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Old 10-30-12, 04:05 PM   #1
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Interview: Keirin Racing in Japan with Shane Perkins

A very cool interview.



http://www.cyclingtips.com.au/2012/1...shane-perkins/

I tweeted to Perkins and asked him about the gear ratios they use in Keirin racing. His reply: "ratio is between 3.85 up to 4.20! Pace of races change every time, 500m is between 26-30sec!"

Also, a friend told me that Keirin is pronounced "KEE-ding". I think that's right. EDIT: I am corrected below...
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I don't know if the KEE-ding is serious?
But as far as I know it's Kay-rin after the countless time's I've heard the Keirin coach at Encino say it.
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I'm under the impression it's "care-in."

But regardless, I don't think the takeaway message from carletons post is how to pronounce keirin.
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I'm under the impression it's "care-in."

But regardless, I don't think the takeaway message from carletons post is how to pronounce keirin.
Agreed, with all that padding I'd imagine it would be a little more difficult to sprint especially being top heavy?
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I don't know if the KEE-ding is serious?
But as far as I know it's Kay-rin after the countless time's I've heard the Keirin coach at Encino say it.
My buddy is an American who lived over there. I'm sure that between his so-so Japanese and my bad memory that there is a mispronunciation there.

I guess my point is that it's not "KIR-in" (or even "Kir-E-in") as I've heard many say in the US.

Baby Puke is another American that lived there and he actually raced Keirin. Maybe he can clarify for us!
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Cool article, thanks for posting.
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Keirin, pronounced like kay-ee-reen, three syllables, with the R rolled a bit. Getting pretty tired of hearing people say, "keer-in".
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Keirin, pronounced like kay-ee-reen, three syllables, with the R rolled a bit. Getting pretty tired of hearing people say, "keer-in".
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Yeah, but sometimes you just have to pronounce things with a gringo accent. Like, it's okay to say Tour duh France, because it's really irritating to have somebody speaking in their ordinary American accent and then just awkwardly interject "Lay Touuuuur doo Fraaaaahhhhhnnnnnnce."
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I don't know if the KEE-ding is serious?
But as far as I know it's Kay-rin after the countless time's I've heard the Keirin coach at Encino say it.
Henry would know, KAEYRIN

STAY DA BRACK RINE
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... then just awkwardly interject "Lay Touuuuur doo Fraaaaahhhhhnnnnnnce."
It works both ways. It is so cute hearing the french try to pronounce Mitt Romney... "Meet room-NEH"; Decidedly different pronunciation.
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I always thought it was pronounced "Krazyfastracing".
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Henry would know, KAEYRIN

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man that made my day. precisely what I imagine Henry saying as well
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man that made my day. precisely what I imagine Henry saying as well
You ever been to the Keirin class he does on saturdays? He makes it his mission to knock you down, be afraid.
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You ever been to the Keirin class he does on saturdays? He makes it his mission to knock you down, be afraid.
I've never taken the keirin classes nor have I seen the class in session. But hey, if it's coming from an ex-pro then he must be trying to teach some crucial skills. And at his age with all those years of experience and still racing he must be doing something right.
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I've never taken the keirin classes nor have I seen the class in session. But hey, if it's coming from an ex-pro then he must be trying to teach some crucial skills. And at his age with all those years of experience and still racing he must be doing something right.
I completely agree.
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Cool little video about Shane Perkins, nice insight into some of his training:

I want a BT bike.
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