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xoutofstepx
07-22-2008, 10:07 PM
http://midnightmadness.sandiegohostels.org/images/mm2008small.GIF

Anyone doing this??? I am pretty sure my friends and I will be there. We should get a Socaleuro group out there. Seems like a lot of fun! :tup2:

http://sandiegomidnightmadness.org (http://sandiegomidnightmadness.org/)

http://www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm?event_id=1560317

Post up past experiences if you have been before!


Some quick info:


Midnight Madness is a fun night of cycling, contests, prizes, and entertainment to support community youth programs. The 35th annual event will be held on Saturday August 16, 2008. The cycling route is a 20-mile, primarily flat loop course along some of San Diego’s most beautiful waterfront and historic areas.


The start/finish staging area will be at the San Diego County Administration Building 1600 Pacific Highway San Diego 92101.

The ride starts at midnight, but be sure to arrive by 10 pm if you want to participate in the Light the Bike and Costume Contest for your chance to win many fantastic prizes! Night of registration opens at 8 pm. Online registration opens June 9th 2008.

dub*man
07-23-2008, 12:08 PM
Id like to do this.. but i doubt i would be able to keep up with anybody haha

Mr. Nobody
07-23-2008, 12:13 PM
Sounds like fun. I may be interested. Time to go look up registration costs.

bugzy
07-23-2008, 12:16 PM
that sounds interesting

i dont have a bike though

ill let Paul and ncttrnl know

ncttrnl
07-23-2008, 12:17 PM
There's about 6 of us already registered so far

bugzy
07-23-2008, 12:19 PM
There's about 6 of us already registered so far
wooo hoooo !!

i can borrow my sisters razor ... wonder how much a bike costs from Costco ;)

wait a sec, is this more of a cruise .. that maybe someone with lil bike experience can do ... so is this more hardcore?

ncttrnl
07-23-2008, 12:25 PM
This is a cruise.

We won't be going very fast... except for Kerry who has no self control.

xoutofstepx
07-23-2008, 03:43 PM
Id like to do this.. but i doubt i would be able to keep up with anybody haha

It's a casual cruise. You haaaave to go! :tup:


There's about 6 of us already registered so far

Nice! It's going to be awesome. Have you done it before?


wooo hoooo !!

i can borrow my sisters razor ... wonder how much a bike costs from Costco ;)

wait a sec, is this more of a cruise .. that maybe someone with lil bike experience can do ... so is this more hardcore?

Hop on Craigslist and get a bike! They have some great deals on there.

RavinJetta
07-23-2008, 06:29 PM
sounds fun

themandillon
07-26-2008, 12:08 AM
if i get a bike by then i might go

gest24
07-26-2008, 08:00 AM
I do have self control!

ONEofakindGTI
07-26-2008, 08:31 AM
iono if you guys already know or have seen but every last friday of the the month there is a bike ride called critical mass that starts in balboa park and cruises the streets of san diego. ive been going for the past couple months and its great...there are hundreds of bikers out there, last month close to or over a 1000 bikers taking over the streets.

bugzy
07-26-2008, 10:09 AM
It's a casual cruise. You haaaave to go! :tup:



Nice! It's going to be awesome. Have you done it before?



Hop on Craigslist and get a bike! They have some great deals on there.
but i dont know whats good and how much

i dont want anything crazy, just something that gets me from point A to point B ... but not sure if it'll last me, if i get interested

gest24
07-26-2008, 11:29 AM
You will also need a Helmet and lights (front and rear).

ncttrnl
07-26-2008, 04:15 PM
iono if you guys already know or have seen but every last friday of the the month there is a bike ride called critical mass that starts in balboa park and cruises the streets of san diego. ive been going for the past couple months and its great...there are hundreds of bikers out there, last month close to or over a 1000 bikers taking over the streets.

I'm not a fan of critical mass.

gest24
07-26-2008, 04:31 PM
I'm not a fan of critical mass.

