TTP | The Greatest College Weekend
IU’s Little 500 -
April 15th, 2011
For most college students a week of non-stop boozing, baking and boinking would end with a handful of Bayer, an icepack on the crotch and a Gatorade.
However, if you attend Indiana University it is merely the warm-up for the Little 500, a white-knuckled, knee-knocking, single gear bike race that makes all other intramural contests look like old ladies quilting.
Thirty-three teams made up of undergrads race 200 laps at breakneck speed around a quarter mile cinder track. Exciting? You bet your extra-gelled bicycle seat with shock absorbers. Not for passive peddlers, bones can be broken and blood is often shed. It's fast, furious and thankfully, by the grace of God, has absolutely nothing to do with Vin Diesel.
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