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Old 07-18-03, 07:57 PM   #1
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Chicago alleycat tomorrow (Saturday)

There is a race which will begin at Cals (Van Buren and Wells) tomorrow at like 3pm. Thought some of you guys might like to know if you don't already.

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Old 07-18-03, 10:36 PM   #2
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I was going to be in chi tomorrow..but now I'm going to be in milwaukee. You win some, you don't win some.
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Whew, that was great. I came in 10th out of 22 racers. Anyone who didn't come missed out.

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Dammmmmit! You shoulda PMed me! I totally didn't even KNOW about it! I would have been there for SURE. Is this going to be a regular thing now? If so I'll PM you my phone number so I can actually get there!

Congrats on 10th by the way, those folks are FAST.
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This was something called Global Gutz, which apparently goes on simultaneously in cities all over the world. The route is 13 miles divided into checkpoints that you have to go to, and then there is a sign that tells you were the next one is, and so on. We started at Cals, went to Fulton and Wood, Chicago and Western, Armitage and Kedzie, Irving Park and Damen, Irving Park and Clark, and finally Racine and Diversey. It was a lot of fun. As far as the global part goes, I guess they somehow collect all the results and then the worldwide winner gets a plane ticket to Seattle. Of course the routes are different but they are all 13 miles (or the equivelent kilometers).

I don't know when the next thing is coming up but I will let you know if I hear of anything.

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That sounded/s like alot of fun. Wish I could have been there, but I had to work...*grumble*
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Yeah, GG has been around a few years...cool concept. I'd hate to be riding the Japan GG tho...too early (or too late).
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Oooh, I've heard about GG. I didn't know it was going on here though! Dammit!
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