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    best alleycat ideas / checkpoints

    what are some really rad things you've had to do during an alleycat. post em'!

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    I head some jerkass made people eat bags of dry tea at a checkpoint once...


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    we have an open air mall that you can ride into out here, so there is always a grnd flr stop in thereso you can ride through a throng of tourists. here's some more:

    planning an alleycat-need suggestions
    I've been here since 2004? I've never felt this old before.

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    I've pondered weird alleycat checkpoint activities with people over beer a few times. One especially cruel idea (for non-smokers anyways) would be a here-take-this-cig-and-smoke-it-all-the-way-down-while-I-watch-to-get-your-stamp checkpoint.

    How about having a checkpoint with an old 27" rim that you have to get yourself and your bike through in order to get your point? people would almost certainly have to take their wheels off and maybe do things to stems and seatposts, too. Not to mention anyone actually rolling 27" or really fat 700c tires might have to deflate their tires a bit to squeeze them through, much to the annoyance of the poor SOBs waiting in line for their chance at the birthing canal.
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    carry an egg

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    Quote Originally Posted by MacG
    I've pondered weird alleycat checkpoint activities with people over beer a few times. One especially cruel idea (for non-smokers anyways) would be a here-take-this-cig-and-smoke-it-all-the-way-down-while-I-watch-to-get-your-stamp checkpoint.

    How about having a checkpoint with an old 27" rim that you have to get yourself and your bike through in order to get your point? people would almost certainly have to take their wheels off and maybe do things to stems and seatposts, too. Not to mention anyone actually rolling 27" or really fat 700c tires might have to deflate their tires a bit to squeeze them through, much to the annoyance of the poor SOBs waiting in line for their chance at the birthing canal.
    the cigarette is a bad idea. as an ex-smoker, i wouldn't want to be triggered, nor would i want to be made to gasp for the next few days. and what would asthmatics do? ("sucks to your ass-mar" is not the right answer)... there are some things you shouldn't force people to do in order to participate.

    on that point, one thing i really appreciated was at the NYE alleykitten's trackstar checkpoint. i swore when i was handed a beer to chug, and when the guy heard me, he said, "wait, are you straightedge?" i wasn't, i was just swearing cause chugging a beer wasn't appealing to me at the time, but i appreciated that there was another option. bike jocks might still be jocks, but at least it's a few steps removed from fratboys.

    ...and i'm going to doubt that you can get most people's frames through the rim.
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    I like the idea of the options at the checkpoint like there was at the boston One-shot: 30 pushups or a beer.

    Also, I had to find a banana in a race once. Any banana, anywhere. Bananas are hard to find at night.

    Then there's the "golden tire" checkpoint, where you can get a time bonus if you swap out one of your tires for a tire that is spraypainted gold.

    I love the checkpoints that are just hard to get to, like at the top of a parking garage or at the end of a pier.
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    A few of my favorites. The dominatrix checkpoint..."pull down the pants for one thwack!" The gay bar karaoke..sing a song... get applause...get yer stamp. One race we had many moons ago had each checkpoint a different type of make-up lovingly applied by the female organizers... checkpoint 1 = lipstick etc.

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    How about the one where you have to steal a *** from a cop? That **** was tough.

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    i want to organize an alleycat with the following checkpoints:

    golden tire bonus
    carry a water balloon
    the makeup (incredible idea!)
    chug ginger beer
    pump up a flat
    parking deck - put bikes in elevator and you havet o walk up the parking deckto get it.
    + more

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    i dont know about favorite, but my least favorite was getting smacked in the face with a pair of faux bloodied up panties.
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    oh, the moving checkpoint one is a genius idea

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    Quote Originally Posted by Toolshed
    How about the one where you have to steal a *** from a cop? That **** was tough.
    No kidding. Luckily for me, a tazer also counted.

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    The golden tire is always a nice idea.

    Chugging Ginger Beer sounds f'ing revolting, that **** burns.
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    What the hell was happening in that video...

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    Eating that tea bag was the worst thing that has ever happened to me.

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    what did they do with the condoms?!

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    I think they just had to find them and give them to someone.

    I'm probably the only one who sat through that whole video. ****ing tedious.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donotpanic
    oh, the moving checkpoint one is a genius idea
    yeah, have a checkpoint that moves every 20 mins another 1/2 mile along a route... that way it get's tricky to route because you need to hit a moving target.

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    Heh, LA Bike Kitchen represent. I totally wasnt expecting to see people I knew in that vid.
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    Riding double for 100 yards was fun. Obviously only good for team races.

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    Trackstar should force people to buy a track frame as proof of being at that checkpoint.

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    AZ's race last spring was japanese-themed, and he had a sumo wrestling checkpoint where racers had to put on diapers and thumb wrestle. there were also checkpoints that required haiku-writing, oragami-folding, wasabi-eating and karaoke-singing. it was the funnest race ever.

    and i think it's worth mentioning that the point of a race is FUN, not torture or impossibility or even injury. if you want people to remember and love your race, think goofy and drinky and odd, not mean or punishing.
    Last edited by chimblysweep; 02-27-06 at 12:53 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by koyman
    I think they just had to find them and give them to someone.
    I'm probably the only one who sat through that whole video. ****ing tedious.
    The MNG video?

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