March 10, 2010

Recap: Sopo’s Broken Hearts and Bicycle Parts 6

By Anna | 5 Comments »

God we had a great time.

Jen and Rebecca were partners, with Stewart directing them through town

Jen, Rebecca, and I drove up that morning and met up with our pals Stewart, Chris, and Justin to grab some pizza before the race.  You might remember Rebecca from our post a few months ago about her getting in a serious accident at one of our races.  Thankfully she has made a complete recovery, and this was her first race since the accident.  Needless to say she was super nervous, but got on that steed and we all ended up kicking some serious ass!

Chris was my partner…who knows what he was doing here

The race had a Le Mans start, but we got positioned so that when the yell to “get the hell out of here” rang out, we were able to grab our bikes quick.  I will spare you the grisly details, but stops required things such as getting a tattoo (for a 30 minute time bonus) or your face painted, a pie in the face, jump rope, seed bombing, making and eating the worst peanut butter and jelly sandwich, and a game of capture the flag.  Those Altanta folks really know how to do an alleycat, that’s for sure.

Stewart, face painted and pied (from here)

Chris and I opted for the tattoo (also from here)

(from here again)

There were an insane number of people that ended up racing, something like 75 teams/150 people.  Chris and I did pretty well and ended up finishing in 10th place – I was the 2nd female to finish.  Jen and Rebecca got the first all female team, with 22th team to come in.  AND they both rode fixed.  Pretty freaking bad ass!

Stolen off of someone’s Facebook, thaaanks!

During the awards ceremony of sorts

The after party was insane.  Photo booths, art show, a marching band, DJ, dance party, TONS of people.

From one of the photo booths, Scott Lowden Photography

Beat Hate!

The next day we had a delicious breakfast at Stone Soup, and then we put Rebecca in the bag she and Jen won.  Made by RFM out of Atlanta.

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  1. On March 10th, 2010 Steve A said:

    Almost makes me jealous of you Easterners! Looks like it was a LOT of fun!

  2. On March 10th, 2010 Elisa M said:

    love it. Bham representing!

  3. On March 11th, 2010 PLS said:

    What kind of tattoos did you guys get, were they bike related? The idea of getting a tattoo keeps popping into my head, something bike related, natch. And to think in the beginning I was just trying to lose some weight.

  4. On March 12th, 2010 meligrosa said:

    ha this post is awesome!! looks like tons of fun :D
    cant wait to meet uAll one day
    xo.m

  5. On March 16th, 2010 SoPo Faceman said:

    Awesome, thanks for the recap. We’re headed there next event. See you at BikeBike SE!

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