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Fitchburg, MA

#1 Jun 7, 2013
I predict this years race will not take place,the problem is its being run by incompetant boobs. One is just a self promoter with no clue,it's all about him....
Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#2 Jun 7, 2013
Cancelled wrote:
I predict this years race will not take place,the problem is its being run by incompetant boobs. One is just a self promoter with no clue,it's all about him....
I agree. Some people feel they are qualified for job and a position that is actually too large and too complicated for them to handle but because they want the power and want to be in control the outcome is usually unsuccessful.

The race was a great venue BACK in the era where a small lap criterium was the norm in many communities. But now professional riders that are paid full-time to ride rather be on long stretches of the scenic California coastline.

Our streets are not adequate for a race. They do race on streets with bumps and tar snakes, but they are not like ours. Even if the street was newly paved the riders have stated in the past there is not enough room and the small lap route has too many tight corners (180 degree turn at the boulder) for the number of racers participating. They do have turn around sections 180 degree turns but not every 3 minutes such as our Main Street criterium.

A community that would resemble ours would block off all of John Fitch Highway, up Summer street to Lunenburg, thru Lunenburg and back down to John Fitch. Obviously we are not California and cannot afford to do this.

Sorry but today's racers want lots of room with long stretches of wide highways without any tight turns that can cause them to collide.

One of the problems is many people are not educated and aware of how races are comprised of especially on the West coast where most of the racers stated they were from.

We may have had the oldest race but we did not have the most DESIRED race!



http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/#2

http://www.youtube.com/watch...

Wickedguy

Gardner, MA

#3 Jun 7, 2013
Im thinking the "Tour of Cleghorn" any ideas for the route?

Ah der

Leominster, MA

#4 Jun 7, 2013
It's not that Fitchburg doesn't want a race. The problem is racers don't want to come to Fitchburg. Thanks for the video Wicked. For a second there while watching it I could almost see myself peddaling past The Dollar store on my way to a victory.
You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#5 Jun 10, 2013
Wickedguy wrote:
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I agree. Some people feel they are qualified for job and a position that is actually too large and too complicated for them to handle but because they want the power and want to be in control the outcome is usually unsuccessful.
The race was a great venue BACK in the era where a small lap criterium was the norm in many communities. But now professional riders that are paid full-time to ride rather be on long stretches of the scenic California coastline.
Our streets are not adequate for a race. They do race on streets with bumps and tar snakes, but they are not like ours. Even if the street was newly paved the riders have stated in the past there is not enough room and the small lap route has too many tight corners (180 degree turn at the boulder) for the number of racers participating. They do have turn around sections 180 degree turns but not every 3 minutes such as our Main Street criterium.
A community that would resemble ours would block off all of John Fitch Highway, up Summer street to Lunenburg, thru Lunenburg and back down to John Fitch. Obviously we are not California and cannot afford to do this.
Sorry but today's racers want lots of room with long stretches of wide highways without any tight turns that can cause them to collide.
One of the problems is many people are not educated and aware of how races are comprised of especially on the West coast where most of the racers stated they were from.
We may have had the oldest race but we did not have the most DESIRED race!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v =2kZ_8AFLuugXX
http://www.amgentourofcalifornia.com/#2
http://www.youtube.com/watch...
Don't be too quick to dismiss the possibility of blocking off all of John Fitch Highway, along with Summer Street and part of Lunenburg Street. We just need to put Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan in charge of blocking these streets off. They used to totally barricade North Street off on a regular basis; apparently many times without even bothering to obtain the proper permits to do so.

Gee wizz, they blocked off North Street 2 times a week, for months on end, for a good 2 or 3 years in a row; and no one paid any attention to it.

