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Old 06-23-08, 09:04 AM   #1
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200 times by Cat

Does anyone know of a commonly-accepted listing of typical/average flying 200 times by Category?

I'm a Cat 5 guy -- I've raced a decent number of "unofficial" track events, but no USAC stuff that would merit/command an upgrade. I did my first timed 200 yesterday, and want to get a feeling for where I stand, as compared to real beginning trackies.
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It can be hard to say, exactly, as there are a lot of factors outside of just the rider category. Not all velodromes are equal - some are "faster" than others. The quality of the surface, the degree of the banking, the length of the track, whether it's indoors or outdoors, elevation, etc. all effect the speed of the riders.

At my local velodrome (Kissena) the averages seem to be 13-16 seconds for Cats 4/5, and 12-14 seconds for Cats 1/2/3. The fastest time recorded in the last 8 years or so (at least, in the records I checked) was 11.91 seconds.

The world record is held by Theo Boss at the Moscow velodrome (often considered the fast velodrome for the 200m) at 9.77 seconds.
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~13 for 4s
~12.2 for 3s
<12 for 2s

would be my guess for san diego. You can probably just look up results from a recent race though.
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Only done three track days, so I am a real beginner. I am a road cat 4, and not a very good one.
Southside speedway: 15.5 or so (big headwind up to the finish).
Langley speedway: 14.5 or so.

Both times were the best of the B riders, or about mid-pack overall, in that I would have been the slowest A rider.

I'd love to see other peoples times as benchmarks to aim at I hope to do a low 14s at the last Go Fast, Turn Left.
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schiller pulled a high 11 tonight at SDVelodrome
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my first flying2 came in at 13.50 and in between three and four weeks im down to 12.44, and that was after a session of lactic threshold training. i can't wait to do it again in a month.
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Yeah, I'm a rank beginner, and 40 to boot, and my one and only 200 time is 13.8 at Kawasaki keirin stadium. These are all-weather 400 meter tracks with 31-33˚ banking and considered slow by most, so I think it's not too horrible.

What was your time?
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