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ALL CITY TOY RIDE 2008
Thread started by trickmilla at 10.13.08 - 2:49 am

Anybody else thinking about this?
Are we gonna do this again?

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Last years was fun.



skd
10.13.08 - 7:59 am

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do it! we will be there



MOM_RIDAZ420
10.13.08 - 9:55 am

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Fo Shizzle my Nizzle !!!




skano
10.13.08 - 10:04 am

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I'm also doing Super Market Sweep here in Frisco on the 4th of Dec, The charities will go towards th SF food Bank. And dont forget CRANKSGIVING !!!!!!! one of my fave alley cats of the yearrrrr!!!!!!!



skano
10.13.08 - 10:07 am

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Well the next question would be who is on the team?

I'm 100% down to help coordinate DJs, Sound-system, and food as I did last year.

That still leaves:

- venue (usually the hardest part)
- ride-planning for: LB, SGV, NoHo, Hollywood, Pasadena, NELA Westside East LA, etc.
- toy donation
- keg (s)
- etc.





trickmilla
10.13.08 - 11:14 am

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TWBG has NELA covered as usual. Will need to coordinate with Pasadena/SGV folks...

Unless another NELA crew would like to take it over.

I propose Friday, the 12th, which would also make it the 2nd Friday.



the reverend dak
10.13.08 - 12:38 pm

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the tamales we got last year were SO GOOD.



ruinedbyidiots
10.13.08 - 12:48 pm

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MOM RIDAZ are in NELA...
and we would be happy to help out Tren Way
just lets us know
Email: phatjennycouture@yahoo.com



MOM_RIDAZ420
10.13.08 - 12:51 pm

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I still have the Tamale Lady's number ... if/when we have a critical mass of people saying that is is happening for sure ... i'll ring her up and reserve the date.



trickmilla
10.13.08 - 1:13 pm

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Dee and Raymond did a great job with this in previous years.

Where are they now?



Joe Borfo
10.13.08 - 1:27 pm

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Where will the ride end this year? Famlab or Self-Help Graphics?



mk4524
10.13.08 - 2:53 pm

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Self Help Graphics is no longer in East LA. they got kicked out for some dumb reason. Are they in a new location?

Location Location Location.



Joe Borfo
10.13.08 - 2:58 pm

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"the tamales we got last year were SO GOOD."

Oh yeah.

Unfortunately Self Help Graphics is having trouble.

Perhaps everyone who was on the toy ride last year should use the above letter template and write to the archdiocese.



toweliesbong
10.13.08 - 3:00 pm

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I don't want to derail the thread ... but Self Help Graphics was super rad and super helpful to us ... as they have been for years for so many people. It would be great to do a ride or something on their behalf.

------------------------------------------------------

Location has been the tricky part.
We have been pretty lucky with the weather

2006 was a bit cold and misty and it sprinkled a bit but it didn't dampen our spirits.

2007 Self help graphics was picked in part because we had the option of going indoors ... but most people partied outside.

It looks like this snowball is starting to tumble down hill, so if anybody has any great ideas/ connections about where to have the party near downtown ... I think we should start looking ASAP.

- The place should be cool with noise and rowdy but (mostly) respectful ridazz.
- Able to accomidate 3-600+ people
- Cool with beer
etc.

As far as $$ goes.
Last year Dee&Mr. Raymond raised money at the Noche de Bicycletes Meurtes ride by selling Tee-Shirts. That paid for the beer and we were able to give a little money to self help graphics for hosting. The Tamale lady came out for free, but food plates were $5


The year before, we had drink tickets for $1 donation i think, and that reimbursed people for the keg with some beer given away at the end.

In 2006 I think the venue was donated. we were mostly outside except for the DJs, The Bar, and the toys. it worked surprisingly well, even though it was little cold and damp ... people hung out and partied for quite a while.





trickmilla
10.13.08 - 3:40 pm

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Perhaps someone could design a t-shirt for the Medieval Ridazz ride, or a generic MR shirt with Roadblock's blessing?
Any connections with printing places on deals?
Who is stepping up for All City Toy Ride '08?



Joe Borfo
10.13.08 - 3:48 pm

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Or perhaps an ALL CITY TOY RIDE shirt?






trickmilla
10.13.08 - 4:05 pm

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Here's the ride listings for All City Toy Ride
2006 and if people need to brush up on history or get some ideas for routes.






trickmilla
10.13.08 - 4:13 pm

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Try again....

Here's the ride listings for All City Toy Ride
2006 and 2007 if people need to brush up on history or get some ideas for routes.





trickmilla
10.13.08 - 4:15 pm

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anybody got a contact at farmlab?
did we ask them last year?



trickmilla
10.14.08 - 12:01 pm

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NO alcohol allowed at Farmlab

This is a Christmas/Winter Holiday party



sexy
10.14.08 - 12:06 pm

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That settles that. Thanks Sexy.



trickmilla
10.14.08 - 12:08 pm

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All these are great ideas. I love that this ride is happening again. Anything I can do to help.

Farmlab allows alchohol. Or at least they did for the bicycle kitchen retreat.





Roadblock
10.14.08 - 12:45 pm

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Hmmmmm. Welll we should at least try farmlab then.

Anybody have a contact that could could pitch the idea to them in the best light?


For a pitch to a venue to be successful we should
- determine a charity to receive toys
- get a graphic worked out
- and perhaps put together a simple info flyer




trickmilla
10.14.08 - 1:01 pm

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Borfo or Roadblock ...
either if you interested in doing a logo/design for all-city toy ride?





trickmilla
10.14.08 - 1:03 pm

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Does it have to be family friendly?



Joe Borfo
10.14.08 - 1:06 pm

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im totally down to help out. if you guys can get together and buy blank shirts im totally down to screen print them granted that they're a one color design as i can do more that way

[ im mostly a paper printer, so while i can print on fabric i fail on fabric registration. ]

ps. if any of you were able to check out self help graphics chicano printmaking archives ocnsider yourself lucky.. BEAUTIFUL prints.



tinycities
10.14.08 - 1:06 pm

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Some possible charities we can work with:
Last year i think we went with the LAFD
year before was LA County DCFS

Childrens Hospital
LAFD Spark of Love
Para Los Ninos

Other suggestions?



trickmilla
10.14.08 - 1:25 pm

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I'll help out with the Westside....what does it entail? a route?



barleye
10.14.08 - 1:30 pm

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Dibs on the Valley route!

Para Los Ninos usually gets hooked up with the Cranksgiving race every year



tallcans4tallbikes
10.14.08 - 1:39 pm

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One of my best friends, whose either first or second ride ever was last year's All City Toy Ride, works for The Alliance for Children's Rights. They pass toys out during the holidays, and on the two big National Adoption Days, which they coordinate with volunteer attorneys in the LA area. They work mainly with kids in foster care in the LA County system.

Here's what they do, from their website at http://www.kids-alliance.org/about.asp:

Founded in 1992, The Alliance for Children’s Rights has helped more than 50,000 children throughout Los Angeles County: children who are living in foster care, children with learning disabilities, children who need medical treatment or public benefits, and children in need of legal guardianship or adoption.

Through direct legal services, community education, and advocacy, The Alliance’s diverse programs are not only serving the immediate needs of children and families, they are also helping to create systemic change that will protect the future of children for generations to come.






Ms. Stephanie
10.14.08 - 1:46 pm

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Let's hook them up!



Joe Borfo
10.14.08 - 1:48 pm

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each area plans its route, spoke cards, ride leadership etc.
since we tend to converge at olvera st. at a specific time its important to have the rides planned well so we can all arrive around the same time.

As far as routes .. you can always refer to the routes from 2006 and 2007 linked above.



trickmilla
10.14.08 - 1:51 pm

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@Ms. Stephanie

Sounds great!
You want to make contact with them and see what their needs are?
If our timing works for them? if they can pick up toys on friday night 12/1/2?






trickmilla
10.14.08 - 1:54 pm

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@tinycities

I you are down to do shirts ... i say run with it.
recruit help etc.

as far as shirts we have no $$
but we can try and get donations from AA or someone else
or ... we can ask somebody to front $$ and get paid back after shirts are sold.

another approach that wouldn't help us raise money would be to have free live screen printing so ppl can show up at the ride and walk away with an MR shirt... a gift for the ridazz!



trickmilla
10.14.08 - 2:03 pm

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this is why i love MR! i'll help out any way i can!



funanu
10.14.08 - 2:06 pm

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I wonder if the kids-alliance folks can help find a place for us to converge?






the reverend dak
10.14.08 - 2:06 pm

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Once we secure a charity, the venue process should be a little easier.
But it will probably take an MR person to do the footwork to secure a venue.



trickmilla
10.14.08 - 2:32 pm

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Wasnt it Allen who tried last year at Farm Lab? I think he may have a contact.

