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Video of My First Race!

Old 05-26-11, 07:31 PM
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Originally Posted by youngandcurious View Post
To me the wooden velodromes look alot funner I ride on a 250m 43 degree turn track and its great.
I would love to try an indoor velodrome. Unfortunately the nearest one is 1,500 miles away

I can just imagine how smooth of a ride it would be.
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Originally Posted by sjmartin View Post
I would love to try an indoor velodrome. Unfortunately the nearest one is 1,500 miles away
Isn't Burnaby, BC, Canada closer to you than that?
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Old 05-27-11, 01:23 PM
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Woah, you're right! I was only looking in the US and saw LA was the closest indoor to me.

Burnaby is only a 3 hour drive!

That's awesome, I just need to get a passport and i'm good to go!

Thanks man! I've been around the area (Vancouver) in the past but never thought to look up Velodromes.
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Good job. I was expecting more of a sprint from the group on the track.
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Old 05-27-11, 08:40 PM
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Originally Posted by sjmartin View Post
I would love to try an indoor velodrome. Unfortunately the nearest one is 1,500 miles away

I can just imagine how smooth of a ride it would be.
It's actually outdoors
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Old 05-28-11, 01:22 AM
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What song is this? Also that video quality is AMAZING! I was just ripping some old SP footage off a minidv I shot in school a couple years ago and it's like a 8mm compared to this
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That's the world's smallest velodome
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Sigh. I wish the track community was more active over here. It looks like fun.
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Originally Posted by youngandcurious View Post
It's actually outdoors
correct me if i'm wrong but the la velodrome looks quite indoors:



from: https://www.lavelodrome.org/
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He's refering to Blaine, MN where he rides. It is indeed an outdoor wood surface track, same as the Superdrome in Frisco, TX where I race.
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Is there the junior nationals there soon?
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Originally Posted by youngandcurious View Post
Is there the junior nationals there soon?
Yes. Junior nats are from July 6 thru July 10 at the Superdrome in Frisco, TX >>> https://www.usacycling.org/forms/natc...k-Schedule.pdf Did you want to attend?
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Old 05-29-11, 09:44 PM
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Not really one of the guys at the track, Chris Ferris told us about it, mabey next year
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Originally Posted by TejanoTrackie View Post
He's refering to Blaine, MN where he rides. It is indeed an outdoor wood suface track, same as the Superdrome in Frisco, TX where I race.

That's crazy, how does the wood hold up to the elements? I would imagine the wood would be cracked, splintered, and warped.
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Originally Posted by sjmartin View Post
That's crazy, how does the wood hold up to the elements? I would imagine the wood would be cracked, splintered, and warped.
Well, IDK about Blaine, but at the Superdrome they used special marine wood that is used on the hulls of boats and has a marine paint coating. Nevertheless, the boards do wear with time, and several have to be replaced each season. The paint is quite abrasive to provide better traction, almost like a very fine grip sandpaper, but with the downside of rapid tire wear and bad track rash when you crash.
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Burnaby is super super super fun, kind of steep at 47 degree and feels good when you come down from the highest point.
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