All posts tagged Goldsprints

  • Mad Dashes 2013

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    The Mad Dashes are back! You guys have asked for it and the good folks at Old Spokes Home have delivered once again. This’ll be the third series of indoor roller races we’ve seen here in Burlington, VT and I couldn’t be more excited. The races will take place this upcoming Tuesday the 16th at Manhattan’s Pizza and start around 6:30. Come on out for some dollar PBRs, lightening-fast cadence and great friends. More info on the Facebook event page.

    -B

  • MAD DASHES: 2.22.2012

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    “Going nowhere faster than the speed of light”

    Yup, it’s that time again. The Old Spokes Home is throwing a series of goldsprints races in Burlington, Vermont with the first coming up on the 22nd at The Monkey House (Winooski).

    Its time for some Mad Dashes. Spring approaches; get the blood flowing! Picture two single speed bikes set up on stationary rollers, and two racers going head to head in a 250m, 500m, and 2,000m races. Speeds and times simultaneously projected during each race. A wild event for racers and spectators alike, registration is $5 and will be from 6:30pm – 7pm. Races begin at 7pm. Prizes will be awarded for racers and fans alike from the Old Spokes Home and Maglianero, as well as drink specials from the Monkey House.

    This is the first race of 3 races we will be hosting. All racers are entered into a drawing for a grand prize to be awarded at the final event regardless of placement. Race all 3 events and you get 3 chances at the grand prize. Free Bass will be providing listening pleasure after the races, check out the Monkey House website for details. Keep in mind that these are real bikes, wear or bring appropriate footwear (sneakers) and clothing, and come out ready to ride, ready to cheer, and ready for a good time.

    Poster by Christopher Norris

    Join the Facebook event page for more info.

    -B

  • The Mad Dashes: Final Race

    Mad Dashes Burlington VT

    Mad Dashes Burlington VT

    So the final installment of The Mad Dashes went down Friday at Manhattan Pizza here in Burlington, VT. Even though I didn’t race, ( it wouldn’t have been a pretty sight…I just finished college earlier that day) I still had a blast hanging out, seeing some buddies, drinkin’ Switchbacks and enjoying the company of fellow cyclists.

    Hunt has a great writeup about the event and series at the Old Spokes Home blog as well as photos, results and info from previous races-see all that here.

    All the photos: Old Spokes Flickr

    -B

  • Seven Days: Sprint Finish-Mad Dashes Coverage

    Lauren Ober at Seven Days wrote an awesome article on the Mad Dashes, a roller races series here in Burlington put on by the Old Spokes Home. We’re stoked on the coverage and can’t wait for this Friday’s race at Manhattans Pizza!

    Few small corrections though. Lockwood’s time in the semi-final on 3.21 was 11.518 with my runner-up time of 11.768 and I was quoted as Norris…no worries haha. For a complete list of standings to date, check out our post here.

    -B

  • MAD DASHES:Results So Far

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    We’ve been having a blast the past couple weeks at the Old Spokes Home Mad Dashes Goldsprints. Hunt did a great write-up on the first two nights over at the OSH Blog.

    For the full story head over to Old Spokes Home and make sure to RSVP on the Facebook page for this Friday’s (April 1st) race at Manhattans.

    More photos here.

    Results below.

    -B

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  • The Old Spokes Home Presents: MAD DASHES

    Hey everyone, we’ve been off the map for more than a minute now, but I’d like to let everyone know that we’re back and swinging full-force right now. We had some back-end issues with the wordpress, but hopefully things are worked out at this point. Speaking of which, this post has nothing to do about us.

    The point here is that The Old Spokes Home’s MAD DASHES series is starting TONIGHT 6:30at the Monkey House in Winooski.

     

    Head over to the Old Spokes Facebook for all the details and dates. Here’s a little info about how we’re doing things:

    “Its time for some Mad Dashes. Spring approaches get the blood flowing! Picture two single speed bikes set up on stationary rollers, and two racers going head to head in a 250m, 500m, and 2,000m races. Speeds and times simultaneously projected during each race. A wild event for racers and spectators alike, registration is free and will be from 6:30pm – 7pm. Preliminary races begin at 7pm and finals go off at 8pm. Prizes are awarded nightly for racers and fans alike, as well as drink specials from Switchback.

    This is the first race of a 6 race series. All racers are entered into a drawing for a grand prize to be awarded at the final event regardless of placement. Race all 6 events and you get 6 chances at the grand prize. There will be live music after the races at 9pm, check out the Monkey House website for details. Keep in mind that these are real bikes, wear or bring appropriate footwear (sneakers) and clothing, and come out ready to ride, ready to cheer, and ready for a good time.”

    I hope to see a great turn-out tonight! I’ll be a bit late (as I’m graduating this semester and have obviously been swamped with night-class) but come out to Winooski, say hey to Hunt and Chris, spin those legs and grab a beer from Switchback!

    -Brian

  • Old Spokes Home: Winter Roller Races

    The first of the Old Spokes Home sponsored winter roller races kicked off Monday night down at the Radio Bean. A prelim to the actually series, it looks like everything went great, I was bummed to have missed it but duty called down in Boston. Can’t wait for the rest of these. For more pictures head over to the Old Spokes Flickr.