Tuesday, February 19, 2008

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.

For more information, watch this site or email: dashap327@mac.com.

This race announcement is now a total of 327 words long.


Blogger Deb's Lunch said...

They do group tours of the DC monuments on conference bikes .... hmm, even seems to be the same photo: DC Funcycle and Eric Staller's Conference Bike

11:00 AM  
Blogger Stevie said...

Hampstar and the Pork Posse is in for coprorate sponsorship; we'll even throw down for a Big Box of Useless Junk, Bikerelated. See you at the event.

9:26 AM  
Anonymous Hefe said...

Los Gatos Gordos Scooter Club has been doing the "Taco Time Trial" for four years now in March and your event takes place on the SAME DAY. I see originality isn't your strong suit.

Since you stole our idea and our name, I hope you don't mind if we jack you for your artwork. I like that part.

5:46 PM  
Blogger dashap said...

Hefe, man, sorry, honestly, didn't know anything about your event till just now.

Great minds think alike even if mine is much slower.

Maybe there's some way we could overlap events; I think it would be cool to ride bikes with the Mosquito Fleet.

And jack away with the artwork; I got it from here:




6:11 PM  
Blogger Gurldoggie said...

I just saw your flyers at Recycled Cycles, and I love the idea. I run the Punk Rock Flea Market which takes in place in Belltown one week before, on the 22nd. There's a lot of bikers and bike stuff there, why don't you come down, bring some flyers, and do some promotion for the TTTT? I think you'll have a hit. Drop me a line.

7:32 PM  
Blogger Lacy Kemp said...

Sweet Jesus this sounds phenomenal. tacos and bikes!

10:14 AM  
Blogger Alfonso Lopez said...

What does DFL stand for? Pardon me if I am dumb.

6:37 PM  
Blogger dashap said...

DFL stands for "Dead Fucking Last."

7:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello there fellow Casanova // Al Gore // Romulus // Tarantino // ETC.

I share not only a birthday with you, but also a zeal for bike riding and (likely, from what I have seen) a passion for the literary arts.

I came across your page in a rather round-about manner. While searching around to see how common stencils of Ingrid Betancourt were, and if I could maybe produce a better one, I ran across the blog of someone by the nomenclature 'gurldoggie'. Your blog was listed under 'friends' and I was naturally curious about the possible reference to my birth date, so I clicked and snooped around a bit.

Thank you for the delightful read.

I am sorry to have missed you bike ride (especially as the starting point was less than a block from my house) and I look forward to potential future events.

Laughs and Giraffes,

3:44 PM  
Blogger dashap said...

I think Al Gore is 3/31; Tarantino, though, is a 327 bro.

3:09 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home