Sunday, July 11, 2010

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Results

Here is the points tally. You have until Sunday if you want me to make any adjustments!!

2,240 Craziettes
1,825 Steaming Manholes
1,750 Loked Out
1,650 Death From Above (The Night Wind) **BOSTON!**

1,500 DPC
1,350 Sewer Spiders
1,325 Babe City USA

875 Batpeople
800 Black Hearts
725 Blisterin Pliskins
680 Retards
675 Itchy Taint
625 CGZ
500 Brooklyn Bikes
475 Brutaltron
395 Two Jays

375 Yacht Club
375 F@#k Yo Couch

300 Butt Mutt
175 Team Dinosaur Explosion

-25! Ku

Batpeople posted a Felipe pic here: CYCLEHAWK NET

UPGRADED FROM 375 TO 875, NICE!!!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Aftermath..

Want to say Thanks!!! to all the people who worked and rode this weekend!

21 teams, 15 checkpoint crew = 111 of us rocking out on Saturday.

We are doing awards/goldsprints/videos/photos at East river Bar on Sunday July 11, details TBA soon.

Check out the manifest and points sheet, drawn by Felipe..





It went faster than expected in the beginning, we road together over the Willy B Bridge and down to Liberty Park for the Glider Challenge..

Sunday, July 4, 2010

WOOOOOOOH!


Conngrats Amanda from Steaming Manholes, she won a Fuji bike!!


Special Thanks to Tron, she rocked more than 20 tattoos!!

Mad Pics at http://cyclehawk.ning.com/

Tak: http://newyorkbikedreams.blog41.fc2.com/blog-entry-198.html

Results and more on the way..

Monday, June 28, 2010

CHECKPOINT STATUS 6/28/10

REGISTRATION UNTIL 9PM AT EAST RIVER BAR

GROUP RIDE TO LIBERTY PARK

CHECKPOINT 1 ASSEMBLE/FLY/LAND GLIDER


CHECKPOINT 2 ACTING (Domenico, Evelyn at 10/11 C)

CHECKPOINT 3 BUNNYHOP

CHECKPOINT 4 TEAM PHOTO AT PUBLIC LIBRARY (Miriam is Checkpoint Captain)

CHECKPOINT 5 INDIVIDUAL SPRINT TIMES SQUARE TO VILLAGE (IZUMI, SQUID, CARLOS)

CHECKPOINT 6 TATTOO (TRON AT CHARI!)

CHECKPOINT 7 TEAM TIME TRIAL (BEN AND..)

FINISH (TENTATIVELY EAST RIVER BAR)

EXTRA CHALLENGES:

TEAMS WILL BE UPLOADING PHOTOS DURING THE RIDE TO CYCLEHAWKNET VIA SMARTPHONE

VIDEOS ALSO, PLAN TO PROJECT BOTH AT FINISH AND AWARD PRIZES FOR BEST OF.

BEST BOOMBOX PRIZE. DON'T SLEEP!!! CASSETTE DECKS MANDATORY FOR ULTIMATE EXPERIENCE.

UPDATE!!

TEAMS OF FOUR ENCOURAGED. BIGGER/SMALLER TEAMS OK!!!

MAKE SURE YOUR TEAM HAS A TAPE CASSETTE BOOM BOX FOR THE MAXIMUM EXPERIENCE.

$5 PER PERSON. TEAM CAPTAIN WILL REGISTER FOR CREW, AND RECEIVE MISSION PAPERS/EQUIPMENT.

PRE-REGISTRATION AT 10/11 C (171 Avenue C) ON FRIDAY JULY 2ND

IN CONJUNCTION WITH HEATHER'S SQUAREBUILT RAFFLE FOR KIVA!!!

REGISTRATION JULY 3RD 7PM TO 9PM AT EAST RIVER BAR 97 S. 6TH ST. BROOKLYN, NY.

START AT EAST RIVER BAR 9PM AKA 2100 HOURS!!!

THIS EVENT BENEFITS http://nybmf.org

IN ASSOCIATION WITH VELO CITY NYC KISSENA VELODROME JULY 3RD 11AM-4PM

Sunday, June 13, 2010

MIXTAPE

Plan to have multiple audio cassettes and boom boxes the night of. Check out this movie mix I made today at
http://drop.io/heardyouweredead
(All tracks from the movie except for three from DJ Duke
and one Kool Keith/Dave London)

Also picked up a Coby boombox at J&R Music World downtown Manhattan for $18.50!
http://www.jr.com/coby/pe/CBY_CX244/


AND! Laid an ebay bid down on this sculpture of Snake Plissken, CHECK IT:

LOLOL

Monday, June 7, 2010

Minutes from last week's BBQ

Thanks to the crew that came out for BBQ last week, we did a walk through of the event and started assigning jobs for the night of.

