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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jan 25, 2013 8:00 pm

This is the kind of stuff, that a lot of the top riders of today are lacking = true grit and personality. :wink:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby gururug » Sat Jan 26, 2013 8:49 am

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Is that mikey on the right???
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:02 am

Gary Sutton on the top, so yep. :wink:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Sat Jan 26, 2013 9:37 am

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An extract from my soon to be published book: 8)


An amazing lot of information, in an era that was a generation or two before mine.
All the best with the book, should do well, as the History of the Sixes, is really the
history of Cycling, as you point out, through that era, and even up to mine, all the
best Road and Track riders, were involved.
Giovanni Borghi may have been the person I met, at the INSEP/APSAP clubrooms.
Whomever, they were a well connected Italian, associated with the main French
Track Club.
Toto Gerardin, was a very strict Coach of the Team, which included Morelon,
Trentin and Quintyn along with some young blokes. Got to train with them
most days, along with other Champions who would drop in, if they were in Paris.
Great experiences, Daniel was a gentleman, and such a smooth sprinter I tried to
emulate. Guys like Trentin and Quintyn had the most jaw-dropping acceleration.
Toto was an item in Cycling in Paris, for sure.
In your research, you must have enjoyed meeting the Greats.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Mon Jan 28, 2013 12:27 pm

Perth 6-Day Program. 1964

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Result
1. Sydney PATTERSON (Aus) - John YOUNG (Aus) 410 points
2. Leandro Faggin (Ita) - Ferdinando Terruzzi (Ita) 399
3. Ron Baensch (Aus) - Jens Sörensen (Dan) 411 à 1 Lap
4. Nino Solari (Ita) - Laurie Tognolini (Ita) 246
5. Sylvano Lunardi (Ita) - John O'Sullivan (Aus) 146 à 2 Laps
6. Colin Shaw (Aus) - Marcel Weggclaas (Aus) 95
7. Stewart Bonser (Aus) - Juan Perez (Esp) 116 à 3 Laps
8. Bevan Barron (Aus) - Rodney Burton (Aus) 127 à 4 Laps

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:02 pm

Here's a pic of the banking on Canberra Velodrome back in about 1978 I think and it was, from memory, white washed concrete but definitely concrete. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:04 pm

Getting ready to start on the Beaudesert Show grounds. 8)

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby utedeej » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:12 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Here's a pic of the banking on Canberra Velodrome back in about 1978 I think and it was, from memory, white washed concrete but definitely concrete. :mrgreen:

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Looks pretty much the same as that today
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Jan 29, 2013 1:44 pm

Anyone with pics of Lidcombe Oval (Wyatt Park) in Sydney? I have seen some, which I have posted in this thread, but not many. We have a junior championships event coming up shortly and I'd like to put some historical pics in the program.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Tue Jan 29, 2013 3:32 pm

Kenrick Tucker, Malcolm Kamp (my mate that was Killed 18mts ago, was Australian School Boy and Juvenile Champion) and Me. Oh how young we were then. :(

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Tue Jan 29, 2013 6:14 pm

utedeej wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:Here's a pic of the banking on Canberra Velodrome back in about 1978 I think and it was, from memory, white washed concrete but definitely concrete. :mrgreen:

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Looks pretty much the same as that today

I've never ridden on that track but my understanding is the designers or builders screwed up somewhat and the transition out of the turn is a bit hairy at speed.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby ldrcycles » Wed Jan 30, 2013 8:40 pm

utedeej wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:Here's a pic of the banking on Canberra Velodrome back in about 1978 I think and it was, from memory, white washed concrete but definitely concrete. :mrgreen:

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Looks pretty much the same as that today



:shock: That looks full on...
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Jan 31, 2013 5:54 am

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:
utedeej wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:Here's a pic of the banking on Canberra Velodrome back in about 1978 I think and it was, from memory, white washed concrete but definitely concrete. :mrgreen:

Foo


Looks pretty much the same as that today

I've never ridden on that track but my understanding is the designers or builders screwed up somewhat and the transition out of the turn is a bit hairy at speed.


You're not wrong there Alex. :wink:

It was like dropping off a gutter in a sprint up high. :shock:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Thu Jan 31, 2013 4:35 pm

Gary, hope your keeping your head above water. :wink:
That looks much like the Lake Monger Velodrome, also a designers or builders screw-up,
was so rough, and the sections were so uneven. Empire riders (1962) complained even when it was new.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:54 pm

Yeah all good here Brentono. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby Derny Driver » Thu Jan 31, 2013 8:26 pm

A 15 minute track stand, 17/6/1954, Sprint Championship of France.
Jacques Bellenger and Toto Gerardin
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Fri Feb 01, 2013 8:49 am

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What position is prefered?
Ah, yes, the art of the Track Stand, in match sprinting, as a rider that prefered the back,
it's something you have to train for. This one at the start, is often the case, and as you
rocked, your front wheel was not allowed to go back over the black line, from memory.
Too long (15mins) caused severe strain on the legs.
Some of the best artists I have seen, on concrete Tracks, like the above, would be mid-track
and on the rise into the bank, stop halfway up, causing the other rider, to balk, if they were
not prepared, and have to move through. Or both would be left balancing on the bank.
Thanks for the photo.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:09 pm

Sprint Elimination at Lake Monger Velodrome. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Fri Feb 01, 2013 3:13 pm

Couple of Trackies, relaxing after the meet, with some fishing (early 50's) :mrgreen:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby Derny Driver » Fri Feb 01, 2013 4:43 pm

brentono wrote:Couple of Trackies, relaxing after the meet, with some fishing (early 50's) :mrgreen:
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Check out the Quads on patto!!

I believe Patto preferred the front in a sprint match although he could win either way. Patto would have made a good keirin rider because he had a long sprint ...he could go 2 and a half laps easy.
My uncle rode a lot of sixes with Patto, he actually has permanent tendon damage in his shoulder from slinging the big fella.
My European friends still joke about his amazing sprint - pursuit dual world titles ... the guy was a freak. My uncle once saw him get overtaken in the back straight in a sprint by Fritz Pfenninger, kilo world record holder, who won 40 cars in six day race sprints in his career, and then Patto re-overtook Pfenninger on the bend to win by a wheel. Ive never seen or heard of that being done anywhere, ever.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Feb 03, 2013 5:58 pm

Ok, I shall repost. No flash motel for me on the Christmas Southern Circuit. This was under the stars at Dubbo Caravan Park. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Feb 03, 2013 6:03 pm

State Titles Mens Pursuit 1979.

Top pic Ipswich 2nd Middle Rockampton 1st Bottom Kangarroo Point 3rd
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby cotterpin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 11:21 am

I'm thinking some of the old track riders around here might find this interesting.
For those who may not recognize the riders name, just google it. Extremely impressive record.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby Derny Driver » Wed Feb 06, 2013 1:28 pm

cotterpin wrote:I'm thinking some of the old track riders around here might find this interesting.
For those who may not recognize the riders name, just google it. Extremely impressive record.
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Ohhhh yeaaahhh
IS THAT YOURS???
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby cotterpin » Wed Feb 06, 2013 2:12 pm

Hey Derny,
Yer I was lucky to pick it up, plus a few others from an old cycling mate.
At the time i didn't realize Pijnen's name was on it.
I remember the 70's and 80's was a great period for Six Day events. To me, Pijnen was a stand out rider.
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