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Old 04-30-08, 08:45 AM   #1
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Kissena Coaching 5/3 What time?

The Kissena website (http://kissena.info/track/2008SaturdayCoaching.pdf) says track coaching starts this Saturday. Any one know what time?

EDIT: we started at around noon fyi


Do people generally ride out there or drive?

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there's a split between who drives and who rides. a lot of the older people (in their thirties, with houses and families and, well, cars) drive. and a lot of us fun-lovin' kids ride out there. it also varies based on how far people live. a buddy of mine who lives in sheepshead bay, well, i think he usually drives.

did you notice this on the flyer?
QUESTIONS CALL TRACK DIRECTOR JOHN CAMPO 917-456-6839

i think i heard something about them usually starting around 10 AM, but don't take my word for it.
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yeah i saw the phone number, i just figured i'd try here first rather than bother him. i'm sure he gets a lot of calls.

i'm in manhattan, maybe ill try to drive for the first one and see how tired i get
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if you have a double-sided wheel, i recommend riding. throw a lower gear on there. the ride to is a nice warmup, and the ride from is a nice cool-down. of course, that's if you feel comfortable riding your track bike in traffic.

do you intend to come out for the wednesday night races?
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i have a flip flop fixed/free wheel. i took off the freewheel because i thought i read something about not having uncovered cogs on a track bike in case of a crash. i could ride but its like 10 miles which is a bit too much warm up/cool down for me.

yeah i'm planning on doing some races this year. i think its mondays and wednesdays? mondays are better for me
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Mondays are for Masters, Women, and Juniors. Wednesdays there are races for 1/2/3, cat 4, and cat 5/one-day licenses.

women, masters, and juniors can also race on wednesdays in their categories.

i encourage you to ride out - it's more fun. there are some decent routes, depending on where you're coming from, of course. and the 7 train is fairly close if you're too exhausted to ride back.

when i'm tired after a handful of races, it's kind of a groan to get back on the bike with thirteen or miles left to go... but it's not so bad once you get in to it.
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i have a flip flop fixed/free wheel. i took off the freewheel because i thought i read something about not having uncovered cogs on a track bike in case of a crash. i could ride but its like 10 miles which is a bit too much warm up/cool down for me.

yeah i'm planning on doing some races this year. i think its mondays and wednesdays? mondays are better for me
Plenty of people race with flip flop hubs with cogs on both sides at Kissena. I can't see how it could possibly cause problems in a crash either. I wouldn't worry about it.

And my ride from work is about 10 miles, it's not that bad. If you have enough time you can just take it slow and enjoy a nice leisurely ride out to the track.
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