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Old 10-02-14, 10:10 PM   #1
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Trackstanding for the start?

serious question: why don't riders toward the front trackstand right before the start so they don't have to clip in. is it against the rules? it'd sure help you get a jump on folks..
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Old 10-02-14, 10:30 PM   #2
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Most probably can't.
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Yes, one guy falls and takes down the whole row like dominoes. I bet it's not allowed.
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It is indeed against the rules.
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womp, glad i asked before i tried and got myself in trouble haha.. gotta try at it ice weasels or something though (aka, unsanctioned fun race).
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... seems to require a highly crowned road to work the slope , on any freewheeling bike.

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Old 10-04-14, 12:35 PM   #7
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nah, ive never had trouble on flat ground. and if you know what youre doing you could even do it on a downhill while using the brakes and the fork's flexibility as a springload to provide uphill movement. and the low pressure in the tires would help considerably.
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Some can do it some can't. I can do it all day on a track bike if it's flat but tend to need a little help with a hill on a road bike.
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gotta try at it ice weasels or something though (aka, unsanctioned fun race).
Don't.
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It breaks the first, only and most important rule of CX racing:

Don't be a D-Bag.

If you have to ask yourself if you are breaking the rule, you are.
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What if you fall over and knock down every one eles standing next to you, Waiting for the Start?
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