1/22/10 BLACK AND GOLD SPRINTS PRESENTS: SNOWED IN!

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TheLivingTed
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January 22, 2010

Get ready to spin your face off at the first Black and Goldsprints of the year. Iron City Bikes and Urban Velo have paired up again to bring you a crazy night of indoor bicycle racing, music, and beer.

Head To Head Bicycle Racing

Qualifying will begin at 8pm @ Over The Bar Bicycle Cafe

No experience needed

$10 to race, first 30 to register will get a free tshirt

$2 Magic Hat Beers All night – 100% of Beer Sales goes to the Team

Prizes will be raffled off all night

Sponsored By: Urban Velo, Magic Hat brewing, Fat Heads, OTB Bicycle Cafe, and Iron City Bikes


Dave
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Between this and the Cross’d Bite, it sounds like a very sore leg / painful liver weekend


Justin
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Here’s the poster for your viewing and reposting pleasure.


TheLivingTed
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sweet, i was hoping someone (justin) with more internet skills would post that.


BradQ
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The art is awesome. Nice work Justin.


edmonds59
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You had me at “Magic Hat”.

I hope there’s some of their “Howl”. Mmmmm.


caitlin
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awesome.. i still havent made it to one of these but i am totally there this time.


BradQ
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As far as the mechanics of things go, it’s all looking good. Updated software, new easier to mount roller platforms, maybe just maybe an audible countdown.


Justin
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I have a feeling that this will be the best Black & Gold Sprints yet. Get ready for extreme awesomeness


spakbros
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Can you guys give me a rundown of what exactly happens at these? I am noob


Mick
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Spak, I’ve only been to one, so this is impressionistic.

Two matched bikes on rollers, two people sprinting like hell for maybe 30 seconds, progress monitored on screens above the contestants. One gets to the “end” first.

Repeat.

Add a loud audience, massive doses of testosterone, laughable macho boasts, grudge matches, and drunken hilarity.


sloaps
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has there been spak pizza at these events? *nudge* *nudge*


spakbros
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They got their own kitchen there (good too). I might come down and just drink or something and take it all in


erok
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yeah, it’s pretty fun.

brad, i still like the old countdown where someone got the sound from that video game off road


TheLivingTed
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pole position!

The event is just as fun to spectate as well as participate in, especially with 50/50 cash raffles going all night!

not to mention the two dollar magic hat special. After a few you’ll find yourself calling out your buddies to a challenge.


Nick D
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Mick, 30 seconds???? It’s not sprinting if is more than 16 seconds…

Sadly, I will not be making it to this one… I have to be at a car show at the convention center all night, and back in the early morning.

For most of you, it just means there will be one less person to kick your… ;D


Willie
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I think I might come by just to cheer everyone on. I was planning on checking out the car show also. I heard “The Fonz” is making a appearance.


Nick D
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I didn’t hear about the Fonz, but I know Jeanette McCurdy from iCarly will be there!

If you are down there, come say hi- I’ll be down there all day, all 3 days, with Autoality.


edmonds59
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Jeanette McCurdy?!? really?

If you go check out the Pgh Drifters, they are great! Now back to your thread.


TheLivingTed
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the drifters were good.

– Nick you have made the event that much easier for everyone…shame.


Nick D
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I have to be at the convention center to setup at 9a and I’ll be there until 10p, but if I’m not completely beat, I’ll be down for a race or two (I have to be back down there at 9 the next morning for another 13 hours).

Is it just grudge matches?


joeframbach
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I’ve never done anything like this before, ever. Will the bikes have SPD pedals?


BradQ
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Toe clips and big gears.


joeframbach
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rachel_ding
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Ladies, ya’ll should come out to this. It’s super-fun! Love this fierce pic of Sarah racing another lady:


TheLivingTed
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party.


Justin
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In addition to the 50/50 raffles we’re going to be raffling off a bunch of other prizes from our sponsors all night long.

Plus we have new software, new platforms for the bikes and we’re VERY close to getting the audible start noises working.

Might take a little stress off of your shoulders King MC ;-)

It will be awesome. Be there!


Justin
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Correction, we now have audible start sounds thanks to Jacob!


bstephens
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15 seconds of pure sweet he… no wait… pure agonizing hell.


Justin
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Here are some of the prizes we’ll be raffling off all night:

-Magic Hat

Tshirts

Stickers

Bottle Openers

Condoms

Buttons

Pitcher of Beer Primes

– Mad Mex

Hats

Beach Towles

Water Bottles

Stainless Steel Thermos

Tote Bags

Blankets

Tshirts

– Jimmy John’s

Free Sub Cards

-Fat Heads

Grand Prize Gift Basket

$25 Gift Card

Pint Glass

TShirt

Bottle Opener

Stickers

Plus prizes from Iron City Bikes, Urban Velo, OTB and more.

Don’t forget we will also have $2 Magic Hat drafts all night, Roller Racing, and Music till 2am


Justin
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Oh yeah, forgot to mention that you don’t have to race in order to get in on these raffle items. So even if you don’t want to race, come down and hassle your friends that do!


joeframbach
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Do the buttons come attached to the condoms? If you need someone to set that up beforehand, I could donate some time to pin them together.


Justin
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Bump.

We are also going to be selling screen printed (4-color on a nice 100lb bright white cover stock) posters at the event for only $5.00! Hand printed by Dan and Commonwealth Press.


Nick D
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Man, I want to come to this…

Glad to hear everything is fixed. It’s good to know I wont have to repeat the same race 3 times-that killed me.


Justin
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Tonight! Be there.


Justin
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Wow, what a night. Thanks to everyone who came out to race, helped us organize, gave us prizes, and for just generally making it an awesome event. Here’s a quick recap http://ironcitybikesracing.com/

If anyone has photos on flickr, feel free to add them to the Black & Gold Sprints pool!


Justin
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oops, double post, disregard.

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