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Forum: Northeast
09-07-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 805
Posted By passista

So do we. We're working hard on a finish closer...

So do we. We're working hard on a finish closer to midtown and a finish party at the end of the ride, not 5 miles away. Stay tuned!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RcxAIsLnzPc
Forum: Southeast
02-08-11, 02:17 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 14,698
Posted By passista

I'm sure this has been asked before, so apologies...

I'm sure this has been asked before, so apologies in advance.

I run the VA Beach Marathon on March 20 and plan to add three days of riding before heading back to NYC.
We don't want to stay at the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-11, 11:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By passista

"Spamming is the multiple posting of an identical...

"Spamming is the multiple posting of an identical or similar post on one or more of our Forums. Spam is also flooding the Internet with many copies of the same message, in an attempt to force the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-11, 11:43 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By passista

Yes, if it is constructive. Some of the replies...

Yes, if it is constructive. Some of the replies were indeed.
We're also asking athletes as far as they are member on our FB page. Emailing a few thousand people wouldn't be feasible.

As for the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-11, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By passista

Thanks guys! The shorts will be bibs. The pic...

Thanks guys!
The shorts will be bibs. The pic is just for designing purposes.

We definitely go for a simpler design with the shorts.

Every participant gets the jersey.
GIORDANA sells the...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-11, 05:32 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By passista

Thanks! Yes, the shorts are too busy. ...

Thanks! Yes, the shorts are too busy.



It does.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-11, 04:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By passista

Everyone is different. Apples and oranges....

Everyone is different. Apples and oranges. However, I totally understand where you are coming from. I like both.
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-11, 04:22 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By passista

I explained the entry fee before. This is NYC....

I explained the entry fee before. This is NYC. Permit costs $400,000+.
We have prizes with value of $100,000+, six aid stations, closed roads, international competition with riders from 25 countries...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-21-11, 03:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,309
Posted By passista

The Kit - your help wanted!

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_5iJ3uK2J0wo/TTiNAKinMlI/AAAAAAAAFCo/4-4r2lNHN1M/s800/GFNY%20Jersey%2020Jan11.jpg


BACKGROUND:

1.The jersey will be mandatory attire for all participants. Hence, it will...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 05:03 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

cool, thx what day?

cool, thx
what day?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 04:49 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

but then the ride is shorter no marshalls at...

but then the ride is shorter
no marshalls at intersections
no closed roads

i'm not sold
can you do $10?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 04:48 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

parla italiano?

parla italiano?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

but $20 is insane i can get a bagel and coffee...

but $20 is insane
i can get a bagel and coffee for 2.50
what a rip-off
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

in

in
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 07:35 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

email me your CV (off to bed, am in Japan right...

email me your CV
(off to bed, am in Japan right now)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 07:20 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

What's in it for me? You're slower than a pro and...

What's in it for me? You're slower than a pro and nobody knows you, right?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 07:18 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

What you are really saying is that we should make...

What you are really saying is that we should make a full GFNY kit for sale. Bib, gloves, socks, armwarmers, cap etc.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-10, 06:03 AM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

Maratona is not the "major" IMHO. 9colli is at...

Maratona is not the "major" IMHO. 9colli is at least equal and the competition stiffer for sure.
Nothing smells more "Fred" if someone is married to his jersey. A pro puts on whatever he's given. :)
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-10, 07:45 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

Gran Fondo New York - where else?

Gran Fondo New York - where else?
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-10, 06:46 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

Oh, and maybe we should do a KOF competition. Who...

Oh, and maybe we should do a KOF competition. Who wants to be the judge?
I'd say a helmet mirror with handle bar remote control would be a good prize
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-10, 06:44 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

I know how forums work, your intention was...

I know how forums work, your intention was obvious. Thanks for the free marketing and, of course, the wishes. :)

Maybe you should sign-up as part of a Team Bike Forum. The best roadies here ride...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-08-10, 04:10 PM
Replies: 376
Views: 12,759
Posted By passista

Hi all Sorry for being late to the show but...

Hi all

Sorry for being late to the show but I've waded through the whole thread now. Please let me know if there are other threads with questions unanswered. I never ducked and ran somewhere.
I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-10, 03:22 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

We've considered that and already received...

We've considered that and already received requests to this extent. However, we prefer working with marshalls on motorbikes as they get quicker to where they are needed and won't be tired from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-10, 03:19 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

I'm sure not going into detail about our...

I'm sure not going into detail about our financial planning here but I guess one can do the math. Add 100% to your result that and you're close. ;)
We're a team of former professionals who left...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-10, 03:02 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

LOL. I could tell you many stories how...

LOL. I could tell you many stories how differently not only people but also whole forums react to our presence and openness. E.g. the Italians on bdc love it! But, as I said before, we can learn a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-10, 02:59 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

That's interesting. Having well stocked aid...

That's interesting. Having well stocked aid stations seems like number one priority for an endurance event organizer. I guess one can always learn from the mistakes of others. Thanks for sharing this.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-10, 02:56 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

Sorry for getting back to you only now. I've...

Sorry for getting back to you only now. I've checked back here daily but apparently haven't since last week.



