Saturday, August 21, 2010
A new alleycat flyer hit AZFixed earlier this week, Sept 18th, Tempe. The thread alluded to knowledge of prior races and events as primers for the stops. Needless to say it made me stop and think about some of the races I have either thrown or attended. Good times. One race that sticks out predominantly when discussing; the “good ol’ days”, is the race for the cure. I loved that race. It had all the elements of your run of the mill alleycat but was kicked up a notch with the involvement of the police and security at the hospital. Looking back it’s easy to laugh at, a literal gang of 40 bikers blowing past a security check point into the parking lot of what is essentially a jail. The security team overreacted and chaos ensued. The adrenaline was all that kept me going for the remainder of the night. I got lost on ASU campus, nearly puked after doing the shot of Tabasco sauce, shotgunned not one, but two beers in Hipster Compton, and got hit square in the eyes with a handful of flour at stop five after the person manning the stop yelled; “Anthrax!”. I would do it all over again in a heartbeat. AZfixed was in its infancy, the Street Kings were still recruiting members and finding our place in the community, and although there was an alleycat every five or six weeks, no one forgot that race. If people are still talking about your race three years later you must have gotten something right. I cant wait till the 18th. Game on.