So Lolli and I rode like wildmen; weaving in and out of traffic at high speed, bunnyhopping curbs, covering all ends of Hartford (30 miles total) to complete Stage 1 of the Kings of New England Series: The Hartford Alleycat. Matt and I were the 4th and 5th men in out of a group of about 30 racers, but this race had a twist. Not only did we have to ride to all the check points, we had to answer a barrage of questions about downtown Hartford landmarks, and the only way to get the answer was to ride to the landmark. Seeing neither of us are from the Heartbeat we got are butt kicked on this aspect of the race, which bumped us down into the teens in the placing. All in all it was a hell of a time and we both made it out in one piece...although I nearly got hit by cars twice!
Lolli chatting it up before the race