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    Peachtree Bikes Super Saturdays at DLV in Atlanta

    Hi, guys.

    Dick Lane Velodrome in Atlanta will have new monthly Saturday afternoon racing called Peachtree Bikes Super Saturdays hosted by yours truly

    These races will be run once a month on the first Saturday and will be a rotation through of our Wednesday racing schedule. We're definitely excited for the new race day, and are looking forward to the season getting going.

    These races will be in addition to the our Pro Race Series events, and will be featured on the first Saturday of each month throughout the season. The races will feature an event program that will be very similar to our Wednesday night racing, plus a special event each day. Race categories on the days will be A/B Combined, C and D, and race entries will be $15 or free for One Pass holders.
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    This is great for those who need to travel to get to ATL. You can race and be home for dinner! Great for those who can't make it out during the week. Or for those who simply want to race more.

    Collegiate Racers: Plan a Team Weekend in ATL: Come in on Friday and hang out in Atlanta. Train on the track Saturday AM. Race on the track Saturday PM. Hang out Saturday Night. Train on the track Sunday AM. Drive back to school Sunday PM.

    When:

    All races will be held from 2pm till 5pm.
    - April 7th
    - May 5th
    - June 2nd
    - August 4th
    - September 8th

    Categories:
    - A/B Combined
    - C Group
    - D Group
    - More about ATRA Categories: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pag...ategories.html

    Entry Fees:
    - $15
    - Free for One Pass holders

    Events

    The races will follow the Wednesday Night rotation, which is:

    Madison Night:

    8 Lap Scratch
    Win and Out
    Tempo
    Madison


    Gladiator Night:
    5 lap Scratch
    Chariot
    Keirin
    Unknown Distance

    Marathon Night:
    Madison
    Split-Scratch
    Points Race
    A/B Grade Min. 70 Lap Points Race(sprint every ten)
    *A and B categories will split once 25 riders are reached, race distance will be determined by field size, more people more laps.

    Wheelrace Night:
    Scratch Heats Top 4 to Wheelrace Final
    Miss and Out
    4 Lap Wheelrace Final
    Points Race
    Last edited by carleton; 03-08-12 at 04:26 PM. Reason: Updated events and event title

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    man that sounds like a good time. i am seriously thinking of getting a prius so i can afford the gas to make the trip a couple times a month.back in the late 70's use to spend every weekend in atlanta,good times. i saw that team sprint track record, dude you were flying.what position did you ride?

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    Quote Originally Posted by joakley View Post
    man that sounds like a good time. i am seriously thinking of getting a prius so i can afford the gas to make the trip a couple times a month.back in the late 70's use to spend every weekend in atlanta,good times. i saw that team sprint track record, dude you were flying.what position did you ride?
    Thanks, man! We shattered the record by over 3 seconds. I was the starter.

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    sweet. just proves that you do know what your talking about. good luck this year!

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    What's the spectator situation like? I've never been to the DLV but would like to come watch some of the races.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spoonrobot View Post
    What's the spectator situation like? I've never been to the DLV but would like to come watch some of the races.
    It's free to watch any event excep our 3 Pro Races where admission is (I think) $5 for an individual and $10 for a family. This is to offset the cost of the cash payout for the racers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by joakley View Post
    sweet. just proves that you do know what your talking about. good luck this year!
    Thanks! Maybe you'll come down and race some.

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    I will be down as soon as I get comfortable on the track. Looks like you have a really good program going on down there.

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    For those watching this thread, Dick Lane Velodrome in Atlanta has announced 2 training classes for March. These 2-day classes are preferred over the other format which is 4 Thursdays in a row.

    We'll be running two weekend beginners classes this spring before our regular season activities get under way. We'll be running a Womens only class on the 10th and 11th of March and an open class on the 24th and 25th of March. Both classes will run from 2pm till 5pm each day. As always our most excellent coach Brian will be heading those classes up, and we are hoping to have a special guest or two for our Women's only class as well. More details over at the Beginner page: http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/pag...erprogram.html

    2012 Spring Weekend Class Schedule

    Women Only - March 10th and 11th, 2pm to 5pm both days
    Open Class - March 24th and 25th, 2pm to 5pm both days
    http://www.dicklanevelodrome.com/con...s-classes.html

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    The Race Program for Saturday April 7, 2012:

    Following our Madison Night Program:

    D Grade 8 Lap Scratch
    C Grade 8 Lap Scratch
    A/B Grade 8 Lap Scratch

    D Grade Win and Out
    C Grade Win and Out
    A/B Grade Win and Out

    D Grade Tempo 15 Lap

    Madison 30 Laps

    C Grade Tempo 20 Lap
    A/B Grade Tempo 25 Lap

    See you guys there!
    Last edited by carleton; 03-08-12 at 04:19 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by carleton View Post
    For those watching this thread, Dick Lane Velodrome in Atlanta has announced 2 training classes for March. These 2-day classes are preferred over the other format which is 4 Thursdays in a row.
    This sounds like a great deal. Oh wait! I already signed up. Awww yeah! I'll be in ATL for the 24th and 25th keeping the slow guys honest. Just counting down the days...
    "I kick my own arse today, so I can kick yours race day." - unknown UK track sprinter

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    I've edited the Race Program. I forgot to add the Category D (beginner) races, too.

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    What is a wheelrace?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kayce View Post
    What is a wheelrace?
    It's handicap race where slower people are given a head start. The lower you place in the qualifying events, the bigger head start you get. This creates some dramatic finishes.

    http://autobus.cyclingnews.com/track/?id=wheelrace

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    Race Program for Saturday May 5th:

    D Grade 5 lap Scratch
    C Grade 5 lap Scratch
    A/B Grade 5 lap Scratch

    D Grade Chariot(Top 6 to Keirin "A" Final, Next 6 to "B" Final)
    C Grade Chariot(Top 6 to Keirin "A" Final, Next 6 "B" Final)
    A/B Grade Chariot(Top 6 to Keirin "A" Final, Next 6 "B" Final)

    D Grade Keirin
    C Grade Keirin
    A/B Grade Keirin

    D Grade Unknown Distance
    C Grade Unknown Distance
    A/B Grade Unknown Distance

    It would help to practice your standing (or slow-rolling starts) ahead of time to get used to the feel. Also make sure that your pedal tension is sufficient to keep from pulling out.

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