Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

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)

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-28-06, 09:13 AM   #1
visitordesign
keep it pretend
Thread Starter
 
visitordesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
friday night workshops at kissena

any of you guys have any interest in heading out to kissena on fridays starting next week to do these workshops? they sound like fun.

http://kissena.info/track/Kissena%202006%20Friday.pdf
visitordesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-06, 09:21 AM   #2
dirty cookie
ride everything
 
dirty cookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: n y c
Bikes:
Posts: 605
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
yes!
dirty cookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-06, 09:33 AM   #3
EnLaCalle
Radio Bemba 00.0
 
EnLaCalle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rocking the spot.
Bikes:
Posts: 866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah. Yes. Definitely. Let's keep this thread alive and kicking for the rest of the season, and we can see who's coming, going, arrange 7-train or bike rides out to Flushing together. I'm glad that they're doing it. Like usual, my attendance will probably be spotty, but I am going to try to make it to at least a few of these.

For those that don't know, Match Sprints and Team Sprints are SUPER FUN GOOD TIMES.

PS - My excitement level for bikes has increased like ten-fold with the coming of the nice weather. I don't think I even realized how the winter was affecting me, i/r/t enthusiasm. Spring rocks.
EnLaCalle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-06, 09:34 AM   #4
brooklyn
Senior Member
 
brooklyn's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2003
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 639
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Does anyone know if this is going to replace the weekend training/classes that they held last year?
brooklyn is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-06, 09:40 AM   #5
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
im definitely up for this. i won't be able to go every week, but i'd like to hit up every other week at least.
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-06, 10:01 AM   #6
genericbikedude
如果你能讀了這個你講中文
 
genericbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New York
Bikes:
Posts: 3,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Looks cool, but I take it that this is not the session for complete neophytes like myself? When is that session?
genericbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-06, 10:07 AM   #7
visitordesign
keep it pretend
Thread Starter
 
visitordesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the pdf seems to imply that it's open to all. i wouldn't worry. just make sure yr bike is up to basic track specs.
visitordesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-06, 10:14 AM   #8
EnLaCalle
Radio Bemba 00.0
 
EnLaCalle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rocking the spot.
Bikes:
Posts: 866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by genericbikedude
Looks cool, but I take it that this is not the session for complete neophytes like myself? When is that session?
It happens on Saturdays in the morning/early afternoon/into the afternoon. If I remember correctly, it starts at about 10:30/11:00am. There are always people training there on Saturdays.

Just FYI for the newbies: I think your idea of these "sessions/workshops for beginners," is probably WAY MORE official in your mind than it really is. Not to undermine what Campo and co. do. It's great. But it's sort of a loose thing, not very regimented, and sort of subject to the whimsy of what John feels like doing that day. For example, to start, often you'll just do 100 laps around the track. Which is good, because you'll get a feel for what it's like to ride on the track, and also what it's like to ride in a paceline if you've never done so before. And because the tempo starts pretty slow, it's fairly unintimidating.

What I'm trying to say is that no one is going to take you and say, "This is how you track race, I'm going to teach you, step 1..." I'm only saying this b/c in my mind, for some reason, before I actually went, I thought it was going to be something to that affect, but it is not. So ask a lot of questions if you need to. Trackies are a generally friendly bunch, and the old-skool guys have a lot of knowledge to offer, so utilize them as a resource.
EnLaCalle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-06, 10:17 AM   #9
shishi
Senior Member
 
shishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Sparton(custon track), Fuji
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'll def be hitting up the second session as the build it not done.
shishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 08:16 AM   #10
visitordesign
keep it pretend
Thread Starter
 
visitordesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
anyone going tonight? is it gonna rain?

my hello kitty/my little pony bike is done and i want to make it suffer.
visitordesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 08:18 AM   #11
mrRed
we're here, we steer!!
 
mrRed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,412
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Consider me there next week. Tonight is BFF (not best friend's forever) and I'll be doing that instead.
mrRed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 08:21 AM   #12
ch0mb0
switching to guns
 
ch0mb0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: kings county, nyc
Bikes: allez fuji tracku nishiki TT GT KHS arrow Miner 29'er CIOCC Corsair and now a f*cking awesome waterford skeet velo
Posts: 1,968
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah a few of us are gonna skip outta manhatt around 5 today. wanna come with?
ch0mb0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 10:38 AM   #13
visitordesign
keep it pretend
Thread Starter
 
visitordesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
gotta ride up to 82nd street and grab the jackson and my helmet first, so 5 might be tough. i may have to hop on the 7...
visitordesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 10:48 AM   #14
ch0mb0
switching to guns
 
