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Interesting finds around the web

I often find random tidbits (words, pics, videos) regarding track training/racing. Please post what you've found here.
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"Where are they now? Chasing down... Erin Hartwell"


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"The Fixed Gear"



This blog hasn't been updated since May 2011, but the info therin is still very good and modern. Click around the Navigator on the right to dig through the articles.

http://thefixedgear.wordpress.com/
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British Cycling / Track



Always updated with info on events and profiles of their athletes.

http://www.britishcycling.org.uk/track
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British Cycling's Flickr stream.



There is some amazing photography of amazing athletes and their amazing equipment: http://www.flickr.com/photos/british...7627864986461/

Root around for Road/MTB/CX stuff too: http://www.flickr.com/photos/britishcycling/

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Here's a great video on how to properly hold someone for a track start:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnq_d_FWhNE
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If you haven't read Ed Hood's dispatches from Six-Days, you're missing out:

http://www.veloveritas.co.uk/category/sixdays/
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Nearly 500 track racing videos from decades past up to today:


https://www.youtube.com/user/JensFiedler/videos

Don't blame me if you lose your job becasue you watched these all day instead of working
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I love that video. I watch it sometimes when I get tired of training and need to know that I'm not alone doing all of this crap that doesn't pay a dime
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Ryokou: Docu on Shane Perkins and track racing in Japan

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http://punainenparooni.com/ <--- love this blog. Not long, but well done, I think. Not too nuts (i.e. DC Rainmaker), but not too bland.

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Anna Meares Documentary

Know Thy Enemy - Part 1
http://www.abc.net.au/austory/specia...my/default.htm
Know Thy Enemy - Part 2
http://www.abc.net.au/austory/specia...wo/default.htm
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Not track specific but....this saddle seems like a good choice for those on bumpy tracks, people do seem to like the CPC thingy and it seems to work. My local track on the 4th turn has made me get out of the saddle a couple of times o_O

http://www.bikeradar.com/road/gear/c...tirox-14-47950
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Zak K.'s custom built moth attack stayher bike for his trip to the Berlin Six.
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I cant see it on that photo but been meaning to ask - on the stayer bikes you often see a rod (or something) coming from the front of the bars down to the front of the forks - what is it for?
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Originally Posted by zizou View Post
I cant see it on that photo but been meaning to ask - on the stayer bikes you often see a rod (or something) coming from the front of the bars down to the front of the forks - what is it for?
Strengthen the front end for going around tight tracks at high speeds.
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Merlin Cycles is having a sale of Xentis wheels and there some Mark 2 wheels there for a good price...

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Arial view of racing at Dick Lane Velodrome (DLV) in Atlanta:


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