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Old 05-22-06, 07:34 AM   #1
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Chicago: Should we jump on the bandwagon?

Guys and Gals:
Here is the deal. There are those black billboards all over with 6 : 6 : 06 on them and then they say **** like "the omen is here" or "repent now : the end is upon us." Well, I was driving home from the parents house in the suburbs last night and realize that this is not going to happen again very soon and Chicago should celebrate bike race style. And since I have been wanting to start some cash prize weeknight races, I'd think this would be a good start. Are you all interested in racing that tuesday night? I will make the route and spokecards. 5 bucks to enter. Winner takes all. ???????????????????

I say yes.
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Old 05-22-06, 08:57 AM   #2
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that's soon

could be fun
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HELL YEAH!!! I just built a new bike and that will be my first day out of school. please do this.
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just a reminder...

Tuesday nights are track racing in Kenosha until the end of August.
Thursday & Friday nights are track/stock racing in Northbrook.


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just a reminder...

Tuesday nights are track racing in Kenosha until the end of August.
Thursday & Friday nights are track/stock racing in Northbrook.


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Jeff, I feel you. The other week night races I was thinking of would be Wed. nights. This 6/6/06 thing just falls on Tuesday night.

Chances are this will happen. It is not going to be super crazy, but it wont be super short either. End it at a bar and just have a good night. I am thinking like an 8 PM start time......
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Maybe the race should be on the 5th of June. You know... just in case.
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yeah, that does sound fun. I like the idea of having a summer series
with overall points and stuff. we should all meet up one night
and chat about it.

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*cough* polo *cough*
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*pseudo-hijack* That weekend should have something going on also, as a certain someone who already had a run in with Satan will be moving back to Chicago that weekend.

(And I'll be home that weekend too)
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Polo league already forming...more on that later from what I heard.

Keep us posted on this devilrace, cardie.
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cardstock i'm down for this.. and it's cool to see some new names on this thread.
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Alright, the route is planned. So Tuesday Night: 6/6/06: 8PM: 5 Bucks: Winner takes all! Meet at the site of the Haymarket Square Massacre at Randolf and Desplains. Flyer to come tonight

[edit]ps: if anyone want to help out with checkpoint stuff let me know.
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I might be willing to help. Is the course planned?
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I might be willing to help. Is the course planned?
the post above yours says:

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Alright, the route is planned.
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I might be willing to help. Is the course planned?

cool, thanks. Yeah the route is done....should be alright. It is not brutally long, but not a jog up the street either. If all the checkpoints are represented I will need four helpers.......But I think I can work around that if need be.
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I'm down to help with CP. if you still need it. feel free to pm, here or on flickr, or call me. I'll be in Chicago working on getting the new work bike functional and finding a new job. Starting tomorrow.
Today I drink beer, catch up with people, and wait for the bike shop to open tomorrow so I can go pick up my frame.
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i dont think i can leave my house on 666. i have a feeling that some gnarly ****'s gonna happen and peopel are going to go insane. depending on how the day goes, i might venture into the night.
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Old 05-25-06, 01:16 PM   #18
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Please let this thread die. It was meant to be replaced by the 'CHI: Summer Race Series' thread. Thank you and good day.
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