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Old 07-08-11, 11:50 AM   #101
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I'm about 30 minutes from the Trexlertown, PA velodrome. We went for the first time this past weekend and it was a blast. It completely renewed my interest in cycling.
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Old 07-09-11, 07:33 PM   #102
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Ten minute walk. I live where I do on purpose. I'm moving to Canberra, Australia soon and will only live in suburbs adjacent to or containing their outdoor velodrome, and that's a short hop to Sydney, which has a few I'm told.
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Old 07-15-11, 10:08 PM   #103
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Encino is about 100 miles from me now, but that's where I grew up. This is going to give away my geezer-hood, but I used to walk a couple blocks to the velodrome with that cute girl from down the street when the track was new. I don't remember having to pay to watch, or if I did it wasn't much. I do remember watching an older rider (I'm sure he was over 50 at the time and maybe older) do the pursuits, I'll leave him un-named, but he was kind of a local hero there.

Ten years later when I was running AAU weekend races I saw him there. I said hello and told him I had enjoyed watching him on the track. I wished him luck in the race (10K if I remember). I got a nasty response that said basically I was an idiot for thinking luck had anything to do with anything, not a gracious 'thanks'. One of my first 'hero worship' eye openers. Oh, well, only took me almost 50 years to get that off my chest. I'd say the fellow in question had gone to the big velodrome in the sky, but I'm not sure he made the qualifying standard.
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Old 07-15-11, 10:14 PM   #104
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Only 2 miles. We have a new BMX park coming soon as well
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Old 07-25-11, 02:50 PM   #105
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I'm about an hour from Major Taylor
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Old 07-25-11, 08:57 PM   #106
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Only 2 miles. We have a new BMX park coming soon as well
(ahem. Composes self, cos he knows what's coming)

OOOOOOHHHHHHhhh!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Jealous! And awesome. You'll enjoy that one.
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Old 07-31-11, 12:11 PM   #107
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2.5 miles from alpenrose velodrome.
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Old 08-18-11, 05:22 PM   #108
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Same here! We must be neighbors!!! Ok, maybe not 2.5 miles but able to walk there still! I live in Maplewood and just found out about this! I feel very spoiled to live so close!
Actually I just mapped it on mapmyrun.com and it's a mere 1.4 miles!!

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Old 10-02-11, 03:59 AM   #109
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6 km away from the albert richter track.

http://www.velodromes.com/cologne.htm
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Old 11-18-11, 09:34 PM   #110
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I useta be ~35mi to Sandy Eggo (times varied on traffic) but now I'm in Northern VA. Track wasteland. T-Town is still closest but I've never been there.

I've been hearing the Richmond rumors for ages. I hear they race on a car oval down there. Don't know much about it.

The South Cackalacky track is an hour from my little brother's, so I have an excuse to drive the 7hrs to get there.

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Old 11-19-11, 12:04 AM   #111
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Ten minute walk. I live where I do on purpose. I'm moving to Canberra, Australia soon and will only live in suburbs adjacent to or containing their outdoor velodrome, and that's a short hop to Sydney, which has a few I'm told.
Sydney has Dunc Gray Velodrome in Bass Hill which is a really nice indoor timber track (built for the Sydney Olympics). But is over 250km away from Canberra!
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Old 11-20-11, 03:21 PM   #112
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Sydney has Dunc Gray Velodrome in Bass Hill which is a really nice indoor timber track (built for the Sydney Olympics). But is over 250km away from Canberra!
Apparently there is a 333 concrete track in Canberra, south of the lake - Narrabundah? that the Canberra Cycling Club runs racing at.
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Old 11-20-11, 04:27 PM   #113
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Correct - Narrabundah Capital Velodrome - http://www.fixedgearfever.com/module...owtrack&id=582 Relatively close by are a couple of other velodromes in Queanbeyan http://www.fixedgearfever.com/module...owtrack&id=123 and Goulburn http://www.fixedgearfever.com/module...wtrack&id=1237

I don't know the quality of the above velodromes. I have only raced at Dunc Gray at the World Master Track Championships back in 2009. It's a nice track and well worth the drive for bigger events.
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Old 11-21-11, 12:59 AM   #114
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40 mi from Burnaby Velodrome when I'm home. Much further while I'm at school. Now that I have a track frame (not gonna call it a track bike, carleton lol) I'm going to try to take some intro classes this summer so I can be less of a poser.

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40 mi from Burnaby Velodrome when I'm home. Much further while I'm at school. Now that I have a track frame (not gonna call it a track bike, carleton lol) I'm going to try to take some intro classes this summer so I can be less of a poser.

You should also be pretty close to Marymoor, which doesn't require a trip across the border to come visit us here in Burnaby, but is only open in the summer.

I also don't think we offer LTR clinics in the summer generally, but you can probably ask one of the coaches to do one anyways
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Old 11-21-11, 01:19 AM   #116
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I've considered coming down to bellevue to see that one but it's a 200mi round trip for me. I practically live on the border so it's no big deal for me to cross.
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Old 11-21-11, 11:38 AM   #117
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By the way, were these pictures from last weekend? (I notice there's no volleyball being played in the infield)
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Old 11-22-11, 10:21 AM   #118
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3 hours one way

There really should be one in Austin, TX considering how bike friendly the city is
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I've just moved from being 50m away from Goulburn to 13km now. Still not too far!

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Correct - Narrabundah Capital Velodrome - http://www.fixedgearfever.com/module...owtrack&id=582 Relatively close by are a couple of other velodromes in Queanbeyan http://www.fixedgearfever.com/module...owtrack&id=123 and Goulburn http://www.fixedgearfever.com/module...wtrack&id=1237

I don't know the quality of the above velodromes. I have only raced at Dunc Gray at the World Master Track Championships back in 2009. It's a nice track and well worth the drive for bigger events.
Goulburn is asphalt and not too bad surface. Be sure to come on down for Trackpower in Jan. We also get a few Canberra racers down for Friday night racing on a regular basis. I'm hoping to make it over to Canberra some time this season to check it out, but time will be the dictator there.
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There really should be one in Austin, TX considering how bike friendly the city is
It is surprising the lack of velodromes in the States. Here in Australia most country towns will have a velodrome of some description, even if only a low bank circuit around a sports ground...

If the FGF velodrome list is current, my home town Melbourne of 4 million people had a 9 velodromes (two which are indoor timber tracks - though one is multipurpose and only open for major races) which is exactly a third of all the US tracks combined!

And will all this infrastructure, we are finding it hard to get numbers to races. Everyone wants to ride road crits...
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Perhaps the fact we have more across the country is because we follow cricket. It's very easy to have your cricket ground within the 400ishm velodromes across Australia, hence why we still have so many around. I don't think very many American sports can fit this bill. My guess is that in Aust we'd have very few velodromes left if they were a single use facility!
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currently almost 4 hours ( Atlanta ) but come January 1 2012, 10 minutes when the new velodrome opens in Rock Hill SC!
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Perhaps the fact we have more across the country is because we follow cricket. It's very easy to have your cricket ground within the 400ishm velodromes across Australia, hence why we still have so many around. I don't think very many American sports can fit this bill. My guess is that in Aust we'd have very few velodromes left if they were a single use facility!
Definitely true with the country tracks and the fact our sports grounds are mostly oval. Here in Melbourne most tracks including my clubs track in Blackburn is just unused grass area.


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Old 12-01-11, 12:36 PM   #124
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What local velodrome?

Montreal or Trexlertown...Boston is almost midway between...

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Four and a half miles to T Town Velo. Which is a good thing considering that I spend two to three nights a week there watching my kids race. We are spoiled!!!!!!
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