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Old 05-23-06, 02:20 PM   #1
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Triple Crown Alleycat (Baltimore, DC, Richmond) this weekend

I figured that I'd start a thread to gather information for myself and anyone interested.

Here is what I know so far?


What:
3 alleycat races.
Rules: Set by individual race organizers. Find out when you get there.

When: May 27, 28, 29 2006

Where:
Baltimore, MD on Saturday
Start: at Issacs house (somewhere westside baltimore).
Finish: ?
Party: Maggie Moores (Restuarant/pub in downtown Baltimore near Camden Yards)
Contact: Issac (20grit@earthlink.net)


Washington, DC on Sunday
Start: Sunday 3pm Malcom X Park.
Finish: ?
Party: ?

Richmond, VA on Monday
Start: Holly St. Park; 12 Noon ($5 Entry Fee)
Finish: ?
Party: ?

Anybody got more info?
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Old 05-23-06, 02:23 PM   #2
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sunday 3pm malcom x park.
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Old 05-23-06, 03:17 PM   #3
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i'll be at the baltimore race
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I found an email address.
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Old 05-23-06, 04:05 PM   #5
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son of a ****in *****! i'm moving to baltimore a week too late.... and no i can't come early :'(
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I found a flyer for Baltimore.
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i'll be at the baltimore race!
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it's supposed to be a series, so if you show up in Bmore, it won't be hard to find somewhere to crash afterword and a ride on to DC. it's mad fun.

btw- carleton- rules are established by the race organizer, and you won't know 'em till you get there.
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Old 05-24-06, 07:21 AM   #9
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carleton,
are you doin the baltimore race?
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Fleet Week in NYC ,I will be helping out my fellow DevilDogs.

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Memorial Day! Thank a VET and remember those who gave it all!

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are you doin the baltimore race?
Naw. I never race. Those Baltimore kids are CrAAaaZZy.

Last year, I heard a kid got his finger chopped off for missing a check point....then they made him go back and re-do the CP to get his detached finger back. For real.



I'll be there, tho.
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I haven't heard anything about Richmond. Is anything going on there?
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Bikejam is on Saturday in Baltimore. Stupid name, great race. The Pro/1/2 race is at 2:30P, so if you're doing the alleycat you won't be able to catch that, but there's plenty of other racing going on earlier. http://www.bikejam.org
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beware the bike jam.

last year Bega planned a "messenger category" that had a course featuring a path shaped somewhat like a balloon on a string, totally on the side of a hill. you start at the bottom and have to climb halfway up the hill on the grass next to the path (string part of the balloon) then you ride around the loop (straight up, then straight down) then cruise down the "string" part and lock up and get your manifest checked. The laps took about 2 min each. I was glad to have gears and a freewheel. I ended up just shifting to granny gear, pedaling up, and freewheeling down. It was brutal.
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Bike Jam?!

Oh, man. Bike Jam is fun. I went in 2004. Lots of hot $3,000, $4,000, and $5,000 bikes racing in the men's and women's pro race on a tight course.

It sux that it's on the exact opposite end of the city from the Alleycat. Probably 5+ miles between the two.

Edit: I was there for 2004
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I heard richmond was at noon at Holly St. park...I'll put actual details up later...
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I heard richmond was at noon at Holly St. park...I'll put actual details up later...
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i'll be at the baltimore race!
still?
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noon holly st park
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Added the info. Thanks.
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wish i could of made the last two. good luck to ev one on dat .... baltimore was great !
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the richmond chapter was my first ever courier race, and i came in last place. i had a ****ing blast.
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