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Last Friday, Boogie Nights

Here is a quick report from last weeks opening night of Boogie Nights, track bike race series in Prospect Park.

from event organizer: Al,
There were more than 25 racers in the B field, 13 racers in the A field with about 50 spectators.

I was really surprised and happy with the turnout. We had a bit of rain which discouraged a few racers, but all in all it worked out really well.

The 3 lap B finish was:
1. Aaron
2. Pavel
3. June
4. Marco
5. Chris Ell
6. ?
7. Alan
8. Joe (Prime winner)
9. Anthony C
10. Grant
11. Andy
12. Adione
13. Inge (1st Female)
14. Andras
15. kale
16. Justin Talent
17. Casey

The 4 lap A Field finish was:
1. Neil Bezdek
2. Cooper Ray
3. Paul Burrows
4. Giancarlo Bianchi
5. K-Tel
6. Al Barouh
7. Jody Pogue
8. Dave Trimble
9. Mattio Montesano
10. Tito
11. Isaiah
12. Pete
13. Justin (DNF)

Next week is the 3 person Team Time Trial
Both the A and B field must complete two laps.
We will let a team go every 30 seconds starting with the B field and ending with the A field. I’ll have multiple stop watches going and race numbers will be supplied to all teams.

Rules: Time will be stopped when the 3rd racer of the team crosses the finish line. If one racer flats during the race (which happened last year) the two remaining members will be allowed to complete the course and their time stands.

Tips:
Have a really good warmup before your start.
Rock a bigger gear than you used in the scratch.
Don’t kill yourselves on the hill.

some photos of the event from Andrew Nicholas of www.thecityismine.com
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Morrissey Rode a bike…

Nowhere Fast: A Morrissey Ride
Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at 8 pm
Tompkins Square Park, SW corner

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Calling all sweet and tender hooligans, charming men, and handsome devils…
It’s a party and you’re invited.

Wear: 1. pompadour 2. glasses 3. Smiths t shirt (sharpie version ok) 4. anorak 5. pins/badges
Bring: 1. yr bike 2. Smiths mix tape 3. boombox 4. money for a pint 5. a Smiths song you know the words to

Fans of all levels are welcome to attend. Best pompadour, best Moz costume, and winning trivia team get a prize.

Maybe the Morrissey of the future will be there:


Found on Blogtoliet.com

There will be blood, well at least an Alleycat

There will be an alleycat this weekend in conjunction with the Los Marcos Melee
For FLyer.

Tweed Town

Looks like Boston just had a Tweed Ride:
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Photos by: Dan Pugatch
Photo set on Flickr.

Happy Birthday, Time’s Up

According to their Facebook page, Time’s Up just had their 22nd birthday. Here is some old art from back in 1988

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Lots of Upcoming events:

1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, October 9th, 7 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect and Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge
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2. GREENMARKET TOUR
Saturday, October 10th, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Starting at Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, 44 Eagle Street
Ending at Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost, $15
Space is limited, RSVP to lcarollo@greenmarket.cc
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3. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, October 10th, 9 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect.
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4. FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE/ SPACE UPDATE MEETING
Monday, October 12th, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets
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5. PIRATE RADIO DANCE RIDE
Thursday, October 15th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park
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6. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, October 17th, 11 a.m.
Location TBA
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7. FUTURE SEA LEVEL RIDE
Saturday, October 24th, 4 p.m.
Union Square Park South
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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in NYC and Brooklyn! **
Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday Workshops will be held at ABC No Rio which is located at 156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets.
Wednesday and Sunday Workshops will be held at Time’s Up! Brooklyn which is located at 99 South 6th Street off Bedford Avenue
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BOOKMARK OUR EVENTS CALENDAR!

BECOME A MEMBER!

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1. BROOKLYN CRITICAL MASS
Friday, October 9th, 7 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect and Brooklyn Side of the Williamsburg Bridge

Critical Mass is a monthly celebration of bicycles and other nonpolluting means of transportation, exercising our right to the road. Critical Mass is a movement, not an organization; no two riders participate for exactly the same reason. New York City’s first Critical Mass was in 1993.

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2. GREENMARKET TOUR
Saturday, October 10th, 8:30 a.m.- 3:30 p.m.
Starting at Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, 44 Eagle Street
Ending at Prospect Park, Brooklyn
Cost, $15
Space is limited, RSVP to lcarollo@greenmarket.cc

The air is crisp, the leaves are changing colors, and the farmers’ markets are on the cusp of Fall. Work up an appetite as we bike the Saturday Brooklyn Greenmarkets and eat Fall’s bounty. The tour begins at the Greenpoint Rooftop Farm, where farmer Annie Novak will give us a tour of this stunning 6,000 sq. foot farm sitting atop a warehouse in industrial Brooklyn. Afterward, we’ll head to McCarren Park market for coffee and breakfast, Brooklyn Borough Hall market for some cider pressing and cider doughnut eating, and Ft. Greene market for a worm composting demonstration. We’ll end at Grand Army Plaza market with a cooking demonstration hosted by Jacques Gautier of Palo Santo and market-inspired lunch in the park with a couple of Greenmarket farmers.

