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02-23-11, 04:37 PM
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Posted By chimblysweep

Gapers Block Crits, Chicago - registration opens tomorrow

Just a heads up to my bikeforums buddies- reg for the 2011 Gapers Block crits opens at noon central time tomorrow (http://tinyurl.com/2011GBCrits).


March 21-25
6-8pm
Calumet Park, Chicago
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12-03-08, 09:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By chimblysweep

would that happen to be a planet bike skinsuit??...

would that happen to be a planet bike skinsuit?? dude was going so fast, i think getting a photo would have been nearly impossible.
12-02-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 731
Posted By chimblysweep

did anyone get a photo of the singlespeeders in...

did anyone get a photo of the singlespeeders in speedos? lookin' for one of my teammate...
11-25-08, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 946
Posted By chimblysweep

my team is full of guys at the back of the pack...

my team is full of guys at the back of the pack in the 3's races (our equivalent to B's). You don't get faster racing with the 4's, it's the 3's that will challenge you to ride faster and do more...
11-20-08, 01:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 841
Posted By chimblysweep

I'll be there doin' the pit thing. Chicago is...

I'll be there doin' the pit thing. Chicago is all sharing a room at the WATERPARK HOTEL!!! so. excited.
10-14-08, 12:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By chimblysweep

bryan and i met years ago... back when Jeff first...

bryan and i met years ago... back when Jeff first met Tiff, ya?

i left a comment on those guys' website-- there wasn't an email addy or anything that i could find. but thanks for the heads up!
10-14-08, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 559
Posted By chimblysweep

check the Sponsor Hub...

check the Sponsor Hub (http://sponsorship.loopd.com/Members/SHWebsite/Default.aspx) (formerly sponsorhouse) - it's where some people get a little help.
10-14-08, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 505
Posted By chimblysweep

race housing needed

Anyone have an extra bedroom in/near Toronto? We're looking for housing for 3 for the UCI weekend of November 7-9. We're extra specially nice house guests and likely to cook for ya all weekend.
10-08-08, 01:41 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 707
Posted By chimblysweep

dude, your season is just beginning! get...

dude, your season is just beginning!
get someone to bring out a couch and a case of beer, carry your cowbell proudly.

i mean, check out what Tristan Schouten, top ranked 'crosser, is doing while...
09-26-08, 02:30 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 107,289
Posted By chimblysweep

wow, ben's on bike forums again? i think we're...

wow, ben's on bike forums again? i think we're all having a slow work week...
05-21-08, 03:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 308
Posted By chimblysweep

Sadie Hawkins Weekend, Chicago, Nov 7-9 2008

Your hyper-organized overachieving Team Sadie is at it again...

friend us on myspace (http://www.myspace.com/sadiedayrace) or check out the website (http://sadiedayrace.blogspot.com) for the...
03-18-08, 12:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By chimblysweep

wow, you qualified for Boston? AMAZING...

wow, you qualified for Boston? AMAZING accomplishment!
(fyi: men have to run 26.2 in less than 3:10 to qualify)
03-18-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By chimblysweep

well, skidding in particular *is* hard on your...

well, skidding in particular *is* hard on your knees. as is controlling speed downhill on a fix.

yes running is hard on your knees. but here's the thing- if your goal is to run 10K why chance...
03-18-08, 11:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,127
Posted By chimblysweep

everyone who hates running just doesn't do it...

everyone who hates running just doesn't do it enough to be comfortable with it. it takes a good month or two to get into your stride, and until then it's ackword.

i'm running my first marathon...
01-14-08, 04:54 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,992
Posted By chimblysweep

actually, more like this....

actually, more like this. (http://www.bicyclepaperdesigns.com)
01-09-08, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By chimblysweep

had to share: we found this......

had to share:
we found this... http://www.bicyclepaperdesigns.com
01-04-08, 04:11 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,992
Posted By chimblysweep

it's going to be pretty traditional, but bicycles...

it's going to be pretty traditional, but bicycles will be making an appearance.
01-04-08, 11:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By chimblysweep

i guess we'll have to. hard to believe there's...

