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Boston Marathon ( not bomb related )

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  1. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    so I'm not going to let some Pycho-path ruin what was a great time.

    the 5th annual Midnight Marathon ride .

    midnight ( 10 Hours before hte actual Marathon Starts )

    Basiaclly what happens is the commuter rail sends a train out from Boston with 700 people and there bike out to the start line. add in 3 bus loads ( 150 more riders ) another 200 - 300 who ride to the start ( Me ).

    firts we stateshed a couple of cars in Boston area ( mine was in Wellsley ) then I picked up a couple of riders on a earlier train . as were some riders who couldn't get tickets to the later train, they would haveto ride about 7 miles to the start.



    We would start from my House which is only 6 miles from the start line.

    this was one of our chosen bikes.



    alright on the Hopkinton Common right by the start line with Me, my Son and my wife.



    a Fixie rider wearing a Kilt



    to the starting line



    were off, tail lights as far as teh eye can see.


    a custom Built High Boy.




    here they come



    Nice PJ's



    Natick center ( note our sting ray on the left side of the picture. )




    It wasn't just Bikes ther ewas a Group of Long boarders , scooters and Unicycles that did it too.



    crossing 128/I-95




    B O S T O N





    My Son, Wife and Linear1 ( yes he did 33 Miles on a stingray! )




    then I had another 12 Miles to go back to my car , all told it was a 46 mile night for me .

    Will definatly do it again next year. !
     
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  2. Pesqueeb

    Pesqueeb bicycle in airplane hangar

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  3. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    must spread.
     
  4. johnbryanpeters

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  5. jdcamb

    jdcamb Tool Time!

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    How long have you been able to take your bike on the train?
     
  6. CBJ

    CBJ Turbo Monkey

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    That looks like a lot of fun.
     
  7. Matchew

    Matchew Monkey

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    Damn this looks f'n awesome, count me in next year!
     
  8. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    I'd say in the early 90's they started the program, but has to be during non rush hour times.
     
  9. AngryMetalsmith

    AngryMetalsmith Business is good, thanks for asking

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    That's a lot of bikes.
     
  10. ICEBALL585

    ICEBALL585 Bacontard

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    Looks like a lot of fun :thumb:
     
  11. Rip

    Rip Mr. Excitement

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    I may have to head up there next year for this...
     
  12. Wumpus

    Wumpus makes avatars better

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    That's the only way I'm ever going to do a marathon.
     
  13. stiphoutozev

    stiphoutozev Chimp

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    Good to hear that you are still excited for next year's marathon. :)