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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby gravelrash » Sun Oct 06, 2013 5:09 pm

Unless they have turned the athletic track at the rear of Lidcombe oval into a Velodrome, There is no back straight at Wyatt. Don't reply before you google map the track, or look up next time your grinding away. I played for the West Magpies in the early eighties and remember my thighs burning running around that long curved arc, and racing Friday nights while you call the race "Vegan" LOL.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 6:36 pm

Fair enough, it depends on what you mean by straight. Compared to the front section, which you can lay a ruler along, it's not a straight, but given that you're not actively changing direction, it's a straight. I call it a straight, and the guy holding the mic is always right.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby gravelrash » Sun Oct 06, 2013 7:29 pm

I think my Yr 9 maths teacher may argue the difference of an arc, compared to a line, but no one is doubting the good and generous work you and your family do at that track.

Keep it up and more power to you Dave. :D
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:22 pm

But you can make a straight line by short cutting an arc, so there! :P

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 8:44 pm

gravelrash wrote:I think my Yr 9 maths teacher may argue the difference of an arc, compared to a line


I've got a PhD in physics; ignore every thing you ever learned about Euclidean geometry, it's all bunk.

foo on patrol wrote:But you can make a straight line by short cutting an arc, so there! :P

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And you're likely to end up in a drainage ditch and looking like your photo above.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby find_bruce » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:09 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:I've got a PhD in physics
which explains why you would call a riders position or velocity, but never both :wink:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Oct 06, 2013 9:44 pm

find_bruce wrote:
bigfriendlyvegan wrote:I've got a PhD in physics
which explains why you would call a riders position or velocity, but never both :wink:


Yep, took an oath to not destroy reality, but I'm still trying to quantum tunnel to the front straight from the back one.

Back on track - who's this? 89 Track championships in Lyon. Taken from: http://thefixedgear.wordpress.com/page/26/

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby ironhanglider » Mon Oct 07, 2013 6:19 pm

Hmm,

Dean Woods? He won medals in LA and Seoul so he was likely to still be strong in 1989.

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Tue Oct 08, 2013 9:10 am

ironhanglider wrote:Hmm,

Dean Woods? He won medals in LA and Seoul so he was likely to still be strong in 1989.

Cheers,

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Bzzzzzzz (Not Woods) Cameron :wink:
The photo is the Amateur 4000m run off for Bronze which Steffen Blochwitz (East Ger) received.
(if nztony quote and memory is correct)
In 1989 Dean turned professional and raced for 'Team Stuttgart' in Germany.
He rode in 5000m Pro Pursuit at Lyon (at this meet) and got the Silver.
This is him at that meet (below). Amateurs and Pro's were still separated at this era.
My possibilities are Wayne McCarney or Stephen McGlede :?:
Another possibility is it is the other Pro 5000m Pursuit rider there, Rik Sloane. :idea:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:00 am

BFV -here's a better shot, if someone, on this site can recognise the face (not me)
Rik Sloane for mine. 8)
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby tedsbikes » Wed Oct 09, 2013 1:32 pm

Isn't it Martin Vinnicombe in the Time Trial - he was second in the World championships in '89 & '90.

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 2:20 pm

I think it might be. I did a google image search and found one of him riding that bike, or one identical to it.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby singlespeedscott » Wed Oct 09, 2013 6:42 pm

I think it is Vinnicombe. I always remember him being more solid though.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby Derny Driver » Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:35 pm

Yes 100% it is Martin Vinnicombe.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:04 pm

singlespeedscott wrote:I always remember him being more solid though.

Probably due to the roids.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby Derny Driver » Wed Oct 09, 2013 10:43 pm

bigfriendlyvegan wrote:
singlespeedscott wrote:I always remember him being more solid though.

Probably due to the roids.

now now :wink: .... as we know, he wasn't the only one. I give the guy credit for at least being honest and manning up, pity others like O'Grady and the other 37 like him have lived in denial all these years. And Marty's offer to name the establishment names who were in on it, hasn't really been enthusiastically received. Easy to make him the scapegoat. I actually like the guy.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Thu Oct 10, 2013 8:50 am

The bike was era common and copied off a Cinelli Laser (most rode them).
Here's a photo (below) of Martin Vinnicombe in 1986, and much heavier.
(Original Lyon photo is facially still like Rik Sloane? maybe i'm wrong?) :mrgreen:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby Derny Driver » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:05 am

brentono wrote:Original Lyon photo is facially still like Rik Sloane? maybe i'm wrong?

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Marty has that photo on his facebook page. So its him :)
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Thu Oct 10, 2013 9:51 am

Derny Driver wrote:
brentono wrote:Original Lyon photo is facially still like Rik Sloane? maybe i'm wrong?

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Marty has that photo on his facebook page. So its him :)


Sorry DD didn't see it there. (gotta a link maybe) :?:

Anyhoo, a point on the "drug" thing and if this is the Lyon 1000m TT race,
an interesting anecdote (below).

I have always maintained that if drugs plays a part in competition, LUCK does moreso. :D

Aug. 15, 1989 1:32 PM ET
LYON, FRANCE LYON, France (AP) _ Jens Glucklich of East Germany won the one-kilometer time trial
Tuesday at the World Cycling Championships after Olympic champion Alexandre Kiritchenko
of the Soviet Union broke a handlebar less than 200 meters from the finish.
Glucklich was timed in 1 minute, 04.032 seconds. Kiritchenko, the last rider on the track,
was ahead of Glucklich's pace after two of the three laps when his right handlebar
of his cycle came loose. He had to throw it away and finished in 1:05.060.

Second was the 1987 champion, Martin Vinnicombe of Australia, in 1:04.950.
Later, Kiritchenko was given the chance to race again but refused because of the hot weather.
He holds the indoor world record of 1:02.576.


It would have been seen that Kiritchenko was the best rider on the day, but ended up with Bronze.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby singlespeedscott » Thu Oct 10, 2013 1:25 pm

brentono wrote:Image


That's how I remember him looking.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby ironhanglider » Thu Oct 10, 2013 10:49 pm

'Glucklich' (with an umlaut over the u) is German for 'lucky'.

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby Gordonhooker » Fri Oct 11, 2013 8:22 am

Yikes I don't know how those lads can ride some of the bikes. :)
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Fri Oct 11, 2013 9:57 am

ironhanglider wrote:'Glucklich' (with an umlaut over the u) is German for 'lucky'.

Cheers,

Cameron


Nice pickup, Cameron (your right on, and you reminded me of the term, had a mate surname-Gluck) :D
... and Jens WAS Lucky (and Marty by 0.11 sec)
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby gravelrash » Wed Oct 16, 2013 3:38 pm

Re Friendly Vegan,,I've got a PhD in physics; ignore everything you ever learned about Euclidean geometry, it's all bunk.

How did you go dragging your big brain up all those hills on your retro ride?

No place for words and ideas where the "Man in the ring must stand up" Physical effort always humbles the keyboard warrior in us all. :lol:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Thu Oct 17, 2013 10:14 am

Gravelrash, in two-dimensional Euclidean geometry,
dancing is a perpendicular expression of a horizontal pursuit.
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