i guess we'll have to. hard to believe there's not already one out there, though!
01-04-08, 09:53 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,992
Posted By chimblysweep

yay, finally! congrats to DC_Emily and...

yay, finally!

congrats to DC_Emily and jrowedc... y'all are a killer (fast!) couple!
01-03-08, 03:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 599
Posted By chimblysweep

seeking a B&W tandem image

we're designing up some stuff for our bikey wedding and despirately trying to find a tandem version of the "bike route" sign bike.

anyone know where we could find this thing in tandem?

thanks!...
01-03-08, 09:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,992
Posted By chimblysweep

actually, we are already the proud owners of a...

actually, we are already the proud owners of a tandem. i was honestly worried about splitting the purchase of a tandem just a few months into dating Ben, but it all worked out...
(photo:...
01-02-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,992
Posted By chimblysweep

thanks, y'all. i'm still waiting for that other...

thanks, y'all. i'm still waiting for that other couple to chime in... DC, are ya there? ;)

that was one hell of a weekend. and for all the troubles, arrests, fights, broken bones, and DFL's the...
01-02-08, 02:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,992
Posted By chimblysweep

that's Cat 1, y'all! read his super interesting...

that's Cat 1, y'all!
read his super interesting blog here: http://www.benlikesbikes.com

oh, and I'd say I'm the lucky one. i mean, he's going to have to deal with my piracy habits somehow...
01-02-08, 01:20 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,992
Posted By chimblysweep

awww. BFSSFG romance.

so, i thought i would share. since this is ALL YOUR FAULT, BFSSFG folk.

once upon a time there was a Meat N' Greet in Chicago, where a girl from DC (and her friends) and a guy from Chicago who...
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Posted By chimblysweep

the hub is 100% worth it IMO. Call Peter White,...

the hub is 100% worth it IMO. Call Peter White, get a SON (http://www.peterwhitecycles.com/Schmidt-Lumotec.asp), done and done. The hub weighs less than the batteries you'll have to carry.
11-07-07, 12:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By chimblysweep

This is it! It's the week of Sadie 2007. So far...

This is it! It's the week of Sadie 2007. So far we have riders registered from 8 states and DC, plus Canadia (!), and we're looking forward to the awesomest race ever. Final weekend schedule is on...
11-07-07, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By chimblysweep

yes, come to sadie! if you pre-register online...

yes, come to sadie! if you pre-register online Sadie will email you the checkpoint list, so you can map it and be ready to go.
10-25-07, 03:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By chimblysweep

aw yeah, schwag! ...

aw yeah, schwag!
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2392/1634539104_4f25ab02f4_m.jpg
10-23-07, 05:26 PM
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Views: 765
Posted By chimblysweep

ok, ok, y'all think handups are dumb. keep that...

ok, ok, y'all think handups are dumb. keep that in mind as the dudes taking 'em pass you.

either way.

it seems this is not in fact a written rule but is something up to the discretion of the...
10-22-07, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By chimblysweep

yeah, i think the need for handups this year has...

yeah, i think the need for handups this year has to do with 70 degree + temperatures for 60 min races. the hot stuff, it really kills ya. and this season it's been mad hot.

i guess i'm not...
10-22-07, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By chimblysweep

handups at UCI races?

so... I was told by a racer in VA that UCI and "serious" USAC races won't allow handups at all. I read the UCI cyclocross rules (found here (http://www.uci.ch/imgArchive/Rules/5cycl-E.pdf)) and it...
10-16-07, 10:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 620
Posted By chimblysweep

I'd say the opposite- hit up that Jamis. here's...

I'd say the opposite- hit up that Jamis. here's why:
1. Those brakes... pull them and sell/trade them for BB7's. No prob. Switching 'em out takes removing your rotors (just bolts) and removing...
10-10-07, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By chimblysweep

Sadie registration is open! Check it out...

Sadie registration is open!
Check it out (http://sadiedayrace.blogspot.com/).
10-09-07, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 620
Posted By chimblysweep

+1 on the SASS. I have the 15.5" (I ride a 48cm...

