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Old 11-21-05, 11:07 AM   #1
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Vandedrome information request

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Anyone have information on the Vandedrome? I know it's an expandable short track that's portable, but not much beyond that.

Has anyone ridden this track, or attended an event held on it?

Anyone have pictures, a list of past events, or contact information for the owners?

Anyone know exactly how it was assembled, dismantled, or transported?

I'm working on my architecture thesis, designing a portable velodrome, and the Vandedrome would be a great resource.
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The Vandedrome is owned by a cycling club in Massachusetts.

It is dope little thing. If you are doing your thesis on it I suggest you google vandedrome and find that obscure page about it. I also know that this has been discussed in this forum. I think in a thread about a velodrome in Boston.

I am kind of like your college librarian. I will guide you, but you must do the research.
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you could also just make shiit up - like Super Rookie does. You know, stuff about being smart and all that.
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All -

Anyone have information on the Vandedrome? I know it's an expandable short track that's portable, but not much beyond that.

Has anyone ridden this track, or attended an event held on it?

Anyone have pictures, a list of past events, or contact information for the owners?

Anyone know exactly how it was assembled, dismantled, or transported?

I'm working on my architecture thesis, designing a portable velodrome, and the Vandedrome would be a great resource.


CALL DALE HUGHES ,LOOK UP NAS - TRACK ON THIS FORUM. I POSTED HIS INFORMATION. He has made portable velodromes for years .

http://www.detnews.com/2001/outdoors...h04-247148.htm

http://www.m-bike.org/history/TracksAndVelodromes.pdf

http://www.ryders.com.au/tracktalk/tracktalk.htm more to your like here.

http://www.detnews.com/2004/morespor...f01-206472.htm

http://www.nas-track.com/video.php


I have video of the track mention. it was stolen while store in trailers. yep with 17 yr old Greg Lemond kickin butt.



I have been to a event with the Vanderdrome at the GoodWill Games in NYC. steep , i have pics and the track is steep!


You an contact Mike Frayese in NY he had the vanderdrome also since he knew Vander.

http://members.aol.com/velodromes/Vandedrome/

http://cycle.org/gallery/Vandedrome


here you go. with all the info I gave you here it is a hell of a start.
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Old 11-23-05, 12:32 PM   #5
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ceya! let the grasshopper do his own research! now he will expect you to write it all down for him!

wonderful links! oh the vandedrome how I miss thee!
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Everybody needs help, didn't you recieve alot of my help too?

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No. I am smart. I don't ask for help.







I hope sarcasm was understood.
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Thanks for all the information so far, especially the links (thanks Ceya!)

I will definitely be in contact with Dale Hughes sometime in the next couple of months... and perhaps Ryder Architects in Australia as well (Corian track surface... brilliant).

Unfortunately the thesis isn't *just* about portable velodromes; the 'drome is just the design project. The bulk of my research is in the concept of 'place' and some phenomenology.

Thanks again for the help.
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