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Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Jan 27, 2012 12:57 pm

I was just chatting with a NZ track rider and he is saying that wanguni is an outdoor wooden track
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jan 28, 2012 9:13 am

Thanks for that site link Brenton. 8) The bloke at the 1.02min mark when he kicks, I thought he was going to grind his nose on the front tyre. :shock:


I think, six day racing is one of the best forms of the track scene and very good for sorting out your abilities and fitness. :wink:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Mon Jan 30, 2012 10:10 am

Gary,
I know you understand, and enjoy all the video varieties of those 6-Days on that site.
For those interested, you can see the bike handling, and the great spectacle that can be had
on the smaller Tracks, and the great atmosphere of the large crowds, in that era. It was the heydays.
It was still going, though not quite as big, even up to the late seventies, and maybe even 80's.
Most top Roadies, road the Track and particularly the 6-Days. Multitasking was the norm.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Jan 30, 2012 12:20 pm

brentono wrote:Most top Roadies, road the Track and particularly the 6-Days. Multitasking was the norm.


And this is why I like Bobridge, Renshaw and even Cav - they do it all because they really love riding. Even though some people find Cav to be a douche, he still competes in his local club crits when he's in town and he still rides for his national team.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Sun Feb 05, 2012 2:52 pm

Velodrom d’Horta
The velodrome, designed by Esteve Bonell and Francesc Rius, was built in 1984 as the first of
Barcelona’s construction projects in preparation for the bid for the 1992 Summer Olympics in 1986.
It was the first velodrome built to new FIAC rules permitting a 250 m (270 yd) track
if surfaced with wood.
The building won the FAD architecture prize in 1985.

It was the last permanent open-air velodrome used for Olympic Track Cycling events
(Atlanta’s velodrome at Stone Mountain in 1996 was temporary).
Olympic velodromes have been built with a roof since 2000.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:40 pm

Bloody motorists, they'll get us any way they can :D

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby scotto » Wed Feb 08, 2012 11:24 am

is he going the wrong way or in reverse ? I cant tell
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Postby mikesbytes » Wed Feb 08, 2012 1:13 pm

It would be awesome for motor pace
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Postby mikesbytes » Thu Feb 16, 2012 6:12 pm

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Feb 16, 2012 7:16 pm

:lol: :lol:

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Postby brentono » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:44 pm

Moto-Pacer-riders' fashion. Wicked. (are they 707's on their feet?) 8)
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:08 pm

Shame I didn't spot this one 2 month ago

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:15 pm

scotto wrote:Image


I think the rider is Fritz Theile
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 17, 2012 9:19 pm

I spend too much time online

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:55 pm

scotto wrote:Image


Note the reversed forks used for motor pacing so you can get closer to the roller bar and a better draft.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Sat Feb 18, 2012 11:06 am

Help you out there Mike, it's Dutchman Piet Dickentman w/ Bretschneider & Steger
(Dickentman rode Continental Tyres)
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:53 pm

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Postby foo on patrol » Sat Feb 18, 2012 7:58 pm

^^Ummm where? :? ^^

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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Feb 18, 2012 9:16 pm

No idea, used google images.

It seems they have used the same image for different riders
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Sun Feb 19, 2012 1:07 pm

Mike thought the original photo address may have given it away.
Anyway (when I quote, on this site, it comes from facts)
Here from Piet's site. The Original photo.
http://www.piet-dickentman.de/5.html
Photo no. 29/74
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p.d. (piet-dickentman) behind Bretschneider and Steger with OWM-medal.
Which I must think is his 1903 medal-O.W.M (World Championship)
CHAMPIONNATS DU MONDE PISTE - Demi-Fond - Hommes - 1903.
Hope that helps.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Thu Mar 01, 2012 10:50 am

1897 a.d.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby ozdavo » Thu Mar 01, 2012 11:48 am

mikesbytes wrote:Um
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The images are similiar, but if you look at them side by side, substantialy different
(ie: pacers fuel tank, riders bars & helmet)
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Mon Mar 19, 2012 3:46 pm

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