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Old 03-05-08, 01:17 AM
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my damn portland bike is way too nice for footdown. and drunken footdown is my favorite
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Old 03-05-08, 01:39 AM
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my damn portland bike is way too nice for footdown. and drunken footdown is my favorite
what are you riding now a dayz anyway
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Old 03-05-08, 02:07 AM
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http://velospace.org/node/7099
this bike stays in eugene. it's my beater for long road rides, rain commutes, hopping curbs and hitting potholes... and of course drunken footdown. basically it sees every type of riding, hell i even bombed a bumpy offroad hill on it today...

http://velospace.org/node/7098
this bike lives in portland and i built it for speed. it's for track, riding the street on sunny days, just general pleasure rides i guess. love the track drops in alleycats as well. too damn flashy and expensive to bash in games of footdown though.

by the summer i'll have probably sold off both frames though.
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Old 03-06-08, 01:31 AM
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i'm planning on coming out
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Old 03-06-08, 02:21 PM
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sweet. bring your friends. im gonna get served on the events. but it should be fun
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hey, guess who's not going to go on that ****ty hill climb! tehe!!

i remember last years movies of roadies in full kit, running alongside their bikes up hills as if they were soldiers retreating from an enemy. and some guy on a fix with a 2x1 (or lower?) ratio ended up killing it fron what i hear.
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I am so stoked to drop the early season slackers. It's my home turf.
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i'm djing at moloko plus tonight on mississippi from 7-10

they have cute bartenders there. just saying.
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Old 03-09-08, 12:26 AM
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Ill probably come to the massacre with at least one buddy of mine. Im down for foot down some ghettodrome action, but ive no mad tricks up my sleeve.

I am thinking of doing the De Ronde on my roadie bike with some guys too.
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Old 03-09-08, 01:57 AM
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I got a quick question. Does The Recyclery sell 17t cogs?
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probably

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what is ghettodrome
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Originally Posted by tehz View Post
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also

what is ghettodrome
Apparently near where they're holding the even is a circular track of some sort (running, maybe?), which they're going to use as a "velodrome." But Ghettodrome sounds way cooler.
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I found the ghettrodrome the other day while I was riding mt. tabor on my road bike. Just a small oval part of the loop road that goes around a little picnic/statue area at the summit. I think it's usually closed to cars.
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so it's gonna go from under hawthorne to mt.tabor?
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Yeah, I was curious about that too. Maybe foot down and skidding under the hawthorne, then move to tabor?

Top of tabor would be perfect for a ghettodrome other than having to make sure no kids/families got on the make shift track. But it does make sense since there was some kind of a downhill event mentioned, Tabor would be fun to bomb with other riders.

As for the Recyclery Q above. They may, but I would call first. If they dont then call RCB or Veloce on the east side too.
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Old 03-13-08, 10:45 PM
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i'll probably be at the hufnagel shop bugging him so yes i will come (it is maybe 1 block from there)
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glass candy & chromatics tonight @ rotture 8)
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If anyone's gonna be down in Eugene, there's two races going down April 4-6 weekend and I'm trying to organize some sort of event around match sprints after that.
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well, i'm so craaaaazy and unpredictable! i'm coming back to pdx in a couple of weeks!
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Originally Posted by Carbon Based View Post
I found the ghettrodrome the other day while I was riding mt. tabor on my road bike. Just a small oval part of the loop road that goes around a little picnic/statue area at the summit. I think it's usually closed to cars.
oh, i used to do laps there twice a week after work. i found it pretty good at clearing my head if i felt bad about things, and a good workout as well.
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Old 03-20-08, 03:59 PM
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If anyone's gonna be down in Eugene, there's two races going down April 4-6 weekend and I'm trying to organize some sort of event around match sprints after that.
i might be down for that actually. i need to visit my friends in eugene again anywayz
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speaking of which...


flyers are out! i'm trying to blow this up. if anyone is in eugene at the time, definitely come down for it.
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I pre-rode part of the Tour of Flanders course this week. They started painting the new markers some time this week. The section up to Council Crest seems to be the same.

FWIW, the markers are a lot easier to see this year than last. Anyone interested might be able to make a solo attempt after the fact.
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