Monday, March 01, 2010

Prime Time Trial

In celebration of bikes, bike riding, things of highest eminence or rank, the period or state of greatest perfection or vigor of human life, and numbers divisible only by themselves and one, 327 Words is pleased to announce the first (and probably only) Prime Time Trial, a checkpoint-themed alleycat-style bike race starting at 20/20 Cycle, 2020 Union St., Seattle, WA, on Saturday, March 27th, 2010, beginning at 3:27PM, with signups commencing about 2:30.

In hopes of priming the pump, as it were, for the celebratory after-party, cyclists will—along the route—have the opportunity to ingest various prime-themed goodies, including, but not limited to prime rib, pasta primavera, and with any luck, some delicious primordial soup.

Prizes—cash and bike schwag—will be awarded for fastest times, men’s and ladies’ divisions, as well as various runner-up positions, including, of course, DFL.

Prize sponsors on tap include 2020 Cycle, Surly Bikes, Madrona Alehouse, New Belgium Brewing Company, Bicycle Fixation, Swrve Cycling, Haulin’ Colin Trailers, Drunk Cyclist, Urban Velo, Swift Industries,Shaun Deller Designs, Chrome Messenger Bags,Momentum Magazine, Cetma Racks,and DiNotte Lights, and while the amount of loot will no doubt pale in comparison to the haul provided for the Fucking Hills Race, we remain hopeful that some sort of reward will be found for each and every rider who completes the course.

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 53 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 Madrona Alehouse sometime around 6:00 to join in the post-race festivities. With any luck, most cyclists will have returned by then and all should be primed for celebrating their successful completion of the day’s ups and downs. Or not.

In any case, should be a prime example of bike-related nonsense, rain or shine.

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This primary race announcement was originally 327 words long.


Blogger Deb's Lunch said...

hey, I was just wondering what you were doing for your b-day this year. Cool.

10:14 AM  
Blogger Alfonso Lopez said...

Not sure how to email you so I'm just leaving a comment for now.

I want to put together an alley-cat race akin to your Taco Truck Time Trial a few years back. It was so much fun!

I'd be doing it as a fundraiser for the LLS and I would like to pick your brain about the logistics of putting on a race like this. Please drop me an email!

12:35 PM  

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