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No Chains No Brains was great great fun!
For those that did not know, No Chains No Brains was a downhill gravity bike race that happened in troy on january 26th. Its true organizers are unknown, but the flyers came into the shop and it sounded like fun so we had at it. Rumor has it another one will be happening sooner than later, so keep your eyes peeled and your imagination running for your next downhill creation.
the course was from the field house at RPI on Peoples Ave., through the light at Peoples&Burdett, and finishing 75 or so feet away from the 15th&Peoples intersection. It was surprisingly NOT scary or too rough of a hill and people of all comfort levels on a bike handled it with grace and ease.
People showed up with normal commuter bikes, and others with freak weirdo bikes made in alleyways. Great bicycle love flowed from the heavens and rained down on us in droves. It was fantastic to see everyone getting off their bikes at the end of the race with huge smiles on their faces like little kids in a soap box derby race. It is important for us as bike organizers to remember that although the bicycle is a weapon of a revolution, it is also a facilitator of warm fuzzy feelings and being a kid again. Being free again.
Photo Cred: Jess Kot