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Old 04-04-08, 04:05 PM
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Schwinn,

If you can only bring two, sounds to me like you want the bareknuckle -- because you can't leave your baby home -- and your fuji. You don't need a road bike. Brooklyn's flat. Queens is pretty flat. Manhattan has a couple hills. The Bronx quite a few more, and New Jersey, if you like road biking, has some big fun hills.

But you'll need to lock up any bike real tight, beater or beauty. But something you care less about is a good idea.

The track is in Queens. I don't race but I like to go watch 'em. Check out this map (http://www.nyc.gov/html/dcp/pdf/bike/mapfront.pdf). Find Queens, zoom in, locate the green strip of parks running horizontally through the borough. Below the words "Kissena Park" you'll see the velodrome. It's a lot nicer and more popular these days than it used to be when weeds grew up through the concrete and stray dogs wandered through.

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