Hey guys, maybe you can clear something up for me.
I saw a lot of fixed riders tonight, and I assume there was an alleycat here in Ottawa. I was going to ask one some questions but figured I'd let them get to the bars and ask the internet instead.
I'm not a messenger. The whole idea of the alleycat race appeals to me, and I'd be interested in getting involved, but I'm not really sure what the story is- are these typically messengers only, or can civvies join in? Is a fixie a requirement or are geared bikes allowed?
Basically I'd like to race, but I've got no interest in taking on a pack of yuppies on $2000 bikes driving around all shrink wrapped in lycra.