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Old 12-27-05, 12:41 AM   #1
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this is the thread where i will give you the low-down on the alleykitten for NYC on new year's eve.

to sum, the alleykitten is open to anyone who is on these forums, all first time alleycatters, and all out-of-towners. the idea being that i think many people are intimidated into not riding in alleycats partly because they feel they don't fit in. well, in this one, NO ONE will fit in --so everyone will.

we will meet at sony plaza, the indoor public plaza on madison between 55th and 56th street (the flyer is a little off) at noon on saturday the 31st. i've lined up some pretty big sponsors and over a million dollars in prizes, so come on down and let's have fun.

i will post the checkpoints in this thread by friday morning. i just checked my original route, and it wound up being too long, so i am scrambling to reduce the distance.


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Old 12-27-05, 03:39 AM   #2
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nice... you know I'm there for the honorable DFL spot.
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Old 12-27-05, 10:34 AM   #3
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Old 12-27-05, 10:38 AM   #4
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i gotta see what my plans are for that day... tons of friends in town, but yeah. i'd love to do it and it'd be my first race. what do you think the distance will be?
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Old 12-27-05, 11:01 AM   #5
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wish i could be there, i'm in portland for new year's. have fun everybody.
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Old 12-27-05, 11:35 AM   #6
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I might have to get up in this
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Old 12-27-05, 11:40 AM   #7
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drat, i have to work, but i love this idea!
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Old 12-27-05, 11:44 AM   #8
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my checkpoint will make you hate me. Since I can't race, I will have fun with the racers.
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Old 12-27-05, 11:45 AM   #9
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Old 12-27-05, 12:02 PM   #10
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my checkpoint will make you hate me. Since I can't race, I will have fun with the racers.
race day: the temperature is mild. a light breeze blows a curtain gently back and forth. the afternoon light dapples quietly across a nyc bedroom. s_9 scampers to and fro, lighting scented candles and donning his pink gum suit . . .

"ahh they should be arriving soon"
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I wish I could be there. Alas, I am in balmy Wisconsin.
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Old 12-27-05, 12:39 PM   #12
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wish i could be there, i'm in portland for new year's. have fun everybody.
there's a poker ride on new years day in portland. www.graveltech.com ....sorry for the quickie hijack, back to your regularly scheduled programming.
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Old 12-27-05, 01:07 PM   #13
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Ive taken it easy for a while with this damn healing stress fracture in my knee. Might have to come out and abuse it. First timer
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Old 12-27-05, 02:42 PM   #14
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in the spirit of the alley kitten

the first THREE bf'ers to pm me (1 guy and 1 girl, or, i spose, 2 girls) will receive a tshirt with their bike forum name on it, race day.

**qualifications--
1)you must, I MEAN MUST race. sorry, no cp people or innocent bystanders. if you are halvsies on racing or think you might be too inebriated to show up, forget about your little custom t shirt!

2)you must wear your tshirt during the race (yes over your winter jacket is ok) so we can all say, for example, "i never knew ch0mb0 was so dang fast, this is the third time he passed me" instead of "who is this guy on the fuji that keeps passing me!"

3) in your pm, please include A) whether you are a guy or girl. screen names can be deceiving! and B)your shirt size!


enjoy

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Old 12-27-05, 03:14 PM   #15
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DC, that's amazing. In the spirit of your offer, I will go a step further. First person to PM me will receive a decal of their BF name, in white or black letters and basic font type selection, and I'll even apply if for ya race day. But ... you can't be one of the people also getting a t-shirt.

edit: you must be racing to get this one.
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Old 12-27-05, 03:20 PM   #16
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right on mrRed!

shirts are snapped up and are as follows

GetOutOfNJ
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Old 12-27-05, 03:39 PM   #17
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right on mrRed!

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so ella's racing now. i guess she lost the this is a puss*y race attitude.
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Old 12-27-05, 03:41 PM   #18
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OFFICAL BEER SPONSOR SECURED!

Narragansett Beer, hailing from my lovely city of Providence has graciously donated 8 thirty racks for the ALLEYKITTEN ... now we just need to find a place to drink them all! I may bring slightly less than that, for fear of a surplus. Yikes!
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Old 12-27-05, 03:42 PM   #19
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The sense of community is amazing here! In it's spirit, I'll contribute my own prize: The first 9 people to PM me will get a private lap dance from me in the gum suit! Damn, that's a hot prize!

QUALIFICATIONS: Just don't be msngr. He takes it too seriously.
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Old 12-27-05, 03:43 PM   #20
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The sense of community is amazing here! In it's spirit, I'll contribute my own prize: The first 9 people to PM me will get a private lap dance from me in the gum suit! Damn, that's a hot prize!

QUALIFICATIONS: Just don't be msngr. He takes it too seriously.
can i take you up on that mock gumball offer too?
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Old 12-27-05, 04:02 PM   #21
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Old 12-27-05, 04:13 PM   #22
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The sense of community is amazing here! In it's spirit, I'll contribute my own prize: The first 9 people to PM me will get a private lap dance from me in the gum suit! Damn, that's a hot prize!

QUALIFICATIONS: Just don't be msngr. He takes it too seriously.

MPEGS PLEASE
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Old 12-27-05, 05:31 PM   #23
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FFFFFFFFFFF*************KKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKk

(it loses something with the *'s)

my bike is locked up in another state

do you really have a million dollars of prizes?
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Old 12-27-05, 07:10 PM   #24
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no. i have MILLIONS of dollars worth of prizes. and a ridiculous amount of beer. come up, emayex and i'll loan you a bike. how tall are you?
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Old 12-27-05, 08:18 PM   #25
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this just in.

ella will be the hella with the mosta!!!!!
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