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Old 07-14-07, 12:04 AM   #1
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What about velodromes in Tokyo?

I would like to train on my track bikes on a track from time to time. Or just to try it and see what it's like.

So, has anyone tried it? I heard, there's 2 velodromes in Tokyo, I don't know though if they are restricted to keirin races only or not. Can ordinary people use them as well? If so, how much is it?

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Yokohama velodrome has racing for amateurs once a month. Not sure about the other tracks. All the Tokyo tracks are far from the city center.
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Keio velodrome has occasional open-to-the-public things. It's not too far from you either (I seem to remember you weer in Nakano or Suginami somewhere, maybe wrong). I don't know if they do real amateur races.
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Keio velodrome has occasional open-to-the-public things. It's not too far from you either (I seem to remember you weer in Nakano or Suginami somewhere, maybe wrong). I don't know if they do real amateur races.
I live in Nakano. Do you mean this one - www.keiokaku.com? They have only keirin races info on their site as I see.

I just want to ride my bike on the track, just to try it, so I'm not interested in races yet, just training. Is it possible?
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yeah keiokaku, they have occasional open events
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yeah keiokaku, they have occasional open events
Ah, that's too bad. I need "regular", not "occasional" rides.
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Apparently Abiko has free ride days.
Its also conviently located so you can go get treated like dirt at Makino nearby.
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Apparently Abiko has free ride days.
Its also conviently located so you can go get treated like dirt at Makino nearby.
Abiko? Where is it located?
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in Abiko?
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I don't know where it is. Can you give me a Google maps location?
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no time now, sorry---but if you cant find it on your map you just failed the bike messenger entrance exam.

(assuming by `it' you mean abiko, otherwise disregard)
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The one in Kawasaki apparently has amature days, though I don't know how you would go about getting 'allowed' to ride.
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Hm, Abiko in Chiba prefecture? Can anyone give me the address of that velodrome? And Kawasaki one too, please.

And about getting 'allowed' to ride. Can't I just say "hey guz sup, may I ride with u?"
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I don't know where it is. Can you give me a Google maps location?
Abiko is on the Jobu line. Subway line Chiyoda becomes the Jobu line once it passes Ueno.

Abiko is in Chiba prefecture.

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I live in Nakano. Do you mean this one - www.keiokaku.com? They have only keirin races info on their site as I see.

I just want to ride my bike on the track, just to try it, so I'm not interested in races yet, just training. Is it possible?


Im in your town alot , i may be moving there.

Anyway try and hook up at a shop that has riders who can get you on the track.

Tomity got me on Tachikawa velo which is closer to u any way. give him a ring.



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Im in your town alot , i may be moving there.

Anyway try and hook up at a shop that has riders who can get you on the track.

Tomity got me on Tachikawa velo which is closer to u any way. give him a ring.



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Who is Tomity? A keirin racer? How can I contact him?

Sorry for many questions, I'm just new to all this, so any help is greatly appreciated.
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Who is Tomity? A keirin racer? How can I contact him?

Sorry for many questions, I'm just new to all this, so any help is greatly appreciated.

you ain't that new anymore after your last couple of topics.

Yes he is a keirin racer. so forget about contacting him for now. i will email him but he maybe racing.

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How come I'm now new? I just have 2 decent track bikes and enjoy training on them. I don't have any contacts with racers here in Tokyo, nor do I know how the things work regarding velodromes and stuff. I only recently got serious about my riding and I want to improve my skills.

Yes, it will be best if you e-mail him. Thanks.
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How come I'm now new? I just have 2 decent track bikes and enjoy training on them. I don't have any contacts with racers here in Tokyo, nor do I know how the things work regarding velodromes and stuff. I only recently got serious about my riding and I want to improve my skills.

Yes, it will be best if you e-mail him. Thanks.

Your not a newbe because we are giving info, educating you, showing u and giving you points of reference.

Once you have knowledge u are no longer a newbe. Now what u do with it , is up to u.


what is your native language? i just want to make sure you fully understand what is being said.

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Your not a newbe because we are giving info, educating you, showing u and giving you points of reference.

Once you have knowledge u are no longer a newbe. Now what u do with it , is up to u.


what is your native language? i just want to make sure you fully understand what is being said.

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The thing is I don't have enough knowledge yet. I don't know where to start. How am I supposed to find a velodrome for my training? Google it? Give me a break

And I DID ask at some bike shops about keirinjos. They said that the velodromes are restricted to keirin races only and therefore I won't be able to train there. So, that's why I need help.

My English is good enough to comprehend everything that is being said here, no worries.

And if you need to know my nationality, I'll tell you. I'm Russian (and I stated it in my first post on this forum).
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The thing is I don't have enough knowledge yet. I don't know where to start. How am I supposed to find a velodrome for my training? Google it? Give me a break

And I DID ask at some bike shops about keirinjos. They said that the velodromes are restricted to keirin races only and therefore I won't be able to train there. So, that's why I need help.

My English is good enough to comprehend everything that is being said here, no worries.

And if you need to know my nationality, I'll tell you. I'm Russian (and I stated it in my first post on this forum).

Hold up there partner,

I just want to make sure u get all the info. Now with that said.

It is not u understanding the hearing aspect but your written words makes it seems that u may not get it all.

If I feel that way, then i need to change up so that u fully understand.

U have more knowledge now before u came here so don't short change yourself.

Now with all that done with, it is hard to do a weekly thing at the velodrome in Japan as schools that have teams train on Keirin velos.

Again i will contact Tomity and see what he can do to help.


again go to the keirin builder' s shops . I gave two good contacts already. go back and see the names.



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Thanks, I appreciate it.

About keirin builders' shops. I'll visit Kalavinka shop very soon, I think. I need some parts and this shop is not far from me. I'll ask there about velodromes as well.
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