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    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2015
     
    ^Is that still a brakeless crit? Do you know if there's a roadie category?
    • CommentAuthorbon gripper
    • CommentTimeFeb 19th 2015 edited
     
    ryan t:^Is that still a brakeless crit? Do you know if there's a roadie category?


    Yeah, it is still brakeless, that's definitely the heart and soul of the whole race. I doubt they'd bother doing a geared crit, but Wolfpack hustle in LA does have a separate geared/road bike race for their Crit.
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    Swap this Saturday. See page hereclockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
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      CommentAuthorratattack
    • CommentTimeFeb 24th 2015
     
    Thanks for posting swap information, Eric! I hope to see you all there on Saturday! Also, there are only two vendor spots left so sign up quick if you're interested in one!
    • CommentAuthorcroth
    • CommentTimeMar 12th 2015
     
    This Sunday, if anyone is interested in this sort of thing (https://www.facebook.com/events/1031941310152804/):

    Spend St. Patrick's Day the correct way and skip the parade: ride bikes, eat food, and drink whiskey. Race will be full of Irish themed gimmicks and other non-sense, and the after race party/feast will feature at least 4 courses, with vegan, vegetarian, and meat options. Burnt out from Monster Track? Food begins being served around 7:30, so get your ass off the bus and in gear to eat way too much.

    Details:
    Race- Registration begins at 3:30 pm at the Irish Famine Memorial at Wash and School. Race begins at 4:30. Finish is at the Brendon Behan Pub in JP for all stragglers.

    Meal-After a pint, head down from the Behan to 422 for vegan, vegetarian, fish, cured, beef, and potato dishes. Food will begin being served at 7:30 pm. Sick of bikes? There will be a cook in the kitchen all day, so drop in whenever and have a good time.

    $5 registration fee for the race.
    Donations of cash/booze/food will be accepted.
    Support the BBMA.

    Any and all are welcome.

    (Please direct questions to Brian via the facebook page)
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeMar 15th 2015
     
    Bump for today! If you don't already have plans, come out for the food and support the BBMA!"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorbuddymike
    • CommentTimeMar 18th 2015
     
    May 22-25. Bike Polo Tournament, Allston.
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    April 7th: Tres Gatos Fundraiser for Bikes Not Bombs
    May 22-25. Bike Polo Tournament, Allston.
    June 7th (Rain date June 21st): Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon - 80, 50, 30 & 10 mile routes, registration is only $10 for adults throughout March!
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeMar 29th 2015
     
    There's a criterium at Tufts this afternoon that should be really fun to watch: USAC Men 4/5- 2:45pm, USAC Women Open- 3:35pm, USAC Men Pro 1-3- 4:25pm. They even have day-of registration if anyone has the legs.
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    I don't know about you guys but I'm super excited for the Midnight Marathon ride. Who's in?
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    Hey y'alls, we're putting on another Paul Revere Ride on the Friday before the Marathon. Relaxed athletic pace, 26 miles out to Concord, starting from the North End, 7:30pm. Live recitation of the poem by yours truly plus bonus history and fun. Take the late train back (11:15) or time trial it back into town with me from Concord. Beers afterwards somewhere. I may or may not be dressing up like Paul Revere.

    April 17th: Paul Revere's Midnight Ride Bike-enactment: 7:30 departure, Christopher Columbus Park/103 Atlantic Avenue
    May 22-25. Bike Polo Tournament, Allston.
    June 7th (Rain date June 21st): Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon- 80, 50, 30 & 10 mile routes, registration is only $10 for adults throughout March!Naaaah, too uncool for the #messlyfe. I just like to hang out in loading docks and pretend to talk on my radio so that people will like me. - Mfratt
    • CommentAuthorThreePete
    • CommentTimeApr 9th 2015
     