Yeah, if the only way of successfully bringing back the Longjo Classic is to start barricading off busy streets while totally ignoring the traffic and the upset drivers; simply give the task to Chuckles The Cop. He has a real knack for it. And, so does the others in his family.
Nezza

United States

#6 Jun 10, 2013
Anything near Lunenburg Street is a bad idea. Too close to 48 Cedar Street, meaning that there is a good possibility that bike riders, police and their family members, as well as EMTs could be assaulted by the parking warden. Not to mention having their license plates photographed. Too risky. Pick a place where the bus doesn't run and at the end of a big hill so he can't use his bicycle.
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#7 Jun 11, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Don't be too quick to dismiss the possibility of blocking off all of John Fitch Highway, along with Summer Street and part of Lunenburg Street. We just need to put Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan in charge of blocking these streets off. They used to totally barricade North Street off on a regular basis; apparently many times without even bothering to obtain the proper permits to do so.
Gee wizz, they blocked off North Street 2 times a week, for months on end, for a good 2 or 3 years in a row; and no one paid any attention to it.
Yeah, if the only way of successfully bringing back the Longjo Classic is to start barricading off busy streets while totally ignoring the traffic and the upset drivers; simply give the task to Chuckles The Cop. He has a real knack for it. And, so does the others in his family.
I believe that the only time North Street was blocked off to traffic was the night that Lynch was creating a public disturbance in the middle of it. Luckily for the motoring public, a quick-thinking off-duty policeman was able to resolve the situation quickly and reopen the street.
You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#8 Jun 11, 2013
Rollstone wrote:
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I believe that the only time North Street was blocked off to traffic was the night that Lynch was creating a public disturbance in the middle of it. Luckily for the motoring public, a quick-thinking off-duty policeman was able to resolve the situation quickly and reopen the street.
Obviously you were not spending any time over on North Street during the heyday of the BS over at JR's Pub. North Street was, in fact, barricaded off at the intersection of Main Street on a continual, regular basis. Needless to say, it was Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan who were the ringleaders behind the concept of simply barricading off a public street and turning the street into an extension of their bar. And, needless to say, no one but a cop would have been given the go-ahead from the rest of the police force for blocking off a public way while at the same time apparently not always bothering with the necessary permits to do so.

Oh well, the brave actions of Mr Lynch finally put a stop to the 3 year run of BS over at JR's Pub....Its too bad he had to suffer an unnecessary beating over it, but at least the problem was corrected.
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#9 Jun 11, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Obviously you were not spending any time over on North Street during the heyday of the BS over at JR's Pub. North Street was, in fact, barricaded off at the intersection of Main Street on a continual, regular basis. Needless to say, it was Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan who were the ringleaders behind the concept of simply barricading off a public street and turning the street into an extension of their bar. And, needless to say, no one but a cop would have been given the go-ahead from the rest of the police force for blocking off a public way while at the same time apparently not always bothering with the necessary permits to do so.
Oh well, the brave actions of Mr Lynch finally put a stop to the 3 year run of BS over at JR's Pub....Its too bad he had to suffer an unnecessary beating over it, but at least the problem was corrected.
Brave? Beating? I think not. Just in case anyone has forgotten:

Ex-Fitchburg mayoral candidate gets probation in assault
Sentinel & Enterprise
Posted: 03/23/2012


FITCHBURG -- One-time mayoral candidate Kevin A. Lynch on Thursday agreed to comply with terms of a 2 1/2-year pretrial probation on charges that he attacked an off-duty police officer last year.

Lynch, 42, of 48 Cedar St.,#2, is ordered to not commit any misdemeanor or felony crimes, to abide by any existing harassment orders, and to not publicly comment in writing about the officer, or the officer's family, in relation to the case. Lynch is also barred from pursuing civil action related to the incident against the Fitchburg police, JR's Pub or any of their employees.

Last March, Lynch was arrested on charges that he attacked Officer Kerry Siomos outside the North Street pub after yelling at Siomos and threatening to kill the officer and his family.

The charges of assault and battery on a police officer, assault and battery, disorderly conduct and threatening to commit a crime will be dropped after 2 1/2 years if Lynch complies with all terms.

