Wednesday, 3 October 2007
Rock n' Roll Racing at the Double Down Saloon!
Dateline: InterBike Las Vegas 07
- Crumpler , Surly, Kreitler Rollers and LeVeL Components sponsored GoldSprintsNYC Rock n' Roller Racing at the legendary DoubleDown Saloon in luverly Las Vegas, baby!
Check out the flickr.com slide show of the big edit: HERE
About the DoubleDown:
it's an oasis of reality in alternative universe, open 24hrs, you can never leave 'cos the carpet is too sticky, try the Bacon Martini - for breakfast!
In short, I love it!
It can be found at the back of a somewhat dilapidated strip mall, off Paradise, map HERE! It's Rock n Roll grunge Heaven!
After dragging ourselves (the Crumpler Crew) away from a frenetic first day of Interbike '07, we hit Nobu (above) at the LV HardRock for a high protein + carbs hit (aka sushi :)
and then onto get the party started at DoubleDown,
which is just up and over the road a bit...
The GetSum Entertainment chaps were all set up and good to go, and the battles began in earnest!
Gym rat and Crumpler USA GM, Lindsay decimated myself 17-19 secs after I put in an "easy" start WTH? - learnt my mistake, never again!
Hey send me a pic if you have one - I was busy spinning!
Next up was Crumpler.Ca's Jason vs. Dave grudge match which saw ex-messenger Dave annihilate former parasailer now big cheese Jason, definitively.
Finalizing our efforts was Bianca ("not a sprinter!" - Marketing USA) vs. June - (Up for anything/NYC Window Dressing supremo)... which despite concerted coaching efforts on my behalf (spin, SPIN!!!) saw June KO the pale rider from Williamsburg...
In between all this dilettante action (:-) the real hard men and women of GoldSprints ripped it to pieces culminating in a best-of-night time down in the 15 second area. A crowd of sweaty bikers sunk the brews as the DJ cranked out punk and rock classics and a bodacious burlesque beauty: did her thing on the covered pool tables for major tippage.
Here's another tip: don't jump the bike off the rollers or it'll be 10 on the floor for you, like this hapless chap:
All of which proves that if you're lucky enough to have this Kirin-in-a-box styled event come to a venue near you, then don't hesitate to race, it's an absolute blast - regardless of your skill level.
With the sushi worn off, confident in the night's success, and another long day at the show beckoning, we dragged ourselves off for a midnight feast and a few hours shuteye, thanks GoldSprints NYC!!!
More pics and gory detail available over at flickr.com - just click one of the above pics to be transported!
Whilst you are over there please feel free to leave some comments and captions behind... BBB)))