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Old 03-12-09, 10:13 PM   #1
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so sunday is my first keirin race. Am I going to die?

has anyone here actually raced keirin before? Is there any serious differences between keirin and U.S. velo? I havent been to the track yet on race day, just for practice a few times. All i can say is that im totally jealous of all the sweet keirin bikes, totally need to get one.
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Old 03-12-09, 11:20 PM   #2
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Any exposure to keirin racing is fatal.
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has anyone here actually raced keirin before? Is there any serious differences between keirin and U.S. velo? I havent been to the track yet on race day, just for practice a few times. All i can say is that im totally jealous of all the sweet keirin bikes, totally need to get one.
Dibs on his rollers!
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The two cyclists seen escaping the crash later died of terminal illnesses.

so yes, keirin always 100% of the time results in death.
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I guess they don't wear big helmets and football shoulder pads because it's pretty!
I've been to keirin in Japan, it's violent!

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What is the difference between Keirin and regular Velo?
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well, only if you lose, you must then
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seppuku
If you win, they let you live.
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well, only if you lose, you must then
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seppuku
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I like the image of everyone lined up on the finish line on their knees.....
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I guess they don't wear big helmets and football shoulder pads because it's pretty!
I've been to keirin in Japan, it's violent!


well then you can imagine why i am concerned, haha. I dont even own a helmet
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What is the difference between Keirin and regular Velo?
What is regular Velo? There are many different types of events that occur in a velodrome.
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