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Singlespeed & Fixed Gear "I still feel that variable gears are only for people over forty-five. Isn't it better to triumph by the strength of your muscles than by the artifice of a derailer? We are getting soft...As for me, give me a fixed gear!"-- Henri Desgrange (31 January 1865 - 16 August 1940)

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Old 04-05-04, 05:15 PM   #1
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Columbus Ohio Alleycat anyone?

So I was thinking that I would get out of the city for a few days, head to see some friends in Columbus Ohio. Like I need another reason to get out of here? Well there is always an Alleycat race:

http://www.columbuscripplers.com

So anyone here in or around Columbus Ohio that is thinking about this race?
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Old 04-05-04, 05:21 PM   #2
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I can make it. I know some guys in columbus too. how far do they usually run in an alleycat?
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Old 04-06-04, 07:23 AM   #3
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I couldn't tell you how long it is going to run trekkie820. I will find out when I get there, they can run almost any distance it seems. It will definently be a blast, that is the important part to me.

We should hook up if you do decide to go, I don't know if anyone else from Chicago will be down there.
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Sidenote: Anyone know of any "cheap" hotels in Columbus or jsut anywhere that they would recommend in Columbus?
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The site said "housing available". I think I will definately try to make it. Make a weekend out of it, I'll visit my buddies at OSU friday night, race saturday and hangout with the alley cat'ers. Do you have to be of age(21)?
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Nah, don't sweat the age factor. Last race I was at there was one kid there with his dad driving him, its no big deal. Well unless you want to drink that is, there is a reason they used a bar as the landmark for the starting point!

Remember that these aren't officially sanctioned or anything so the rules are a lot more flexible than regular races.

As for my hotel arangements, I will be in town for a few days and I am more than happy to pay for a room and be able to sleep in a bed. Plus I just like being able to crash whenever I want.
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If im not drinking, I'll most likely drive back to BG that night after the race. Im still debating on going...but it is looking good
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I'm prolly going with my roommate and a few of his messer friends. I don't think there's any space left in the van but if there is I'll let you know!
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I'll see you guys there then dumpstervegan, I plan on driving out there on like tueasday or Wednesday to see some friends.

Thats good to hear that there is going to be a contingent of out of towners!
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Yeah, we can stick together, becuase I have no knowledge of columbus
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