    Sign me up.
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    Let me know if anybody needs a lift down to NYC for Red Hook Crit this weekend
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    4/24 - Bike Friday Downtown - I'll be with the Allston/Brighton crowd getting free mini breakfast burritos.clockwork ted: this is my favorite thread. sweet BJ alexi!
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2015 edited
     
    fffens:Let me know if anybody needs a lift down to NYC for Red Hook Crit this weekend

    looking for a ride to NY or back. Hit me up! eight oh two three four nine six seven two nine
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2015
     
    I'm going too... but from Rochester, not Boston. (I have a high school reunion thing in Brooklyn tomrrow afternoon and will head to the crit afterward to spectate and cheer for the Juan, Cooper, and Cat, the three Rochester folks who are riding bibs 72, 230, and 231.)

    But ffens and Ryan, hit me up when you're there and we'll get a beer or something. six wun sevvun sevvun ate oh fyve wun tree ate.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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    ryan t:
    fffens:Let me know if anybody needs a lift down to NYC for Red Hook Crit this weekend

    looking for a ride to NY or back. Hit me up! eight oh two three four nine six seven two nine


    Rats! I saw this too late, I've got a full boat for the ride down (and theyre coming back later), though I am leaving right after the race, so if timing wise, you're cool with leaving right after the race, I have a seat for you
    • CommentAuthorryan t
    • CommentTimeApr 24th 2015
     
    What time is the race? I'm doing something else tomorrow but might try to check it out.
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2015 edited
     
    Did you end up coming? It was an all day kind of thing. Qualifiers in the early afternoon, then a last chance race, foot race, women's race, and men's race every hour from 6pm till 10pm (though things were running far enough behind that the men didn't finish until after midnight.

    None of the people I knew qualified high enough to make it into the men's or women's race, though one of them made it into the "last chance" race. It has attracted more and more elite riders each year and this year it was totally dominated by Italians, so it is now getting harder for normal crazy people to actually be able to compete. For the men's race I positioned myself at the hairpin turn at the end of the course and saw at least ten crashes, one of which flew into the barrier right in front of me. (Interestingly, none of the women crashed except for one right near the finish line in her final lap, but that's probably because there were 62 men and only 24 women in the pack making that turn.)
    Video

    And yes, the prize bikes were outfitted with hard stale hotdogs.
     photo 20150425_212520_LLS_zpssi6hf1ka.jpg::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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    Tolley qualified, unless I am mistaken.DFL and DTF :D:D:D:D
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeApr 26th 2015
     
    ^ Oh shit, you're right -- and he did pretty solid, too. I'm bummed I didn't know to look out for his bib number.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i6rFjNQUwE

    May 23

    Boston Copy?Cat II

    Out of the snow and into the springtime, get ready for Copy? Cat II

    Three riders per team, one dispatcher, work simulation. Bring your A game, your biggest bag, and u-lock.

    Team winner takes all.

    Registration $5 pp, $20 per team.

    Register your team in advance or come solo and hope to build one day of. But remember, keep your friends close and enemies closer.

    More details to come.


    FB - https://www.facebook.com/events/499297453555356/this life may not be for you - ridecrazy
    • CommentAuthortheboy
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2015
     
    May 7 - Screening of "Count It" polo movie 9PM at Aeronaught Brewery
    May 9 - Women and Gender Queer Polo Clinic 1PM at Polo Courts in Allston
    May 22 - US Open Kickoff Party Sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon 7:00PM at Hub Bicycle
    May 23-24 - US Open of Bike Polo Tournament, Allston (5v5 Team format, teams from Chi, NYC, Philly, Boston)
    May 23 - Boston Copy Cat II Race
    June 7th (Rain date June 21st): Bikes Not Bombs Bike-A-Thon - 80, 50, 30 & 10 mile routes, registration is only $10 for adults throughout March!
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      CommentAuthorrmull
    • CommentTimeMay 6th 2015
     
    Is that Copy Cat II link not working for anyone else, or just me?
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    rmull:Is that Copy Cat II link not working for anyone else, or just me?


