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Indianapolislotterypick
Oct 13, 2003 12:20 PM
Going there on a business trip. Looks to have bad weather but anything good bike related or not to do there. Thanks.
If the weather is goodColnagoFE
Oct 13, 2003 1:04 PM
there is a highway out of bloomington should be absolutely beautiful if the leaves are still in color. through some sort of national park if i recall correctly. you can also see the little 500 site in bloomington. not so sure about indianapolis, but it's not too far away from there.
Are you going to be there this weekend? nmKristin
Oct 13, 2003 1:10 PM
Tomorrow through Thursdaylotterypick
Oct 13, 2003 1:15 PM
Fly tomorrow arrive 3 pm.
Meeting at 9 am, so free from probably 11:30 on.
Fly back Thursday.

So basically talking Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon and night.

I want to see thing famous, rare or the big deal there.
LOL. Famous and rare? In Indianapolis?Kristin
Oct 13, 2003 1:55 PM
Well, the Speedway comes to mind, if you like that sorta thing. Not sure if they are having any races though. Otherwise, I'm not sure. Its probably too late for this trip, but if you have a nice company that will pay for good hotels, I highly recommend The Canterbury. Nop notch establishment! It looks like cold and rain for you. Perhaps just hit the gym.
Dratlotterypick
Oct 13, 2003 3:04 PM
I was hopoing you'd tell me we could hook up in Indy.....
Then I'd tell you that I have a rule of never seeing a woman alone, other than my wife. Meaning, I'd have to turn you down.

Oh the joy that would have brought me and I could have scored points with her the night before I leave.

Now, I'll just roam downtown :(
re: Indianapolisxxl
Oct 13, 2003 2:09 PM
Check one of the tourist websites, or one of their local bike shops, but I think that Indy may have an indoor velodrome.
Indy's Awesome!MikeC
Oct 13, 2003 4:15 PM
Indy is an incredible place with an incredible personality. It's a mid-size city with a real winning attitude - one that's seen a downtown renaissance and a wide variety of cultural attractions that are thriving.
There's the only institution in the country accredited as a zoo, an aquarium, and a botanical garden, the NCAA Hall of Champions, a very cool brand-new state museum, and the Eiteljorg Museum (which focuses on Western and Native American Art). And that's just the attractions in one downtown park! There's also great sports, concerts, art, and pretty good shopping. Of course, there's the Major Taylor Velodrome, and a lot of cycling activity, although most of the action's going to be an hour south of Indy at the Hilly Hundred this weekend.
Yes, I live in the area, having moved from the Philadelphia region last year, so I'm not exactly a cultural novice. I'm still finding cool new things to do, though, and there's plenty of that farm-country riding I love just a half hour from downtown.
You sound like the chamber of commerce!Kristin
Oct 13, 2003 4:32 PM
I guess, coming from Chicago, its easy to overlook Indy. Have you been up to the Windy City yet? And are you going to be at the HH this weekend? I'll be hanging out with 4Bykn, somewhere on the school grounds (camping).
You sound like the chamber of commerce!MikeC
Oct 14, 2003 7:02 AM
Yeah, I know. It's almost embarrassing how much I like this place...
I've visited Chicago a number of times. It's big, with a bunch of stuff, much of it very cool. It's nice to have you as a suburb :) !
I'll be missing the Hilly this year, which is immensely frustrating. But I'm blocking out my calendar a year in advance so it won't happen again in '04.
... ditto Major Taylor...Akirasho
Oct 13, 2003 6:26 PM
... most of us don't have access or have never visited a velo...

http://www.geocities.com/majortaylorvelodrome/