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Old 04-23-06, 08:31 PM   #1
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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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Old 04-23-06, 08:33 PM   #2
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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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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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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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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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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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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.
I sent an email earlier today to clarifiy. Let you know when I hear back.
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meet at grand army plaza (pp) at 8am ?
I'll be there.
How do you get from PP to Kisenna?
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Old 04-24-06, 01:20 PM   #13
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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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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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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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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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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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here is the schedule:
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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.

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team sprints are going to be fun.
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