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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 07-04-04, 10:11 AM   #1
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cuttincrewz opener race...

who was there but me? what the!?! flakies!

oh well, got 2nd place, 1st fixie...mwahaha!
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who was there but me? what the!?! flakies!

oh well, got 2nd place, 1st fixie...mwahaha!

I was there. Had absolutely no strategy which ended up kicking my ass. For some reason I thought I could get most checkpoints. Right.... Although I did manage to hit the PBR stops.

Congrats on 1st fixed. Despite my valient (?) effort, I'm sure I finished somewhere in the middle. Such is life.
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I was there *****!

But I was timing your a**, along with 165. We were timing the starting race thing down to 18th and Damen and also the time trial between lake/ashland and dearborne/delaware. I was sitting and eating at the Handlebar and as a matter of fact, Marcus of Yojimbo's fame pointing you out, in your general direction in any case. But I was too freaking tired and getting drunk to introduce myself. There's always next time.

Side note: damn it! I was supposed to be the first one to post something here! I'll get you for this cyclorat!!!!!
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Good to see things were happening. Hey Salome, good to hear from ya today - hope you got my message.

Couldn't be there - had a friend come into town, passed by the Handlebar later in the evening, saw Fugazi Dave's "Eat Me" ride locked up on the corner. Was late so didn't stop in - next time though.
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you mean the Saturday race? Not there...heard it was cool though (Gate 32 and all). Thought I'd see ya today, met Jennifer @ Jinx before the race. Today was a blast. Was that your tall tandem?
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...saw Fugazi Dave's "Eat Me" ride locked up on the corner.
Recognition. Sweeeeeeeeeet.

I was working the cargo race with Adam. #40 owned that event, hand's down. The downtime sucked, though - ended up riding in circles practicing my skids a bunch.
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you mean the Saturday race? Not there...heard it was cool though (Gate 32 and all). Thought I'd see ya today, met Jennifer @ Jinx before the race. Today was a blast. Was that your tall tandem?
Oh, he meant the alley cat on Saturday?

Come on people, bring on the pics!
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Was anyone else at the track comps at Petsmart's parking lot after the awards? I think that might have been the most fun I had all day. Good times.
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I got 2nd/first fixed at the Saturday race. Didnt place for **** sunday, I got 5 hours of sleep and dicked around at fixe battles for an hour, plus my lockrign slipped northside so i took 20 minutes at urban bikes to fix that.

I did do the skidcomps at the petmart.

That talltandem is from the george/whipple house, I had a hand in building it though, and it was born at the same time as my tallbike.
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I was there. Just ended up hitting all three super checkpoints. Took like four and a half hours to hit all of 'em (in a five hour race)...

They were something like 6k S., 8k W., and 6k N.. Obscene.
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6000W x 800N (Austin/Chicago) -oak park border
7800N x 1200W (Howard/Clark) -evanston border
7100S x 2400E (71st/South Shore)

Were the three super checkpoints. I hit north and west.

Which dumoster vegan are you? I know plenty in Chicago...MH?
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Um yeah....finally got a scanner. And realized my panning capabilities suck. There's a reason I'm not a sports photographer... From the cargo race.
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Um yeah....finally got a scanner. And realized my panning capabilities suck. There's a reason I'm not a sports photographer... From the cargo race.
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I can't remember. He was the first guy to run it and take *all* of the stuff.
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A few more random scans...
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A few more random scans...
Please show us more!
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I wish I had more to show. Wasn't feeling very prolific or inspired that day and didn't get much chance to take pictures while timing people in the cargo race. Next time something fixie-related comes up and I'm there with my camera, though, I'll be sure to take ńssloads of pictures.
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MY BIKE IN THE CITY! where it should be. Dammit...
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F@#k, that's a lot of bullhorns. Nice though. Who's Spider-Man bike was that?
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guy by the name of Anthony
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Nice fotos.

Does anyone have the results? Not that I'm dying to know how (sh**ty) I did.
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