Monday, December 22, 2008

Another Late Post Race Post

So these races have been kind of takes a few days to recover from the party to the point where I would like to write about it, so I appologize for my lack of haste in doing the updates. The fixed gear community in Nashville deserves more. But at least now they do have a bike shop that carries things that you normally had to special order in the past and that bike shop is open on Sundays. In the past if you needed bike stuff on Sunday you either had to wait or go out to longer. Anyway to get to the point. HALCYON BIKES is now open and they came in with a bang, helping out with the most recent Alleycat race. The race started off strong, the offical turnout was counted at 42. The manifest included 5 grocery stores that had to be reached in order to win the race. Once again there were people that were competive and people that were more laid back and went to bars in between stops. The final stop was Halcyon Bikes (yes, I am dropping the name once again), where they had a great spread of Vegan BBQ and Yazoo Beer. A couple of bands played and there were lots of people there despite the cold weather...good times were had. Guys sticking around for late night activities ended up down on Lower Broadway with a trip to Robert's then on to Decades. More details about those activities can be found here:

There is still talk of Roller Races once Brian's Physics students crank out the circuitry....and there is talk of another Alleycat that involves taking tickets from parking garages to keep up with checkpoints.

happy holidays!

Monday, December 8, 2008



Race this Saturday at 2pm, usual Centennial Park meeting spot. Bring $10 to purchase food for the less fortunate. The length should be between 5 and 10 miles. So far it doesn't appear that it will be brutally cold or raining, so come on out. After party to follow...which will not be right next to the start, but shouldn't be too far away.