I go with Ms. Stephanie's friends org. Sounds just like the kids we want toys to go to!



DeKadenzy
10.14.08 - 2:36 pm

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ok, I'LL TAKE WESTSIDE. MEET AT THE HELMS BAKERY PARKING LOT JUST OFF VENICE BLVD. THE NIGHT OF THE EVENT. WE'LL TAKE VENICE TO DTLA.

JOHNNYBOY, WANNA HELP WITH SPOKECARDS?





barleye
10.14.08 - 3:31 pm

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sorry,. I thought the reason they didn't have it there was because of the no Alcohol rule. Or was it something I was going to do with Veronica and Chickenleather. Who knows......Glad to be wrong about this.

Hope your right and I'm wrong



sexy
10.14.08 - 5:57 pm

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You're rubber, I'm glue.



Joe Borfo
10.14.08 - 6:30 pm

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I previously posted

"This year Mr Raymond and I wanted to let someone else take the "Noche Ride" and "Toy Ride"(crespin,hint)
I hope whomever takes it will put in the soul and heart that we've always tried to show you guys.
There's great ridazz on here and I simply wanted to see others step up and kick ass.

Im old,cranky rida now and probably be best to step aside and let the new blood kick ass ,but yes, i wanna put the pressure to make it a kick ass ride.

I shouldnt have spoken for Raymond but sure his reason was close to mine.."





deesimple
10.14.08 - 9:51 pm

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Good looking out trickmilla..You were key on the previous rides.

Farmlab- we did not have it there because they a a film shoot that day.The person i contacted was pretty cool about it.
Originally Allen and I dealt with a person that gave us dead end and no asnwers until I spoke to Olivia Chumacero,Please call her.We wrote a nice proposal letter.Purpose, charity,stressed respecting the spot.

Last year we spent $300 on venue,$350 on beer,$200 ,200 for portable potties, 100 miscellaneous (I offered some cash to guy with lights and speaker).

Im glad you guys are doing this..I finally get to just ride and enjoy it.
Im good for donating a keg.



deesimple
10.14.08 - 9:58 pm

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Dee,
Thanks for chiming in!
You info/ advice is key, please keep it coming.
I totally understand wanting to step back ... you busted ass last year.



trickmilla
10.15.08 - 2:32 am

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So at this point its seems like all systems are go.

Ms. Stephanie ... can you try and secure the charity or hook up a contact?

Anybody want to take charge of posting the ride on the calandar?

my email is trickmilla (A) aol . com



trickmilla
10.15.08 - 1:31 pm

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will this be decembers MR ride?



funanu
10.15.08 - 1:36 pm

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Thats the plan!
Friday 12/12



trickmilla
10.15.08 - 2:00 pm

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im up for posting it up and helping out as much as possible! but i would need all the info on the meeting points, time, etc. also help with making a flyer thing.



funanu
10.15.08 - 2:08 pm

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I have a surplus of I (bike) LA shirts and would be willing to hand them over for the Toy Ride to get them out of the house (or for any other MR related fundraiser).

And yes Dee I know I still owe you one. I'm free tonight so email me your # and I'll personally come over TONIGHT after the debates and give you your pick.

jchungerford at gmail dot com


Sincerely,

UR KING



jchungerford
10.15.08 - 2:59 pm

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Westside is meeting at Helms Bakery Parking lot on Venice Blvd., a block or 2 east of National. ---->
meet time TBD



barleye
10.15.08 - 3:12 pm

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if i post it up, will people email about meeting points, time and everything else? i want to do this!



funanu
10.15.08 - 3:20 pm

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no. can you stop by each of our houses with a pad and paper? we'll dictate the info.

PUTZ....



barleye
10.15.08 - 3:20 pm

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haha! sounds good to me ey!



funanu
10.15.08 - 3:23 pm

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Funanu,

So basically the job would entail coordinating with all the individual ride planners. to post start time and ride info as it becomes available.

Make your contact available and have people send you the info.

If you want to get started post the ride with whatever information we can muster at the moment ... you can use 2006 and 2007 ride listings (linked above) as a guide.

I'm sure a graphic will materialize soon but for now the image from 2006 is pretty damn classic we can work with that for the time being.

Email me if you have questions I'll help you as much as I can.



trickmilla
10.15.08 - 3:26 pm

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Thanks jchungerford!

We could use the shirts as giveaways at the toy ride party ... or they could be hawked at rides to raise money for the toy ride.

Either way they can come in handy ... all we need is a plan for them and for somebody to step up!



trickmilla
10.15.08 - 3:29 pm

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its posted up! i will go ahead and start getting all the information for setting up this ride.





funanu
10.15.08 - 3:39 pm

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I just formed a google group
If you want to help in the planning of this ride and be in email contact with others who are planning the ride OR you just want to keep an eye on the off board discussion ...

Sign up here:
http://groups.google.com/group/all-city-toy-ride





trickmilla
10.15.08 - 3:42 pm

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Hate to say it guyzzz,
the I Bike LA shirts are from Team Midnight Ridazz ALC, and I think we are still planning on using them this year. If I am wrong I will let you know. Sorry




Drew
10.15.08 - 3:44 pm

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^^^
+1

Team MR for this year's AIDS LifeCycle ride will definitely need those shirts to fund-raise again this year.



canadienne
10.15.08 - 4:06 pm

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"Ms. Stephanie ... can you try and secure the charity or hook up a contact?"

@trickmilla, No problem. Consider it done. Email me at femmesdl at gmail dot com, and let me know exactly what info you need, what kind of organizing we need to put in place (probably just getting someone to come to the end point and pick up the toys?).




Ms. Stephanie
10.15.08 - 4:07 pm

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@MS Stephanie
Would we want use of their logo too? Maybe some sort of cross promotion; a link on their site if they have one? I dunno



Drew
10.15.08 - 4:15 pm

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You should give Farmlab a call ahead of time.
I think its better if you show up and speak to Olivia.

Call there 323 226 1158
Olivia Chumacero -

I f alcohol is an issue , well , there's always big gulp cups.



deesimple
10.15.08 - 4:18 pm

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thank you. i will give them a call this week to set something up.



funanu
10.15.08 - 4:21 pm

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funanu ...
so your going to touch base with farmlab?
if so ... lets see if we can get confirmation from Ms. Stephanie first so we can step to them with a confirmed charity.
.....................................................

All, is there any objections to booking the tamale lady again this year?
for those who wern't there:
She comes out for free.
Plates are $5
Drinks (sodas and Champurrado) are $1
The Tamales are delicious.
The vendor was recommended to us by Mama's Hot Tamales





trickmilla
10.15.08 - 4:43 pm

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okay we shall wait and hear what Ms. Stephanie says.

and yes we should get in contact with the tamale lady.



funanu
10.15.08 - 4:48 pm

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It's confirmed. The Alliance for Children's Rights is STOKED!



Ms. Stephanie
10.15.08 - 5:03 pm

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Good job, Ms. Stephanie!

Now, if someone makes JOE BORFO ROTY(3x) T-shirts - They are going to sell like hott cakes!....



Joe Borfo
10.15.08 - 5:06 pm

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Radness!
Its On!



trickmilla
10.15.08 - 5:08 pm

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@Ms. Stephanie

wow thats awesome! good job! thank you soo much!



funanu
10.15.08 - 5:09 pm

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Hooray! Let me know if you need help with anything else. You have my emailz.



Ms. Stephanie
10.15.08 - 5:15 pm

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i dont have ur email. i can haz ur email plz?



funanu
10.15.08 - 5:16 pm

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does anybody have Alexs email? aka tallcans4tallbikes. thank you.



funanu
10.16.08 - 9:18 am

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We still need any possible leads for venues.
If anybody has any connections on any downtown venue that could host several hundred ridazz ... pls let us know!



trickmilla
10.16.08 - 11:17 am

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I heard something about some hall near some cemetery?... er.



Joe Borfo
10.16.08 - 11:20 am

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what about the masons or some other fraternal group? an empty warehouse to rent?



barleye
10.16.08 - 11:23 am

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i like the idea of an empty warehouse. maybe put up some cheap xmas lights?





funanu
10.16.08 - 11:37 am

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christmas lights are cheap and can make just about anything look festive.

we need to focus on a finding a space that we can use for free first ... then think about throwing a little money at somebody if there is no other option.



trickmilla
10.16.08 - 4:42 pm

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I don't know what it would take, but I know that the firehouse where they filmed Ghostbusters, down in the Toy/Warehouse district, is available for rent. We may have some leverage in regards to price because it's a toy drive. Maybe free. : D

I'll check on it and post back here.



Eric Hair
10.16.08 - 4:45 pm

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Thanks Eric ... that sounds Epic.
I'm checking on a space too.
I'll rep[ort back if anything materializes.



trickmilla
10.16.08 - 4:50 pm

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what about the parking lot at sci arc? alcohol is gonna scare away most places cuz of the insurance liability of one of the jackass ridazz getting hurt.



barleye
10.16.08 - 5:03 pm

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I've been to events at Fire Station No. 23 where they were serving booze.......

