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Old 08-29-04, 12:03 AM   #1
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I've always been a huge fan of Dave Barry. I think this article is hilarious although he didn't seem as flippant as he could have been or normally is so it's a little disappointing. The only thing is, his impression is pretty accurate for anyone who is unfamiliar with track cycling. I've had to explain the tactics to quite a few people. Lately, I've been pointing people to the BBC Sports webpage on sprint cycling.

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Originally Posted by Dave Barry
"They are going very slow! They are hardly moving! Wait! Ohmygod! Now they are going even slower! I have never seen such slowness. This is so tactical I may wet myself!''
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Yeah, I got excited when I switched on the Today show one morning and saw the keirin. Then I realized it was just Dave Barry making fun of the keirin. Anyway, he's funny but that's all the track biking I saw from the olympics, and they were single file behind a slow motorbike as the heat had just started. The joke was they follow the motor around for a while then they go fast, why not just race from the start line? It's funny the way he said it, you had to be there.
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