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Originally Posted by TMonk View Post
Yeah, I think they get even shorter (steeper) and longer than that, but 250m and 333m seems to be pretty common. 250 is short for an outdoor track too! Sounds fun.
Outdoor is typically 333m and indoor is typically 250m. So, a kilo TT is 3 laps on an outdoor track and 4 laps on an indoor track. 250m is the Olympic standard, so Olympics are always held on indoor tracks. Same goes for Worlds. I once raced on a 125m meter indoor portable track with 55 degree banking and would pull 3 lateral gs in the turns at speed. We were limited for safety to 50 X 16 gearing, and needed to maintain 20 mph minimum to avoid sliding down the track when riding at the top of the turns. Needless to say, there were no track stands during match sprints.
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