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Old 01-05-07, 03:09 PM
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Went to the track...

And it was a freaking blast. Easily 1000 times more fun that messing around the neighborhood (which is still fun). I'm starting to wish I'd bought a more race-ready frame, but pushing heavy stuff only makes you stronger, right?

Does anybody here race? Or at least hit a track sometimes?
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I've never raced competitively, but a friend did, and we would practice together at one of the local tracks a couple years back.
Its a blast once you really learn the track and where to pump, and what sets can be hit like doubles.
Full on sprinting for the entire track just wipes me out though =D
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i go to the track once in a while. Its a lot of fun even though it kills me to pedal through the whoe thing.

which track did you go to? i usually go to foothills.
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We have no tracks around here so theres no choice for me
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Originally Posted by eightdip
We have no tracks around here so theres no choice for me
Same.
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Originally Posted by eightdip
We have no tracks around here so theres no choice for me
Pretty much this.

Street is funner anyways, and park is easier around here, so I just do that instead.
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And they're more fun and dangerous
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We have a track here, and I've been there a few times, but I'm not very good at riding it... Still pretty fun sometimes though.
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Originally Posted by eightdip
And they're more fun and dangerous
Especially in the part of town our park is in.
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I raced until I moved back to the states. It's fun, but flat out for 45 seconds is hard work at my age. And there were guys in my class (Masters) that are in their 50s. You're never too old to race.
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i made a track for my dirtbike, and i ride my bike on it sometimes tho
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Originally Posted by premiumbmx2005
i go to the track once in a while. Its a lot of fun even though it kills me to pedal through the whoe thing.

which track did you go to? i usually go to foothills.
I went to foothills this weekend. Before X-mas I went to Falcon BMX in Meriden. Totally different feels. Foothills is a lot tighter, way less room between bumps/tables and turns. You can ride Meriden with a MTB and it still rolls pretty well. No way you can do that foothills.

Riding all out for 45-50 seconds is super-hard! I'm in pretty decent shape, and I was absolutely shattered after every lap.
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Lol, one of my best friends race. I've raced 2 or 3 times. I got 2 seconds's and 1 third. I may race sometime pretty soon. I use to have a race bike but got way to small for me. But i use my friends like haro sv group 20 or something like that. Its really awesome!
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Originally Posted by Aeroplane
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Riding all out for 45-50 seconds is super-hard! I'm in pretty decent shape, and I was absolutely shattered after every lap.
BMX practice makes you feel you. Racing makes you feel old.
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