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Old 12-01-09, 12:41 PM   #1
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7-11 Velodrome Colorado Springs

Thought I would just post up some pics for you guys. I was just there over the holiday. Hope you enjoy.










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What did you hop the fence?
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Hop the fence? No. The gate facing Union was chained very loosely so I was able to duck under the chain and fit thorough easily.

I know I probably shouldnt have done that but I really just wanted to snap some pics.
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thats cool. I was thinking about going there at night with my bike and riding it but figured that is a bad idea since I plan on racing there next year(I have never ridden it before). And the fact that I can barely afford the fees and a track bike already, I figured a tresspasing ticket won't help matters.

Nice pics though. I never noticed those two plaques on the tower being there.
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I just did it for pics. I figured if I were to get caught, I could play dumb tourist just wanting a few good pictures and more than likely get off. I doubt it would be so easy if you were caught riding there.
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Just for pics? So. It's still tresspassing.

If you take or damage something then it becomes a different crime called breaking and entering.

BOTH are still crimes nonetheless.


I'll put it to you this way. You can insert ANY location and activity into the following sentence and it would still be a crime:

I unlawfully gained entrance into _______________ because I just wanted to __________________ , that's all .
Well no ****. I know the law. I never said it was right. I really dont care what you have to say about this either. So im done.

If you like, you can report me to the authorities. Be my guest.
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"Hey! I just broke into this place and took some photos. Have a look and tell me I'm awesome!"
Sounds like your the one starved for attention here.
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My teammate broke his pelvis there a couple of days ago, a day before he was supposed to fly to Colombia for the World Cup. I can't wait until I go back there. I went once for Junior Track Nat's in my first year of racing and it was really cool.
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Great looking track-- I hope to try it someday, thanks for the pics! A little crime once in a while keeps life interesting.
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I didn't mean for you to get grilled.

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Great looking track-- I hope to try it someday, thanks for the pics! A little crime once in a while keeps life interesting.
I dont quite see it as being all that bad. If I were to get caught, I would take my punishment without *****ing. I just wanted some pics to share with you guys.

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Its all good man. Im not worried about it. His thoughts and opinions dont meant **** to me.
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Wow Carleton, you're a real barrel of laughs.

Seriously, how does this guy have any friends? I guess I actually don't know if he does.
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Deshi, in case there was any confusion, I wasn't being sarcastic at all. I wouldn't think twice about doing the same in your situation. As far as we know, life is only once, so don't get too caught up in the rules-- as long as it's victimless, and I call this clearly victimless.
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I was not worried about it at all man. I am by no means a saint. All is well.
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carleton you need to chill out. take a xanax.but make sure that you have a prescription for them.

thanks for posting the pics. It makes me really jealous.The track in San Diego is a little bit weather beaten and has some really wierd soft mushy spots and is a little wavey in places. I'm glad we have one though!
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I have never ridden the track yet. I plan on hitting the track this summer though. The CO Spgs track looks pretty flat and smooth.
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It truly is a great track, though I wouldn't call it flat. The surface is smooth amd the times are fast.

Just a word of caution. The folks that own the track are the US Olympic Committee and they do not have a sense of humor and little compassion if you are caught inside the fence without authorization. There have been thefts and damage and there are things inside the facility that need protecting. I am a Cat 2 who has raced that track for years, but if I am caught inside it aint going to be pretty. My guess is it isn't going to be a ticket, but a trip to jail.

If you get caught by CSPD riding a bike without authorization, its even going to be worse.

I am not being a jerk about this, just letting you know the deal. You have to think about the guys who own the place and how they handle this kind of thing. Most every track in the nation is pretty relaxed. Not ADT, and not the 7-11.

If you come when the track is open, you will have a blast and be very welcome after you fill out twenty pages of release forms.
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It truly is a great track, though I wouldn't call it flat. The surface is smooth amd the times are fast.

Just a word of caution. The folks that own the track are the US Olympic Committee and they do not have a sense of humor and little compassion if you are caught inside the fence without authorization. There have been thefts and damage and there are things inside the facility that need protecting. I am a Cat 2 who has raced that track for years, but if I am caught inside it aint going to be pretty. My guess is it isn't going to be a ticket, but a trip to jail.

If you get caught by CSPD riding a bike without authorization, its even going to be worse.

I am not being a jerk about this, just letting you know the deal. You have to think about the guys who own the place and how they handle this kind of thing. Most every track in the nation is pretty relaxed. Not ADT, and not the 7-11.

If you come when the track is open, you will have a blast and be very welcome after you fill out twenty pages of release forms.
Thanks for the heads up. I understand it was not the smartest idea iv ever had. I do not live in the springs and just wanted some pictures before I left town. I know it was the "wrong" thing to do and I wouldn't even think of riding it while closed. I would accept any punishment I incurred if I were cought.

I do believe that I might be able to explain the situation and have good ending results but that does not condone unlawfully entering their property.

I do not condone doing what I did, I just did it anyway.

I have no doubt its a fun place to ride and I plan to as soon as I finally move to the Springs.
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I do believe that I might be able to explain the situation...
Haha. Yeah. Everyone in jail is able to "explain the situation".

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I have no doubt its a fun place to ride and I plan to as soon as I finally move to the Springs.
I've ridden and raced on that track. It's fun. It's probably the fastest track in the US (a combination of the size, shape, materials and the altitude). Many US and world records are set there. As my coach said before I went there, "Enjoy it. You are gonna set personal best times in the 200M and Kilo that are going to stand for a long time."

A lot of elite and pro athletes move to Colorado to train "at altitude" for weeks or months and then race at sea level and kick azz. One would assume that altitude was one reason why Colorado Springs was chosen as the location. Training your body to perform up there will give you an advantage over those who train at sea level, which is most everyone else.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Altitude_training

You know what would suck? Your youthful enthusiasm and indiscretion earning you a ban from training, racing, and watching races one of the nicest tracks in the world...when you actually live in the city. You'd miss out on watching Olympic and world class racers race and train every week there. Yeah, that would suck. All because you wanted a few snaps...and posted them to the internets.

...yet you won't take them down. That amazes me.
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You know what would suck? Your youthful enthusiasm and indiscretion earning you a ban from training, racing, and watching races one of the nicest tracks in the world...when you actually live in the city. You'd miss out on watching Olympic and world class racers race and train every week there. Yeah, that would suck. All because you wanted a few snaps...and posted them to the internets.

...yet you won't take them down. That amazes me.
I think its funny that you even care. If what I did is so wrong in your eyes, send a link of this thread to the police. I do not see this being an issue. Do whatever you feel is right but dont come here and lecture me on this. I dont care what you think about my pictures. I posted them for the people that want to see. If all your going to do is make it sound like I did something horrible, GO THE **** AWAY!!!.

Now that that is said, I am not going to take the pictures down. I will leave them up for the people that want to see the track. The consequences are mine to deal with. Not yours.

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Not horrible. Just stupid.
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Not horrible. Just stupid.
Thank you. Your thoughts about me mean sooooo much to me. You just made my day so much better.
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I blame the dork who didn't lock the gate tight enough.

Did you at least smoke a blunt on the grounds? Roll a fatty and light er up? Bang the wifey in broad daylight, sequestered by the high banks of the velodrome?

The whining folks are wankers. Only wankers need the law to justify their sentiments.

Ten bucks says the cops don't even know what a velodrome is. They're too busy daydreaming about the next meth bust.

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