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Old 03-20-06, 11:09 AM   #1
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MKE messenger invitational

anyone from bloomington, IN driving up?
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how late will this thing be running, including afterparty (there is an afterparty, yeah?)

wondering if the train would make sense.
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BabybabyBaby. I'm already there, you know that!
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um. i dont think i've gotten my invitation yet...
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oh hell yeah. last year, after i got doored (by a guy carrying a screen door), going to a few checkpoints using a totally illogical route, my group threw in the towel and started drinking in earnest at about 3 pm. i don't remember how long the night lasted.
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anyone taken the Hiawatha train from CHI <> MKE? pretty good deal at $40 r/t, getting me into mke at 10:30... but in my experience Amtrak runs late, meaning i would be cutting it close for the registration.. anyone have a personal account?
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oh hell yeah. last year, after i got doored (by a guy carrying a screen door), going to a few checkpoints using a totally illogical route, my group threw in the towel and started drinking in earnest at about 3 pm. i don't remember how long the night lasted.
damn i remember hearing about you slamming into that, and also matt and some other guy slaming into each other right after the start. lets hope you wont be doing that this year.

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anyone taken the Hiawatha train from CHI <> MKE? pretty good deal at $40 r/t, getting me into mke at 10:30... but in my experience Amtrak runs late, meaning i would be cutting it close for the registration.. anyone have a personal account?
I have used this alot, and have never had any probs with it running late. The only things to consider is the S-L-O-W bike packaging guy in the basement/labrynth of the CHI station, the S-L-O-W bike pickup guy at the MKE station, and the $10 for the bike box ( which you can try to stash behind the dumpsters out back and re-use for the trip home). Good news is that Amtrak is mere minutes from the race registration. Also, make sure the train you want has a baggage(bike) option. Some don't, and I think that there are only two a day on weekends.g'luck
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damn i remember hearing about you slamming into that, and also matt and some other guy slaming into each other right after the start. lets hope you wont be doing that this year.

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Jon, Props for the postive post. I was just beginning to think that you needed to change your quote to
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yeah cant wait for this. anyone coming up friday eve. for the critical mass? make it a weekend. mabe stop on sunday for some brewery tour action.
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I have used this alot, and have never had any probs with it running late. The only things to consider is the S-L-O-W bike packaging guy in the basement/labrynth of the CHI station, the S-L-O-W bike pickup guy at the MKE station, and the $10 for the bike box ( which you can try to stash behind the dumpsters out back and re-use for the trip home). Good news is that Amtrak is mere minutes from the race registration. Also, make sure the train you want has a baggage(bike) option. Some don't, and I think that there are only two a day on weekends.g'luck
good info, thanks!
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Jon, Props for the postive post. I was just beginning to think that you needed to change your quote to
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were you at the protest on saturday? i thought i saw you, but wasnt sure because it was a quick glace and then i didnt see you when i looked back.

and the bitter thing might just be way funnier than better, ill take that into concideration. you better bring those racing legs on the day of the fools, its game time.

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damn i remember hearing about you slamming into that, and also matt and some other guy slaming into each other right after the start. lets hope you wont be doing that this year.

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it actually wasn't that bad, it probably looked gnarly though. i was riding with 2two others, bringing up the rear. they both were able to dodge, but there was just not enough room for me to get around. the guy i hit was pretty small, i think he went down pretty hard. he seemed alright, so we just left. im just glad that door wasnt glass.

yeah, the start at the top of the hill was pretty crazy, with groups taking intersections in both directions at speed. the other guy who got into that wreck with matt was my co-worker at the time, mike. we both were passed out on the ride back to chi, and i got yelled at by his fiancee when he got dropped off. i was standing there, feeling like ****, holding his totally trashed serotta, and we were both getting completely verbally abused. our solution was to have a gin and tonic (unfortunately, mostly gin) and then i walked home, and got yelled at again.

it was all pretty ridiculous.

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thats all i got of matts face. thought i had some of the bikes, but couldnt find those.

man looking at all those pics just got me giddier than a school girl. oh man its game time

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were you at the protest on saturday? i thought i saw you, but wasnt sure because it was a quick glace and then i didnt see you when i looked back.

and the bitter thing might just be way funnier than better, ill take that into concideration. you better bring those racing legs on the day of the fools, its game time.

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Yeah, I was there, but didn't stay too long .I was hoping to get on T.V. cuz I have some things to say
Locust, yeah, I'll bring Jonny. He is a sweet guy, huh?
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boo. i'm in town with janey (my jonnie) one weekend early, i guess? well, ****.
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boo. i'm in town with janey (my jonnie) one weekend early, i guess? well, ****.
Julie, call me. I'd love to see it built up.I have lotsa work to do this weekend, but maybe a snow ride is in order?
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yo, officially bowing out. i suck. gonna get out a hole rather than making it deeper. my little jasons finally growing up...this sucks.

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yeah, looks like some nice (a little cool) weather for tommrow, see you all there.
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can someone please repost the flyer and/or start location, etc. i've been searching the alleycat thread with no luck.

oh and if you see this bike, give a shout!
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can someone please repost the flyer and/or start location, etc. i've been searching the alleycat thread with no luck.

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Found it.
Breakaway is kinda hard to find.
But I'm sure you can follow the legions of bikers.


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