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Old 04-13-07, 03:21 PM   #1
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urban velodromes

The other week, a local park in the middle of a roundabout near where I live (called Arnold Circus) was closed to traffic and they had a circus on top with arcobats and clowns etc. it was really cool. It got me thinking that it would be really cool to close off the roundabout and turn it into an urban velodrome. The following is just a few suggestions (the first is Arnold Circus), does anyone else think this would be cool?

http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=857527
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=857535
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=857536
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=857542
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=857544
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/?r=857546
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Old 04-13-07, 03:45 PM   #2
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i like the smithfields one. Not normally traffic-heavy either.
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forgot to mention this as another inspriation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeXmlFQuCWg
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urban velodrome?
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many bags of quickrete and a ton of friends could make that place a blast.
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that detroit drom is amazing
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forgot to mention this as another inspriation:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FeXmlFQuCWg
I can never get enough of this vid. Next time they're in Yoyogi Park I'm there.
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there was something like this done in SF, too, in Golden gate park.
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