    It's not working for some due to a privacy setting on Facebook. I'll let Brian know so he can change that and allow the public to view the event page.
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      CommentAuthorchrisbutters
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2015 edited
     


    Boston's biggest bicycle BBQ extravaganza is back after three years. If you participated or attended the last two you know how amazing this event is.

    We can't wait to give you more info, but until then, here's a little teaser.

    BOSTON BBQ CAT THREE
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    See thread.

    Pumped about this!
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    Show up, or don't

    https://www.facebook.com/events/445431175628963/445432962295451/
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2015
     
    Oof. One hundred miles within the city starting at 10pm on a Friday when all the drunks are out? You better have some serious prizes."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    Nandy:Oof. One hundred miles within the city starting at 10pm on a Friday when all the drunks are out? You better have some serious prizes.
    You're purposefully attempting to sabotage my degree project. Thanks.
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    Nandy:Oof. One hundred miles within the city starting at 10pm on a Friday when all the drunks are out? You better have some serious prizes.


    Prizes include finishing, if you're lucky, $1, and if you ask nicely, a CD-ROM with images from the disposable camera I plan to use that night
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJun 30th 2015 edited
     
    It's the perfect plan: you get street cred for thinking up this race, then when no one shows up you get to shit talk Boston for not going to races, and you sound all tough! Maybe some Favor kids will come out for it."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    Nandy:It's the perfect plan: you get street cred for thinking up this race, then when no one shows up you get to shit talk Boston for not going to races, and you sound all tough! Maybe some Favor kids will come out for it.


    or i got sick of riding in the heat of the day and was thinking to myself, where can i find a space with well lit roads at night when the sun goes away, hey also wouldnt it be fun if other people came and joined me, and fuck it, ill give a buck to the person who can do it the fastest. this is about having fun on bikes, only, and exclusively, and to also think of a horrible yet fun achievement.

    if you do not enjoy fun clearly this is not for you
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      CommentAuthortyler
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2015
     
    what a fun attitude!
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJul 1st 2015
     
    I thought your description said something like "this is not supposed to be a fun ride", though I see it's changed to be more party-like since the original posting (last I checked that part was still in there)."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    Whats a Favor kid?YO NOT EVERYBODY GOES TO EAR SCHOOL OK
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJul 2nd 2015 edited
     
    It's like postmates but they look like this and don't know how to ride bikes:
    "life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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    bon gripper: don't



    love: bbma
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    I should have posted this way sooner...

    Bostonopoly 3 weekend July 17th and 18th

    this fun filled shit show of a weekend is a fundraiser for the BBMA emergency fund.

    Friday night will feature the infamous stays of thunder nascar themed crit , and saturday will be the main event of Bostonopoly 3

    We do need some volunteers for checkpoints , if you are interested in that , or need more info please shoot me an email bfresh1@gmail.com

    Below is a synopsis of the rules , as penned by Jacobs. If you remember this race , you will remember that it is one of the most entertaining messenger events we have ever done.

    The object of this event is to make as many "ayyyos" as possible. speed means very little in this event, so do not go to crazy on the streets and remember to slow down and have fun. this is an adapted and somewhat simplified version of monopoly themed alleycats that happen all over europe annually.

    at the start of the event you will receive an ayyyo advance, a manifest and a checkpoint map. write your name and number on all manifests or you will not get credit for them. your first stop is already filled in on your manifest.

    for three hours all the checkpoints on your map will be open, and they are sending things to each other. delivering a package on time will earn you 50 ayyyos, if it's a rush, 100 ayyyos. all packages will be timestamped at pickup, and you have one hour to get them to their destination, 30 minutes if it is a rush. late packages will be accepted, but you receive no payment.

