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Old 05-09-14, 03:10 PM   #201
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hellyer my home town track...

i specialize in praying to not get dropped.

and my legs suffer from chickenlegasitis.
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Old 05-09-14, 03:13 PM   #202
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Nice, you're on wttvc now? Or you have been?
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Old 05-09-14, 03:16 PM   #203
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Nice, you're on wttvc now? Or you have been?
officially that's what it says on my usac license but when i'm racing crits and the track...

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Old 05-09-14, 03:22 PM   #204
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Old 05-09-14, 05:31 PM   #205
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when a sprinter attacks....
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Old 05-16-14, 05:24 AM   #206
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This is my teammates first chariot race I did everything I could to help.
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Old 05-16-14, 09:07 AM   #207
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Hahaha! I'd love a push like that.
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Old 06-09-14, 11:18 AM   #208
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Me and jmikami battling it out in the Keirin minor final two weekends ago...

Photo credit goes to my dad.

One to go!


Biding my time...


Pass #1 on the back stretch...


Out of turn 4 with a good head of steam...


Battling...


Triumph!


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Old 06-09-14, 02:11 PM   #209
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Me and jmikami battling it out in the Keirin minor final two weekends ago...

Photo credit goes to my dad.
Nice to see how that happened, you were able to build up a nice head of steam there, I had no idea what was going on back there.

You'll have to thank your dad for me. Although I am hoping to reverse the order next time.
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Old 06-09-14, 02:35 PM   #210
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Nice to see how that happened, you were able to build up a nice head of steam there, I had no idea what was going on back there.

You'll have to thank your dad for me. Although I am hoping to reverse the order next time.
I like how I'm the only one in a color other than black, and also apparently a giant.



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Old 06-09-14, 08:22 PM   #211
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Lapping the field on the way to winning junior track states.
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Great photos and results.

Congratulations on winning the State Championships Zero Talent!
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Old 06-10-14, 01:19 PM   #214
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I really hope I can make a trip up there this year. Track looks like the bastard son of Encino's surface with Carson's banking.

And now for something completely different. My club holds three events each year as part of the club challenge: a hill climb, a 20k tt, and a sprint. The sprint is a 500m at Encino, which is done mostly by roadies... on road bikes... usually their first time on a track. You can probably exactly imagine the results. Ha.

A few trackies:

But a lot of riding on the hoods and getting pushed up track:



And some cuteness:

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Old 06-10-14, 07:58 PM   #215
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Was just having an easy Saturday sesh and the missus got a couple of shots for me. Might try and get a couple of shots at training in the next few weeks.





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Old 06-10-14, 09:36 PM   #216
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That 2nd shot turned out well, you should get that as a print

oh and welcome
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Old 06-11-14, 12:28 AM   #217
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mhmm i had mcds last night.
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Old 06-11-14, 01:31 AM   #218
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^^^
I am so envious of that track!

Ours is, to use the eloquent words of VanceMac, a bastard son of a...

But hey, at least our front straight doesn't have a huge crack in it anymore and our transitions no longer resemble skateboard ramps where every corner is a race to the sprinters lane to keep from catching air... so there's that.
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Old 06-11-14, 02:35 AM   #219
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I am so envious of that track!

Ours is, to use the eloquent words of VanceMac, a bastard son of a...
Yeah we are pretty lucky over here in Aus. There are 3 tracks (including this one) like this in our state and a handful of round track dotted about. In a year or so we're supposed to be getting an indoor track in our state capital, Brisbane. We're the only state without an indoor track atm.
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Old 06-11-14, 02:42 AM   #220
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Nice track, I guess you can't see the humidity in the photos
I'm in the ACT, it still weirds me out that it's a territory, not a state, but we don't have a covered velodrome here either. The Canberra track has just been resurfaced and had the transitions fixed, so that is pretty awesome, otherwise it's Dunc Gray in Sydney.
That's before, the corners are still 45 degrees but the transitions are a bunch smoother. The thing is monstrous (333m track).
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Old 06-11-14, 03:34 AM   #221
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I thought you guys had an indoor track down there. My mistake.
45 degree bends on a 333m track sounds awesome. Ours are only 30ish Itthink. It's been many year since I've been on boards so I can't wait till Brisbane is ready to ride, even though it's still a 14 hour drive down there.
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Not indoors in Canberra. From what I've read you guys were lucky to keep the track open!

Indoor tracks around Australia -

Perth WA SpeedDome, Adelaide SA Super-Drome, Launceston Tasmania Silverdome, Melbourne Victoria has two DISC and HISENSE Arena and finally Sydney NSW Dunc Gray.

Have they started building the one in Queensland?
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Old 06-11-14, 07:35 AM   #223
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Yeah they wanted to close the current track and build over the top of it. Not sure if that's still the plan or if they're going to find another site to build on.

No idea, I've only heard we're getting one in the next few years.
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Old 06-19-14, 07:54 AM   #224
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big field at the Indy NTC race last weekend.



Going off the front to get points.



Handholding bike prom race.

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Old 06-19-14, 08:45 AM   #225
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