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    So I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this and its just an idea so hate it or love it i could care less just want to hear some commentary on the idea.

    So the Broadway Bomb is a pretty big event and I know it would be hard to replicate a race of such awesomeness but i think it would be interesting to do a similar race in Boston, Not saying its easy to start something like this but if you look at the Broadway bomb they started with 17 boarders in the first race, shouldn't be too hard should it?
    I was thinking a race along Beacon street/Comm Ave? obviously a lot shorter than the 8 miles in NYC.
    Like i said its just an idea trash it or promote it i don't care if enough people wanna maybe we could actually organize it


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    Quote Originally Posted by ponchobrown View Post
    So I'm sure I'm not the first person to think of this and its just an idea so hate it or love it i could care less just want to hear some commentary on the idea.

    So the Broadway Bomb is a pretty big event and I know it would be hard to replicate a race of such awesomeness but i think it would be interesting to do a similar race in Boston, Not saying its easy to start something like this but if you look at the Broadway bomb they started with 17 boarders in the first race, shouldn't be too hard should it?
    I was thinking a race along Beacon street/Comm Ave? obviously a lot shorter than the 8 miles in NYC.
    Like i said its just an idea trash it or promote it i don't care if enough people wanna maybe we could actually organize it
    I'm always up for stuff like that, yeah sure why not?

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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    Freedom trail race

    Yes, I mean it.

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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    Not a bad idea at all.

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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    Freedom trail goes up, down, rough roads, regular Boston streets... sounds like some awesome longboard enduro, BUT you'd need to make sure people didn't cheat and go off course

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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    Freedom Trail sounded like a good idea but also a pain in the ass to go up bunker hill cross the river then go up beacon hill
    a race along the charler on that bike trail would be cool but then its not outlaw 8)

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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    i used to take beacon in everyday when the weather was nicer inbound from brighton, just under 4 miles its not bad if you pick the right time. im usually on it goin to school right after or during lunch traffic, 12-3

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    I'm down for freedom trail...or anything else
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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    I'm down, that sounds awesome

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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    My brother lives in Boston, I'm going to be visiting him sometime and we are planning a day-long skate around the city. I'm thinking of heading up there for school so it'll be nice to get to know the city a bit.
    When I eventually go I'll keep a look out for possible locations

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    I'm interested in finding more areas to cruise. Keep me posted what you guys end up doing.

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    Sounds good to me man, I live in boston now so let me know if there anything i can do.
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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    Great idea. I grew up in Brookline, and I'd definitely come up for a race.

    The Beacon/Comm Ave. idea seems like a natural, but unless you start way out in Newton or wherever its going to be like a sprint. Cleveland Circle to the Commons for a shorter race? Or Washington Street, from West Roxbury to City Hall? A north/south route could be long without leaving the city.

    Re Freedom Trail: I agree that people would get confused with all the twists and turns. Skaters get lost trying to follow Broadway--sometimes really lots--and it's basically a straight line.
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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    two of my friends go to school up there when i went to visit i was telling them they should get people together for one, there are a lot of long boarders up there

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    I don't know if this would work but, in Saugus/Wakefield there's a place called Breakheart Reservation. It has a nice paved road that's 3 miles long of (for the most part) downhill and it's not open to cars so if there was a race there, they'd only have to keep runners/bikers out while the race is going on. I know it's pretty short but it seems like it could be a nice place. If you've never been there before, check it out, just watch out because this time of year there's lots of pine needles and acorns on the path.
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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    we should do like umass to somerville on mass ave.

    race to redbones? i think so
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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    Quote Originally Posted by WolfOnWheels View Post
    I don't know if this would work but, in Saugus/Wakefield there's a place called Breakheart Reservation. It has a nice paved road that's 3 miles long of (for the most part) downhill and it's not open to cars so if there was a race there, they'd only have to keep runners/bikers out while the race is going on. I know it's pretty short but it seems like it could be a nice place. If you've never been there before, check it out, just watch out because this time of year there's lots of pine needles and acorns on the path.
    The idea is more for a push race through the city... the point is that there ARE cars and pedestrians and things, it adds to the challenge. Also, 3 miles is a bit to short for a push race, I say it should be at least 5mi, the Broadway Bomb is 8.2mi

    That does sound like a nice potential location for a mild DH race though, post up some videos or pictures if you can

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    Default Re: Boston Bomb(idea)

    through faneuil hall
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brain Smoothie View Post
    through faneuil hall
    going from umass to fanuel hall to redbones is 8.1 and would be a beautiful skate. (sorry for pushing red bones but thats where my boston skates always end up
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    Quote Originally Posted by PurrCrabs View Post
    The idea is more for a push race through the city... the point is that there ARE cars and pedestrians and things, it adds to the challenge. Also, 3 miles is a bit to short for a push race, I say it should be at least 5mi, the Broadway Bomb is 8.2mi

    That does sound like a nice potential location for a mild DH race though, post up some videos or pictures if you can
    If I get the chance I will but, since I ride Original I carve down the hills or do slides on them so it wouldn't really give the right view. From riding it though I can tell it could possibly work out for a short DH race.
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