I went with Carrie yesterday (the writer of my zine Crankmania) to DC to photograph and run a checkpoint at the Photo Hunt Fun(d)raiser Alleycat. We almost got stuck in traffic on the highway getting there because of accident, thought we were going to be late, got there on time, and then waited a while for the organizers to show up.
The race consisted of a manifest of pictures, and if you didn’t know where the objects in the pictures were located, then you had to go to another address listed under the picture to get a hint. That hint would lead you to ANOTHER address, where you’d finally get the actual address where the checkpoint was. This made it extremely difficult for out-of-towners as well as DC locals.
The after party was at a residential home where a front circle race was held in the back parking lot. You had to do as many front circles on your bike as possible in a minute. Some people were fast, some ate shit, and others stopped early and got back on their bikes.
After the race, my bianchi track frame cracked in half completely from a dent that had been there in the down tube. So Carrie and I had to walk our bikes for 2 miles back to where we were staying at a friend’s house.
GOOD TIMES. LOOK OUT FOR CRANKMANIA ISSUE #3.