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Old 08-12-06, 12:47 AM
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denizens of Syracuse, NY!

We know you exist. Show yourselves!

That dark green thing, that one with the shiny chrome/yellow/orange, the white langster, all of you, we have seen you. And we need you to join our army of destruction!
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Originally Posted by Seggybop
We know you exist. Show yourselves!

That dark green thing, that one with the shiny chrome/yellow/orange, the white langster, all of you, we have seen you. And we need you to join our army of destruction!
when's the alleycat? i'm there.
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there's some dope off-roading trails up in the 'cuse. Behind south campus. And there are quarries. Damn. That ***** made my life as an orangeman so much better. I just wish I had discovered it earlier than senior year.
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Show yourselves, and JOIN US!!! (Or you will die, inevitably.)
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i ride in syracuse. but i already know you guys. weak.
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i'd ride...but i'm in utica...so i'm lame
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Originally Posted by s_9
there's some dope off-roading trails up in the 'cuse. Behind south campus. And there are quarries. Damn. That ***** made my life as an orangeman so much better. I just wish I had discovered it earlier than senior year.
where are these trails? i must know.
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i'll be in cazenovia for a few days with my beater if that counts
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cazenovia is 1hr by bike, from syracuse. when do you arrive in caz?
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tomorrow evening. i'll be there with the old cars (franklins).
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gnarly. want to meet in syracuse? i can gather 3 or 4 riders for a ride early evening. will you jave a foxed?
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Originally Posted by fix
where are these trails? i must know.
grey stuff.
near the administration bldg at the top of skytop / south campus zone. should be able to get there by looking at the link.
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Originally Posted by erikinop
gnarly. want to meet in syracuse? i can gather 3 or 4 riders for a ride early evening. will you jave a foxed?
sure. tomorrow? i'm not sure what time exactly i'm getting in. pm me.

and yes i will jave a foxed. obviously.
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Originally Posted by fix
where are these trails? i must know.

I was riding around the south campus one day. I saw a trail that led into the woods...


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Old 08-14-06, 07:20 AM
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Originally Posted by Seggybop
We know you exist. Show yourselves!

That dark green thing, that one with the shiny chrome/yellow/orange, the white langster, all of you, we have seen you. And we need you to join our army of destruction!

Where? Just around the University?

I never see anyone.
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Old 08-14-06, 11:36 AM
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all over the place... most of us don't do the car thing.

who are you? i am gold/tarnished frame with bullhorns guy. 22yr old, studying at SU(not from syracuse originally, but live here year round).
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Old 08-14-06, 11:54 AM
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Eastwood.

Commute downtown via James.
Used to live in Chittenango, I miss that commute.

I don't have a fixed yet, but I am a big fan. I ride a grey Marin, racked and fendered. I also have a Scott road bike.
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When and where?
I'm free evenings next week. I'm curious to see that there are fixies in Sad-excuse, *ahem*, I mean Syracuse.
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Old 08-14-06, 05:32 PM
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Liverpool

Commute to the north side via Morgan and Old Liverpool Road.

Ride a white IRO Jamie Roy, though right now it is set up as a singlespeed. Have to get more used to the fix gear to take it on the road. Right now it is more like it is riding me.
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To get to the trails up on South Campus, go up the road to the Admin building, and turn left into the gravel parking lot with the "roundabout" that is up there with nothing else built around it. Keep riding straight ahead towards the woods, ride around the small cable gate, over the rubble piles (Still heading towards the woods), then continue straight to what looks like a small rubble pile and a trail (woods road) magically appears and opens up into a barren wasteland of clay mine waste.

Here is a MS paint map I threw together...I was at ESF and graduated 2 years ago. The red line is the loop I mainly rode with the yellow lines being alternate routes if time was short. The blue area is as labeled...downhill. North Shore stuff, very nice to at least admire if you can't ride it (ramps, bridges, drops, boardwalks, ect). Have fun

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can we do a fixed gear ride Tuesday (tomorrow) at 7:30pm? i'm planning on riding with atleast 2 people. i have to break in a new saddle... should be able to do 1/3 of that 100miles tomorrow night i hope. mmmm.... sore ass.

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Liverpool

Commute to the north side via Morgan and Old Liverpool Road.

Ride a white IRO Jamie Roy, though right now it is set up as a singlespeed. Have to get more used to the fix gear to take it on the road. Right now it is more like it is riding me.
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i send out an email regarding rides. if anyone from the upstate area wants in, PM your email address. the season's not going to last forever... fixed riders prefered. weld the cassette to your damn hub if you have to
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I used to live in auburn, I had never seen anyone riding in syracuse and I was always there. hmm.
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