Taco Truck Time Trial
(Image from here: Gypsy Rock)
In celebration of bicycles, burritos, and bacchanalia, 327 Words is pleased to present the First (and probably only) Annual Taco Truck Time Trial, a checkpoint-themed alleycat-style bike race starting at 20/20 Cycle, 2020 Union St., Seattle, WA, on March 29th, 2008, beginning at 3:27PM, with signups commencing about 2:30.
Riders will leave, time trial mode, in staggered starts, and head in a southerly direction to somewhere on Rainier Avenue where they will have the option of downing, for time bonus points, a taco or other comestable at one of Seattle’s finest taco trucks. (For additional bonus points riders, may also have the chance to abet their meals with New Belgium pale ale.)
Then, it’s further south to Columbia City for at least one more truck where the previous truck’s consumption will be reprised.
Finally, the event concludes with a full-bellied sprint along Lake Washington Boulevard for the after-party and prizes at the Madrona Alehouse.
Cyclists of all ages and styles are invited to participate and for those disinclined to race, the associated Roach Coach Rally will feature a group ride from the start to a selection of checkpoints.
Prizes—cash and bike schwag—will be awarded for fastest times, men’s and ladies’ divisions, as well as various runner-up positions, including style points and, naturally, DFL. Friends already on board include 2020 Cycle, 327 Words, Dutch Bike Seattle, Hampsten Cycles, Bicycle Fixation, Swrve Cycling, Chrome Bags, Vapolution Vaporizers, Deb's Lunch, and New Belgium Brewing Company.
Entry fee is a suggested donation of $7.00, which includes food and drink, spoke card, goodie bag, and commemorative shot glasses for the first 51 participants, as well as some measure of beer and/or other beverages at the after party.
Friends and relations are invited to show up at the Alehouse sometime after about 6:00 to join in the post-race festivities. Rumor has it that a Conference Bike may show up, with rides for all.
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