Singlespeed & Fixed Gear - pittsburgh velodrome
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i was curious if anyone knew if theres one around. i have no expiernce with riding in one but want to learn. are there any regulations or bike standards? how much does it cost to use? i dont know. give me the real deal.
03-22-08, 06:25 PM
Nope. Just the pseudodrome or ghettrodrome... Otherwise known as the former drivers ed course turned into crit track on Washington Blvd. Half mile, with a bit of a hump at the finish. Local legend Oscar Swan runs "track" races down there in the summer, June - August, every other Friday evening. Highly recommended as a completely fun and approachable go at racing.
Free to go down and ride during non-race nights.
03-22-08, 06:36 PM
You can check a few images from the racing down there last year at my personal photo site, here (http://randomprecisionphoto.com/?p=58) and here (http://randomprecisionphoto.com/?p=54).
awesome. whats up with alleycat races.
03-22-08, 10:28 PM
Nothing really happens there. Kind of a bummer, but I think everyone is intimidated by the hills. And when they aren't, it's something crazy like the dirty dozen. There's a few races here and there. And fridays is alright for meeting people, but the ghettodrome is a bit crap if you're serious, but it's fun in a pittsburgh way.
03-23-08, 02:19 AM
Uh. There are lots of alleycats in town. Some more epic than others, all incorporating hills as there is no way around them.
o word. hopefully ill see you out.
03-23-08, 11:37 PM
one of my friends who is from Cleveland mentioned that they were thinking of building one in Cleveland, don't really know how far that is from Pitt.
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