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    Rapha Roller Race 3, with ROLLAPALUZA

    Another top night of Roller-Racing in London, packed venue, great atmosphere....emerging track sprint star Pete Mitchell wins.

    report, results and pic here:

    http://www.rollapaluza.com/?cat=5

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    Is it just me, or is this like the dumbest thing ever?

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    its not THE dumbest
    just close

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    People show up to watch someone on a trainer?

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    the people who watch it are almost as cool as the people riding the bikes

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    Quote Originally Posted by manboy View Post
    Is it just me, or is this like the dumbest thing ever?
    Come along and find out before jumping to conclusions....

    300 satisfied spectators and competitors.

    the appeal, as I see it, is the fact that the crowd can really engage with the racer, they are able to get up close and observe the excitement and pain throughout the whole race, rather than just see them whizz by....so it's unique in cycle racing and more akin to boxing?
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    i had a rollapaluza at my house last night.

    my dog had fun watching, i think.
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    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    i think you shot yourself in the foot by posting that video.

    i was imagining a rowdy crowd filled with beer and fun...
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
    Road [racing] is one of the only sports where adult men can compete in a non-scholastic setting, so inevitably 8/10 racers are fiercely-competitive nobodies. It's fun as hell, but it's also the foremost refuge of defeated and aging jocks, turned middle-management types.

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    I gotta admit, the RASH video made roller racing look pretty fun.
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    those of you that have never been a part of a roller race are seriously missing out.

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    I don't get it.... It taste like burning

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    it's not as easy as the name implies. and that's with a fixed fork no less
    none of yas ever done goldsprints before?





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    Quote Originally Posted by goldenskeletons View Post
    those of you that have never been a part of a roller race are seriously missing out.

    +1 Excellent fun.

    Many people don't see the point in bike racing, motor sport football until you have had ago it's a bit stupid to judge so harshly.
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    roller racing is pretty fun. i'm a big fan of boston's format 'cause it's not just a spinning contest. we've got wind resistance, and you use your own bike.

    this is how we roll(er race).
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    the guy must have been like holy ****? this kid on a fixie is killin it without engine motors.

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    i have a roller race at my house every other day.

    i'm still undefeated!
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
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    Yeah I'm a fan of roller racing too... It used to be HUGE, along with grass track racing etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sp00ki View Post
    i have a roller race at my house every other day.

    i'm still undefeated!
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    i had a rollapaluza at my house last night.

    my dog had fun watching, i think.
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    at my house, i... um...
    Quote Originally Posted by bonechilling View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by al415 View Post
    Yeah I'm a fan of roller racing too... It used to be HUGE, along with grass track racing etc.
    GRASSTRACK RACING TOMORROW NIGHT!!!

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    is this photo from Saturday night shooting myself in the foot?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Winstonpushbike View Post
    is this photo from Saturday night shooting myself in the foot?


    hey do you guys ever race with straight up rollers, front and back?
    a couple members from this board have gone from the fixed fork events to racing on a full roller set, it looks challenging and very competitive. (plus people fall off 'em all the time)




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    we can do this, but we really like to involve as many people as possible, including non-cyclists.......also we like to include beer, so there might be an insurance issue there somewhere....it's interesting though as free rollers is a test of skill and power, our setup is measure of pure power (although some technique is involved) so more of a level playing field we feel....also why we use identical bikes and gearing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Winstonpushbike View Post
    is this photo from Saturday night shooting myself in the foot?

    looks boring and poorly lit. reminds me of going to a show where one of those really slow quiet bands are playing and everyone just stands and stares until it's time to clap.

    also, show more vids of girls. girls on rollers are cute.
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    jeez, you're really not easy to please are you, happily Rollapaluza can fulfil your entertainment request, click below, the stimulation you seek starts at 45 seconds in.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jM7B4...com/?page_id=4

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