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Old 09-13-06, 07:52 PM   #1
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Looking at getting into Pursuit Cycling

Hi, I am new to the forums.. it's quite large!

I am a young road cyclist and am looking at getting into
pursuit cycling when the track season starts here in November (Aus).

I have a pretty decent build for the 4km (189cm, 69kg) but have never
done any track riding or time trialing before.

So I was wondering if you guys could give some tips/info on the subject,
as I don't know much about training, equipment..etc

Can you purchase a time trial frame (like a Cervelo P3) and set it up for
track pursuit?

Any help would be appreciated. thanks!
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Old 09-13-06, 08:35 PM   #2
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australians do quite nice bikes... get anything old school in steel and do the try, 4km in a track are a lot diferent that do them in the road ok? so dont think it will be easy. If u do a decent time using an old bike, im talking about like 1:15 per KM i would say u r in good shape to ocntinue working on it. But always with a regular bike.

Why a regular bike? years ago people was able to do 1:150 - 1:13 per km using heavy steel machines so why spend a lot of money in high tech stuff when u have to learn a lot stil... well dont take my workd anyways.. after i haven o idea

cya and good luck
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Old 09-13-06, 09:05 PM   #3
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Hi, I am new to the forums.. it's quite large!

I am a young road cyclist and am looking at getting into
pursuit cycling when the track season starts here in November (Aus).

I have a pretty decent build for the 4km (189cm, 69kg) but have never
done any track riding or time trialing before.

So I was wondering if you guys could give some tips/info on the subject,
as I don't know much about training, equipment..etc

Can you purchase a time trial frame (like a Cervelo P3) and set it up for
track pursuit?

Any help would be appreciated. thanks!
Welcome to the forums!

Try a do a search as myself and others covered this topic.

Yes you can use them *time trial frame* on the track.

Im tired but will cover more. Go to www.fixedgearfever.com and register, go to the download section to get the pursuit calcalator.

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Old 09-15-06, 05:54 AM   #4
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Its quite common for roadies to turn their TT bikes into fix gears for persuits. If it has a horizontal drop out your set. At our Nationals every other person was on a Cervelo P3.
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Ah ok.. thanks. I think I might borrow an old bike just to try and see if I like it. Then ill take it from there. What about training on the road in preparation? What do the pursuit guys here do? What is a horizontal drop out?
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Horizontal dropouts are what is on rear part of the frame where the wheels go. They are on track frames, bmx, old road bikes and some mountain bikes.

I wrote some stuff here as well as other covering the training on pursuits. I will find my old stuff and write it out again.

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From watching and hanging out with mainly pursuiters I gather its mainly road miles but when they do work on the track with their pursuit bikes they do excercises like flying 2 ,3 ,and 4 k time trials.
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It is enduranced based.


I do a warm up of 4000m at my pace, next is 50m off /on- which is 50 hard and recovery for 2000m, next is 2000m at my pace, next is a 4000m at 70% of heart rate, next is 1000m hard and finally 4000m slowly.

Yeah it is alot but only hard rides only make up near half of my session.

Your fitness will dictated what you an and cannot do. Remember FORM is everything. Times will be different on different days and tracks.


Write all your stuff down and I mean everything, focus at what you do.Don't look across the track at the other rider , listen for times and fous at the task at hand.

Look at videos of pros and see how they ride . For me it was Moser.

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This was my old format. Alot is out but it a base of what I did. Oh race time trials also.
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