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CHI: Summer Race Series

Old 06-29-06, 09:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Markle Sparkle
Not that it matters at all, but if it's a straight up 10 lap race and it's winner take all, it's not quite a standard roadie criterium. Should be awesome, wish I could be there.
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Old 06-29-06, 10:23 AM
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I haven't exactly worked it out yet, but it's probably not going to be a single 10-lap race...there may be a few of 5-lap heats and a final winner-determining heat, or there may be something else. There will probably be primes, or at least some mechanism to spread the wealth around a bit (lest this thread be renamed "Summer Race Series: Nico Takes All"). I can pretty much guarantee that at least one convention of road crits will be accidentally trampled in the planning process.
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Old 06-29-06, 10:40 AM
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I would push for something like "15 minutes plus 3 laps"

If the field laps you, you are out.
If Nico shows up on a bike (or anything vehicular), he is disqualified.
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Old 07-06-06, 05:19 PM
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efff, I better get a move on the end of the month.......this summer is going fast.
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there needs to be a chicago calendar or some ****. I can't keep up!
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Kisha -- watch for http://chifg.com next week. Actually, everyone, watch for that.
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yesss. ill bookmark it right now
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Alright, t-minus five days! Tell your friends! Big turnout!

(Does anyone have a cowbell or similar noisemaking device that they could bring to the race to announce primes? Also, could someone tell me whether it's pronounced "prEYEms" or "prEEEms?" Efarrar and I have a difference of opinion.)
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"preeeeeeeeeeeeme" like PREmium
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we all eagerly await the unveiling of the great "chi-***" website.

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I know English is confusing, but in this case the e at the end of prime means you pronounce the i as a hard i: EYE. PrEYEme. Although I do( ) understand how the pronunciation of PRIme could be confused with the pronunciation of PREmium. Without the e at the end it would be prim, as in ahem, but that's another lesson.
I hope to be one of those lucky primes come Wednesday.
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go to the track and hear them announce the PREme
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maybe i'll bring a fog-horn
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preem...extended vowel annunciation of the truncated form of the word "premium," which in this instance refers to a reward for taking first during a recognized lap.
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I'm heck of out of shape and only putting my bike back together tonight... but I intend to be there! RACE FOR DFL!
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Originally Posted by hughej
I know English is confusing, but in this case the e at the end of prime means you pronounce the i as a hard i: EYE. PrEYEme. Although I do( ) understand how the pronunciation of PRIme could be confused with the pronunciation of PREmium. Without the e at the end it would be prim, as in ahem, but that's another lesson.
I hope to be one of those lucky primes come Wednesday.
I think it's time for you to go to some races.
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Hey, my bad. But is it spelled the same way? Or is it slang for premium like [165] sez?

btw, I'm trying to smoke a pack a day and drink a sixer every night. Who's gonna be dfl? Huh?!?
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Nat, lemme know if you need help with anything.
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Dude, we're all over at chifg.com talking smack about this. Come over and join.
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Oh, I forgot about that. See ya there!
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for anyone still over here who does not know about the ChiFG forum thing
I go a tandem and the organizer says this

<blockquote><cite>Posted By: chiamdream</cite>I will pay primes out of my own pocket for anyone completing the race on a tandem.</blockquote>

Who wants to be the stoker?

[edit] seat is taken....come watch

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seat is taken, come watch
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If you weren't there, you missed this:



I just wanted to make sure everyone saw that.
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