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    Kissena Opening Weekend, April 29 and 30th

    We’re one week away from opening weekend. It should be a lot of fun. I guess it’s time to see who’s done what over the winter.

    10am start on Saturday and 12pm start on Sunday. If anyone wants to ride up both days, let me know. I think I would leave Brooklyn around 8am on Saturday—possibly earlier
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    what kind of events can track racing newbs participate in?

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    My bike is being painted...anyone have a bike I can borrow?

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    Quote Originally Posted by brunning
    what kind of events can track racing newbs participate in?
    if you've not yet done an instructional, none. otherwise, any of the events being held for your entry class are open.

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    well, I might catch a flight out ometime Saturday seeing as my original plans have changed. Unless someone wants to go sit in an Ed Psych class for me so I can leave earlier!
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    Quote Originally Posted by [165]
    well, I might catch a flight out ometime Saturday seeing as my original plans have changed. Unless someone wants to go sit in an Ed Psych class for me so I can leave earlier!
    Just walk out ala Val Kilmer in 'Real Genius'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RedMenace
    if you've not yet done an instructional, none. otherwise, any of the events being held for your entry class are open.

    Are they going to have instructional classes anytime soon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Monster Legs
    We’re one week away from opening weekend. It should be a lot of fun. I guess it’s time to see who’s done what over the winter.

    10am start on Saturday and 12pm start on Sunday. If anyone wants to ride up both days, let me know. I think I would leave Brooklyn around 8am on Saturday—possibly earlier
    I am planning on riding out and watching (track frame not built yet). Where are you leaving from?

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    meet at grand army plaza (pp) at 8am ?
    I'll be there.

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    so what's the deal with instructionals? when are they being held? i've ridden several times at kissena but not in-season.

    i'll be there next weekend though, watching i guess, but i want to ride asap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcelinyc
    meet at grand army plaza (pp) at 8am ?
    I'll be there.
    ok

    Quote Originally Posted by eddiebrannan
    so what's the deal with instructionals? when are they being held? i've ridden several times at kissena but not in-season.

    i'll be there next weekend though, watching i guess, but i want to ride asap.
    I sent an email earlier today to clarifiy. Let you know when I hear back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcelinyc
    meet at grand army plaza (pp) at 8am ?
    I'll be there.
    How do you get from PP to Kisenna?

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    John Campo runs "instructionals" on saturdays. basically they are track clinics and training sessions. if you're able to ride a bike well i'm sure they will let you race. I know at t-town no one checks if you have track experience. I would say come, find out if you can race, if not, you can watch some racing and join in next time.

    8 am at GAP sounds good to me. however, if i'm up early i might head out earlier. If i'm there you'll see me, if not, i've already left.
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    Will I get attitude if I don't have a skinsuit for the saturday session?

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    The race flyer on Kissena's site mentions "brand new" riders racing in Men's B category. So I doubt there will be strict experience checks. Although if you have never ridden on the track it might be a good idea to get out there and get use to it. There will likely be a lot of people racing this weekend and an awkward move by an inexperienced rider could be dangerous.

    Genericbikedude: If by not having a skinsuit you mean regular cycling shorts and jersey then you will not be ridiculed. You certainly won't be the only one. Just please don't wear anything too baggy. It makes it hard for rider's behind you to see what's going on up ahead.

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    [QUOTE=christiank]The race flyer on Kissena's site mentions "brand new" riders racing in Men's B category. So I doubt there will be strict experience checks. Although if you have never ridden on the track it might be a good idea to get out there and get use to it. There will likely be a lot of people racing this weekend and an awkward move by an inexperienced rider could be dangerous.

    You are probably right with there being a lot of people racing this weekend. I have only been on the track a few times so racing with a bunch of inexperienced riders on the track does not sound to safe. I will probably be there to watch.

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    I hope to race if I can kick my allergies symptoms. I am going to start hitting the allergy medicine tonight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brooklyn
    How do you get from PP to Kisenna?
    Eastern pkwy, EastNY, Rockaway, Cooper, Jewel, Kissena,(buy 1gallon of water or beer here) Booth Memorial, left turn into the park, 200m to go.
    less then 1hour.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marcelinyc
    Eastern pkwy, EastNY, Rockaway, Cooper, Jewel, Kissena,(buy 1gallon of water or beer here) Booth Memorial, left turn into the park, 200m to go.
    less then 1hour.
    Sounds good to me. See y'all Saturday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by christiank
    Genericbikedude: If by not having a skinsuit you mean regular cycling shorts and jersey then you will not be ridiculed. You certainly won't be the only one. Just please don't wear anything too baggy. It makes it hard for rider's behind you to see what's going on up ahead.
    I've been resisting buying cycling-specific clothes for quite some time now--maybe i'll give in...

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    here is the schedule:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kissen...20Schedule.pdf
    looks like sunday is all time trials. (great for begginers)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr Monster Legs
    John Campo runs "instructionals" on saturdays. basically they are track clinics and training sessions. if you're able to ride a bike well i'm sure they will let you race. I know at t-town no one checks if you have track experience. I would say come, find out if you can race, if not, you can watch some racing and join in next time.

    He said something along those lines to me last year at brean's tracksploitation event and I didn't get to ride. Thanks for that info Tyler, I will be out there to earn my wings soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by marcelinyc
    here is the schedule:
    http://groups.yahoo.com/group/kissen...20Schedule.pdf
    looks like sunday is all time trials. (great for begginers)

    have to join the group to read. how can i do that?

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    EDIT ** I just got this message about 30 seconds ago.

    Hi gang. Just got word from Campo that the Star Tracks kids will be on the track from 9-11, so we will delay the start of Saturday until such time that they are concluded and you have some warm-up time. Say at least 11:30 or so.

    Pass along to anyone that plans on coming.

    Thanks,
    Alan


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    team sprints are going to be fun.
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