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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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    Any exposure to keirin racing is fatal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by kurohelmet View Post
    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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    You may die, but it will be an honorable death.
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    What is the difference between Keirin and regular Velo?

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    certain death
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    well, only if you lose, you must then
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seppuku
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    Quote Originally Posted by j3ffr3y View Post
    well, only if you lose, you must then
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Seppuku
    If you win, they let you live.

    I like the image of everyone lined up on the finish line on their knees.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by orange-toei View Post
    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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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikeymk1 View Post
    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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