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Old 12-18-07, 08:17 AM
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Frisco Superdrome?

Has anyone here participated in the development series/program at the velodrome in Frisco? If so, how does one get involved? What are the requirements and rules?

I thought it would be really fun to get into track racing.

-Kevin

FYI- https://www.superdrome.com/
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Old 12-18-07, 10:47 AM
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Kevyn,

Yah I took the developmental class last year (or was it 2 years ago, I forget).
All I can say is it's a blast, most fun I've had on a bike in a long time.
Contact the education coordinator (follow the links for the class) and get yourself
signed up for the class. The class provides bikes all you need to bring is either pedals and shoes
or just shoes (they have clip/strap pedals available to use) and a helmet.
They go over basic rules of the track, intro to single speed riding and then do some "follow the Leader"
riding on the skirt of the track and then onto the track itself. The class I took was broken up by
age/and road catagory, 1/2 of us were riding at any one time. After the class portion they ran
2 scratch races, one 1000 meter race (4 laps) and one 2000 meter race.
I will warn you though, it can be addictive and you'll soon find yourself over at RBM looking at
track bikes and components.

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Just keep checking the calendar on the superdrome website for the development class in the spring of 2008. Like Marty stated above it is fun and very addicting. Some of my best workouts are done on the velodrome...no cars, no potholes, no debris. If you do find it is something that you like and want to do regularly, track bikes can be had for a fraction of the cost of a road bike.
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Personally, I think everyone should do some training at the Superdrome. If nothing else just take the Devo class and see what it is like to ride on 44 degree banking! It is highly addictive though, and a lot of fun. Check out The Racing Post each month for articles about the 'drome or see my website/blog linked below.
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Racing on banks is fun. I've done it with my bent for 2 years now. How much is the devo class?
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I think it was $25 when I did it.
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