    at each checkpoint there are 2 stacks of cards. the community chest (yellow) card must be drawn first. follow the instructions on the card. if it says to pay a fine, you must pay the fine listed and the money goes in that checkpoint's "jackpot". if the card has a bonus on it, the checkpoint will pay you. if you draw the jackpot card, you win the jackpot. if you draw the "jail" card, the checkpoint will confiscate your manifest, you must go to the jail checkpoint, get your card stamped and then you can bring it back to trade that card for your manifest.

    next you draw the chance (orange) card. these are your runs. each chance card will have 1-3 runs on it, and whether they are a standard or a rush. you may do several calls at once, and make multiple deliveries at one stop, just watch your deadlines.

    each manifest holds 5 jobs. a complete (full) manifest is worth a 200 ayyyo bonus. when your manifest is full, you can get a new one at any checkpoint. make sure you hold on to your completed manifests, you need them to prove the work you've done.

    staff will be on the course with lots of ayyyos and will be giving them out; impress them and maybe they'll give you some. bribes are accepted and encouraged. get your hustle on.

    after 3 hours the checkpoints will close, and you go to the finish. count your ayyyos, put them in an envelope with all of your completed manifests and hand them in.
    • CommentAuthorben
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2015
     
    The Boston version of the World Naked Bike Ride is this Saturday the 11th.I have DTF pants. They're crotchless. -surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2015
     
    Gross, that's the same day as the Babes thing.

    (Gross as in, I was hoping to not have a reason to leave my house that day. I hope these events are far apart and don't overlap)"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJul 8th 2015
     
    This is what I imagine the WNBR to be."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2015 edited
     
    From that same article, though:
    "*Please take my negativity as a small drop in a bucket of positivity. As always, WNBR was incredible. Whether or not it's an effective protest, there's definitely something incredible about riding a bike naked with 10,000 other people. And surely the "douchebags"–and the spectators they yell at–are more likely to ride a bike the other 364 days of the year because of WNBR."

    The Boston ride is tiny by comparison and much less naked -- most people in bathing suit attire unlike in Portland -- and when I did it all the riders seemed really non-drunk and respectful of other riders (although I am not a woman myself, I didn't observe anyone being harassed), and reactions from the city folk and even police were overall very positive. Not sure about the Buffalo ride, but I know that it is officially police-escorted. NY laws about being naked as part of a protest are less prudish than those in MA, anyway.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2015
     
    I definitely disagree with "are more likely to ride a bike the other 364 days of the year because of WNBR.", and feel like it turns more people away from riding bikes than it attracts, but that's just me. Seems like a frat bro hippie dare kind of thing and gives regular people more of an excuse to treat us like freaks."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
    • CommentAuthorgc
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2015 edited
     
    Nandy:Seems like a frat bro hippie dare kind of thing

    wow.gone
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2015 edited
     
    Is it not? Is there a weird, quiet office people looking for a thrill segment? Maybe suburbanites who only take their target bikes out once a year as an excuse to parade around naked, because they're too cheap to go on vacation at a nudist colony?"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJul 10th 2015
     
    No, I'm being mean. You people can do whatever you want, regular people are going to hate us anyway."life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeJul 11th 2015 edited
     
    Nandy:Is there a weird, quiet office people looking for a thrill segment?

    Umm, yes. HOLY SHIT YES THERE MOST CERTAINLY IS. I am flabbergasted that anyone living in a major city in the 21st century can possibly have managed to remain isolated from this.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus
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      CommentAuthorNandy
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2015
     
    uh, it's pretty easy. I'd guess a pretty small percentage knows about it and even fewer think it's a good idea.

    But anyway, the Femmechanics race was rad and really well organized! A++"life is hard, cats are soft." - surprisefries
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      CommentAuthorpocky
    • CommentTimeJul 12th 2015 edited
     
    I mean I was flabbergasted that you were unaware of the huge demographic of "weird, quiet office people looking for a thrill" in our society.::lols at Dan's great photoshopping job:: ::slowly stops laughing:: ::googles:: ::kills self:: -tinyhonkshus