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  • Thursday July 5, 2007

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    Thursday July 5, 2007

    My buddy Vince has a great site.
    Netherlands, What!! Haute-Courier

    I received this awesome handlebar/stem combo at
    Velo City Chicago. It’s a Hammerhead!!
    Special Thanks to Jonny Cycles!

    My friend Josh is organizing this event..
    CHECK IT OUT DENVER!!!

    Monday July 2, 2007

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    Monday July 2, 2007

    JOHNPETERSMANHATTAN
    Visited John Peters at his factory in Kingston, NY.
    He is the founder of Manhattan Portage and also
    makes bags for CycleHawk!!

    Amy and Keiran by the Co-Op!

    UPCOMING

    August 3-7, 2007
    15th Annual Cycle Messenger Championships Dublin, Ireland

    Pre Event LONDON!!

    Post Event AMSTERDAM! Fixt Rookies V

    Tuesday June 26, 2007

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    Tuesday June 26, 2007

    Want to shout out Markham Travel for working with Velo City Tour!!
    Thanks to Mike for helping with the booking and sponsoring!!

    Velo City Weekend CHICAGO 2007!!!


    Peter DiAntoni Slideshow

    Want to say WOW and THANKS! To the Chicago area posse!!

    Carlos and I landed early Friday morning on a two day mission to represent and help implement Chicagos second annual Velo City event.

    Around 3pm we met up with Val and Brean at Yojimbos Garage. (thanks for the beers Marcus!!)

    Brean is a good friend who worked in NY for some time. Val is a great person and also a hardcore racer and organizer! Breans true love, together they promoted and produced the weekends events!

    Thanks for putting us up in your awesome apartment! We were drinking beers and such, hope we didnt wreck the place to much!

    The alleycat started with 57 riders! Blinged out Ali Gs were given an early start and your mission was to complete your manifest by returning to the start from several addresses. Who would pick the best route and utterly navigate the swift city streets?


    Anzie Nelson and Jeff Perkins, thats who!!

    I did one checkpoint and then cruised up and down State St. for a while. Getting confused with the upper and lower sreet system (it’s pretty cool), I rolled along the river for a while and eventually made it back to the start spot.

    Rather than complete another manifest mission, I opted to head for the finish line and meet with Carlos who was filming the race. I did my best Felipe impression and tried to convince the race officials that I had won the race, they were not fooled.

    Marc Maclean stepped off the blue line train and joined us. He had come to race the Ali G Cat but his plane was delayed! Marc was also to run registration and results the next day, glad he made it!

    We went to the Gold Star for the awards and more beer!!

    Ali G Cat on Flickr
    more from Alforque


    Get it done Crew!

    Got rolling (kind of) early and met with a lot of people at a supermarket parking lot.
    XXX RACING helped out with a school bus that transported 20+ riders to and from the track!!


    Kenosha is the oldest track in use in the United States!! I was impressed with the condition and was psyched to see Josh who had helped us so much the year before.

    Josh ran the days events with my help and our great crew of riders and volunteers!


    Josh keeping the punks in line.

    We divided the pack of 50 into four fields. Women, Messenger Men, City Biker One, City Biker Two.

    We started off with Match Sprints. We did heats of five with two advancing all the way through the finals.

    Also we ran a Miss and Out, 10 lap scratch, Tempo, Win and Out and a size 9 Chariot race for a pair of Knog shoes.

    The racing was smooth and powerful! No crashes and I feel we may have inspired some new riders as well.


    Jen Greenberg and Andrew Nordyke of Chicago (Team Triple X)
    won the day and the tickets to the 15th Annual
    Cycle Messenger World Championships in Dublin!!


    Val Brostrom of Chicago and Lyle Hanson of Madison
    took it for the City Bikers!!

    PHOTOS FROM THE TRACK
    Peter DiAntoni
    kjacobs flickr
    ffonst flickr
    lyle’s flickr
    jeffjkao

    Later that night there were IroSprints at a cool warehouse space!


    Bobcat w/OLSTYLE Disc Wheel

    VELO CITY CHICAGO RESULTS

    Messenger Male
    1. Andrew Nordyke, CHI
    2. Jeff Perkins, CHI
    3. (tie) Brean Shea, CHI / James Lalonde, MKE
    5. Al Urbanski, CHI

    Messenger Female
    1. Jen Greenberg, CHI
    2. Anzie Nelson, CHI
    3. Kelly Petersen, Madison

    City Biker Male
    1. Lyle Hanson, Madison
    2. Ted Burger, CHI
    3. Henry Loud, CHI
    4. Simon May, CHI
    5. (tie) TJ Kells, MKE / Ben Van Couvering, CHI

    City Biker Female
    1. Val Brostrom, CHI
    2. Katy Steudel, MKE
    3. Michelle Davis, CHI
    4. Emily Willobee, CHI

    Da Ali G Cat Results
    (top 3). We had 57 racers. 13 women!

    Male
    1. Jeff Perkins
    2. Rob Ehrman
    3. Max Riordan

    Female
    1. Anzie Nelson
    2. Michelle Davis
    3. Emily Willobee

    THANKS AGAIN TO ALL OF OUR TOUR SPONSORS!!!

    Pabst Blue Ribbon
    Manhattan Portage

    Chrome bags
    Rapha
    NY Minute

    Markham Travel

    Knog
    Crank Brothers
    Walz Caps
    Kryptonite
    Phil Wood
    Van Dessel
    Seagull Bags
    Swobo

    And Chicago’s Local Sponsors:

    Yojimbo’s garage
    xxx racing/athletico
    g boutique
    jonny cycles
    crumpler
    Bari (the sandwiches)
    Adam Clark

    SEE YOU NEXT YEAR!!!


    Thursday June 21, 2007

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    Thursday June 21, 2007

    Ran into an old friend and former bike messenger yesterday.
    JOE DOWNLOW still keeping it HARDCORE!!

    DOWNLOW N.Y.H.C.

    On MySpace

    Wednesday June 20, 2007

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    Wednesday June 20, 2007

    Look who is riding Fix!!

    That’s Reggie’s old frame, GO BILL!!!

    Did a video shoot with The Last Goodnight on Saturday

    Thanks to Jill from PitchcontrolPR for hooking me up!!

    Saturday June 16, 2007

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    Saturday June 16, 2007

    Velo City Weekend in Chicago is coming up fast!!

    Directions to Kenosha Velodrome

    Chicago Schedule

    Thursday June 14, 2007

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    Thursday June 14, 2007

    The cart is circa 1943!! This guy has been slinging dogs since 1965.
    My man!!

    Got Bandannas made..

    Tuesday June 12, 2007

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    Tuesday June 12, 2007

    Check the view from the 31st floor at 1114 6th Ave.

    I am feeling the damaged! sticker


    !!!!!!CONTEST CLOSED THANK YOU FOR PLAYING!!!!!!

    CYCLEHAWK CONTEST #1:
    Name that intersection and win a Greg Ugalde Print and a CH Bandanna!!

    12 people got it right!! (Lafayette@Houston)

    email your answers to: info@cyclehawk.com
    !!!!!!CONTEST CLOSED THANK YOU FOR PLAYING!!!!!!

    Monday June 11, 2007

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    Monday June 11, 2007

    This kid knows the deal, LOCK IT!


    Without a doubt one of the friendliest shops in New York City!


    CITY BIKES 315 West 38th St.

    Friday June 8, 2007

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    Friday June 8, 2007

    Picking up at 30 Broad St this morning, saw this guy painting


    OilPaintSmith@yahoo.com

    Check out this ad at the bus stop in front of 276 5th Ave.