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Old 05-03-06, 08:55 AM   #1
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Bridge Battle II

NYC

We dont got a lot of topography below 114th, so climbing bridges is what we do for hill training.

SATURDAY MAY 13th. 2PM:RACE. 1PM REGISTRATION @ 23rd st and the FDR (in the waterfront park, not on the highway. dumb ass.)
SIDEVENTS: Footdown, stands, skids, sprints, (please someone think of something new, please) to follow at Bicycle Film Festival Street Festival, hosted by Trackstar.
All of this to be followed by Messenger Night at the festival. and then a party somewhere with a bunch of DJs.
It's a festival with side festivals, I'm sure it will all be very festive.
Maybe you'll learn more by watching a complimentary instructional video at MESSnyc.net
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Old 05-03-06, 09:04 AM   #2
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chombo! this is screaming your name.
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Old 05-03-06, 09:09 AM   #3
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wasn't there mention of u-lock horeshoes?
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Old 05-03-06, 10:21 AM   #4
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There was a whole urban-rodeo theme... barrel racing was a good idea. So was bronc riding.
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Old 05-03-06, 10:30 AM   #5
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ive thought about doing the urban rodeo thing. it would be a good time. barrel racing would be awesome.

you could also do stuff that involved throwing something at a target while riding or something like that
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Old 05-03-06, 11:04 AM   #6
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Hell yeah. Man I love this race, but it should be called "Bridges are a *****"
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Old 05-03-06, 11:09 AM   #7
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reverse-rodeo headtube-straddle backward matchsprints.

i dare you.
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Old 05-03-06, 11:14 AM   #8
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karaoke. i double dare you.
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Old 05-03-06, 11:15 AM   #9
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I'm doing this sh*t on the roadie... I'm gonna *cheat* and use gears.
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chombo! this is screaming your name.


barrel racing, baby!

I've been scouting a few bball courts out, anybody wanna be my test pilots?
apply at the front desk.
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Old 05-03-06, 11:33 AM   #11
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<=== crash test dummy.
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ive thought about doing the urban rodeo thing. it would be a good time. barrel racing would be awesome.

you could also do stuff that involved throwing something at a target while riding or something like that
we did this in Delaware a couple years ago. we cut out a piece of wood to look like a civic and strapped it to a shopping cart. inside was a dummy. someone would run with the shopping cart and push it down an incline and you had to ride by and try to throw a u-lock at the dummy's head.

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Old 05-03-06, 11:36 AM   #13
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last year's BB was won by Speedy on a road bike. I'll be on road bike kicking fixed ass.
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I just found out that I get back from Raleigh on the 12th. I can totally make this. Now I just need to get the lady's approval...
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I took a look at my fixed this evening and I dont think she is up to the ride tomorrow. I will have to ride my mtb with slicks. It will give my achy knee a rest.
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does this race involve leavin manhattan ?
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Old 05-13-06, 02:08 AM   #17
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Yes. And Returning.

S/f,
Ceya!
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Old 05-13-06, 05:14 AM   #18
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and leaving again
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and possibly returning once more.
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can't race, my flight leaves today. will try to see ya at the start..
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Old 05-13-06, 04:58 PM   #22
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great day.
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Understatment. Today kicked ass.
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woke up a bit late to race, but i hung out for the side events.

can't believe that guy held up for 15 backwards circles and some of the skid distances.
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man, bummed i missed the race. glad it was a good time!

mike - the mash preview last night ruled! i can't ****ing wait for the whole thing.
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