+1 on the SASS. I have the 15.5" (I ride a 48cm track bike) and it's a little too big. I'd stick with the 13.5" if I were you.

the only thing I'd say about the SASS or the Jamis is, you're...
10-03-07, 02:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By chimblysweep

new this year... in order to shorten the...

new this year...
in order to shorten the registration line and to come slightly closer to compliance with park rules, we're doing on-line advanced registration. it'll cost you about $.50 more (to...
09-17-07, 12:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,548
Posted By chimblysweep

you could get a bike job...

you could get a bike job (http://getabikejob.com/).
honestly, i think that when i tire of this bleeding heart stuff i'll do the same work for a bike company instead. you know, pimpin' the parts.
09-17-07, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By chimblysweep

ah, thanks for the setting-it-straight. ...

ah, thanks for the setting-it-straight.
actually, i hear he had a 20 MINUTE LEAD when he WENT DOWN HARD but came out WITHOUT A SCRAPE. in fact, he rode with his taco'd wheel 40 MORE MILES to get a...
09-17-07, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 813
Posted By chimblysweep

the Lalondes are INSANE. they win EVERYTHING,...

the Lalondes are INSANE. they win EVERYTHING, and would have won SS nationals if it wasn't for a taco'ed wheel in the last lap. (mechanical referred to above). Marko was actually offered wheels by...
09-13-07, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 731
Posted By chimblysweep

whatever idiot stole a pirate's bike made a BAD...

whatever idiot stole a pirate's bike made a BAD mistake. get caught on Romel's bike and you're gonna get a beat-down!

hope y'all locate it, ryry. Send my condolences to rpc.
09-04-07, 03:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 710
Posted By chimblysweep

Janie went with me to vegas a few times last...

Janie went with me to vegas a few times last year. Here's what I 've got...

Ride straight west of the strip and you quickly hit some low-traffic areas with wider roads. I rode around there for a...
09-04-07, 09:14 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,234
Posted By chimblysweep

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1416/830704069_c781...

http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1416/830704069_c781f7d4cc.jpg
I can has a front tire to eat?
Yum yum!

Best strategy to deal with this pit bull: just give up, she's gonna lick your face, it's...
09-04-07, 09:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By chimblysweep

for partners... consider posting on the Sadie...

for partners... consider posting on the Sadie myspace, or on chifg.com
both have worked for others in the past!

reminder, gents- if you show up without a female at registration (you might be able...
08-31-07, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By chimblysweep

OMG, it's getting closer. Sponsors are rolling...

OMG, it's getting closer. Sponsors are rolling in- thanks to Chicago WIG for making what are surely the awesomest winner's bags ever!

Sadie sez, it's never to early to secure your partner/date!
08-29-07, 04:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,746
Posted By chimblysweep

mine: ...

mine:
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/54/218491190_c30de9e23c.jpg
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/98/378759066_ec414bc13d.jpg
08-16-07, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 619
Posted By chimblysweep

these questions are all answered by personal...

these questions are all answered by personal preference- there's nobody that can tell you (without knowing more about your height, your type of riding, the type of terrain, and what your riding...
08-16-07, 10:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By chimblysweep

you could also build up an on-one il pompino.

you could also build up an on-one il pompino.
08-15-07, 09:55 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,174
Posted By chimblysweep

women's saddles are wider to accommodate our...

women's saddles are wider to accommodate our wider sit bones. if you have wider sit bones, a women's saddle may be a better fit for you.

that said, i wouldn't buy the ldy. there are plenty of...
08-06-07, 01:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,201
Posted By chimblysweep

1) I know 29er riders are very missionary about...

1) I know 29er riders are very missionary about their steeds, but I for one am not a convert. Don't feel pressured by the trend, of 26" works better for you, stick with it. (You should feel how an...
08-03-07, 10:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,472
Posted By chimblysweep

Banjo Cycles in Madison (shares a shop with Jonny...

Banjo Cycles in Madison (shares a shop with Jonny Cycles) custom made these racks for cardstock (Ben). Headlights are internally wired. Fits two 30-packs....
07-31-07, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By chimblysweep

i just bought a 2003 hammer- frame only - for...

i just bought a 2003 hammer- frame only - for $150.
i think with the age and with it having a tensioner you're not going to get a whole lotta dough.
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