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Old 08-23-05, 12:46 AM   #1
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Yeah...there isn't one. Has anyone tried to ride the local college tracks (Temple, Girard, Upenn)? I'd really like to set up a flat track event, possibly a weekly thing. Has anyone had any luck at any other tracks? A race lapping around city hall on like a sunday night comes to mind.

*EDIT-Nice, Velodroms...screw that E.
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Old 08-23-05, 12:48 AM   #2
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Dude...T-Town? One of the greatest Velodromes in the country is but an hour and a half away from Center City.
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true, but I'm usually stuck here, and a local thing would be tits. More people would show, and less Lycra. Everyone wins.
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Sounds fun. I'd probably be competing for last place, but I'd be down for any kind of race.
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well penn is out....canyt even get on the track to run w/o a reason
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well penn is out....canyt even get on the track to run w/o a reason
Thank God Marky Mark and the rest of his Funky Bunch have left now. You couldn't get within 20 ft of Franklin Field without getting hassled by security.
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what about high school tracks? My high school's track was clay (on Ogontz and Somerville) so not ideal for track racing, but does anyone know of one better suited?
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Girard is a fortress...no go there, same with franklin. Temple is easy to get onto, but there's a guard that's real close, I figure we'd get 5 laps in before we got the boot. As for high schools, I'm all ears.
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late night logan's circle? eakin's oval?
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Anyone know whats the deal with lasalle's track?

*edit* it looks like penn charter also has a track
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Anyone know whats the deal with lasalle's track?

*edit* it looks like penn charter also has a track
I don't know what the deal is with any of these tracks, that's why I started this. I'm looking for the inside scoop on a track that isn't watched very well, or a track which would be cool with us riding like once a week, late at night. As for the logan's circle idea, I thought of that after I said the city hall loop. I'd be down.
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dirt would definately be more fun than pavement
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Old 08-24-05, 11:26 PM   #13
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I could see a pack of people eating sh*t right now. Good times would probably be had.
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I've never been on PC's track but i remember wandering their fields a while back in the afternoon with no disturbances. Late at night, assuming no fences i could see it happening
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i know where a good grass track would be, the field under the walnut st. bridge as you come into west philly. trophy bikes tried to have a crit race there, but got rained out. may be a resched.
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i know where a good grass track would be, the field under the walnut st. bridge as you come into west philly. trophy bikes tried to have a crit race there, but got rained out. may be a resched.
which side of the bridge? There's bower field on your right (as you enter west philly from downtown) and on the left there are the soccer fields. I don't know which would be better. I like the idea of a grass course (or any course that wouldn't require me to use most of my energy getting there so i can use it to come in last when i get there (at least it will be a respectable last)
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yeah, grass would probably be easier, but I don't dig it as much. We may have to settle.
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is that near where all that post office parking lot is?
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