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Originally Posted by echappist View Post
bingo.

can't believe they lined up all the sponsors.

oh, and i bet some hipster will make a "film" out of this and "screen" it at the NY Bike "Film Festival"
haters gonna hate

im about to jump on my fixed gear and ride the 2 hrs into work at tempo with a loaded messenger bag.
mainly cause i need some more street cred
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Originally Posted by echappist View Post
bingo.

can't believe they lined up all the sponsors.

oh, and i bet some hipster will make a "film" out of this and "screen" it at the NY Bike "Film Festival"
Like true hipsters, they beat you to it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979307/
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aside from harlem being an NRC P1 race this is the single most prestigious race in the five boroughs.
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Originally Posted by gfactor View Post
Like true hipsters, they beat you to it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979307/
hahaha
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Originally Posted by gfactor View Post
Like true hipsters, they beat you to it.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1979307/
usually, they appropriate stuff of others, try to make it their own, and discard it when it becomes too "popular." I guess it's good to see that they are actually exhibiting some creativity for once, you know, ironic because most of them are the creative types.

PS. hipsters don't stand a chance racing against the people in that field.
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aside from harlem being an NRC P1 race this is the single most prestigious race in the five boroughs.
i take that to be ironic
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Old 03-28-12, 10:24 AM
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i think he's serious...

theres some very high caliber riders in the red hook.

after the first couple laps, im sure that the front of an event like that has only very experienced, very fit racers.

edit: i should add that i know nothing about racing on the east coast, or anything outside of socal and norcal
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Originally Posted by echappist View Post
tand a chance racing against the people in that field.

i take that to be ironic
not even a wee bit. try and name one that gets more press or has a bigger prize list (again, aside from Harlem). hint: you can't.
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Old 03-28-12, 01:31 PM
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well, recognition, sure, but quality, i think Mengoni should be up there. Certainly, the field is pretty much the same between Red Hook and Mengoni

Mengoni
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It hurt. It's fun. In terms of atmosphere, nothing comes close in NYC.





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I like this, mostly because it's a really bad idea.
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OK, I'm game to try this. What do I have to do? I haven't had a racing license since about 1982. If I need one, I'll get one. Do I have to be better than a Cat 5?

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Just make sure you register when it opens in early March. Only 100 spots and they go fast.

Have a track bike, you're going to be riding with 99 other people who have track bikes. Be aware this means: high bottom brackets, short wheel bases, aggressive geometry, no brakes and probably shorter cranks. Figure out what gearing you will be comfortable using, the recommend gearing is generally 49x15, three time winner Dan Chabanov used 48x14.

Research the course, there are anywhere from 5-8 turns in the very technical circuit. Understand how to ride this type of race brakeless, I recommend practicing in a neighborhood that has a similar layout.

Be comfortable riding in a pack, try to find some other fixed riders to ride with since the speed moderation by a brakeless peloton is very different than a road peloton. Learn as much as you can about how to (what is essentially) road race a fixed gear. It's a lot different than a geared bike and there's a real lack of information out there. This thread has some good tips:http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...olding-me-back

The race is unsanctioned and open to pretty much everyone, but be aware that when you get lapped, you're pulled from the race. This can happen pretty quickly. The previous winners were/are now, pro cross racers, pro roadies and very strong track racers.

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Thank you. Excellent information.
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I'm no hipster but there's a lot of hate on this thread. That is all.
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Too ironic?
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That's not hate, it's just echappissed.
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Hipster hate makes me wish I really were a hipster. I would be that much more justified in disliking people who need to poop on someone else's good time. I can't say I especially want to do this race, though. It sounds like a fast ticket to ouchie town. I'll keep the track bike on the track! Though this would be fun to watch sometime.
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I'd do it if I wasn't old and brittle.
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Hipster hate makes me wish I really were a hipster. I would be that much more justified in disliking people who need to poop on someone else's good time. I can't say I especially want to do this race, though. It sounds like a fast ticket to ouchie town. I'll keep the track bike on the track! Though this would be fun to watch sometime.
I'd rather race it while adopting NONE of the hipster stereotypes at all, just not to fit in, wearing a skinsuit. Everyone likes to poop on someone else's good time every so often, like blocking the swerving traffic guy passing as he comes up from behind, or farting as you walk past a smoker

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Looks like they've already dropped the skinny jeans for this race. I like that t-shirt, by the way.
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