Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 24 of 24
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Nederland Colorado - Live High, Train Low
    My Bikes
    Carbon Giant; my old steel racing frame is now a town bike, not that I use it much up here on the dirt roads ...
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Boulder 'Velodrome'??

    In the September 2008 issue of Rocky Mountain Sports there is a brief mention of the 'velodrome' - a '138 meter track' - on page 8. This got me excited and I drove to the location today during lunch... Doors locked, no cars in the parking lot, but on the building there was a banner announcing the velodrome. So, I peaked in the windows and I saw nothing but an empty warehouse, a warehouse so small I could not imagine a velodrome... Is 138 meters adequate anyway???

    Well, it seems like a good idea, but who knows yet if it will be built and, if it is built, will 138 meters be large enough for track racing?

    Here's the link:

    http://www.boulderindoorcycling.com/

    HammyHead

  2. #2
    ( 8n(|) DOH!! Pwnt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Scattante R670
    Posts
    851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It will be (if it's ever built) really short, steep banks, and also very narrow. No passing lanes really. But it would have provided a great place to stay in riding shape throught the winter. I, for one, am very said that is didn't happen.
    _____________________________________________

    I love noodles.

  3. #3
    Senior Member climbhoser's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Parker, CO
    My Bikes
    SS Surly Crosscheck; '91 Cannondale 3.0
    Posts
    1,657
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    looks like the website still says opening in September...any news from locals?
    View my blog: climbhoser.blogspot.com

  4. #4
    ( 8n(|) DOH!! Pwnt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Scattante R670
    Posts
    851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    New opening date set for December 1st.
    _____________________________________________

    I love noodles.

  5. #5
    ( 8n(|) DOH!! Pwnt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Scattante R670
    Posts
    851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Here are a couple of pics I took of the track. The plan is to open Dec. 1st. See you guys then!
    [IMG]http://http://img142.imageshack.us/img142/1...rome003hn4.jpg[/IMG
    [IMG]http://http://img516.imageshack.us/img516/2...rome005vc2.jpg[/IMG
    _____________________________________________

    I love noodles.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Location
    Party Central
    Posts
    434
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Looks cool!
    "I have a competition in me, I want no one else to succeed." - Plainview

  7. #7
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    14,274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I am afraid track cycling would result in me breaking my neck. Still looks like fun.

  8. #8
    sucker for lugs
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Shogun 800 (had to cull the herd)
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh ****
    I was just looking for an excuse to go buy a new bike, now I have a velodrome in my back yard...
    Pwnt, are you involved in some official capacity, or did you just sneak in with a camera? Do you know if there are going to be beginner/intro races or something like that?

  9. #9
    ( 8n(|) DOH!! Pwnt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Scattante R670
    Posts
    851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    No affliation. Just a fan!

    Yes, this place is catering to the weekend warrior. Stop by an check em out.
    _____________________________________________

    I love noodles.

  10. #10
    sucker for lugs
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Shogun 800 (had to cull the herd)
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yo Pwnt, what's going on? The website says something about "early December"
    come on man I need my tarck

  11. #11
    ( 8n(|) DOH!! Pwnt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Scattante R670
    Posts
    851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    We, meaning THEY, are surfacing the track at this time. I am trying to be there every night to try and help as much as possible. We, again meaning THEY, could use every possible volunteer they can get there hands on. Contact paul@boulderindoorcycling.com and come help us, I mean them out.

    Also check out www.303cycling.com for the latest pics. (I'm the guy in the gray hoodie)
    Last edited by Pwnt; 12-04-08 at 09:27 PM.
    _____________________________________________

    I love noodles.

  12. #12
    sucker for lugs
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Shogun 800 (had to cull the herd)
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    emailed. I'll see you on the track!

    ... working, that is.

  13. #13
    sucker for lugs
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Shogun 800 (had to cull the herd)
    Posts
    364
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Hey Pwnt, I emailed that guy but I haven't heard back. I've got some free time this weekend, do you know when people will be there working? Do they have set times or is it every day?

  14. #14
    ( 8n(|) DOH!! Pwnt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Scattante R670
    Posts
    851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Call (303)-CYCLING.
    _____________________________________________

    I love noodles.

  15. #15
    ( 8n(|) DOH!! Pwnt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Scattante R670
    Posts
    851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Open for classes starting Monday the 22nd of December.
    _____________________________________________

    I love noodles.

  16. #16
    Senior Member bvfrompc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm signed up for the 8 week Beginner Sat Morning Class, only because they didn't have a lower class I could sign up for. Really looking forward to it.

  17. #17
    BikeJunky veghead's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    People's Republic of Bikeopolis
    My Bikes
    Santa Cruz Superlight, Redline Proline 24, Felt F45, Fuji Cross Pro, Specalized M2 Stumpjumper, Surly CrossCheck, Atala track
    Posts
    171
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Found some time to ride the track at Boulder Indoor Cycling. Well worth the money. It was a ton fun. The track is fast and for the most part very smooth. Check it out when you are in the area.
    I have found Jesus, he was behind the sofa the whole time.

  18. #18
    Senior Member bvfrompc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Posts
    1,278
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by veghead View Post
    It was a ton fun.
    +1jillion

    Been twice now, the staff is great, patient and will get you up and going quickly. Having a ball.

  19. #19
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Nederland Colorado - Live High, Train Low
    My Bikes
    Carbon Giant; my old steel racing frame is now a town bike, not that I use it much up here on the dirt roads ...
    Posts
    15
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Photos of the new velodrome

    Stopped by today to check out the velodrome - it looks nice and like a lot of fun. Some riders were being checked out to be able to ride the track and so I took a few photos (see below). The size of the track requires some pretty steep banking, but judging by how people were riding it seems to be just fine. Guess I'll have to find me a track bike!

    Photo credit: Hammyhead






    Last edited by HammyHead; 01-02-09 at 03:39 PM. Reason: sentence re-write

  20. #20
    Domestic Domestique UnsafeAlpine's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Location
    Michigan
    My Bikes
    Brand New Old Catamount! Schwinn Homegrown, Specialized FSR, Salsa Vaya, Salsa Chile Con Crosso
    Posts
    1,736
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Oh Son of a %$&@#... I was just down there! Looks sweet! Great, now I have to get a track bike...

  21. #21
    ( 8n(|) DOH!! Pwnt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Scattante R670
    Posts
    851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I love it! I am absolutely addicted to it.
    _____________________________________________

    I love noodles.

  22. #22
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    14,274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Are you going to build up a track bike?

  23. #23
    ( 8n(|) DOH!! Pwnt's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2006
    Location
    Denver
    My Bikes
    Scattante R670
    Posts
    851
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    09' Fuji Track Comp or Pro. Haven't decide exactly yet. I like the Pro alot, just not sure I like the integrated seat post. I think it would hurt the resale value of the bike after you cut it to fit you. Ya know?
    _____________________________________________

    I love noodles.

  24. #24
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    Posts
    14,274
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Yup. I tend to destroy bikes before I would ever have a chance to resell it. An integrated seat post would work well for me.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •