Anyone going to CMWC2008? May 24, 2008 9:29 AM   Subscribe

Any MeFites coming to Toronto for the Cycle Messenger World Championships in June? I'm trying to get time off to attend and am wondering if anyone else'll be there.
posted by dobbs to MetaFilter Gatherings at 9:29 AM (8 comments total)

Another fan-favourite fixed-gear event. Competitors sprint to high speed, then lock their rear wheel to see how far they can skid. (The world record is over 500 feet!)

So, I guess it still qualifies as a skid even after the rear tire has been shredded and you are running on bare rim?
posted by Chuckles at 3:12 AM on May 25, 2008

Madison's sending a bike polo team, but unfortunately I'm not able to tag along. Please say hi if you see them!
posted by rocketman at 10:04 AM on May 25, 2008

So, I guess it still qualifies as a skid even after the rear tire has been shredded and you are running on bare rim?

Yes, bonus points there.
posted by fixedgear at 11:06 AM on May 25, 2008

I'm already here, and I was thinking about checking it out, but I can't figure out from the website if it's free for spectators. If I go it'd be nice to know one other person going, at least...
posted by mendel at 7:53 PM on May 25, 2008

It's free. It was fun to watch when it was held here a few years ago, worth the trip.
posted by fixedgear at 6:05 AM on May 26, 2008

It is so indescribably awesome that this event exists. I wish I lived near Toronto.
posted by goatdog at 11:31 AM on May 26, 2008

It's free too watch, but you can see who is racing and participating on the registration page, looks like a lot of people are going

i bet there are a bunch of messengers that dont preregister too, just show up and register in person

I'm going for sure, dont know if i will play bike polo, the slow race sounds like fun...zen for the win
posted by SlowLow at 5:47 AM on May 28, 2008 [1 favorite]

jeezus christ!

Has anyone else registered in the online store? I almost died!

the jersey price is pretty good, i've seen jerseys lately for $200 or more, 75 bucks for a badass mesenger jersey is alright and they probably dont have too many, louis garneau is not cheap to buy wholesale
posted by SlowLow at 4:38 PM on May 28, 2008

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