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Goldsprints for Ca$h and Karma!

June 6, 2012

This Saturday, June 9th, head to Lucky Star for roller racing action!

Head to head 200 meter sprints on stationary bikes at speeds in excess of 50 mph.

No balance or skill required, just fast legs and intestinal fortitude.

Winner takes half the pool, the other half goes to NaaLamiley Kwakye’s fund to set sail for her junior year of high school!

Registration begins at 7pm, races begin at 8pm.

There will be beer.

 

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  1. M!ke permalink
    June 6, 2012 10:44 am

    Can we get a height race? Here’s a contender to beat.

    Felix Guirola rides 13 feet above the ground on his homemade bike, dodging the Detroit classics in Havana.

    Many people would be leery of cycling through chaotic downtown Havana, sharing its narrow, potholed streets with the darting scooters, incorrigible jaywalkers and hulking 1950s Detroit classics that clog every byway.

    Felix Guirola does it every day, and not on just any bicycle.

    Guirola rides 13 feet (4 meters) above the ground atop his homemade super-tall bike, peering over pickup trucks and even buses and without a helmet or other protective gear to break a fall.

    “I feel good up high. I don’t get nauseated or dizzy, nothing like that,” the 48-year-old Guirola said. “Up there I see the scenery better. I feel relaxed. There’s more of a breeze, I breathe it and I feel freer.”

    Since Guirola sold his home in the central province of Ciego de Avila and moved to Havana in November, the odd spectacle of him pedalling around town at eye-level with second-story apartments has become a daily occurrence. But neighbours still turn their heads and gawk, and smiling tourists whip out digital cameras.

    “It’s crazy. It must be difficult to keep his balance up there,” said Rafael Trejo, a 55-year-old motorist. “And when he comes to a stoplight, he must be a ninja to be able to climb down from there.”…
    http://news360.com/article/55952690
    Shared using News360 for the iPhone. Learn more at http://news360app.com

    M!ke

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