+1

ONEofakindGTI
07-26-2008, 04:50 PM
why is that? just curious....

ncttrnl
07-26-2008, 05:03 PM
why is that? just curious....

I don't think that riding around breaking traffic laws is the best way to raise awareness of bicycles on the street.

Its not that all the Critical Mass riders break the laws. The problem is that there are enough of them that do. The event name Critical Mass has become synonymous with all the bad behavior that drivers and other cyclists don't want to see on the road.

Paul
07-26-2008, 05:05 PM
Yep Denise and I are registered for the event! :) can't wait

madajb
07-27-2008, 12:23 AM
I'm not a fan of critical mass.

Yeah, biker gangs (http://www.komonews.com/news/25943149.html) are trouble.

-ajb

themandillon
07-30-2008, 12:27 AM
http://midnightmadness.sandiegohostels.org/images/mm2008small.GIF

Anyone doing this??? I am pretty sure my friends and I will be there. We should get a Socaleuro group out there. Seems like a lot of fun! :tup2:

http://sandiegomidnightmadness.org (http://sandiegomidnightmadness.org/)

http://www.active.com/page/Event_Details.htm?event_id=1560317

Post up past experiences if you have been before!


Some quick info:

are you riding ur fixie?

im thinking about buying one from irocycles.com right now

lordoftheblings
07-30-2008, 02:05 AM
theres already a ghost bike out for atip (a kid from SD, my tattoo artist tottoo's) who got clobbered and killed riding his fixed gear. Seriously if your going to ride on california streets you arent gay with you have a freewheel and at least one hand brake.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/entertainment/street/2008/07/ghost_bike_a_memorial_to_cycli.html


fixed gears are the new rollerblades.

gest24
07-30-2008, 05:24 AM
theres already a ghost bike out for atip (a kid from SD, my tattoo artist tottoo's) who got clobbered and killed riding his fixed gear. Seriously if your going to ride on california streets you arent gay with you have a freewheel and at least one hand brake.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/entertainment/street/2008/07/ghost_bike_a_memorial_to_cycli.html


fixed gears are the new rollerblades.

Damn, I thought I was a total flamer with 20 gears and 2 brakes.... shucks.

xoutofstepx
07-30-2008, 08:52 AM
are you riding ur fixie?

im thinking about buying one from irocycles.com right now


theres already a ghost bike out for atip (a kid from SD, my tattoo artist tottoo's) who got clobbered and killed riding his fixed gear. Seriously if your going to ride on california streets you arent gay with you have a freewheel and at least one hand brake.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/entertainment/street/2008/07/ghost_bike_a_memorial_to_cycli.html


fixed gears are the new rollerblades.

I just ride single speed, not fixed. I also have two brakes. :tup2: I'm not a fan of fixed gear.

IRO Cycles are awesome. You should just get one with a flip flip hub.

That's a horrible story Corey. Exactly why I have brakes and a freewheel.

themandillon
07-30-2008, 02:03 PM
yeah im about to order
http://i25.photobucket.com/albums/c63/themandillon1222/jamieroy693.jpg

flip flop hub,

the only thing im considering changing is the teeth on the cog/hub.

right now i have it at 15 on the cog and 16 on the freewheel.

ncttrnl
07-30-2008, 02:17 PM
Damn, I thought I was a total flamer with 20 gears and 2 brakes.... shucks.

Its not the bike... its the spandex


theres already a ghost bike out for atip (a kid from SD, my tattoo artist tottoo's) who got clobbered and killed riding his fixed gear. Seriously if your going to ride on california streets you arent gay with you have a freewheel and at least one hand brake.

http://www.signonsandiego.com/entertainment/street/2008/07/ghost_bike_a_memorial_to_cycli.html


fixed gears are the new rollerblades.

I hate to say it but this kids accident sounds like it has nothing to do with the type of bike he was on or sharing the road or anything else. He ran a red left turn arrow through a busy intersection. That brief lapse of judgment cost him his life.

