3/10/2008

What a rush!

Nineteen intrepid souls braved near whiteout conditions Saturday morning to participate in what may have been the first ever Birmingham Alley Cat.
The first four finishers, all on fixed gears, rolled in with times under one hour and were followed shortly thereafter by four geared compatriots.
Route selection proved critical with three of the top four finishers going clockwise: O'Henrys, Urban Standard then Crestwood Coffee. Regardless of the direction traveled, which way to get over the ridge between BBC and Crestwood posed a problem. A few people, Jerry and Sarah, went by Trinity Hospital, single speed I might add, while Jonathan and Mike did the 10% quarter mile up 56th St. from Crestwood and then finished off the ridge by climbing an even steeper pitch at 58th St.
We've already started thinking about the next alley cat. Let us know what you liked.
Please be sure to let the alley cat's sponsors know how much you appreciate their support. This could not have happened without them. Sponsors include: Crestwood Coffee, Urban Standard, O'Henrys Homewood, Open Door Cafe and Courtland Bibb.

5 comments:

WRENCH said...

Sweet ride Sheriff!! Good to see the fixies taking to the gear guys. Can't wait for the next one. Thanks

atown said...

i really wish i would have been able to do it. next time.

rifted_mind said...

glad to hear you guys ran it and had fun. I will try my best to be there for the next one. so who got my bag ?

James said...

I liked everything about the event. I liked the late morning start, the choice of check-ins with regard to the location of each and the freedom of the route. I liked stopping for an espresso shot at each shop and I liked seeing others on the road and in the shops with the same goal and enthusiasm. I especially liked the party afterwards at my favorite shop in town!! Thanks for the good times and thanks to Tim, Mike and Jason for their hospitality!!

zoovegroover said...

I liked everything about the event. I liked the late morning start, the choice of check-ins with regard to the location of each and the freedom of the route. I liked stopping for an espresso shot at each shop and I liked seeing others on the road and in the shops with the same goal and enthusiasm. I especially liked the party afterwards at my favorite shop in town!! Thanks for the good times and thanks to Tim, Mike and Jason for their hospitality!!
WOOPS...I used my other account to comment...I'm not James, I'm Nick!!