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    best alleycat checkpoints...

    i'm trying to come up with ideas...i've got some, but i need more.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    just come to the philly april fool's race next year and witness divine inspiration.

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    well, i'm trying to put together something for my birthday in july and i'm coming up dry for ideas...i may borrow some. it's a bit of work, but i loved the obstacle course at last year's west side invite in portland.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    you need a theme

    one year we did cemeteries for a halloween race, and another we stopped at all the local laundromats hauling our dirty laundry around for the dirty mess race

    there's plenty of metro parks around or any other number of places that could be strung together to form a pattern, like bars, those are pretty common stops too

    I know one of the hardest races I was in it was almost all local slang for the locations, like frogtown for example.........you had to know what the places were called, made for some lost as hell out of towners. They gave out the checkpoint slips one at a time in that race too, so you had no clue what was coming next till you got to a stop and got the next stop's location and sometimes it was a riddle you had to figure out.

    seeing how your b-day is near july 4th you could do an independence day theme and make all the stops statues at the local parks and office buildings, theyve got those memorial statues all over the place here

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    Could A Bridge Battle Be Pulled Of In Pdx Or Has That Allready Been Done?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pedex
    you need a theme

    one year we did cemeteries for a halloween race, and another we stopped at all the local laundromats hauling our dirty laundry around for the dirty mess race

    there's plenty of metro parks around or any other number of places that could be strung together to form a pattern, like bars, those are pretty common stops too

    I know one of the hardest races I was in it was almost all local slang for the locations, like frogtown for example.........you had to know what the places were called, made for some lost as hell out of towners. They gave out the checkpoint slips one at a time in that race too, so you had no clue what was coming next till you got to a stop and got the next stop's location and sometimes it was a riddle you had to figure out.

    seeing how your b-day is near july 4th you could do an independence day theme and make all the stops statues at the local parks and office buildings, theyve got those memorial statues all over the place here

    well, i'm just thinking of having a couple of interesting locations and whatnot...maybe historic locations...but otherwise, i'm thinking things like...chugging mystery concoctions or whatnot.
    have:ea50 flats, black, light, stiff.
    144 bcd 3/32" 49t sugino track chainring, possibly 75.

    want: risers, light, stiff, 1", black if that can be
    144 bcd 46t or 47t chainring any kind or width

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    speedchess and poetry slams...start the trend
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    I seem to remember a thread about this a year or more ago.
    One suggestion was eating the contents of a tea bag. I'll search for it if I get bored enough.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mide
    just come to the philly april fool's race next year and witness divine inspiration.
    69 different checkpoints? f*ck yeah for coming up with a ton of different sh*t.

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    some of my past races have been holiday themed:

    for my mischief night race participants had to grab a piece of candy at each checkpoint with points on little papers assigned to it. at one they were given an egg. at the beginning of the race I clearly stated bring back only candy. anyone who returned to the finish on mischief night with an intact egg was docked 10 points.

    for the thanksgiving race participants had to ride a canned good for donation out to one of three points. at the point they had to do some sort of physical activity (push-ups, sit-ups, or jumping jacks) then when they got back to the pick up point they had to drink gravy the first time and eat pumpkin filling the second time.

    for my easter race I made people dye an easter egg, by clenching it in their hand and submerging their whole fist, thus dying it in the process.

    obstacle courses are always fun, particularly if you can set something up in a playground etc.

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    during one of the TourDaChicago stages in 2005, contenders had to do a series of checkpoints that were school-based:
    a math test being one of the checkpoints. best score on the test got the points!
    Deathlap - cyclocross, training, beer,...escape hatch

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    The thread wasn't as extensive as I thought:
    http://bikeforums.net/showthread.php?t=177054

    I like the egg-dying idea above. I think it should be changed to simply hand-dying, though. Have multiple colors available, and at the end we find out that certain colors were worth more points than others. double points for both hands. points graded by dye-saturation?

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    fox thursday alleycat, they made dudes give girls lap dances at the ash st. salonn stop. voodoo donuts stop, you had to spin in a circle while eating a big, jelly/butter filled donut. another stop you had to go into safeway and buy a single grape. another one, challenge a random guy in the park to a game of pig. backspace stop, play quake iii (or some online fps) and kill 3 people. that was a fun alleycat.

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    my favorite has been "guess that beer."

    the cans were wrapped in tape to cover the labels. you had to take a sip and then guess the beer. get it right you could stop drinking and go on. get it wrong and you had to chug the whole thing. there were 3 of these in the race so some of use were pretty loaded by the end.

    thank Adam kell for that one if he's still around on here.

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    one thing to take into account is the amount of vegan and/or straight edge kids who race... for instance, as an alternative to taking a shot of jager, you can choose to do a shot of hot sauce.

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    yeah, i'll have to think of something worse than alcohol for the edgers. hey, dude, they chose not to drink the ambrosia that was offered them...
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    Quote Originally Posted by humancongereel
    yeah, i'll have to think of something worse than alcohol for the edgers. hey, dude, they chose not to drink the ambrosia that was offered them...
    if they arent vegan, make them drink heavy cream. that stuff is terrible. I dont know what you could do for the vegans.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pitboss
    speedchess and poetry slams...start the trend
    **** yeah, i like the chess idea.

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    In this weekend's pirate themed alleycat in London people had to either get a small tattoo of an anchor or do a bonus checkpoint.

    Its a pretty good system. If you don't want to do a stupid activity, you just have to ride further!

    http://www.movingtargetzine.com/foru...lleycat-report

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    was that an actual tattoo or one of those press-on numbers?

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    i have a concept for a 24 hour race where all checkpoints are places that are open 24 hours. in atlanta, that would mostly be krogers, waffle houses, and shady diners.

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    Last week we had an Alleycat in Milano

    The theme was about bank robberies, you had to check different banks an write down the opening hours, had to go to other checkpoint to collect masks and cardboard guns

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    Quote Originally Posted by babychris
    if they arent vegan, make them drink heavy cream. that stuff is terrible. I dont know what you could do for the vegans.
    olive oil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fixedpip
    In this weekend's pirate themed alleycat in London people had to either get a small tattoo of an anchor or do a bonus checkpoint.

    Its a pretty good system. If you don't want to do a stupid activity, you just have to ride further!

    http://www.movingtargetzine.com/foru...lleycat-report
    Did that alleycat and... I got my tattoo! A tiny anchor on my thigh, first tattoo ever. Executed in 1 minute by a panicking girl, as I was standing up, ready to dash out again.

    At another checkpoint we had to grab a bottle in a pond, which contained a burned-out map rolled-up with the next checkpoint on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by andre nickatina
    olive oil.
    ugh, brutal. thats a good idea.

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