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Old 06-13-07, 02:30 PM   #1
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new to track..

so while Edmonton isn't the bike-ey-est city in the world- it turns out that we have a really sweet velodrome. I droped by yesterday and watched a club do some slack races and i think i'm going to drop by tomorrow, rent a bike ($5!!!) and do some laps before i join a club.

anything i should try? I think that riding alone on a track might be a little bit lame, but i'm excited anyways- if only to ride a real track bike and to go high in the berms. I'd really like to try to do some drafting but i might be the only person out there...
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Old 06-14-07, 09:33 AM   #2
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Get real high and then drop down right as your coming out of a turn and sprint a 200m. I also find kilo's fun to do solo. Enjoy yourself!
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I also find kilo's fun to do solo.

you are sick.
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update! (how exciting?)
it was really great. The people at the track were really friendly and i got to ride one of those weird lookin' KHS's with the funny seat tube. I was the only person at the track so i was able to just kinda bomb around until my legs gave out.

that is all.
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you are sick.

+1.

If you're doing them right "kilo" & "fun" should never be in the same sentence.
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i agree... wonder if kilo people get a lot of fun the last 200 meters
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I also find kilo's fun !
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