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National track champs

Postby warthog1 » Fri Feb 01, 2013 6:32 pm

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Re: National track champs

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:31 pm

Yep watching now. That mens sprint was good. 8)

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Re: National track champs

Postby Eleri » Sat Feb 02, 2013 2:45 pm

I went out to the 'drome last night. Hard to know why more people don't go but Dunc Gray is in a stupid location so perhaps that's part of it.

Can't go tonight unfortunately but it was a good night! Just wished we had the replay of that men's sprint at the time :-) But have since seen it online.
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Re: National track champs

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:30 pm

With the mens sprint, take note you youngins coming up through the ranks! :wink: You make a split second decision when you see an opportunity and you must grab it and run with it! :idea:

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Re: National track champs

Postby wombatK » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:43 pm

Eleri wrote:I went out to the 'drome last night. Hard to know why more people don't go but Dunc Gray is in a stupid location so perhaps that's part of it.

People don't know about it. Cycling Australia run its events incognito, and Bankstown Sports
(the venue operators) do their utmost to keep the secret.

Drive or ride by the 'drome, and you won't find any signs announcing the event - or indeed that
much is happening there.

Pretty much every other sports ground I know of puts signs up advertising their coming events,
but not Dunc Gray. The only sign near it is the For Lease sign put up for the now closed
Handlebar Tavern.
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Re: National track champs

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:12 pm

wombatK wrote:
Eleri wrote:I went out to the 'drome last night. Hard to know why more people don't go but Dunc Gray is in a stupid location so perhaps that's part of it.

People don't know about it. Cycling Australia run its events incognito, and Bankstown Sports
(the venue operators) do their utmost to keep the secret.

Drive or ride by the 'drome, and you won't find any signs announcing the event - or indeed that
much is happening there.

Pretty much every other sports ground I know of puts signs up advertising their coming events,
but not Dunc Gray. The only sign near it is the For Lease sign put up for the now closed
Handlebar Tavern.


And this here is the p**s poor reason why, cycling in Australia is so retarded. :evil: The people that run the show have no bloody idea of how too promote it! :roll:

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Re: National track champs

Postby Strawburger » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:06 pm

Just coming back from the racing tonight. Absolutely brilliant! Even got the wife to approve to have a go at the track soon. :D

Some great racing, good atmosphere and generally everyone enjoying themselves. Got to speak to Brad McGee and A gold medalist, and even bumped into Crafty & Mike Tommolaris!

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Re: National track champs

Postby Derny Driver » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:17 pm

Strawburger wrote:Just coming back from the racing tonight. Absolutely brilliant! Even got the wife to approve to have a go at the track soon. :D

Some great racing, good atmosphere and generally everyone enjoying themselves. Got to speak to Brad McGee and A gold medalist, and even bumped into Crafty & Mike Tommolaris!

Photos soon!

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Re: National track champs

Postby Strawburger » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:30 pm

Yeah I know :D but I couldn't think of anyone else I ran into... Oh, Mitchell Bullen. Now there is one muscly unit!
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Re: National track champs

Postby Strawburger » Sat Feb 02, 2013 10:36 pm

By the way, is the red derny only for special occasions? They used the motorbike tonight and reckon the derny adds to the keirin event.
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Re: National track champs

Postby AUbicycles » Sat Feb 02, 2013 11:26 pm

Agree on the location. I understand that the velodrome was going to be Sydney Olympic Park though tennis got the upper hand.
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Re: National track champs

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:00 am

Strawburger wrote:By the way, is the red derny only for special occasions? They used the motorbike tonight and reckon the derny adds to the keirin event.


I noticed they didn't have a roller on the back of it neither but then again I can't say I have seen one on the Dernies neither, why? :?

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Re: National track champs

Postby Derny Driver » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:32 am

foo on patrol wrote:
Strawburger wrote:By the way, is the red derny only for special occasions? They used the motorbike tonight and reckon the derny adds to the keirin event.


I noticed they didn't have a roller on the back of it neither but then again I can't say I have seen one on the Dernies neither, why? :?

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Dernys dont have rollers, just a mudguard. The mudguards have black tyre marks all over them. They are rounded so that if you run up onto it the tyre just slices left or right. The motorbike though, if you hit it, you will crash. Dont know why they havent fitted a roller to it.
The red dernys are actually very old and quite cantankerous to start (push start). They are pretty awful to ride, having a push throttle like a lawnmower ... I guess the moto is just easier. The dernys havent been used for a year or two now.
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Re: National track champs

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Feb 03, 2013 7:45 am

Thanks DD I would feel a lot safer with the roller fitted. I made one from an old washing machine for my motor bike back in the day. :mrgreen:

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Re: National track champs

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:23 am

Derny Driver wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:
Strawburger wrote:By the way, is the red derny only for special occasions? They used the motorbike tonight and reckon the derny adds to the keirin event.


I noticed they didn't have a roller on the back of it neither but then again I can't say I have seen one on the Dernies neither, why? :?

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Dernys dont have rollers, just a mudguard. The mudguards have black tyre marks all over them. They are rounded so that if you run up onto it the tyre just slices left or right. The motorbike though, if you hit it, you will crash. Dont know why they havent fitted a roller to it.
The red dernys are actually very old and quite cantankerous to start (push start). They are pretty awful to ride, having a push throttle like a lawnmower ... I guess the moto is just easier. The dernys havent been used for a year or two now.


They use the red derny all of the time at DGV, I've ridden behind it multiple times.
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Re: National track champs

Postby vander » Sun Feb 03, 2013 9:45 am

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:
Derny Driver wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:I noticed they didn't have a roller on the back of it neither but then again I can't say I have seen one on the Dernies neither, why? :?

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Dernys dont have rollers, just a mudguard. The mudguards have black tyre marks all over them. They are rounded so that if you run up onto it the tyre just slices left or right. The motorbike though, if you hit it, you will crash. Dont know why they havent fitted a roller to it.
The red dernys are actually very old and quite cantankerous to start (push start). They are pretty awful to ride, having a push throttle like a lawnmower ... I guess the moto is just easier. The dernys havent been used for a year or two now.


They use the red derny all of the time at DGV, I've ridden behind it multiple times.


They had problems with it this year (it not working) and used the motorbike a couple of times maybe they just went the safer option which they knew would work yesterday.
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Re: National track champs

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Feb 03, 2013 10:45 am

Watching the events last night and Friday nights, I think we have a very good crop of young riders coming through the ranks, in booth the girls and the blokes. 8)

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