ch0mb0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: kings county, nyc
Bikes: allez fuji tracku nishiki TT GT KHS arrow Miner 29'er CIOCC Corsair and now a f*cking awesome waterford skeet velo
Posts: 1,968
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
for us downtown it's either take the train (I hear it gets a little crowded) or just ride straight there.
you still got the same #? I'll give you a call.
ch0mb0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 10:51 AM   #15
eddiebrannan
Senior Member
 
eddiebrannan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC
Bikes: DW
Posts: 3,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by EnLaCalle
It happens on Saturdays in the morning/early afternoon/into the afternoon. If I remember correctly, it starts at about 10:30/11:00am. There are always people training there on Saturdays.

Just FYI for the newbies: I think your idea of these "sessions/workshops for beginners," is probably WAY MORE official in your mind than it really is. Not to undermine what Campo and co. do. It's great. But it's sort of a loose thing, not very regimented, and sort of subject to the whimsy of what John feels like doing that day. For example, to start, often you'll just do 100 laps around the track. Which is good, because you'll get a feel for what it's like to ride on the track, and also what it's like to ride in a paceline if you've never done so before. And because the tempo starts pretty slow, it's fairly unintimidating.

What I'm trying to say is that no one is going to take you and say, "This is how you track race, I'm going to teach you, step 1..." I'm only saying this b/c in my mind, for some reason, before I actually went, I thought it was going to be something to that affect, but it is not. So ask a lot of questions if you need to. Trackies are a generally friendly bunch, and the old-skool guys have a lot of knowledge to offer, so utilize them as a resource.

eddiebrannan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 10:51 AM   #16
eddiebrannan
Senior Member
 
eddiebrannan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC
Bikes: DW
Posts: 3,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
someone lend me a bike, dammit!
eddiebrannan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 10:58 AM   #17
genericbikedude
如果你能讀了這個你講中文
 
genericbikedude's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New York
Bikes:
Posts: 3,542
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
4pm
Few Showers
66F
66F 30% 54F 60% From ESE 5 mph
5pm
Few Showers
66F
66F 30% 53F 58% From ESE 6 mph
6pm
Few Showers
65F
65F 30% 51F 58% From ESE 6 mph
7pm
Few Showers
63F
63F 30% 50F 60% From ESE 7 mph
8pm
Few Showers
61F
61F 30% 48F 62% From ESE 8 mph
genericbikedude is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 11:00 AM   #18
visitordesign
keep it pretend
Thread Starter
 
visitordesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
someone lend me a bike, dammit!
you can take my pista if you can deal with a 57.

and chombo, yes, same number.
visitordesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 11:01 AM   #19
eddiebrannan
Senior Member
 
eddiebrannan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Location: NYC
Bikes: DW
Posts: 3,363
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
thanks a mil man, but i don't think i can (deal)
eddiebrannan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 12:47 PM   #20
dirty cookie
ride everything
 
dirty cookie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: n y c
Bikes:
Posts: 605
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
anyone who wants to roll, can meet up with us at 5:30, brooklyn side of willyb bridge, or a little before that, on the manhattan side.

eddie, i have a 53 you can borrow - the red one!
dirty cookie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 01:27 PM   #21
visitordesign
keep it pretend
Thread Starter
 
visitordesign's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 1,761
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
if i'm on the 7 at around 5:30-5:40, would that be cutting it too close for making registration?
visitordesign is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 01:33 PM   #22
EnLaCalle
Radio Bemba 00.0
 
EnLaCalle's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Rocking the spot.
Bikes:
Posts: 866
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
The most amusing part of that is that Yoda was my first avatar here on BF. The good ol' days... ahhhh... Can't make it tonite b/c of the ****ing fascist org that is the Park Slope Food Coop, but I will be around for events this weekend and am gonna do my DARNDEST to make it next Friday.

Hopefully I will have my new high-faluting wheelset by then.

Have fun guys.
EnLaCalle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 03:12 PM   #23
shishi
Senior Member
 
shishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Sparton(custon track), Fuji
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
fascist they are
shishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 03:19 PM   #24
evanyc
i believe in me
 
evanyc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Brooklyn
Bikes:
Posts: 2,712
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
haha i love hearing people talk about the iron fist of the park slope co-op
evanyc is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-12-06, 03:25 PM   #25
shishi
Senior Member
 
shishi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2003
Location: brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Sparton(custon track), Fuji
Posts: 1,290
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I never joined, that place is scary as ****, plus flatbush is right in my hood now.
shishi is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 09:41 PM.