Lynch was knocked off the mayoral ballot in a primary election in September.
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#10 Jun 11, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Obviously you were not spending any time over on North Street during the heyday of the BS over at JR's Pub. North Street was, in fact, barricaded off at the intersection of Main Street on a continual, regular basis. Needless to say, it was Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan who were the ringleaders behind the concept of simply barricading off a public street and turning the street into an extension of their bar. And, needless to say, no one but a cop would have been given the go-ahead from the rest of the police force for blocking off a public way while at the same time apparently not always bothering with the necessary permits to do so.
Oh well, the brave actions of Mr Lynch finally put a stop to the 3 year run of BS over at JR's Pub....Its too bad he had to suffer an unnecessary beating over it, but at least the problem was corrected.
Don't you find it strange (What am I talking about. Of course you don't. Most normal people do, however) that while Mr. Lynch's version of events sits out there on its own island of idiocy, with no one buying into it except the various Lynch personae and alter egos, the cops, the courts, the DA, the magistrate, the Sentinel, the Telegram, the AG and the FBI (by default, for not getting into it b/c they realize that Lynch is a dangerous, deranged, violent felon with an extensive criminal history) and every other adult within shouting distance realizes what actually happened. An ex-con nut with an obsessive hatred of cops (and firemen) goes crazy, attacks a cop and a fireman, winds up before a judge and gets sentenced to 2.5 years of probation. Not too hard to understand, unless, of course, you believe that it was all engineered by the good old boys and the Blue Light.
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#11 Jun 11, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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Obviously you were not spending any time over on North Street during the heyday of the BS over at JR's Pub. North Street was, in fact, barricaded off at the intersection of Main Street on a continual, regular basis. Needless to say, it was Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan who were the ringleaders behind the concept of simply barricading off a public street and turning the street into an extension of their bar. And, needless to say, no one but a cop would have been given the go-ahead from the rest of the police force for blocking off a public way while at the same time apparently not always bothering with the necessary permits to do so.
Oh well, the brave actions of Mr Lynch finally put a stop to the 3 year run of BS over at JR's Pub....Its too bad he had to suffer an unnecessary beating over it, but at least the problem was corrected.
Oh, and just so everyone remembers, this is just another example of Mr. Lynch's "brave" actions:

3 plead guilty in S. Boston beating death
The Boston Globe (Boston, MA)
May 18, 1993 | Doris Sue Wong, Globe Staff

Three men accused in the clubbing and spearing death of Andrew S. McDonough last summer pleaded guilty in Suffolk Superior Court yesterday to manslaughter.

Judge Robert Banks ordered Jason D. Clifford, 21, of Dorchester to serve 7 to 15 years, and Kevin Lynch, 23, of South Boston to serve 6 to 15 years in the state prison in Walpole; and Brian Lynch, 20, of South Boston to serve 20 years in the state prison in Concord.

Clifford will be eligible for parole in about five years, Kevin Lynch in about four, and Brian Lynch in about two years.
Hmmmm

Leominster, MA

#12 Jun 11, 2013
Rollstone enough already about Lynch. We all know he's nuts so let it go. Think about it, they won't let him on campus they try to block off North street to keep him out. Just read his post "Obviously you were not spending any time on North street". No I wasn't so why was he?

I'm not a cop or a criminal so I don't hang around police stations or courthouses. I'm not a fireman so you won't see me at a fire station. This weirdo seems drawn to these places and then complains he is there? Just let it go.
Civil Servant Supporter

Fitchburg, MA

#13 Jun 11, 2013
I believe in Kevin Lynch. He is a hero.
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#14 Jun 11, 2013
Hmmmm wrote:
Rollstone enough already about Lynch. We all know he's nuts so let it go. Think about it, they won't let him on campus they try to block off North street to keep him out. Just read his post "Obviously you were not spending any time on North street". No I wasn't so why was he?
I'm not a cop or a criminal so I don't hang around police stations or courthouses. I'm not a fireman so you won't see me at a fire station. This weirdo seems drawn to these places and then complains he is there? Just let it go.
I understand your frustrations. I'll let it go when he stops maligning people.
You Know Who

Marlborough, MA

#15 Jun 12, 2013
Rollstone wrote:
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Don't you find it strange (What am I talking about. Of course you don't. Most normal people do, however) that while Mr. Lynch's version of events sits out there on its own island of idiocy, with no one buying into it except the various Lynch personae and alter egos, the cops, the courts, the DA, the magistrate, the Sentinel, the Telegram, the AG and the FBI (by default, for not getting into it b/c they realize that Lynch is a dangerous, deranged, violent felon with an extensive criminal history) and every other adult within shouting distance realizes what actually happened. An ex-con nut with an obsessive hatred of cops (and firemen) goes crazy, attacks a cop and a fireman, winds up before a judge and gets sentenced to 2.5 years of probation. Not too hard to understand, unless, of course, you believe that it was all engineered by the good old boys and the Blue Light.
It is as plain as the powdered sugar residue on MacNamarra's jowls that the Judge and the DA DID NOT really consider Mr Lynch as being any real threat to Chuckles The Cop, the Siomos clan, the FPD, the FFD or the anyone in the general public, when it came to the big rhubarb over "picture taking" over at JR's Pub.

