Here it is the morning of Monstertrack. I’ve never been in an organized bike race before. The cleanest thing was a drag race back in college. It’s been 19 years since I worked the streets of Boston as a messenger. I’ll be riding against kids 19 years old who ride 60 plus miles a day through the New York streets. Why am I doing this? I’m 42 years old I have a wife and 2 daughters. I work as a software developer and make techno art in my spare time. My life is good. But why not? Why not take one afternoon to bomb through the streets of my city with 200 like minded bikers? Why not push my self to ride faster? It’s just one day the year. I can’t be young again but I don’t have to be old yet.
As for the danger, I ride everyday in city traffic. I promise myself that I won’t take any risks that I wouldn’t any other day. After all, I want to finish.
Call for Playlists for The Great Bike Powered Light Show Dance Party
Have a “Great Bike Powered Light Show Dance Party” to your 20-40 minute playlist at Figment New York! I’m looking for playlists that people can dance to. Any genre of music or noise that is more or less all ages appropriate and has some sort of rhythm will do.
There are a few different ways to do this:
1. put together your playlist on itunes and burn a cd (http://support.apple.com/kb/TA38263) then mail it to: David Aronson, 477 FDR Dr. #M1307 New York, NY or bring it with you to Figment. You can also bring your playlist on your phone or mp3 player and we’ll just plug it in.