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    I hate sketchy fixed gear crits

    low bottom brackets, traffic circles, turn-arounds, inexperienced riders, stubborn spanish compadre's insisting on dangerous courses out of well, stubborness. bah!

    well atleast I didn't crash or run over anyone..

    can't we stop doing these?

    "If you don't like it buy a track bike"

    psh. well I won this Redline Monocog SS Mtb. it's pretty, but it's a 15" and I ride a 20".

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    The cutting edge of fixed gear races in Tucson, AZ? Did all of the bored messengers relocate?

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    Doesn't sound that different from a regular crit...

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    Also, compared with crit bikes, don't track frames have just as high, if not higher bottom brackets. What are you doing riding a fixie conversion in a crit?! Death wish.

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    i know someone that will take that mtb off your hands for no charge

    me(:

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    Crit bikes = regular ol road bikes

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    Man. A whine and a gloat. Nice OP.
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    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    Crit bikes = regular ol road bikes
    Depends on who you talk to. Regular folks mean "the old road bike I wouldn't mind crashing" but some people mean nice stiff 80s/90s crit specific frame with slightly higher bb and twitchy handling.

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    any bike that doesn't twitch like a rabbit's nose is a tricycle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianallan
    can't we stop doing these?
    what's with the we? do you feel obligated to race?

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    I'd be all about an alleycat style crit

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    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    I'd be all about an alleycat style crit
    go on
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    Quote Originally Posted by $0.00/Gal
    I'd be all about an alleycat style crit
    hmmm a tight pack of people with varying bottom bracket heights, crank lengths and pedal styles rounding tight corners at speed without being able to stop pedaling... Oh yeah and a mix of braked and brakeless riders most of whom probably have little to no experience with group riding.

    Sounds like a recipe for injury unless by alleycat style crit you mean a race on a short road course with various non-biking activities to prevent it from ever bunching up.

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    I don't know much about it, but there are regular Midnite Crits in Somerville, MA.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dutret
    hmmm a tight pack of people with varying bottom bracket heights, crank lengths and pedal styles rounding tight corners at speed without being able to stop pedaling... Oh yeah and a mix of braked and brakeless riders most of whom probably have little to no experience with group riding.

    Sounds like a recipe for injury
    Exactly. Bring your helmets! Knee and elbow pads optional!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wambat
    I don't know much about it, but there are regular Midnite Crits in Somerville, MA.
    yep, the last one was a lot of fun. the course was 10 laps around davis square. the streets were wet and slick. i ended up crashing to go on the inside of a turn, but aside from a few scrapes i was fine. the cops broke it up towards the end, but it was a lot of fun while it lasted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Matthew A Brown
    Man. A whine and a gloat. Nice OP.
    +2
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    Quote Originally Posted by brianallan
    low bottom brackets, traffic circles, turn-arounds, inexperienced riders, stubborn spanish compadre's insisting on dangerous courses out of well, stubborness. bah!

    well atleast I didn't crash or run over anyone..

    can't we stop doing these?

    "If you don't like it buy a track bike"
    Tell me about AZ areas fixed crits. Something to take my conversion to.
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    Tempe Structure Scramble II, Wednesday May 10, 6 PM Tempe Beach Park by the kiddie water park thing. $5. Not a crit, but fun anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by anarchocyclist
    Tempe Structure Scramble II, Wednesday May 10, 6 PM Tempe Beach Park by the kiddie water park thing. $5. Not a crit, but fun anyway.
    Do you have to ride in 'pedestrian areas' fast in order to have-fun/do well?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wambat
    I don't know much about it, but there are regular Midnite Crits in Somerville, MA.
    for second place all i got were some socks... i wanted money, the $$$ ;-)

    oh, and for the OP:


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    Quote Originally Posted by noisebeam
    Do you have to ride in 'pedestrian areas' fast in order to have-fun/do well?
    Al
    The park is just the starting line. The race will range all over Tempe. The last one went as far Northwest as the Marquee and as far Southeast as Broadway East of McClintock. Prepare to climb ASU parking garages. A lot. And maybe do shots when you get to the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by transplant
    for second place all i got were some socks... i wanted money, the $$$ ;-)

    oh, and for the OP:

    lol +3

    you managed second place with that emokid.com above head camera angle? impressive!

    what does OP stand for anyway. My first guess is omnipotent *****.

    wine and gloat was the story of the day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brianallan
    lol +3

    you managed second place with that emokid.com above head camera angle? impressive!

    what does OP stand for anyway. My first guess is omnipotent *****.

    wine and gloat was the story of the day.
    i divide my free time equally between practicing my emokid photography skills and training


    p.s. : OP = original poster

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