MORE BBQ PHOTOS
THANKS CARLOS FOR THE PICS!!!

Rethought the beginning a bit, we plan to do a group ride from the start to Liberty Park. Upon arriving your team will be assigned one of two challenges. We are splitting the crowd up early to keep things flowing and to avoid a ton of standing around/waiting etc.

Downtown
Checkpoint 1A: Paper Airplane Skills
Checkpoint 1B: Acting Skills

LES
Checkpoint 2A: Bunny Hop or Wheelie
Checkpoint 2B: Rollers or GoldSprint

Midtown

Checkpoint 3: Team Photo
Checkpoint 4: Individual Broadway Sprint

West Village
Checkpoint 5: Tattoo
Checkpoint 6: Bike Polo (anybody want to help on this one?)

59th St. Bridge

Checkpoint 7: Team Time Trial

We are going to have multiple trivia questions and photo challenges along the way.
Carlos will be the main tech and we are going to have teams uploading photos to a live website from mobile devices (phone, etc.). Also, photos will be playing at the afterparty and we will update results from each checkpoint as they report.

Aside from the challenges we will be awarding prizes for:

Best Costume
Best Style
Team Spirit
Best Photo
Best DJ
Best Boombox
Furthest Traveled
More to come..

The registration will be our biggest project to pull off. Teams will register together at Heather's Squarebilt Raffle on Friday Nite, or at the Start location Saturday from 7pm-9pm.

Team Captain's will fill out the roster and pay reg fee for the team,
($5 per person).

Teams/Individuals will receive:

Manifest
Spoke Cards
Rules/Extra Points List
Map
Water
Blinky Lights
Mad Shwag

We are going to need a big afterparty spot, preferably in BK/Queens, not too far from Manhattan. Let me know if you have any good ideas!!

Still working on the Boombox/audio tape angle, will keep you posted.

Ride Safe-

Squid

Friday, May 28, 2010

Meet up at my place tomorrow (Sat May 29)

1945 Pacific St. (Just East of Buffalo) Ground Floor Bottom Buzzer


I has grill! Will be chasing my kid around too.

Noon to 5pm

We are going to talk checkpoints, prizes, pre-events, and beer.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

FUJI BIKES WOOOT!!!

Want to say THANKS!! To Fernando and the Fuji Bikes Crew!!!

TWO! FUJI LEAGUE'S UP FOR GRABS!
FOR ONE FAST GIRL AND ONE FAST GUY!!!

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Minutes from April 18 Meeting:

IF THIS IS YOUR FIRST TIME
HERE, READ ME!

Escape From New York, FUN RIDE MEETING.
In attendance: Victor, Stone, Squid

We talked through a rough draft of the event and then added ideas and started to sort locations and challenges. I am going to type out the notes and embellish as needed.

A lot of this is subject to change, input welcome from anybody!

Start in Brooklyn at East River Bar. It’s a great location, right by the Williamsburg Bridge. A lot of successful messenger events held here in the past.
Has a large outdoor space that can open up to easily accommodate many people and bikes.

While we plan to register during the week before the event we will do last minute registration and be distributing manifests, mission gear and last minute changes/instructions.

This event is going to kick off at 9pm sharp! It is a big production and a lot of volunteers are going to be working hard so you can have fun. I plan to start on time or at least within the hour. It is an action packed night and will be mad fun for everybody involved.

I am thinking we can do a group ride over the bridge to an LES park. From there we can execute 1st Challenge: TEAM TIME TRIAL!
Teams will ride together swiftly and safely from TBD LES Park to Liberty Park by the WTC site. Three of your team must finish together to get a valid time. An extra bonus will be added for teams that finish with all four riders together.

VICTOR DON’T FORGET THE FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE


Before/After you roll out from this and every challenge you may be handed some trivia questions or asked to complete a random task. The trivia sheets can be handed in at the finish for bonus points. This will keep the competitive types busy and also gives the out of towners an opportunity to see more of the city.
Remember!You only have to complete the main challenges to finish the event and Escape From New York!!

2nd Challenge: Bunnyhop!
Location TBD although we have a great spot in mind. Spoke with Krillz about this and his crew will most likely host this challenge. One of your team will compete. You must clear a certain height to score a win. Top Hop will win a prize.

3rd Challenge: Acting!
One of your crew will have to re-enact a scene from the movie. Professional actors will be on hand to assist. This is a great opportunity to show your chops and flaunt your excellent costume! While best costume will be decided at the finish, a prize for best actor will be had.

4th Challenge: Team Photo!
This will be held at the Main Branch of the New York Public Library. Your crew will walk down the steps and get your photo snapped by one of our awesome volunteer photographers.

