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    The smell of burning rubber, timber and flesh

    Brilliant spill in the scratch race as a rider dipped down onto the duckboard coming out of the bank, skidded sideways, bringing the rider alongside of him on top of him.

    I was the wheel behind watching the wheels and limbs fly in slow motion (which is actually 50kph)

    Next lap I caught a wonderful blend of timber, rubber and skin in the air.

    No reason to stop the race, chased hard, pulled in a 'turd' place.



    I *love* the track

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    we have a concrete track.

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    Track riding? What do you think this is... the 'Track Cycling' subforum?


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    Senior Member mrwhite's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by trackstar10
    we have a concrete track.
    double ouch.

    Do you have the 'roll the tyre = 3 months suspension' rule in North America also?

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    yo mrwhite - never heard that rule, nor seen it enacted at the locate Chicago velo (seen 3 tire rolls, too)

    anything interesting come through the post for you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mrwhite
    double ouch.

    Do you have the 'roll the tyre = 3 months suspension' rule in North America also?
    what does that mean?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fix
    what does that mean?
    when a tubular tire is improperly glued, it can roll off the rim in a turn. this can lead to the carnage mrwhite described in the OP.

    AW: got any pics? my schadenfruede (sp?) is curious...

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    If a tubular tire/tyre rolls off the rim during a race, there is an automatic 3 month suspension enforced to the offending rider.

    this is probably documented online somewhere

    The old heads told me about this when I had some suspect singles on a set of wheels. 'Make sure they dont come off or you'll get a 3 month holiday' was the call.

    At the recent Melbourne Cup on Wheels, a riders front wheel came out (insufficiently tightened!!!) and caused a major crash.

    He was fined $500 + 3 months.

    Jitensha: Sorry no pics. I was riding

    165: Still waiting

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    I am sure you will be amusedly pleased!

    oh - and Harpy Hollerdays, you criminal
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    Oh man, get some brakes!

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