TODAY JULY 1 Art project halp ploz TODAY

MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
edited July 2014 in General
So there's this idea that I need some assistance with. Mostly it's just people "being there" but let me explain.
You guys know I live on SE ankeny and it's a big bike commuter street. There is a little hill (strava class 4?) from 28 to 32 and there are strong riders and people who walk their bikes up to the top during commuter hours. It gets pretty serious from 515-615 and that's when I'd need you. Well, I want to cheer people to the top like a mountain/altitude finish at the tour. We'll probably have some flags, banners, signs and stuff maybe a costume for someone to chase people to the top. Britt said she'd buy beer, maybe I'll make hotdogs or whatever at my house after. I think this is a fun idea. I've been places where it's a really difficult climb and there are people and nobody is cheering. That sucks. So, why not everyone cheering a not so difficult climb? Also, it's really pretty there, like, there's a big church and that weird Russian gangster house.
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  • S_L_D_S_L_D_ Riding Level: 453
    what day is highest traffic?

    This sounds like a fun silly thing appropriate for pedealpazoolon
  • tvcbtvcb Riding Level: 1,388
    I have thought about doing this exact thing on the Hawthorne ramp across grand in the morning, cowbells and painted streets for the commuters
  • DuderDuder Riding Level: 218
    Awesome, stretch some TP across the road at the top as finish tape for each rider.
  • SpokiiSpokii Riding Level: 116
    Miguel, give me an exact time/HOT date/appropiate costume.
  • LurveyLurvey Riding Level: 416
    yeah, post date. im out of class now, so free any time cept 12-5 mon-thurs.
  • jerryjerry Riding Level: 4,339
    SO DOWN!
  • jerryjerry Riding Level: 4,339
    gonna chase people in horse head mask and short shorts with cowbell
  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
    Thanks for the encouragement
    Britt wants to do more research on stuff and I'll let you guys know. If you have any other ideas let me know
  • JoshJosh Riding Level: 824
    I haven't heard a PDXfixed idea this good since...

    Anyways yeah I'm in for this
  • wookiewookie Riding Level: 1,146
    Anyone got a stationary bike/exercycle?
  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
    When: Tuesday, July 1st, from 5:00 - 6:00 p.m. (even if you can't get there by 5, show up when you can)

    Where: The hill on SE Ankeny and 32nd Ave (by the Old Laurelhurst Church)

    Bring: Yourselves and friends and a sign or whatever if you want
  • LurveyLurvey Riding Level: 416
    yesss im there
  • jerryjerry Riding Level: 4,339
    edited June 2014
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  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
    how can we make this more awesome? do you have any ideas that will bring it to another level? streamers? big banner?
  • jerryjerry Riding Level: 4,339
    sound system, road paint/chalk, warning signs alerting riders to the epic climb ahead,
  • tvcbtvcb Riding Level: 1,388
    Two guys in a booth on a grandstand with headsets and microphones
  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
    can probably get the chalk
    can probably look for a tour-esque climb indicator
    grandstand might be difficult/dangerous but i have some mics and a loud ghettoblaster that i could figure out. who knows enough about bikes to announce?
  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
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    col du se ankeny
  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
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    "4%"
  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
    edited June 2014
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    commutez
    alpe d'ankeny
  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
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    "sommet 2 blocks"
  • mixtiememixtieme Riding Level: 496
    I got chalk in my closet.
  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
    BRING IT
  • tvcbtvcb Riding Level: 1,388
    Let's get festiva to be the timing sponser


    Kidding. But a giant digital clock at the top would be great at the sommet
  • NoahGendaNoahGenda Riding Level: 38
    I got hella chalk too

    This idea is fantastic

    My vote is for Jerry to announce the climb
  • NoahGendaNoahGenda Riding Level: 38
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  • NoahGendaNoahGenda Riding Level: 38
    I have so much cardboard at my work, we could make some sweet signs.

    One at the bottom announcing the climb, one in the middle saying "sommet 1/4 km"
    and one at the top with the elevation
  • MiguelMiguel Riding Level: 2,322
    there used to be a strava segment for that part of ankeny (from 28-32). i think it got reported or something. maybe ill remark it next week
  • jerryjerry Riding Level: 4,339
    I'd be down to announce if I can get a table or something to sit at. I can wear a shitty blazer and a headset
  • lunoluno Riding Level: 171
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