I think that the only rule there was that you had to be inside, no loitering around on the street/sidewalk

SCIARC is a good suggestion, and they usually do a Halloween party, we should crash that and, in the process, talk to the coordinator and see what we can work out



Eric Hair
10.16.08 - 5:22 pm

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SciArc allowed RideArc to have a party there because RideArc is was started by SciArc Alumni while they were students there.

They were very cool with us having beer, food and music.

We had us do the music inside because of concern about neighbors.

Its worth a shot.
Anybody want to approach SciArc? Anybody with a connection or contact?



trickmilla
10.16.08 - 5:23 pm

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I wonder if we could get Fat Tire to hook us up with free beer without having to provide them any advertising in return. That would be nice.




trickmilla
10.17.08 - 10:18 am

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free beer is always good!



funanu
10.17.08 - 10:21 am

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trickmilla, I emailed you details of the Firehouse venue, post here if you didn't get it; I'm not sure if I have your current email addy



Eric Hair
10.17.08 - 2:46 pm

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i think martha higgins is renting that place out to recreate the old blind tiger speakeasy that was @ 2nd / main downtown. (i could be mistaken)



jchungerford
10.17.08 - 3:25 pm

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I'm waiting to hear back about a 15000 sq. ft. warehouse in dtla on the 3rd floor.
The guy i spoke to was totally cool and when i mentioned we cycle, he asked if it's anything like midnight ridazz or crank mob?

his partners ride fixies and they've ridden some m.r. rides.

I made it clear we are very minimal...just need a place....no frills.

one of his concerns was cleanup...i said no problem....dozens would show up saturday for clean up. Sounds promising. He's gonna call me back about how much it would cost for the night. he said it probably wouldn't be much at all.

he was supportive of the toy aspect of the ride.



barleye
10.17.08 - 5:03 pm

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We have a great track record with cleanup.
There have always been a big group at the end to help clean up.
If there is next day clean up necessary we could always have a day after ride to the spot.

...................

I just checked with the Smell. They are 100% down but can't do booze.

Jim Smith from the Smell suggested we we check out Little Radio.

Anybody got a connect at Little Radio?



trickmilla
10.17.08 - 6:26 pm

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the guy i spoke to said they're there every sunday so if some of us wanted to go down there and speak to them in person, it may cinch the spot. they have plenty of room for bikes.





barleye
10.17.08 - 6:32 pm

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im down for next sunday to go talk to them. i cant this weekend. also, is there restrooms in that building that we can use? cuz i was thinking we might have to get a portable restroom thing.



funanu
10.17.08 - 6:44 pm

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restrooms, showers, etc...they first mentioned $3000 for the night thinking it was like a formal gathering with rental stuff, lights, security, catering.....when i said we're cyclists doing a toy drive for charity, he started to see the full picture....



barleye
10.17.08 - 6:48 pm

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i found some info on that Little Radio warehouse thing on Metromix. It has a phone number. I'll contact them on Monday.

Brad, did they mention anything about price after you told them that we are bike riders doing it for charity?



funanu
10.17.08 - 6:51 pm

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Trickmilla
I think I have a lead..I'll hit you up .



deesimple
10.17.08 - 6:53 pm

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So, I've been thinking about doing the Day Of The Dead ride, and have it posted, and some people have been supportive in the decision, but I was wondering if it would be alright with the original starters (deesimple + Mr. Raymond), I don't wanna just take over. Anyway, the reason this is relevant is because if I did the ride I'd sell shirts and some pastries and would be happy to give some dinero for this.



@FUNANU
tc4tb email is dashishere at gmail dot com



imachynna
10.17.08 - 7:03 pm

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As Raymond said yesterday yesterday....Go with it..handle it ..make it good..

Hey I got a good lead yesterday on a place.The guys that runs it said thumbs up but we did not talk specifics..Its you guy's decision on where and how you do it..Just let me know if you want the info.



deesimple
10.18.08 - 4:55 pm

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do it to it. go for it. i'm totally fine with someone else doing the ride, and its my belief that no one really owns any of these rides. we're all just kinda jumping in the lead whenever its needed or whenever we feel like it.

*the spot Dee and I checked out would be perfect and the guy running the place is a rider. its near downtown and not too exposed to the street which would be good for late night partying.



Mr. Raymond
10.18.08 - 6:28 pm

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Good lookin' out Dee!

Can you get us all the details of space, see what they need,$, etc and report back to us?

Right now we have people checking on 4 spaces ... and its just going to be a matter which one works best for us.

Otherwise ,,, hit me up, and i'll handle it.





trickmilla
10.20.08 - 10:17 am

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2006 MAP >>>
Is wicked but we definately need to add a few more routes.
MR is is ALL CITY and we need to make this one look like a spider web!


We have Starting points for
NELA and West LA


We Need Starting Points and Routes and ride leaders for:
Long Beach
NOHO
East LA
SGV
Hollywood
KTOWN/Mid City
South Central
South Bay
Beach Cities
etc.
ALL CITY!

Come on y'all! step up and reprezent your neighborhood. Help us set up start points and routes from every corner of the city.

If you step up to plan, test, or lead a route we we will do what we can to get people to pitch in and help you.






trickmilla
10.20.08 - 1:53 pm

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note: that's the 2006 map and the westside route starts at a different spot this year.



barleye
10.20.08 - 2:06 pm

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Note: NELA route may have some variations for more efF eUe enN



Joe Borfo
10.20.08 - 2:19 pm

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If tallcans4tallbikes is not leading NoHo I will be more than happy to take over and bring the valley ridazz to the toy ride.Let me know I will have a start point and route for you right away.



crossbones
10.20.08 - 10:02 pm

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I think TC4TB is gonna take the reigns for the valley ride ... but you should work together. Planning a ride is not a 1 person job.



trickmilla
10.21.08 - 11:07 am

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GloRider's (RIP) 2006 ALL CITY TOY RIDE video:






trickmilla
10.21.08 - 11:08 am

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Read the thread I called DIBS already... depending on when we have to meet the other group I plan on stopping at a toy store on the way over there. And CVS to throw coals at the store manager and call him a grinch.



tallcans4tallbikes
10.21.08 - 11:18 am

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okay so i just spoke to Olivia over at Farmlab about hosting our event. she will give me an answer by friday cuz she has a meeting with the rest of the peeps. they will not charge us for the night. also, we will have to clean up after the event. electricity is free so we can set up for a DJ.



funanu
10.21.08 - 11:29 am

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This whole thing is going to be tons of work and we need the rides to be smooth and punctual so we are encouraging maximum cooperation.

Lets all work together ... this is for the kids and the ridazz after all.

For those planning routes ... send your meeting place and time to Funanu asap so he can update the ride calendar.

As soon as we have the starting points and times lined up we can really start to get the word out.

In past years we have arrived at Olvera St. at 11p so plan your start times accordingly.

The ride listings for 2006 and 2007 are linked earlier in the thread. Check em out if you need inspiration/ guidance.






trickmilla
10.21.08 - 11:30 am

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Wordk Funanu! ... good news ...
We have a great track record with clean up
and we are happy to get them references if they like.

We'll have to figure out how soon they need a commitment from us and we can hurry up and get word from the other spots to decide which will work best.

FL is sounding real good though!



trickmilla
10.21.08 - 11:34 am

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i really think we should have the meet up at Olvera St earlier. 11pm is late. people do have to ride back. also i might be wrong but i thought the redline train was gonna be running till 3am this december?



funanu
10.21.08 - 11:34 am

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The problem with an earlier meet up time s that rides that start from further out (ie. Long Beach) are already meeting at 8-8:30 to get to Downtown in time,
I'd be worried that an earlier time might be tough on the people that have to get home from work, eat dinner and get to the start point.

But then again do the Ridazz in LB even have jobs?

I'm leaning toward doing what we've done in the past unless there is overwhelming support to switch to an earlier time.



trickmilla
10.21.08 - 12:19 pm

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Good Job guys..

The issue with early meeting spot was that you would need to
statrt riding too early from Westside,SGV,LBC .Patrick is right , that was the issue we had..
If everyone knows the end spot, then people will make arrangements to get home..you could stay all night at Farmlab..





deesimple
10.21.08 - 8:50 pm

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+1 for meet at olvera street at 10pm.

Westside could meet at 8 ride at 8:30 SHARP.



barleye
10.21.08 - 9:13 pm

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We should hear from more ppl on this ... especially the people who have to truck long distances ... LBC, SGV, SOUTH BAY?
meet and arrive ... whachu thinkin?



trickmilla
10.22.08 - 9:48 am

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any word on getting free beer for the night? haha. i was trying to look online but no luck.

also, farmlab will be decorated with xmas lights so we dont have to worry about that. just the restroom situation.



funanu
10.22.08 - 10:18 am

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they have some portopotties there right now.



Joe Borfo
10.22.08 - 10:23 am

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I have an official request pending for free beer with new belgium brewing (makers of Fat Tire).

I'm also trying to scare up some free tee-shirts. I'll report back when I hear back about these.

If we get denied I'll try with some other vendors.






trickmilla
10.22.08 - 11:44 am

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how about every person at the meet points contribute $1 for a few kegs?



barleye
10.22.08 - 12:32 pm

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sounds good



MOM_RIDAZ420
10.22.08 - 12:33 pm

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I'll pitch a keg.



deesimple
10.22.08 - 6:42 pm

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okay we got pasadena coverd.



funanu
10.22.08 - 6:54 pm

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trickmilla
10.24.08 - 7:49 pm

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So the votes are in ... It looks like we'll be arriving at 10pm this year.

Any word on pending venues?



trickmilla
10.27.08 - 11:24 am

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We should make up one flyer for all area to pass out with one diffrents start point and time leaving.In hopes of getting more ridazz and more toys for the kids



crossbones
10.27.08 - 12:12 pm

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Yes indeed. A flyer should be in the works soon.
We are waiting on a few more people to step up and lead rides from the various start points.




trickmilla
10.27.08 - 12:16 pm

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Any word on venues?



trickmilla
10.31.08 - 11:23 am

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Legal Sized Poster for your Neighborhood

Feel free to download, print, resize, remix etc. (can be edited in illustrator).



trickmilla
10.31.08 - 4:43 pm

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tallcans4tallbikes do you have a start time and start place yet I want to hand out flyers with time and place at the next valley ride for the toy ride.



crossbones
10.31.08 - 6:34 pm

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bump



crossbones
11.4.08 - 11:32 pm

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Hey, I have a question... can we donate used toys as well? My sister has a shitload of toys that I would rather see being donated to this then laying around my grandma's house.



imachynna
11.7.08 - 9:33 am

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WHOA thanx Crossbones, yeah lets meet at NoHo Park, 730pm RIDE at 8pm. ONE stop for toys at a toy store, simultaneous stop for booze before the trek to DTLA. Stick to the hard stuff people it might be chilly!



tallcans4tallbikes
11.7.08 - 9:50 am

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No word from FarmLab huh?



User1
11.7.08 - 12:01 pm

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Is anybody putting together a leg from Pasadena?

The past couple of years we rode down to Highland Park and met up with the NELA crowd. Seems to work pretty well.

I'm happy to do it again if that is still an open item.



NixonTwin
11.7.08 - 12:06 pm

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tamales?



S.B.P. RiDa4LiF!
11.11.08 - 8:40 pm

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@NixonTwin

please email me at funanu@hotmail.com

if you like to plan a route from pasadena, email me the start point and route so i can post it up. thanx.



funanu
11.11.08 - 9:04 pm

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SPOKE CARD HELP FOR WESTSIDE:
I have 1/2 of the design done but I need the writing on the front to say
MIDNIGHT RIDAZZ
ALL CITY TOY RIDE III
12/12/08

Who can do this in photoshop? email me so i can send you the image.

barleye@hotmail.com



barleye
11.24.08 - 10:06 am

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Is there a final location yet? How about SEARS in LA?



tallcans4tallbikes
11.24.08 - 10:38 am

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We are sooooooo close to knowing.
If the location we are working on works it will be perfect!
We'll have to see.
I'm hoping to find out today or tommorow!



trickmilla
11.24.08 - 11:22 am

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crossing fingers



toweliesbong
11.24.08 - 11:24 am

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I'm still working on a location too. It's a burner that has a band space. It's in the area we're looking at. Hopefully there will be some word on it this week.



User1
11.25.08 - 12:19 am

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thanx allen.



funanu
11.25.08 - 12:20 am

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Keep trying ...
I'm really hoping for this space ... but still waiting to hear back.
Roadblock came up with a pretty awesome plan b ... but a fixed space with still be better for a few reasons.

Fu ..

What rides are nailed down?
How many start points do we have?
what areas do we need to cover?



trickmilla
11.25.08 - 10:13 am

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...



trickmilla
11.25.08 - 11:45 am

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try again ...



trickmilla
11.25.08 - 11:49 am

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We could always crash this ->

http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=49409280119


(evil laugh)



Joe Borfo
11.25.08 - 12:59 pm

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white on black or black on white?



trickmilla
11.26.08 - 8:31 pm

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white on el blacko



dl1245
11.27.08 - 12:57 am

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all y'all that stepped up to do this - THANKS!!!





redridinghood
11.27.08 - 8:43 pm

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Its still coming together RRH!
We are close, but still don't have a sapce.
Its killing me I hope to hear back soon.

PPL can get on the google list if they wanna help or stay up to day on the behinds the scenes schiznit.



trickmilla
11.27.08 - 8:54 pm

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Nice job on the design!

Me too likes white on black.



User1
11.27.08 - 8:56 pm

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It looks like we have a space!
ALL the Details are Here

If you have any questions or concerns about the space or leads on a possibly better spot. Speak now!







trickmilla
11.28.08 - 10:44 pm

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We have a venue!
It totally rocks!

We need people this week to help prepping the space (on tuesday or wednesday) this is a great chance to see the space for those interested in decorating!

The space is large! it has a back projection screen (slide show anyone?).

who is down?

hit me up.






trickmilla
11.30.08 - 3:42 am

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Where is the spot?



tallcans4tallbikes
11.30.08 - 2:15 pm

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The spot is about a block from farmlab in DTLA ... we arn't advertising the spot per se ... as the after-party is just for toy toy ridazz.

Its a sweet spot ... about 90% perfect, 100% free, and the people who run it are 1000% awesome!






trickmilla
11.30.08 - 6:48 pm

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Oh I forgot to mention ... the space is so rad that our generous host said we can party all night, and people can even crash if they need to sober up or wait for the trains to start up in the a.m.



trickmilla
11.30.08 - 9:33 pm

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I think we should have a 3-5 mile ride around DTLA before heading over to the party spot. Olvera Street is only about a mile from the spot.

did anyone else catch the type-o on the flyer?



barleye
11.30.08 - 10:21 pm

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how many spoke cards should i make for WESTSIDE? anyone? anyone? I'm doing a few different designs and could use some help cutting them out and laminating. email me. barleye@hotmail.com



barleye
11.30.08 - 10:24 pm

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yeah a small ride will take place right after all the ridazz meet up.



funanu
11.30.08 - 10:25 pm

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what is it?
I'll fix it.



trickmilla
11.30.08 - 10:45 pm

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decEMber
not
decMEber



barleye
11.30.08 - 10:47 pm

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Thats important.



trickmilla
11.30.08 - 10:56 pm

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space prep!

tuesday at 6 in down town.
if you wanna look at the space and help get it ready.

email me!
trickmilla (at) aol . com



trickmilla
12.1.08 - 8:18 am

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TOY RIDE POSTER WITH CORRECTIONS

l11x17" .PDF for Print (1.6.mb)
Medium sized .jpg for web (108kb)
Large .gif for web (108kb)

Print the .pdf to put up in your local shop.
Post to myspace, facebook, etc.

I'll hit up the Bike District, can somebody put a poster at the wave and the oven? SGV, LB, NOHO, etc?



trickmilla
12.1.08 - 11:55 am

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yo......DECEMBER IS SPELLED DECEMBER NOT DECEMEBER

One too many EEE'S



barleye
12.1.08 - 12:05 pm

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haha holy shit
the first one was done at 3am
this one I have no excuse

shit ... i'll fix it real quick
the links will be the same.

thanks for the copy editing!



trickmilla
12.1.08 - 12:18 pm

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Ok it should be right now.
The files linked above have been corrected as well.



trickmilla
12.1.08 - 12:26 pm

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If you want to help prepare the space and meet some of the people putting together the ride:

Tuesday from 6-8

info here >>>>>>



trickmilla
12.1.08 - 10:33 pm

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Anybody want to met up in DTLA to see the space and move a few things?

Also I printed some posters.
I hit the bike district last night.

If any body wants a few posters to put up ... hit me up.



trickmilla
12.2.08 - 8:10 am

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@trickmilla

Hey there! I'm still pushing the Noche Shirts. There is still plenty left! It's a little late in the game but i'll give whatever we make to the toy ride.



CelesteOh
12.4.08 - 4:07 pm

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Word!
Not sure what all the expenses are. I'll be in for about $40 or $50 by ride time.

Marino is working on porta potties, not sure what those will cost.

Depending on if we get donated beer and how much/ we may need to also buy some as well to reenforce our supply.

It would be super awesome if we could have some ACTR tee shirts and/or live screen printing at the after party.

As far as the Noche Tees go ... bring 'em through Midnight Ridazz tees are always in season.



trickmilla
12.5.08 - 12:03 am

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BRING a medium Noche shirt I want that




tallcans4tallbikes
12.5.08 - 12:20 am

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ACTR shirts could happen. Just got us a deal for some shirts if we should need them. (Need to confirm by monday) A mixed bag of colors and styles! Everyones shirt will be different.
All we need to do is get someone with the equipment. I can handle getting the screens burned and maybe even a pro to help print them. Yes! Lets do this!

ONE MEDIUM! For the guy on the tall bike!



CelesteOh
12.5.08 - 7:25 pm

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REMEMBER TO BRING AN UNWRAPPED TOY!



Joe Borfo
12.5.08 - 7:32 pm

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Awesome Celeste!
If you want .. run with it!

I can hook up the bike snowflake design ... or we could have another design(s) from the many talented ridazz here.



trickmilla
12.6.08 - 12:44 pm

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Cant wait...



deesimple
12.6.08 - 4:31 pm

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UPDATE:

Just came back from the space we are 100% on.

Unfortunately there was a hitch with the paperwork and Fat Tire will not be able to donate huge amounts of beer. However, I think we are gonna get a few cases of beer kicked down from some sympathetic parties.

So, It may be wise to try and hook up a keg or something.

The weather should be good. Clear skys. A little chilly into the night. Bring a jacket.









trickmilla
12.6.08 - 5:16 pm

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Valley ridazz need to meet at the No Ho red line station meet 7:15 leave 8:00 sharp.Be ready for a kick ass tallcan4tallbike ride to toy ride.



crossbones
12.7.08 - 9:33 am

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Posted the ride on LA Fixed.
Wheeeee!



revolutionary
12.8.08 - 11:36 am

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Whats that?



Joe Borfo
12.8.08 - 12:25 pm

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Pasadena Dude..
i suck i forgot your name...
what time is your leg leaving?
so i know wht time to have NELA leg meet up /leave?

Meet spot is AVE 57 @ Metro Station
times TBD

email me
rhorak@ccplaw.com

i am raquel



MOM_RIDAZ420
12.8.08 - 12:25 pm

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Who are you?



toweliesbong
12.8.08 - 12:25 pm

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That was to Borfo but it's kind of funny to Raquel, too.



toweliesbong
12.8.08 - 12:26 pm

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I'm hearing rumors about an SGV route? its it true?
Meet time and location to be posted on December 13?



trickmilla
12.8.08 - 1:45 pm

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I think so?



imachynna
12.8.08 - 1:51 pm

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Just re-confirmed with the Tamale lady.

She will have:

$5 Plates with beans, rice, tamales, and salad.

Steamy Hot Champurrado
Hot Coffee
Sodas

Tamales de
Mole (probably pollo)
Veggie/ Vegan
Queso con Rajas
Beef
Dulce

Only 100 plates (last year there was too much leftover).
So get in line early if you want to eat.

She will stay till about Midnight or when all the Tamales are dusted.



trickmilla
12.8.08 - 3:52 pm

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Pasadena / NELA schedule

I had proposed this on another thread and got 1 yay and no nays.

* Leave Sierra Madre Villa Station at 8:00 PM (except we don't have
anyone to lead this ride - I just saw it suggested on the google group
)
* Leave Del Mar Station at 8:30 PM (I'll be there)
* Leave Highland Park Station at 9:00 PM
* Arrive at Olvera St at 9:30 PM - 30 minutes early to allow for
delays.

We might post the meet times 30 minutes earlier than the leave times.

I'll be at the Central Park stop, and plan to lead the ride via
Del Mar, Arroyo Blvd, San Pascual, York, Figeroa.

Eric
cel: 714-906-8686 (post on event page for Del Mar)





thinkpeace
12.9.08 - 12:44 am

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Eric, I'm thinking of riding in from Claremont like last year, should we try and meet up? I mean, last year it was me, tern and some random dude...

This year I might do it solo...



FuzzBeast
12.9.08 - 1:09 am

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actually eric, send me an email.
tomrblanchard ( at) gmail (dot) com



FuzzBeast
12.9.08 - 1:10 am

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fuzz - meet us @ sierra madre villa, we're gonna follow the schedule thinkpeace put up above ^



ipsofatso
12.9.08 - 8:53 am

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i was leading the group from Sierra madre villa, through pasadena, and going to meet up with the NeLA group @ ave 57 gold line station.



ipsofatso
12.9.08 - 8:57 am

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i've never been able to make this ride in the past... so just for clarification, is there going to be a big ride after everyone after all the areas meet up between 10-11, or is that the pretty much the party?



sciencefriction
12.9.08 - 11:17 am

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There will be a ride after we all meet up..

NOTE TO WHOEVER IS PLANNING THE ROUTE:

TRY TO MAKE IT AT LEAST 5 MILES AROUND THE CITY. WE HAVE THE AFTER PARTY SPOT ALL NIGHT SO LET'S GET IN A DECENT RIDE.



barleye
12.9.08 - 11:23 am

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make several rides that center around the party spot,
like the discordian ride



spiraldemon
12.9.08 - 11:26 am

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please keep in mind, that there are lots of people who are going to want to catch a midnight train to get back to pasadena or Long Beach, if we ride too long between olvera st. and the party spot there are people who will not have much time at the after party.



trickmilla
12.9.08 - 11:51 am

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F U C K T H A T ! ! ! !

make it a decent ride.



barleye
12.9.08 - 11:53 am

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another reason to stay out late and catch the first trains in the morning. (first gold line back to 'dena is 3:45am)



ipsofatso
12.9.08 - 12:38 pm

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^^+1 I think we should roll around for a while before we head to the after party. Ride ride ride!



Ms. Stephanie
12.9.08 - 12:43 pm

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...and isn't the metro open late on weekends from now until the end of the year? 3-ish?



Ms. Stephanie
12.9.08 - 12:43 pm

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+2



Joe Borfo
12.9.08 - 12:43 pm

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only the red line is running late, til 3am i think.



ipsofatso
12.9.08 - 1:12 pm

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Redline is running till 3am
Blueline and Goldline are running on their regular schedules.

A lot of people asked to make the ride happen earlier specifically so they would have time to enjoy the party a little before riding/ training home.

This is not my ride.
This is the Ridazz ride, and I think all possibilities are open to civil discussion.
"FUCK THAT" is not civil discussion.

In fact its incredibly disrespectful to the people who have poured time, money, blood, and tears into making this ride and party the best they can be.

There are lots of interests here from people who have will have already ridden 20+ miles on a heavy bike, and will have to catch a train, to people who are planning all sorts of things for the after party that they would like to have enjoyed by as many people as possible.

And I am sure, a lot of things I haven't even considered.

It deservers more consideration than FUCK YOU LETZZ RIDE.

Personally I think a less than direct route would be cool. There is however, a time factor that we should keep in mind.



trickmilla
12.9.08 - 1:23 pm

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half hour to an hour ride around downtownLA?

I may just hang until the trains start again or ride back. First train back to LB is 5am for anyone wondering.



User1
12.9.08 - 1:29 pm

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For anyone who's able to - definitely stay late for the party and ride home or catch the early morning train.

Some people have a schedule such that they'll need to get home at a reasonable hour - such as myself. I need to pick up my daughters at 9:00 AM and be reasonably awake.

I don't think the ride or party should be planned to accommodate those people because it just isn't possible.

Suggestion for early departers:
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My suggestion would be to let people know when it's time to head to the train station (last Goldline 11:54 PM, last Blue Line from 7th & Metro: 12:45 AM, last Redline: 3:00 AM) if that's what they plan to do. This could take place at the party or on the ride.

Whoever is in the lead could try to keep an eye on the time, stop for a short break and let people know that it would be time to head to the train station. Most likely one or more of those that want to head out will know how to get to the station and can lead others.

See ya Friday!




thinkpeace
12.9.08 - 1:52 pm

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Trickmilla has done a ton of planning for this event. I mean seriously, he has put a lot of effort into finding the venue location. This will be like the Ridazz Winter Party. The ride aspect will be the convergence to the first meet point. Make the most out of your ride to Olvera street. The ride to the venue should not be very long because we only have so much time to party at this venue.

For those veterans coming, please help by encouraging others to respect the property we are staying at, to not litter or piss anywhere other than the portapoties and trash cans that are rented and borrowed. Thanks!



Joe Borfo
12.9.08 - 2:10 pm

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Jesus fucking Christ people, if you want a longer ride come down to the Long Beach spot. Problem solved.

END OF THREAD
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PC
12.9.08 - 2:44 pm

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I don't think we have to take the most direct route to the after-party ... but yeah, some people did express a desire to get to the party a little earlier than past years so they could hang out of a bit longer before trekking back.

Partying till the trains start is a possibility. But that doesn't work for everyone.

If anybody is interested in discussing the possible route between Olvera St. and the after party we should discuss it offline, because the after-party location is not going to be public knowledge before the ride.



trickmilla
12.9.08 - 5:20 pm

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I'm riding the route tonight, slowly

ride from LBC we start at city hall between the city hall and library

meet at 7.30p.m. ride at 8ish



dannyzuko
12.9.08 - 6:36 pm

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So Thanks to the LACBC & Fat Tire we are going to have some complimentary beer to offset the keg that deesimple is picking up!

If you don't want to take you chances you can always bring your own!

Mega-hugzz to Fat Tire + LACBC givin; up the bike love!






trickmilla
12.10.08 - 4:02 pm

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Props to LACBC!

This isn't a real bike community without some decent beer!



Joe Borfo
12.10.08 - 4:09 pm

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ty to trickmillia and everyone that helped out!



aksendz
12.10.08 - 6:13 pm

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I'm so stoked for this ride! I bought a toy last night :)



canadienne
12.10.08 - 6:19 pm

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is rbi gonna be able to make it?



funanu
12.10.08 - 6:23 pm

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no, he's got a toothache. at least his better half will be there.



toweliesbong
12.10.08 - 6:39 pm

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it's not so much a toothache as it is having 4 wisdom teeth removed & a root canal... so no, RBI will not be there :(



canadienne
12.10.08 - 6:59 pm

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jes giving him a hard time, i'm bummed he isn't going to be there.



toweliesbong
12.10.08 - 7:01 pm

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for people riding with the pasadena group, and meeting up at sierra madre villa station, the meet up spot is the dead end on the other side of the parking garage in the map from the post



ipsofatso
12.10.08 - 7:30 pm

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RBI,

we will pour some out on the curb for you.
first time i ever got high was when I got my wisdom teeth pulled.

Percodan + Gilligan's island = :-D



trickmilla
12.10.08 - 7:48 pm

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So as I said,,I just got a keg for friday..(Fat tire)..I think Trickmilla will get cups or else bring your own(no fucken big gulps)...
See u fuck ups there..merry xmas...



deesimple
12.10.08 - 11:50 pm

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Pasadena Meeting Locations:

This meeting spot needs to be corrected on the event page.

Pasadena, Sierra Madre Villa Goldline Station
Meet at the dead-end next to the parking garage
Contact: James, 626-806-2649
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2434860
Meet at 7:30 PM, leave at 8:00 PM

This meeting spot is missing from the event page.

Pasadena, Central Park
Adjacent to the Del Mar Goldline Station
Contact: Eric, 714-906-8686
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2422023
Meet 8:00 PM, leave at 8:30 PM




thinkpeace
12.11.08 - 10:03 am

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Pls can someone post the ride from the Valley to the Toy Ride. Thanks!



kryxtanicole
12.11.08 - 10:07 am

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Dee, NBB got us free cups!



trickmilla
12.11.08 - 11:39 am

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The info for all rides is on the ride listing >>>>>>

North Hollywood (Valley)
NoHo Park
Tujunga and Magnolia
Meet at 7pm.
Depart at 8pm.
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=2422008

a few rides also have a separate ride listing.



trickmilla
12.11.08 - 11:41 am

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If you want to ride to this and there is no route in your area, ( E.G. South Central, Orange County, East LA, San Pedro, Etc.) MAKE IT HAPPEN!. Post it here with the details.

It's kind of late to do, but maybe you'll get some heads to show. ..

Otherwise meet up at another start location already posted - see the calendar post for details.

This is our big annual event -

ALL CITY !



Bring your party hat!



Joe Borfo
12.11.08 - 11:58 am

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Borfosaurus + 1,000,000



trickmilla
12.11.08 - 12:06 pm

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I tried to post the ride for the valley to the toy ride but i don't see it over there ---->

I don't know why. can anyone shed some light on this pls?



kryxtanicole
12.11.08 - 12:37 pm

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Krista,

Click on, "edit my rides", on the left.

You should see your entry and make sure you put the right date on it.

also post the link to this thread when you are done.

There are a lot of SFV people.

Put your contact info on it so that we can work this out better!

Make spoke Cards for your ride, people! Have people help!



Joe Borfo
12.11.08 - 12:56 pm

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Thanks Borfo! I...um...tried that? I checked the date, it's right, month, day and year. But I keep getting a message that the site needs my name & pw when I click edit...and it only sometimes loads the page. when it does, i don't know what link it is that you say I should post. And I'd like to add to it...I'll try again later I suppose.

But, for now: VALLEY RIDAZZ!
Valley Ride to the Toy Ride
NoHo Park, Magnolia & Tujunga.
Meet at 7, Ride at 8.
Sir mister Tallcans4tallbikes will be escorting you this evening.
Any questions? Good, I didn't think so.
Send me a message via ESP if needed.



kryxtanicole
12.11.08 - 2:52 pm

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trickmilla you're amazing for putting most of this together. Can't wait!



imachynna
12.11.08 - 3:00 pm

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Krista,

It looks like you successfully posted it!

San Fernando Valley Ride start is here:



http://midnightridazz.com/viewStory.php?storyId=2210



Joe Borfo
12.11.08 - 4:00 pm

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trickmilla can i help setup for the party.
i would've emailed you but can't find your email



aksendz
12.11.08 - 6:57 pm

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ty chynna!



aksendz
12.11.08 - 7:08 pm

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be excited.



ipsofatso
12.12.08 - 9:48 am

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Thanks Borfo!



kryxtanicole
12.12.08 - 10:02 am

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aksendz,

Did you ever get trickmilla's email address?



User1
12.12.08 - 11:00 am

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yes i did.
thx user 1



aksendz
12.12.08 - 11:21 am

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gotta hit up CVS or somewhere on my lunch to get a toy



wcfields
12.12.08 - 12:40 pm

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@dannyzuko

are there going to be stops along the way?



dayone
12.12.08 - 1:33 pm

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Yeah- stops along the way! We got too. Can't show up to party without putting down a few tallcans on the way. This is a toy ride anyway; not one of those serious spanex-wearing training rides. Let's hook up the kiddos and party! WHooo!



Ratpick
12.12.08 - 2:42 pm

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@ tallcans is the valley ride gonna pass the redline station? all the flyers that where put out at the local bike shops have the NoHo redline as the meeting point.



crossbones
12.12.08 - 3:13 pm

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Does anyone have a backdrop they would love to lend a rida in need? My backdrop plans have fallen through, and I might just use the wall, which should be fine, but if anyone has a backdrop with C-stands or however, that would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks.



imachynna
12.12.08 - 5:01 pm

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Tallcans and I are leading a ride from my house to the Tuj & mag intersection we will then ride from there to the NOHO station to pick any one else up. Then we will head down the Chandler path to Victory. If you are late follow or meet-up on the path. There will be a Toy purchasing stop at the Toy R Us on Victory and Chandler.





parlorbikes
12.12.08 - 5:09 pm

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For those of us who are already in Downtown, are we going to meet and ride in circles for a few hours ? :P



vor
12.12.08 - 5:10 pm

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@parlorbikes..

You guys gonna jump on the river path from victory?



digablesoul
12.12.08 - 5:15 pm

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I have to go, I must ride, I will be there, at least until I fall over coughing somewhere on Venice on the way downtown.



franz
12.12.08 - 5:29 pm

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whaaaa



vanilla ice
12.12.08 - 8:30 pm

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KICK ASS!!

Probably the biggest turnout I've seen for the month of December in pretty much, well, anything.



bentstrider
12.13.08 - 7:07 am

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Great Job, Trickmilla, funanu, imachynna, and marino!!!



Joe Borfo
12.13.08 - 11:00 am

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I LOVE YOU GAISE!



Joe Borfo
12.13.08 - 11:08 am

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Definitely one of the funnest nights i've had on a midnight ridazz ride.



barleye
12.13.08 - 11:11 am

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Ummmmm I was going to start a new thread for the thanks and all. Or shall we keep this one?



User1
12.13.08 - 11:14 am

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BEST TOY RIDE EVAR!!!!!! Valley RIDAZZ ripping it up again! Let's see- Official stop to buy tons of presents at Toys 'R Us in Burbank,1 beer stop, then RAIDING THE LIGHT SHOW ILLEGALLY in Griffith park!!! WE made it all the way to DTLA, and back safely and drunkenly in the Underground Red Line Limousine! We had a good turnout, and a fun run over there, can't wait to do this again. THANX Fat Tire and the venue, this tradition shall live on!!



tallcans4tallbikes
12.13.08 - 1:02 pm

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definitely awesome. one of the best times i've had in a while.



Flickr Photos






FMontanez1974
12.13.08 - 1:27 pm

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Good job Trickmilla...Was cool to see everyone jumping in..specially the guy that was pumping for Barleye..that guy was a riot at the pump.Props to the people that made it happen...Great fucken porta potties.bad ass shirts I got..Everyone was in a fucken festive mood..was a great ride...



deesimple
12.13.08 - 3:02 pm

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and yes , the kids will be happy too..



deesimple
12.13.08 - 3:03 pm

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Damn. I got there pretty late and a lot of people had left. However, my excuse for not being there was a good one!!

It was awesome to see everyone out there.



ohnoitschlo
12.13.08 - 3:09 pm

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Just want to thank all the trenway crew and everybody else who showed us a great time. Us San Diego folks need to start coming up more.

XOXO
Tommy



LudiChrist
12.13.08 - 3:17 pm

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Good to hear from you, Tommy! I miss all the SD folks, Cretins, etc. Drew (sd, not me, makes LA his home away from home...so that's awesome) Wish I could have seen you Tommy....maybe we can do another LA to San Diego ride in the Spring with the whole original crew!

And, I'm glad to hear that All City Toy Ride III was such a great success!



tern
12.13.08 - 3:22 pm

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ugh, i just woke up, looks like imma make it straight to ridgeway.


owwww my head, why cant i stand up?



theshues
12.13.08 - 4:49 pm

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soo many people to give thanks for helping out last night.

Patrick, thanx for helping putting this thing together. All the hard work really paid off last night!

deesimple for getting us the beer. Brad, Franz and Drooby for helping out giving the beer away.

Marino for getting us amazing out houses.

SaveNasa for letting us use their place to party. That place rocked!

Chynna for taking awesome photobooth pix! Cant wait to see them!!!

My friend Jimmy for coming over and helping out with the screen printing shirts and supplys. He had a whole operation going on last night!

Annie and Funderstorm for the music. Good tunes!

The Tamale lady for cooking up some really good food!

Brad, Rollers, Danny Z, Alex Tallcans, MOM Rida Raquel and others for stepping up and setting meet up spots and routes and spoke cards!

Ms.Stephanie for getting us the Alliance For Childerns Rights. The kids will enjoy all their new toys they got.

And ofcourse everybody for coming down and making it an amazing night that we dont forget!!!

Im just sad that bikes were stolen and people got attacked.




funanu
12.13.08 - 7:16 pm

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aw man, last night was A+.
lots of love going on. lots of apologies, lots of laughs, and the middle-of-the-road cuddle puddle was all sorts of happiness, even when gopez steamrolled the pile.

its SO unfortunate that bikes got stolen at this ride. so horrifying, most especially the brutality aspect. I left my bike unlocked up on the fence too, i think the shitty bike/horrible paint job makes it less than appealing to thieves, but still... it could have happened to me too.
I get pretty upset when i get a citation, i cant even image having my bike stolen from me.
My deepest sympathies, and i WILL keep an eye out.

I left the venue really late, and ended up stumbling into bow and sparrow, while some dude was painting. i just sat up on a ladder and watched while the same same was on repeat for about 2 hours.

I somehow ended up with towlie's santa suit at my house
i lost my mini hat, and mini mini hat.
I had a great time, the interior was lovely, the exterior was love




Candy Cane
12.13.08 - 7:28 pm

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This was an awesome event. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard on it. Your efforts are appreciated.

No thanks to: The guys who hijacked the ride or the thieves who stole bikes.




skd
12.13.08 - 7:53 pm

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Did anybody find my white santa-clown wig? i dropped it inside or outside somewhere in the entire road, the dirt shoulder/parking the wooden deck, etc. i could have been anywhere. did the clean up crew see it? Please holla.



Eddie GOpez
12.14.08 - 2:09 pm

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thanks so much Trickmillzz and all for putting this on.. did we get lots of toys for the kiddies????



redridinghood
12.14.08 - 2:15 pm

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lets not forget the clean up crew, people went back to clean up after everyone, thank you kindly



dannyzuko
12.14.08 - 2:25 pm

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That's why the toy ride is my favorite ride of the year. That was a fucking blast. And thanks to Tren Way for doing the best pre-ride in the city, El Conquistador rocks, and happy birfday banafoam, er yo de, er ms stephanie, er SANTA, er whoever else's has a birthday this year!!!



toweliesbong
12.14.08 - 3:27 pm

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When I walked up to give my gift, I have to say I was a little dissapointed and upset. This was pretty late in the game too being that I had forgot there was a gift in my pack. But walking up to the van I only saw about 5 to 7 trash bags of toys. Someone please tell me we filled up the van and this was the the second one! Please! All I am sayinig is that FUCK, out of 500 cyclist we only filled up single digit bags! That is not only fucked up but embarrasing. The first post for this ride was October 13 and I know some of you have a job issue, but shit in 3 months if you werent able to raise 5 to 10 buck to buy a toy for a good cause and represent our WONDERFUL community your fucked up. I hope we didnt offend the non profit organization who volunteered thier time to sit there for a couple of hours (probably rented a van) expecting a good sizable donation. I mean, someone please correct me. All I am saying is that I think it was fucked up if you came on that ride that was flawlessly provided for you (with free alcohol) but didnt bring a gift.



DeKadenzy
12.15.08 - 10:16 am

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+1 dekandzey.
I was ticked off seeing all those people without backpacks!
which meant no toy.




aksendz
12.15.08 - 10:42 am

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I was a little disappointed at the number of toys as well. I think next year we should make donation mandatory to get inside, or come up with another incentive of some sort.

That being said, I know that Diego and Sharon, who were in the Uhaul bagging the toys, were both really grateful for the toys. They wanted to be sure that everyone knew how happy they are to get these donations. Apparently, they ran out of toys at one of their holiday giveaways in East L.A. last year, so every little bit helps.

I had a blast! Trickmilla, Funanu, Barleye, everyone else who worked to put this together, it was a great night with really good vibes. Say thank you to the people who donated the space, because it was perfect. Thanks thanks!



Ms. Stephanie
12.15.08 - 10:48 am

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" I think next year we should make donation mandatory to get inside, or come up with another incentive of some sort."

+11111111

Again I dont mean to call out, but the ride name was TOY ride. Thanks to all that made this an awsome event. Respecto!



DeKadenzy
12.15.08 - 11:02 am

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+1
I was really upset seeing how many riders were not carrying a bag of any sort. People with backpacks or Target bags hanging out of their pockets are the people that made the vibe of this ride awesome. Those of you who showed up just to party without giving anything to the cause for the celebration... you should be ashamed of yourself.



canadienne
12.15.08 - 11:18 am

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"I was a little disappointed at the number of toys as well."

Yeah, I was, too, and mentioned it to Lynda. First two years there were piles and piles and piles of toys.



toweliesbong
12.15.08 - 11:43 am

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I was also bummed about looking in that van and not seeing it packed. Shit we filled two big vans full two years ago!

I had a feeling there wasn't going to be very many toys simply because it wasn't stressed above. Go back and take a look. The only place it really said to bring a toy was on the ride ad to the right. Of coarse most of the ridazz that were at the previous years brought toys, but there was plenty of newbies that I'm sure didn't.

I'm all for making admission to any up coming toy rides mandatory gifts or a $21 charge.



User1
12.15.08 - 11:51 am

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I'm glad somebody brought up the relative paucity of toys. I noticed it right away when I got to the BD and saw a lot of riders with no toys or no apparent means to carry them.

It can be said that we didn't stress it enough, but is it really that hard to figure out if a ride is called the "Toy Ride" what's expected? I was able to pick up three toys that day for less than $20. The real problem to me is that there are people who contribute and people who just freeload. Figure out which you want to be. I suppose it was ever thus, but it's just disappointing.

This, along with the bike jacking, theft, and assaults puts a rather sour taste on what was otherwise a great evening for most of us. And I won't even get into the route highjacking, because it seems petty to bring it up in light of all this other stuff.



mr rollers
12.15.08 - 1:40 pm

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Next time we will make more of a case to stress the bringing of toys.

Apathetic people suck ballz.



Joe Borfo
12.15.08 - 1:53 pm

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yeah i was trying to avoid talking about this but i cant help it.

yes im also sad to see that not everybody got toys for the kids. I mean yes we understand times are hard right now but a small $5 toy is not hard to get. i do feel that a lot of people came out for the free beer and freeload. Seeing how empty the van was made me sad.

I say that next year we have a "bring a toy and get a free beer" type thing.



funanu
12.15.08 - 2:56 pm

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Stop giving shit away would work too.

Charge for the beer and give it to charities would be one solution.



User1
12.15.08 - 3:01 pm

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i wonder how much that "donation" box where the beer was being given away got. anybody know?



funanu
12.15.08 - 3:03 pm

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Hey, my "numb-skull-of-a-small-fleet-owner" boss comes up short on our paychecks, but I was still mindful enough to know what the cause was all about.
Picked up some mighty, imagination-firing gifts that I know will stir some little kids head!!!

