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Austral wheel race history

Postby cycles gitane » Sun Mar 02, 2014 8:43 pm

Here is a link to the history of the Austral on Cycling Tips

THE AUSTRAL WHEEL RACE: THE WORLD’S OLDEST TRACK RACE
http://cyclingtips.com.au/2014/02/the-austral-wheel-race-the-worlds-oldest-track-race/

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Re: Austral wheel race history

Postby GaryF » Sun Mar 02, 2014 9:08 pm

Thanks for posting this link to a most interesting article. Thanks to Craig Fry for taking the time to compile this piece on such an important, long standing cycling event.
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Re: Austral wheel race history

Postby koen » Sun Mar 02, 2014 11:30 pm

+1 for the article
Until recently I had only visited Melbourne once. I had not long started cycle racing and went for a holiday south. Spent one night in Melbourne and turned up at Coburg velodrome on spec and it was the Austral ! Awesome! Then I got back to lodging to find I was locked out of a weird youth hostel but it was worth it. It was great to see the pros race on real banking. Coming from a relatively quiet amateur scene on Hawthorne Park it was a revelation.
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Re: Austral wheel race history

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Mar 09, 2014 5:23 am

Hawthorne Park as in Brisbane?

Thanks also from me for posting that link. 8)

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Re: Austral wheel race history

Postby koen » Sun Mar 09, 2014 12:34 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Hawthorne Park as in Brisbane?
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Yeah.. I should have mentioned that was 1978 I think. No Hawthorne Park velodrome anymore
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Re: Austral wheel race history

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:01 pm

I was racing then, so a strong possibility I know you. :shock:

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Re: Austral wheel race history

Postby koen » Sun Mar 09, 2014 1:59 pm

Oh no! Would you want to? :) Better not hijack thread over it
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