes
    NJS Peloton, 2002 fuji track, 2002 fuji league (MIA), 2005 bianchi pista, Chopper from NoName Customs.
    Posts
    685
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I kinda want to start a Sunday afternoon race at like 4pm at 102nd St. If people are interested let me know.

  21. #21
    bringin' up the rear!
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    NYC!
    My Bikes
    Custom Johnny Coast / KHS aero flite persuit
    Posts
    62
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    central park is very well lit throughout most/all of the park...i have never used a front light riding through at night...the only part that may be a tad dark is the uphill section going south from the 7av/110st...but im pretty sure that is light as well...its all lit with standard street lights..though they are spaced a bit further apart than the rest of the city...think suburbs

    also...im not sure what the weather is going to be like tomorrow...are people willing for this to be rain or moonshine?...im down for biking in a drizzle...not sure about a downpour

  22. #22
    dot dot dot noumena9's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Brooklyn
    My Bikes
    Red Soma Rush 49x15
    Posts
    284
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'll be there next week for sure. I have too much homework this week.

  23. #23
    aka mattio queerpunk's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Posts
    5,491
    Mentioned
    3 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    damn, wish i could make it but i work in nj on tuesday morning, bright and early.
    maybe i can get in some 'training' rides to get me back up to form and make it in next week or the week after...

    R, congrats on graduating from graveyard shift.

  24. #24
    ride everything dirty cookie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2005
    Location
    n y c
    Posts
    605
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    2 laps! i'll come out tonight

  25. #25
    Yay!11! I has!!!1 ImOnCrank's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    Eastcoast
    My Bikes
    Cocaine the white stallion, Custom Witcomb pista, (Being restored) 80's Pogliaghi Track, (destroyed) RAP Round Breeze NJS, Cannondale Jekyll 900, 84/5 Pinarello Montello (all italian)
    Posts
    1,659
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    See, y'all there.
    Bloodstains, speed kills, fast bikes, cheap thrills, French girls, fine wine...

Page 1 of 4 123 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •