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Interbike Goldsprints – Which one to attend?

With the Interbike tradeshow invading Las Vegas, the town will be rife with bicycle culture. Alleycats, film premiers, cross races, crits, stunt contests, mountain biking and who knows what else will accompany the trade show.

Apparently last year’s indoor roller racing was so popular that not one, but two different Goldsprints events are going on Thursday, September 25th 2008.

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  1. kgSeptember 21, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    looks like it’s an east vs west thing.

    Like Jim Morrison said “The West is the Best.”

  2. bradSeptember 21, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Morrison? This is a new era.

    Biggie Smalls: “If I got to choose a coast, I got to choose the East”

  3. kgSeptember 21, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    “Throw it up y’all, throw it up, Throw it up
    Let’s show these fools how we do this on that west side
    Cause you and I know it’s tha best side

    yeah, That’s riight
    west coast, west coast”

    Tupac and Dr. Dre


  4. Urban JeffSeptember 22, 2008 at 12:15 amAuthor

    But that don’t mean I can’t rest in the west…

  5. andySeptember 22, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    i went to the “east coast” one put on last year and it really sucked. hopefully the organizers will do a better job this year.

    im definately going to the west coast one b/c its right after the mash race and macaframa premiere.

    frisco what!

  6. spankyeSeptember 23, 2008 at 9:11 am

    Murphy Mack is the fucking gold sprints master, west coast y’all.

  7. west coastSeptember 23, 2008 at 10:06 am

    it is hella cool that there are two events; there’s plenty of goldsprints love to go around- but murphy’s got his shizznit together!

  8. sashaSeptember 23, 2008 at 11:55 am

    Don’t know anything about the other one, but I will say that the ones that Murphy puts on (a/k/a “West Coast”, the one on the left up there) are always crazy fun.

    Either one’s probably gonna be a good time, but for sheer craziness (and you’re racing stationary bikes, so clearly you want crazy), I’d count on Murphy

  9. KathrynSeptember 23, 2008 at 12:03 pm

    I don’t know what the east coast events are like, but I’ve been to a bunch of the West Coast Roller Racing ones and they’ve all been fantastic. Some people take it seriously and there’s serious competition, but there’s also room to just take a spin for the fun of it. AND – BeerSprints!

    Here’s a video from the Rapha event they put on last year w/ WWGS:

  10. DavinSeptember 23, 2008 at 12:19 pm

    Much as I’d love to support the East Coasters (I’m from Boston), Murphy’s West Coast events just can’t be beat. We hosted one night at our Sacramento shop and it was freakin’ rad: http://mikesbikes.com/page.cfm?PageID=291

    West Siiiiide!

  11. ryanSeptember 23, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Ain’t no party like a west coast party!

  12. jasonSeptember 23, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    uhh… easy choice: a few blocks away from the expo center, or NINE POINT THREE MILES AWAY?!?

  13. isaiasSeptember 23, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I think it’s awesome that Roller Racing is picking up steam. I’m on the West coast and race road, mountain, and cross…so sometimes I’m super serious and sometimes I just wanna have fun, but still throw down. Every event that I’ve been to that Murph has organized has been off the hook….bikes, beer, food, killer prizes and peeps from all walks of the cycling scene.
    And Murphy ain’t no one-trick pony neither….the inaugural Mixed-terrain enduro event was sick….90+ miles with a mix of rocky descents, smooth roads, steep roads steep singletrack just the right, brutal mix of it all. And fully supported checkpoints! PBR, whiskey, Cliff shot or chips?! yea!

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