Anyone can come on the ride, but next year, a toy or two should be the ticket for getting into the bomb-ass, party/mosh-pit.

Yes, and there probably were too many, rookies, armed with fixed-gears and trying to look like tools!!!

My MTB will crush yo' ass!!!



bentstrider
12.15.08 - 3:11 pm

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HEY I SHOWED UP WITHOUT A TOY, I HAVE MY REASONS, AND I DID NOT GET A FREE BEER FROM THE EVENT, BUT SOME CHICK GAVE ME A BEER, AND ANOTHER WOOD SMOKED ME OUT.

SO DOES THAT MAKE ME A 'FREE LOADER'??



eddieboyinla
12.15.08 - 3:16 pm

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@eddie

no because you didnt go to the party looking for free beer. ur not like that. ur better than that. which is why i have respect for you. besides, you plan rides and pull a music trailer. you deserve a free beer!



funanu
12.15.08 - 3:19 pm

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SO THIS KID COMES UP TO ME AND TELLS ME THAT HE LIKES MY BIKE, THAT HE WAS NOT EXPECTING ME TO BE UP FRONT, SMASHING SIDEWALKS, NAVIGATING LIKE A PRO.

I SMILED.



eddieboyinla
12.15.08 - 3:21 pm

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THANKS, SEE WHAT I MEAN?



eddieboyinla
12.15.08 - 3:23 pm

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No Eddie, your not a free loader, but I am the WOOD, who smoked you out! ANYTIME BUDDY!! Just ask, that goes for all of you ridazz! I didn't have anything but twenty dollar bills, so, I donated $20 for 2 beers, $20 for 1 shirt, and my donated gift was purchased in 1986 by my folks on vacation. Was tough finding an unopened gift, I don't know if I have anymore.




Gern
12.15.08 - 3:29 pm

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Hey Eddieboy, when I refer to "freeloaders" I'm not talking just about toys - most of us are well aware (or should be) that you contributed in various ways, including showing up the day after to clean up.

As Mark & Engels put it, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his need".



mr rollers
12.15.08 - 3:31 pm

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COOL!

I HAVE FOUND OUT THAT I'M OK DOING RIDES, BUT CANT SEEM TO FEEL COMFORTABLE AT 'PRIVATE PARTIES, SO I'M THROUGH WITH THOSE.



eddieboyinla
12.15.08 - 3:32 pm

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i was bummed i didn't get my shirt silk screened



aksendz
12.15.08 - 3:47 pm

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FUCK YOU EDDIE!



Joe Borfo
12.15.08 - 3:51 pm

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Oh, yeah, I wanted to say I loved the route around downtown, not too short, not too long. I'm glad we didn't go straight to the venue. And it wasn't too long for the birthday gang that had been riding since 3pm.



toweliesbong
12.15.08 - 3:54 pm

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IT WAS A MATTER OF NOT HAVING ANY MONEY.

HOWEVER I DID BUY A SHIRT, BUT NO BEER, I'D LIKE TO THINK I MADE THE RIGHT CHOICE.



eddieboyinla
12.15.08 - 3:54 pm

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@eddie

i hope you know that shirt is hipster status. well the v neck is, not the design. haha



funanu
12.15.08 - 3:55 pm

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MANY CALL ME A HIPSTER, I THINK ILL LOOK GOOD IN THE SUMMER, I CANT WAIT, IF YOU NEED SOME HELP WITH YOUR RIDE, LET ME KNOW.



eddieboyinla
12.15.08 - 3:57 pm

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stop teasing me eddie



aksendz
12.15.08 - 3:58 pm

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thank you eddie! i'll let you know. if anything bring the music trailer. no hills on my ride. i promise.



funanu
12.15.08 - 3:59 pm

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IF IT'S NOT RAINING, WHEN IS YOUR RIDE HAPPENING?



eddieboyinla
12.15.08 - 4:01 pm

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march 13th. haha



funanu
12.15.08 - 4:01 pm

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FUN AS FUCK



MOM_RIDAZ420
12.15.08 - 4:46 pm

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fun anus



aksendz
12.15.08 - 4:47 pm

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put the fun in ur anus.



funanu
12.15.08 - 4:48 pm

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ouch. too much fun



aksendz
12.15.08 - 4:49 pm

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Wow ...
I pretty much went two days without computing
And I am finally back with some what of a recovery.

I'm actually going to bust out a thank you thread inna minute. but I want to respond to the idea of how many toys came in.
We had a great party and a great time.
The toy thing bares mentioning.
2006 was epic with 2 vans full. I think those bags did look pretty puny in the back of that big U-Haul. I'm not sure how big the total take was. 2007 was more abstract because they were stuffed in a refrigerator then hauled out by the LAFD in handfuls.
Not sure but I think we got more toys this year than in 2007.

I'd like to hear from Ms. Stephanie about how many toys came in and where they went. But I am pretty sure, the org(s) that got the toys are gonna be pretty psyched. And the number of toys will be in the hundreds.

If the take was too small we only have ourselves to blame.

It could have been communicated more prominently on the flyer.
More flyers could have been printed out and put in shops. We could have emphasized it our emails, myspace, posts, and when we talked to our friends.

However,
Personally, what's really important to me is that people showed up and had a good time.

I didn't invest effort in to organizing this just so we could gather up a bunch of toys, as important as that is.

what is more important to me is creating the opportunity for people to be able to represent the Ridazz with some love and a giving spirt.

The presence is more important that the presents.

I also love this ride because it is a chance to celebrate and thank the Ridazz for being on the street day after day. For supporting each other and generally being committed to make LA and the world a better place through out daily decision to get on a bike.

Yeah ... maybe there was a few total free-loaders. Vultures that go to whatever free party they can find. Those people will come and go.

But if somebody, came here for the first time, didn't know what's up and didn't bring a toy .but had a great ride, went to an amazing party, met some really cool people, and got hook on Midnight Ridazz, then I'm really happy, because, next year maybe that person will show with a toy, maybe they will bring out 20 friends, maybe they will help organize the ride.

And that for me is what it is about.

I put my energy into this ride to get people psyched about this ride as a tradition. I knew that if we banded together and built on our past mistakes and past successes that this ride would be cemented as a tradition till the day that LA has more bikes than cars on the road.

So if you want to see more toys in the truck next year.
Learn from the mistakes we made this year, step up, and make it better next year.

Speaking of next year, I am going to do 2 things I have never done in my 3 years of being a part of the All City Toy Ride.

I am going to ride my bike on one of the rides
and I am going to bring a toy.





trickmilla
12.16.08 - 11:10 am

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I HEART TRICKMILLA



Joe Borfo
12.16.08 - 11:49 am

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I haven't heard an actual count of the number of toys donated, but I can tell you that the folks at The Alliance for Children's Rights were really, really excited by the donations. They even shared some of the toys with the Legal Aid Foundation of Los Angeles, which donates toys to low income families every year, and which has received far less donated toys this year than in years past. There was absolutely no disappointment coming from either organization, whatsoever. I think any disappointment being voiced in this thread is purely Rida self-critique - we want to see ourselves do better next year.

I will get more information on the toys and the programs, and post here for you all.





Ms. Stephanie
12.16.08 - 12:09 pm

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"Not sure but I think we got more toys this year than in 2007."

2007 was pretty good actually. There were two piles, one inside around the fridge, and one at the base of the stairs. It took quite some time for the firemen to load up the toys. 2006 definitely had the most toys, though.




toweliesbong
12.16.08 - 12:18 pm

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The size of the bags shouldn't dictate how many toys were donated....mine for example was a small stuffed animal I picked up on my ride to the start point. It's too easy to say some were free loaders.....since you're never gonna get a 100% rate of return on it.

I had an excellent time. You know how to make an event as good as you possibly could? PARTICIPATE.

I lead the westside ride, served beer, brought a toy, and cleaned up the next day with eddieboyinla, mr. rollers, and Trickmilla.

All in all it was a success in my opinion.



barleye
12.16.08 - 12:30 pm

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Well said Brad.



Eric Hair
12.16.08 - 12:32 pm

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I AGGREE WITH BRAD.



eddieboyinla
12.16.08 - 12:49 pm

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I know not everyone has Facebook, but here's a preview of the photos I took at the Toy Ride. I haven't uploaded all of them yet. I'll upload them to the gallery here, as well, when I have time.

http://www.facebook.com/album.php?aid=2014848&id=1259220648&ref=mf



imachynna
01.9.09 - 12:53 am

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What free booze i brought 2 toys bro and got no free booze! I got jipped! LOL i dont care at least i covered 2 kids plus my own this year! and a few others!



pporras
01.9.09 - 10:03 am

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Awesome flix Chynna



trickmilla
01.9.09 - 12:51 pm

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