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    Road/Track Racer traff's Avatar
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    Greetings from So. Calif.

    Hi,
    Nice site and a great place to find and share info. I'm glad I finally found this place.
    I'd like to invite anyone who lives in the area to come to the new Home Depot indoor velodrome in Los Angeles. The World Track Racing Championships will be there in March 2005. You won't want to miss that one.
    I get to train and race there and it's truly awesome. It's a very tall 250m indoor wooden velodrome (Only one in the U.S.) with super steep 45 deg banked corners. It's about the same height as Manchester. It sure is a lot higher and steeper than the concrete 333m track in San Diego where I also race with its 28 degree banked turns.

    We just had the recent World Cup races there in December. As I was working the infield I got to meet and chat with guys like Robert Bartko (Germany), Double Olympic Gold medalist Ryan Bailey (Australia) and World Kilo record holder Arnaud Tournant (France). They were all very friendly and very willing to share some track racing tips with you as long as you chose your moment wisely.

    Thanks for this site.
    Troy

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    HomeBrew Master! Gus Riley's Avatar
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    Welcome to the forums traff! There are several riders here who live and ride in your area. Sounds like a great place to ride!
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    Hey,
    I cannot believe that we had such a huge cycling event here in SoCal and I didn't even know about it!!
    I live and almost ride in Temecula, CA. I used to love the San Diego track nights, as I had a number of friends who raced there.
    Welcome Traff

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    Senior Member JavaMan's Avatar
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    Greetings from Orange County!

    Thanks for the invitation. I must admit, I know absolutely nothing about track riding or the big names. I have never ridden at a velodrome, either. How does it work? Do you just show up or make an appointment? Do you get assigned a specific lane or what? Is there a website? I'll see if I can find it.

    I would love to find my one-hour distance on a smooth track with no wind.

    Tom
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