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Old 09-02-05, 02:07 PM   #1
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Okay Chicago -
The racing season at the Northbrook velodrome is over (except the Collegiate Nationals, Sept 29-Oct 1). Proposed: $5 in, three events, points for places, 3 places.
Work this on a weekend so the Metra can be used.

Who's in?
What date?
(Would need to be during the day - no lights at night anymore I believe)

Let's not overplan this - fast and dirty.

Throw some dates out Chi-town, and bring your bikes and your wallets.

(ps - helmets are required on the slab...)
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Sept 17/18. Pick a day.
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Old 09-02-05, 04:07 PM   #3
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Oh, and I can offer two jerseys for prizes too. If need be.
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I'ma come and watch
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Naz: Gaper's Block jerseys! You could expand GB merch into the realm of cycling.

I've been meaning to order a shirt, have to get on that.
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Saturday the 17th. See ya there!
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Saturday Sept 17 it is!
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30 year old 10 spd's allowed to watch/race? I promise to stay in 53-14
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Trackstand comp???
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anyone know if the track is open labor day? thinking of taking the first train out there, see what it's like. abs, you need to get some track time in for the 17th don't you? anyone else?
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No Metra this weekend - Jazz Fest. I also think no public holidays otherwise non-rush hours during regular weekdays.

Next weekend is Chicago Botanic Gardens ride, which is Sunday. Saturday may be track.
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I was there today - wil be there tomorrow - and probably Monday too! If anyone wants to meet up and ride the track, let me know!
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No Metra this weekend - Jazz Fest. I also think no public holidays otherwise non-rush hours during regular weekdays.

Next weekend is Chicago Botanic Gardens ride, which is Sunday. Saturday may be track.
awww... I called to confirm and no public holidays fo sho so screw it I'm going up there on tuesday morning. hey is the botanic gardens ride open for everyone? I'd be into it if it'd be into me.
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Botanic Gardens ride is open. Drop me a line.
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Trackstand comp???
shut up and come get your beating. then you can trackstand all you want.
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Unfortunately, I don't think I'll be coming out to get my ass handed to me (assuming that's what you were talking about), as I'm already taking the 18th off of work for a diabetes walk and don't want to take the whole weekend off work. Maybe things will change.
Of course, I expect to see some good photos, and possibly some film of this event!
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you know you want to come race...you know you do...
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This thing still on? What time should I show up?
I have room for one more if anybody needs a ride.
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Fred, I'll ride with you. It starts at 2pm.
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Cool, I'll call you Saturday morning.
Maybe we could meet somewhere near the highway.
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abs, you still goin up there early? I'm planning on hitting the track around 11am or noon, just to get a little ride in.
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I would go earlier if that's the call.
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I'm still planning on early. If I don't ride with Fred - I'd take the 10:35am out there. Get there at 11:19. Maybe eat a little and so on.

Fred, what time were you thinking of heading up? Maybe take the Metra with us? Save on gas...
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Sounds good. Lemme know what stop and what time to meet up.
Do I need to bring bungee cords or something?
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Union Station - meet at 9:45 at Clinton and Jackson (entrance to bring your bike through - where we met Jeremy). Bungee cords, definitely.
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