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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 07-29-05, 01:26 PM   #1
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DCC/Chicago: Thursday Night Race, a video

Put together a quick film and recap of last night's 4 block loop, 3 heats, 3 final heats, winner takes 2 slices and pop race.

A lot of fun.

Watch it (4.86MB)

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Old 07-29-05, 01:55 PM   #2
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Man, I swear I'm not that slow!
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looks like fun. who won?
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Bodegabandit - fast!

Monkey - well it was the second heat and you and Ira had it going in the first heat.
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Naz, you didn't tape the final heat I'm not in there at all?!
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Can you post a .mpg or file type that is compatible with my quicktime?
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Old 07-29-05, 02:23 PM   #7
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Naz, you didn't tape the final heat I'm not in there at all?!
Ira - sorry! I wanted to but then I was responsible for starting that heat and timing it! Next time for sure.
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Nicely done. It even shows off my sloppy sidways racestart trackstand 'skillz'. Can't wait to do it again.
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I did some calculations using the google pedometer- the course was a 1 mile loop, and the average speed of the best finishers was around 25mph. Pretty good, considering the rough terrain and tight corners.

The route was (clockwise): Damen(staring/finish @ Carol), Fulton, Leavitt, Hubbard.

http://maps.google.com/maps?ll=41.88...6554&t=h&hl=en
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BostonFixed, are you on a mac? If so download VLC. It works great for crap like wmv.
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Can you post a .mpg or file type that is compatible with my quicktime?
Maybe over the weekend - I didn't have time to do any rendering for a better format.

Or lik 3niktac said, use VLC player.
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VLC is awesome to have anyway - makes watching AVI files a cinch without using DIVX Doctor or the like. It doesn't like all .wmv files, but it's doing OK with this one.
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Hey thanks Fred and Naz(and everyone else) for the event. Had a great time hopefully we can do it again sometime.
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Old 07-29-05, 11:57 PM   #14
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thanks for the race and the video. first time.

all i have to say is -- training
and the obvious, my need to lose about 50lbs and get closer to remotely being in shape.
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That was a blast!!

Can't wait to do something similar in the future.
Also, it was cool seeing so many new people out.
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i had a great time also...thanks!
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Looks like fun. I'll have to make it to the next one.
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