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Old 07-16-10, 09:14 PM   #1
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Getting into Junior Track Riding?

I'm 16, and ever since I got my bowery, I've had the idea of track riding in my mind. I'm not sure if I can track with it, but what is a good way to get into track riding? Is it any different because I'm a minor? Will I need to buy a track bike or would there be a way for me to borrow one?

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Old 07-16-10, 10:29 PM   #2
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Many local tracks have a junior program. Ours track does. It's free and they provide bikes, helmets, clipless shoes, instructors, etc... Pretty cool.

http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pag...tleleague.html

Go to the website of your local track and email the track director and see if they have a similar program.

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Would I have to remove the brakes to track it?
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yes, but if you can afford a spare set of bars (and maybe stem) it only takes a couple minutes to go from brakes to brakeless.
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Old 07-17-10, 02:13 PM   #5
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I do have a road bike, so I could even devote my bowery strictly to track use. Although, I checked on performance a set of bars is only 30 bucks, so it doesn't seem like it'd be too expensive to swap.
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