Friday, May 08, 2009

Two Men and a Baby...

We had decided to host an Alleycat Race in Boise. We heard that someone had thrown one in the past 'maybe' but were sure that we were bringing something new to the city of trees. We posted flyers everywhere with 3M spray adhesive. We put flyers on bikes. We got the attention of Thrive magazine who wrote a story about our race. When I showed to the interview at the Lucky 13 with a baby instead of a bike they were definitely disappointed but, you know, life happens. The article sucked anyway so whatever.  When we set up for registration at the Lucky 13 we were giddy with excitement and started drinking early. As we gathered a crowd of participants passers by were wondering what the hell was going on. I think we registered just over twenty racers that included everyone from the spandex and don't rag-clad enthusiast to the tattooed cruiser riding cool guys to everyone in between. Stops were as follows:
Start/Finish Lucky 13 Garage
Dutch Goose
Broadway Bar
Neurolux
Hot rod pick-up truck, Ft Boise
Harry's Hyde Park
Old Pen
We can't find our list of winners list but am pretty sure that Jason Bauer won this one to set a precedent and was very closely followed by Nikos Sawyer. It sure was fun. So much fun that we decided to start planning Hellracer....

10 comments:

P77 said...

Yeah man, I think there were officially unofficially 25 entrants. C43 and I had raced in other cities but had never thrown an alleycat. Fast forward to 2009 and we just hosted Liverdance 4 with Hellracer FIVE coming this Fall. Crazy. Thanks to all the heads that have shown up and raced and/or supported the events, we've got ourselves a killer little scene here.

blotto said...

The bike scene wouldn't be half as good without awesome people like yourselves setting up so many kickass events.

N*88 said...

It was Bauer,Nikos and Michelle Fast. She edged me out by a couple of minutes. I was on a 17 pound road bike, she was on a old cruiser that looked if it may self destruct at any moment. I was humbled. I still have the flyer, I saw it the other day when I was going through some boxes.

dirty and pink said...

i really wish n*88 would move out of the box... Congrats to you guys. boise's cool factor went up when yins moved to town. was the first one when james ran into the parked car on 13th...

C39 said...

http://nocoastboise.blogspot.com/

This might dust the cobwebs off the old memory card.

WFFW

oldschooly said...

Wow, 39, thanks for the link. I forgot about that.

'my weird drunk neighbor took fist place'?

'don't leaf me'?

Pure literary genius.

WFFW.

P77 said...

Hurl (Cars-r-Coffins/Bummer Life) still has that page linked on his Bike Satan blog, despite my attempts to have him redirect it here.Codizzle came outta nowhere to win that one. Speaking of which, goin' to the shop to get some hipster bars for the Paramount, old dog-new tricks. Jeah.

Anonymous said...

This is bullshit. There were lots of rides before this one, but they were underground, like they should be. Nobody went to the press for attention. This is just hipsters riding a fad.

oldschooly said...

First, that was a race not just a ride.
Second, the press came to us.
Third, bicycles are not a fad.
Fourth, posting anonymously is puss.

P77 said...

How do you ride a bike underground? You mean like tunnelcat race? As for "hipsters riding a fad" well, I bought my track bike in 1998, when did you build your conversion?