Lets face it, when a man serves time on some sort of a manslaughter charge, he would have faced something more severe than 2 1/2 years probation IF the DA or the Judge really thought he was any sort of threat to anyone.

Mr Lynch received a very light slap on the wrist and nothing more; simply as a way of saving face for the FPD and avoiding the potential for a lawsuit from Mr Lynch for what happened to him.

Again, I think that we can all agree that the 2 1/2 years probation that Mr Lynch received is proof positive that no one really thought that he was any real threat to anyone.

Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan had a good three year run of nonstop BS over at JR's. It all came to a screeching halt after the big rhubarb happened. Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan are now playing by the rules. The same set of rules that the rest of us have to follow. There is justice in the world after all.
Hmmmm

Leominster, MA

#16 Jun 12, 2013
You are one strange dude. What do you have against people having fun? You complain about car shows but you didn't mind closing the streets so you and your boyfriend could march in a parade and look ridiculous. What's your next target? Shuting down childrens birthday parties.

You must be the only person on the planet that doesn't like to look at classic cars.

Maybe it's because you are not allowed to have a license but please don't spoil the fun for the rest of us.
Hmmmm

Leominster, MA

#17 Jun 12, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
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It is as plain as the powdered sugar residue on MacNamarra's jowls that the Judge and the DA DID NOT really consider Mr Lynch as being any real threat to Chuckles The Cop, the Siomos clan, the FPD, the FFD or the anyone in the general public, when it came to the big rhubarb over "picture taking" over at JR's Pub.
Lets face it, when a man serves time on some sort of a manslaughter charge, he would have faced something more severe than 2 1/2 years probation IF the DA or the Judge really thought he was any sort of threat to anyone.
Mr Lynch received a very light slap on the wrist and nothing more; simply as a way of saving face for the FPD and avoiding the potential for a lawsuit from Mr Lynch for what happened to him.
Again, I think that we can all agree that the 2 1/2 years probation that Mr Lynch received is proof positive that no one really thought that he was any real threat to anyone.
Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan had a good three year run of nonstop BS over at JR's. It all came to a screeching halt after the big rhubarb happened. Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan are now playing by the rules. The same set of rules that the rest of us have to follow. There is justice in the world after all.
You really are a nut. "I think that the 2 1/2 years probation...". I don't know anyone who is on probation so lets face it they do consider you a danger to the public.

Here is what us normal people do, we don't get probation.
Rollstone

Forestdale, MA

#18 Jun 12, 2013
You Know Who wrote:
<quoted text>
It is as plain as the powdered sugar residue on MacNamarra's jowls that the Judge and the DA DID NOT really consider Mr Lynch as being any real threat to Chuckles The Cop, the Siomos clan, the FPD, the FFD or the anyone in the general public, when it came to the big rhubarb over "picture taking" over at JR's Pub.
Lets face it, when a man serves time on some sort of a manslaughter charge, he would have faced something more severe than 2 1/2 years probation IF the DA or the Judge really thought he was any sort of threat to anyone.
Mr Lynch received a very light slap on the wrist and nothing more; simply as a way of saving face for the FPD and avoiding the potential for a lawsuit from Mr Lynch for what happened to him.
Again, I think that we can all agree that the 2 1/2 years probation that Mr Lynch received is proof positive that no one really thought that he was any real threat to anyone.
Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan had a good three year run of nonstop BS over at JR's. It all came to a screeching halt after the big rhubarb happened. Chuckles The Cop and the Siomos clan are now playing by the rules. The same set of rules that the rest of us have to follow. There is justice in the world after all.
A photographer claiming to perform a public service doesn't usually yell "You cops are all done! I'm going to get you all" before commencing an assault. By the way, you've finally admitted that you're on probation.
wow

Gardner, MA

#19 Jun 12, 2013
Kevin Lynch killed a man and spent 8 years in jail. That poor man's family lost him for ever. And here is Kevin picking fights again.
Micmac

Leominster, MA

#20 Jun 13, 2013
So, back to the topic, Leominster is pretty excited to have the possibility of the bike race and we hope it happens.

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