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Old 04-15-12, 03:56 AM
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Originally Posted by prooftheory View Post
I always thought that keirin was like sumo, that there were huge cultural barriers for entry. Anyway is a 1:15 kilo a reasonable place to start to see if you are competitive? I've been timing myself on a mile time trial l and I thought I was pretty slow because I can't get it under 2:02. I thought that must be pretty slow because Major Taylor's was 1:19 but maybe that was paced. If a 1:15 kilo is competitive then maybe I'm not doing too bad.
On the elite level, 1:15 is not competitive. That's sort of the point.

Yes, JKA Keirin is very difficult to enter for various reasons. One can't just meet the time standard then sign up. It's much deeper than that like you mention.
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