GTIcrazy
07-30-2008, 03:16 PM
Yeah it sounds like the rider messed up and paid the big price for it.

I do like the advocacy that is going around by riding groups to push safety, solid riding habits, and motivate cities to provide safe paths for bicycles. The whole Critical Mass movement and such is a cool thing. Bicycles of all kinds are going to be much more prevalent on the roads from here on out...

I personally try to not ride on the streets next to cars by taking bikeways at least part of the way to where I am headed. Drivers today just donít pay enough attention to their surroundings and I donít want to get bumped or worse. Heck I got nervous today when a CRV cut me off while I was going to lunch, and I was safely tucked inside my car. The other driver was too busy chatting on her phone, which she was holding up to her head.

ncttrnl
07-30-2008, 04:24 PM
Critical Mass does not advocate riding safely. They advocate corking, swirling, and all kinds of other stupid crap mob mentality riding.

I ride next to cars and among cars on the street. I've actually been surprised at the attention people give cyclists. More often than not, they actually give me more room than I need and its greatly appreciated. Granted, I have been riding in areas that are fairly accustomed to guys in spandex pedaling around.

gest24
07-30-2008, 05:38 PM
Clippless shoes and water bottles are great for getting driver's attention. I've never had an issue, but the option is always there. Just follow the traffic laws and always be in a gear that is easy to sprint if need be.

lordoftheblings
07-30-2008, 06:12 PM
Its not the bike... its the spandex



I hate to say it but this kids accident sounds like it has nothing to do with the type of bike he was on or sharing the road or anything else. He ran a red left turn arrow through a busy intersection. That brief lapse of judgment cost him his life.

i dont know, had Atip had brakes he could have stopped. Also had Atip been riding with a oh so uncool helmet he might not have died. Although its all speculation but...

There's nothing safe about riding a fixed in urban environment. Its wreckless and irresponsible to not be the master of your domain (as much as possible)

then again, i dont know I think road bike guys are weenies. Gimme a gnarly rutted singletrack with some fast decents and good drops and im a happy camper.

GTIcrazy
07-30-2008, 07:54 PM
Critical Mass does not advocate riding safely. They advocate corking, swirling, and all kinds of other stupid crap mob mentality riding.

I'm not sure about that. I was reading on one of the CM sites that they want to push safety and are starting to shun the people that use CM events to push a mob mentality looking to take over the streets and tease cars.

In any case, that's a nice ride pictured at the top of the page... :tup:

gest24
07-30-2008, 08:53 PM
i dont know, had Atip had brakes he could have stopped. Also had Atip been riding with a oh so uncool helmet he might not have died. Although its all speculation but...

There's nothing safe about riding a fixed in urban environment. Its wreckless and irresponsible to not be the master of your domain (as much as possible)

then again, i dont know I think road bike guys are weenies. Gimme a gnarly rutted singletrack with some fast decents and good drops and im a happy camper.

Not all roadies started on the road. I'll mix it up on the road at 30mph or on the single track at 25 mph.

lordoftheblings
07-31-2008, 08:33 AM
im just messing around. my first real bikes were a motobecane circa early 80's and then once id saved up a 92-93 Cannondale road frame. i road the shit out of that thing.

At one point even hada Shogun Kaze TT bike. That was fun to ride.
http://brad.sweat365.com/files/2007/11/shogun-side-2.jpg

twistedangel
08-14-2008, 05:28 PM
but i dont know whats good and how much

i dont want anything crazy, just something that gets me from point A to point B ... but not sure if it'll last me, if i get interested


You can borrow mine. It's brand new. It's also purple. ;)

I live close to there ... you can pick it up on your way.

URQ
08-14-2008, 05:37 PM
im just messing around. my first real bikes were a motobecane circa early 80's and then once id saved up a 92-93 Cannondale road frame. i road the shit out of that thing.

At one point even hada Shogun Kaze TT bike. That was fun to ride.
http://brad.sweat365.com/files/2007/11/shogun-side-2.jpg

I have not seen a post from you in a long time!:tup: