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    philadelphia velodrome?

    i read quite a bit about an indoor velodrome that was planned to be built outside of philly in valley forge, what happened? this didnt get built did it? google reveals nothing??

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    It was only and idea, a great one, but only and idea. It never got the money, and with the economy...

    Here's the info you want (maybe)
    http://www.philly.com/inquirer/break...rome_site.html

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    yeah t-town still remains the only option

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    Quote Originally Posted by lattanzio View Post
    yeah t-town still remains the only option
    T-town would be...?
    I live in Valley Forge so that would have been quite convenient.

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    its trexlertown.

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    trexlertown, valley preffered cycling center, bunch of snobs haha

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    Philly Gov. wants nothing to do with anything thats not going to make them money.
    Tell the mayor that the city can charge $20.00 a head to use the track and they'll have it built before you can finish your sentance!
    You see, their morals, their code...it's a bad joke, dropped at the first sign of trouble. They're only as good as the world allows them to be. I'll show you. When the chips are down, these...These "civilized" people...they'll eat each other. See, I'm not a monster. I'm just ahead of the curve

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    what they need to do with a velodrome is have betting like in the old days. gambling is big. the slots will save Pa and betting on bike racing will allow us to pave the Turnpike with Gold LOL
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    +1

    I dont know why the japanese keirin gambling thing isnt more common in the states. we have horse betting. why not cycling? in japan, it funds the educational system and other public works. but of course, the conservatives and bible people would not approve.

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    because we do not allow gambling on human powered sports in the us. that will not be legal for a long long time.

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    ...and that's just silly. keep the system well-regulated (those personally involved cannot bet but those who are merely spectators can) and it would be fine. I think this is just another case of someone else's morality being put forth as legislation.

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