**This is not a Time’s Up!-led event, but we loved it so much we had to list it!
www.cenyc.org/biketour

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3. PROSPECT PARK MOONLIGHT RIDE
Saturday, October 10th, 9 p.m.
Grand Army Plaza, the northern entrance of Prospect Park where Flatbush Ave., Eastern Pkwy, Union St. and Prospect Park West intersect.

Join us for a totally safe, auto-free ride as we explore Prospect Park at night. Enjoy the peace and tranquility of the fields, woods and ponds. Bike guides in the front and back. Bring your favorite bike: the one with the lights! The park is dark at night.

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4. FUNDRAISING COMMITTEE/ SPACE UPDATE MEETING
Monday, October 12th, 7:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street, between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Time’s Up! needs your help to keep our environmental and bicycling events and workshops growing. The fundraising committee meets once a month to brainstorm and implement creative ideas for sources of funding, including grants, individual donations, parties, membership drives, etc. We’re also looking for funding/in-kind donations for continuing in our present spaces or finding a new space. Please join us for this strategizing meeting with your ideas, energy, and willingness to take concrete action to start raising money.

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5. PIRATE RADIO DANCE RIDE
Thursday, October 15th, 7 p.m.
Tompkins Square Park

Dress up like a pirate, hop on your bike and bring a battery powered boom box. We’ll be having a roving pirate radio dance party. Get ready to rock the plank!

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6. GREENING THE GOWANUS
Saturday, October 17th, 11 a.m.
Location TBA

Birds, bats, garbage, and plants! Come help Time’s Up! green the Gowanus Canal with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy.
Time’s Up! is teaming up again with the Gowanus Canal Conservancy to green up the Gowanus Canal! This heavily polluted canal runs through much of Southern Brooklyn and fills neighborhood groups with both concern and hope for a healthier future.
To volunteer for this or subsequent volunteer days, please email: volunteer@gowanuscanalconservancy.org or call the Conservancy at (718) 541-4378.

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7. FUTURE SEA LEVEL RIDE
Saturday, October 24th, 4 p.m.
Union Square Park South

In conjunction with the International Day of Climate Action happening around the country, this bike ride will predict local impacts of climate change and highlight meaningful responses.
Dress like you’re under water! Googles, fins, fish-wear- be creative! Underwater music will provide the splash.

For more info: www.350.org

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8. WEEKLY BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
** Now in both NYC and Brooklyn locations! **

times-up.org/index.php?page=bike-co-op

*MANHATTAN WORKSHOPS*
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WOMEN AND TRANS BICYCLE REPAIR NIGHT
Every Monday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Tuesday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Come learn how to fix bikes, do simple maintenance and tune-ups at the bike mechanic skill share.
1st Tuesday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Tuesday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Tuesday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Tuesday- Wheels and Spokes

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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
156 Rivington Street between Suffolk and Clinton Streets

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

*BROOKLYN WORKSHOPS*
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FIX YOUR BIKE WORKSHOP
Every Wednesday, 6:30 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Bring your bike and share skills with other cyclists while you fix up your own bike.

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BIKE REPAIR WORKSHOPS
Every Sunday, Lessons from 2-4 p.m., Open Workshop from 4-6 p.m.
99 South 6th Street, off Bedford Avenue

Come learn how to fix bikes from 2-4, and then work on your own bike from 4-6.
1st Sunday- Basics for Beginners
2nd Sunday- Brakes and Gears
3rd Sunday- Cups, Cones, and Bearings
4th Sunday- Wheels and Spokes

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The real Spiderman

Not bike powered, but RAD non the less.

Sweet, Glow in the Dark BMW

Brooklyn Machine Works has a limited edition, Glow in the dark Gangsta:
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as seen on Freshnessmag.com

the 700 club.

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Lance Armstrong has: 2,069,670
Sarah Palin has: 149,441
Neil Diamond has: 27,767

and now Bikeblognyc has:
over 700 followers!
Woo Hoo.

thanks.

www.twitter.com/bikeblognyc

The Melee is coming!

The signs are here. A chill in the air.
The images seem familiar but are they?
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If you like bike polo…Then get ready for the Melee.

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Follow along at http://www.hardcourtbikepolo.com/?p=746

10-9-09 Messenger Apreciation Day

October 9th is official messenger apreciation day, according to messmedia.org.

It started in San Francisco and was officially adopted in Toronto in 1997. Now it is celebrated in cities such as: Calgary, Chicago, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver , Houston and Washington DC.

It has come of specific importance this year in the healing process, in Toronto, due to the tragic death of courier: Darcy Allan Sheppard.

Thanks to Joe, of Messmedia:

Here is a recent article in Toronto’s Now Magazine Blog:
An underappreciated tragedy
The mood of the city after the summer’s biking death
By Enzo Di Matteo

Happy bike messenger appreciation week. Have you hugged your local bike courier today? For friends and colleagues of Darcy Allan Sheppard, the courier killed in that altercation with former attorney general Michael Bryant a few weeks back, there will be little to celebrate.

The die has been cast. The PR war in bike versus car engaged. And the forces behind Bryant seem to be winning in the court of public opinion, thanks to the fancy stick handling of Navigator, the high-priced damage control outfit hired by the former pol.

read more here.

You can also follow along with the case at this website: http://bryantwatch.wordpress.com/