Some roads of the course will be closed to traffic, others will have moderated...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-25-10, 02:50 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

Thanks for your support. It's much appreciated! ...

Thanks for your support. It's much appreciated!

I'm on many forums personally and I know how they work. It's easy to criticize in anonymity but that's what forums are about. We chose to be open...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-16-10, 11:17 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

Thanks for that! Agreed on the timing....

Thanks for that!

Agreed on the timing. Absolutely key for us! It's not a century ride, hence timing is important.

Yes, the on course food will be more suitable for riding while the post race...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-10, 10:32 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

Really appreciate that and we will do our best to...

Really appreciate that and we will do our best to make it a great day for you and everyone else. Gran Fondo New York is not your bread and butter century ride - which definitely has its place as well...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-10, 08:00 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

That's a good question. GFNY is more than...

That's a good question.

GFNY is more than just a century ride with a couple of hundred cyclists. First, 7,000 cyclists starting and finishing in Manhattan require various road closures and/or...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-15-10, 06:46 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

Hi all Registration is open. Any...

Hi all

Registration is open.

Any questions, please let me know!

Thanks
Uli
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 05:25 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

Do you have a Q on this?

Do you have a Q on this?
Forum: Road Cycling
10-04-10, 02:58 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 3,633
Posted By passista

Hi guys Just wanted to give an update for...

Hi guys

Just wanted to give an update for those of you interested in Gran Fondo New York. We're opening registration on October 15.
Our revamped website www.granfondony.com has tons of info on...
Forum: Northeast
10-01-10, 11:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,874
Posted By passista

We definitely will. Also, should the shirt still...

We definitely will. Also, should the shirt still be the wrong size, we will have a few to swap at package pick-up.

Thanks for the kind words, much appreciated!

Uli
Forum: Northeast
09-29-10, 11:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,874
Posted By passista

Hi guys Just wanted to give an update for...

Hi guys

Just wanted to give an update for those of you interested in Gran Fondo New York. We're opening registration on October 15.
Our revamped website www.granfondony.com has tons of info on...
Forum: Northeast
09-05-10, 10:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 832
Posted By passista

www.bikesdirect.com sell in the city later

www.bikesdirect.com

sell in the city later
Forum: Northeast
08-22-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 497
Posted By passista

Good times! Thumbs up.

Good times! Thumbs up.
Forum: Northeast
08-22-10, 05:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By passista

If you care about everything you see while moving...

If you care about everything you see while moving in the city, you go bananas.
Folding bike may be an option most of the time but even that you can't take everywhere. Space is limited here. You can...
Forum: Northeast
08-21-10, 10:45 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By passista

Makes sense but didn't help.

Makes sense but didn't help.
Forum: Northeast
08-18-10, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,240
Posted By passista

And don't hope any of this will prevent it from...

And don't hope any of this will prevent it from getting stolen. Not even parking it outside a police station or in eyesight of a doorman or under camera surveillance (no one cares). And even all this...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-10, 09:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,948
Posted By passista

Ha! You're onto something. Short, steep climbs?...

Ha! You're onto something. Short, steep climbs? We found a few. You better get ready.

(And no, I'm not a climber, I'm a Passista. Who knew? ;))
Forum: Northeast
07-20-10, 10:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,948
Posted By passista

Kenyan? 12 year old kids can run a 2:33 there. :)...

Kenyan? 12 year old kids can run a 2:33 there. :)
I've been there to see it (www.mzungo.org).
Forum: Northeast
07-20-10, 10:36 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,948
Posted By passista

Which means that all I need is a slight head...

Which means that all I need is a slight head start. Once, I'm gone, I'm gone for good (2:33 marathoner).
Forum: Northeast
07-20-10, 10:12 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,948
Posted By passista

Telling from the picture, he could easily crunch...

Telling from the picture, he could easily crunch me. I'm tall but skinny.
Although I could probably just run away faster than he rides. ;)
Forum: Northeast
07-20-10, 09:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,948
Posted By passista

100? You need a better wingman.

100? You need a better wingman.
Forum: Northeast
07-20-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,948
Posted By passista

Oh, it is, absolutely. Any time I see someone...

Oh, it is, absolutely. Any time I see someone stranded, I make sure he/she is ok. I don't remember ever needing someone else's help (100,000+ lifetime miles) but that doesn't mean I never will.
It...
Forum: Northeast
07-20-10, 06:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,948
Posted By passista

Wow. People! Speaking of "no pricks"... Neat...

Wow. People! Speaking of "no pricks"...

Neat story. Maybe worth a craigslist missed connection? I sure as well thought "dude, no pump, really?" but certainly ain't my business and I would still...
Forum: Northeast
07-15-10, 04:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,874
Posted By passista

No, absolutely appreciate the concerns. That's...

No, absolutely appreciate the concerns. That's why I'm here. It's great to hear anyone's thoughts and it's good to question everything as long as it's reasonable as your comments are.

Thanks for...
Forum: Northeast
07-15-10, 03:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,874
Posted By passista

I appreciate your concerns and I understand where...

I appreciate your concerns and I understand where you are coming from. As I have said before (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?656111-Gran-Fondo-New-York&p=11119132&viewfull=1#post11119132),...
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