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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 01-12-06, 09:46 AM   #1
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Anyone interested in starting some fixed gear races in CINCINNATI / NORTHERN KENTUCKY similar to the program that the Richmond Sprint Club has put together?

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Old 01-12-06, 09:56 AM   #2
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Problem is that there are very few fixed gears here. I've only seen a few anyway. I'd be interested but I'm without a doubt, not a racer. It'd be nice to just get a ride together in my opinion.
Maybe Doctor Who will chime in on this one.
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Old 01-12-06, 11:57 AM   #3
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I'd come ride, but you couldn't call me a racer.
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Old 01-12-06, 12:50 PM   #4
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If i get my fixed built i will show up.
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Old 01-12-06, 12:52 PM   #5
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Build it and they will come!
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man riding around campus/ludlow must be doom on a fix. those hills are SF caliber.
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Old 01-12-06, 01:09 PM   #7
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Indeed it takes fortitude. That's right FORTITUDE. Ah who am I kidding, I ride the roadie when in the hills. I ride the fix a lot when going out in the summer but when I have a mile long climb on the way back I use the bus racks.
I definitely think I ride should be planned, but perhaps maybe not for only fixed gears.
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There's a stretch of road off of 71/75 going south towards the airport that is along yet undeveloped land. I see cross country runners out there in the field and bikers alot on the road. Looks like a good spot for an out and back sprint race. Check out the richmond web page. Nothing fancy, just folks wanting to have a go at it. I think there are more fix heads here than you think. Lunken air field park, places like that. I'll set up an email address, you guys can hit me and we'll see if we get a ride going first.
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Old 01-12-06, 02:00 PM   #9
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OK dogs, let's get it going. FIXED-GEAR-CINCINNATI@hotmail.com send me some info on yourself and we'll see what happens.
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Jimmat - - Any advice on getting it started?
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Old 01-12-06, 02:12 PM   #11
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what about the river road that goes from the stadiium out towards annie's? that seems like it'd be pretty dead at night unless annie's had a show.
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Old 01-12-06, 03:14 PM   #13
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mplroject - they run alot of footraces on that road. definitely a contender. few parked cars on side if i remember right too.
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cool... i remember even during scribble jam that the area was pretty dead other than annies
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Someone might want to PM Keevohn about this. He's in Cinci.
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Scribble jam? Man, I haven't been there in a few. I used to skate with the the guy that does that I think.
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find a crit course, we raced around a cemetary until they kicked us out last summer. We found a couple of industrial areas with warehouses etc that are shut down on Sundays when we race so that could be an option, or a park. Basically you want to stay out of traffic and out of the eye of cops. Also, find some steep assed hills for hill climbs. TTs can be run in parks or long stretches of roads in suburbia. We have also done point to point races with no designated course just check points. Definately have a leader/organizer if you want to run a points series like sprint club does. And def check out the www.sprintclubrva.org website for more ideas. Yeah so good luck and get that **** started...
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Hey, I just saw this.

I think we're going to try to set up another alleycat race in a month or so. Check here for updates.

http://www.flyingpigcourier.com/Alleycat.htm

But yeah, if you're looking for information, fixed-gear rides, etc., then I'd definitely check out Campus Cyclery in Clifton. Brian rides fixed and is such a solid dude.

Anyway, I ride almost every day, mostly on my fixed Lemond (at least until the Spring USCF races start). If you're ever down for some riding, I get off work by 3:30 and I head out soon afterwards, weather permitting. If you're down to get some miles in, then let me know. PM me through the forum, or just keep on bumping this thread until everyone in Chi-Town gets chapped at us Cincinnatians.

I'm gonna see if I persuade the guys from Campus to have another alleycat race. The first one went off without a hitch and fun was had by all. You shoulda come..

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Old 01-12-06, 07:52 PM   #19
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Maybe I'll come ride when I'm in Cinci. I live 3 hours east of you guys in Athens.
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My attendance at that was thwarted! It would be nice to get some stuff rolling here.
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Scribble jam? Man, I haven't been there in a few. I used to skate with the the guy that does that I think.

mr. dibbs?
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I've met Dibbs before, I think. I was talking about Fat Rob though...I used to run into the scrub club a lot back in my skating days.
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I had no idea there was a Cincy alley cat before, so publicity must have been pretty limited. I'm up at school in Oxford, so I doubt I'd come down to ride unless it was for an event. Dr. Who (Mark?), I'll be at the USCF race you're hosting at Hueston Woods. See you there.
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yeah.. fat rob and dibbs throw it i guess... i mainly went to paint every year and it was usually pretty out of control... usually stayed with carter gilliss i fyou know him.. good dude
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Dr. Who is Mark? From Campus Cyclery?
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