5th Challenge: Broadway Sprint!
One of your teammates will square off against another teams sprinter AND one of THE DUKES sprinters. That’s right, three up from 42nd to LES with a mandatory stop near 23rd St. Inmates of Manhattan Island Jail will be on hand to sabotage your ride with water balloons etc.

6th Challenge: Bike Polo!
3 of your crew will face off against a Manhattan Island Jail polo team of extraordinary magnitude. Or your crew will face another crew in sudden death play. Got to figure the details on this one.

7th Challenge: Tattoo!
One of your crew will be tattooed with an arrow that says NYC 2010 or something to that effect. Remember in the movie when Snake gets the crossbolt to the leg? Yeah you know what I’m talking about.

This is where we started getting hazy. Still some things we have to work on. Definitely going to have people ride over the ‘69th’ St. Bridge and also considering an arm wrestle and other challenges.

Thinking we will rendezvous in Queens and group ride to a killer party spot. Gonna need help with that one for sure.

Basically going to set up each challenge with a different crew/sponsor. That way no one is responsible for everything (except me I guess). If one challenge does not happen/get’s shut down it will not stop the overall party.

Want to offer prizes for top performance at each challenge also best spirit, furthest traveled and all that good stuff.

Also need to figure out how we are going to work the ‘rescue the president’ and ‘recover the crucial cassette tape’ parallels to the movie..

Thursday, April 15, 2010

COMING UP THIS SUNDAY APRIL 18..

Watch the movie with us at Second Chance Saloon in Brooklyn!
Showtime is 7pm!!

659 Grand St. BTWN Leonard St and Manhattan Ave.
http://www.myspace.com/thesecondchancesaloon

Saturday, April 3, 2010

DELETED SCENE/REMAKE/WIKIPEDIA

Deleted scene that would have been at the beginning of the movie..



Found also that there may be a remake in the works!?


More on that at: WIKIPEDIA

Sunday, March 28, 2010

CAN YOU RIP A 90 MINUTE MIX

Calling all DJ's, musicians, arrangers, and producers worldwide! I am looking to provide 90 minute mix tapes to all teams that can scare up a boom box. There are no hard rules for submission, let me suggest you get a hold of the soundtrack to Escape From New York, it's packed with killer music. (Edit:)THANKS STACHE! Check the soundtrack here: http://bksoldier.blogspot.com/2008/01/escape-from-new-york-ost.html
INITIAL DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION MAY 15!

Some of the best tracks include..

THE DUKE ARRIVES/BARRICADE

NEEDS MORE COWBELL!!!

CHASE ACROSS THE 69TH ST. BRIDGE


THE PRESIDENT IS GONE


One of the best things about this movie is the great music! Check out some fan inspired tracks:









And the Disco Mix pressed in 1982..


Can you make a killer mix? Movie dialogue over break beats with the original soundtrack mixed in, that's what I'm looking for! Thinking the best way to submit is to upload two 45 minute mp3's to mediafire or another file sharing site. I will choose an 'official' fun ride soundtrack and $100 US will be awarded to my favorite one. If their is more than one killer mix, the small sum of loot will be shared equally.

Any bands or musicians that want to cover the music at a live venue the night of, hit me up!!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

ESCAPE FROM NEW YORK: FUN RIDE 2010




This is a Fun Ride that will involve teams of four people in any combination, based on the 1981 John Carpenter film of the same name. If you have not seen the movie or it has been a long time, you may want to check it out. It is one of my favorites right up their with The Warriors and Godzilla vs. King Kong.

Each team will ride into New York and face different 'challenges' including a team time trial, bunny hop comp, tattoo checkpoint, bike polo challenge, solo sprints, and more.

Teams must rescue 'The President' and secure the crucial Hartford Summit audio tape and 'Escape From New York' before time is up. While in the movie Snake had 22 hours to complete the mission, your crew will be limited to 4 hours.

I have organized rides like this before, with my kid and business these days I don't have the same time to dedicate so I will be reaching out to the NYC cycling community and sponsors to produce separate aspects of the event. If you love riding/partying with your friends and/or this movie get at me. Or as Snake would say 'I don't give a fuck about your bike ride or your president!!'

Plan to have prizes for best costume, best team, fastest, best spirit, furthest traveled, ironic dialogue, best mixtape, etc.
Teams will need a boombox to compete for top prizes, also will need a bunch of volunteer ‘presidents’ to be ‘rescued’ by various teams.

Victor has agreed to be ‘The Duke’ and yours truly will be filling the role of Halk, LOL.

I started this blog to get the ball rolling, it is going to be a mix of clips, updates, flyers, and random verbalization.

This event is in conjunction with Velo City, being held earlier that day at Kissena Velodrome. Expecting a good out of town turnout, will be giving out some nice prizes including tickets to Guatemala for CMWC and possibly tickets to Atlanta for NACCC