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Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 10:10 am
by foo on patrol
Yaaaaaaahhhhh Qld finally is getting a board Velodrome. :D :D :D

I will now endeavor to get some adaquate fitness level to race in the old farts comp, just so I can say.....I've raced on a board track. 8) :mrgreen: (that gives me 7yrs) :mrgreen:

Foo

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 12:00 pm
by mikesbytes
Give Sydney a visit sometime

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 1:18 pm
by foo on patrol
I would Mike but it's a 13hr drive from me! :mrgreen:

Foo

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 6:34 pm
by mikesbytes
Is the velodrome for the 2018 Commonwealth games?

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 7:34 pm
by foo on patrol
Tis certainly. :D

Foo

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 8:47 am
by mikesbytes
Where are they going to put it?

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 1:47 pm
by sumgy
Lets just hope that they do not place too many restrictions or too high a cost on use of the new facility.
And hopefully while they are building the new facility they will also update the current one.

And lets just hope that it gets more people interested.
For all the excitement about the new facility I see, I also see that the Omnium last weekend was shortened to be a 1 day event rather than the 2 days it was originally promoted as.
Apparently there was not enough numbers to need the extra day of competition(?).

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 7:54 pm
by foo on patrol
It's going to be built at Chandler Mike.

What is this Omnium you speak of Sumgy? :?

Foo

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:09 pm
by sumgy
foo on patrol wrote:It's going to be built at Chandler Mike.

What is this Omnium you speak of Sumgy? :?

Foo


And right there is the problem with Track in QLD.

http://www.qld.cycling.org.au/?Page=44524

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:47 pm
by foo on patrol
Thanks Sumgy!

Didn't have this when I was racing and the one thing I am noticing with who ever is running Qld Cycling at the moment is................................................................. they have no bloody idea of promoting it. :roll:

Foo

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:57 pm
by sumgy
foo on patrol wrote:Thanks Sumgy!

Didn't have this when I was racing and the one thing I am noticing with who ever is running Qld Cycling at the moment is................................................................. they have no bloody idea of promoting it. :roll:

Foo


Exactly my point.
Mind you I would say the same about most cycling events that are held.
Unless you either see it on your club's website or personally go looking you dont have a clue what events are on.
However it does seem worse with track.

While we are at it, do you know that there are races at Chandler every Tuesday night and (I believe) at Nerang every Friday?

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 1:42 pm
by mikesbytes
foo on patrol wrote:It's going to be built at Chandler Mike.


So that's Brissie. I thought it was Gold Coast that had the games? Or is it being spread between Brissie and Gold Coast?

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 2:29 pm
by sumgy
mikesbytes wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:It's going to be built at Chandler Mike.


So that's Brissie. I thought it was Gold Coast that had the games? Or is it being spread between Brissie and Gold Coast?


I seem to recall having read that the basketball is being held in Townsville??
I dont understand this at all.
They may as well have held the basketball in Auckland.

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:25 pm
by foo on patrol
No I didn't Sumgy but Tuesday nights are out of the question for me anyway, even as a spectator. I get up at 4am for work and don't get home until after 5pm. :(

Mike the track racing will be Brissy but I don't know where the road race will be. :roll:

Foo

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 7:44 pm
by Ken Ho
The road race will be Currumbin/Tallebudgera.

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 1:33 am
by Nikko127
Did hear a rumour that due to the commonwealth games "distance from the athletes village" rule, that perhaps the velodrome may not be built at Chandler.

Cant see why the Basketball would be held in townsville and this does contradict the rumour.

Also yes Nerang track is on friday nights and being run very well by someone very passionate about the sport, and the rider and spectator numbers are showing it!

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2012 6:57 am
by Ken Ho
According to the Official Site, it's going to Chandler. Hard to see that much money being committed to anywhere but Brisbane, especially given that more thought is given to what happens in "legacy" phase after these big events these days.
WHere is the village ? It's only a quick blast up the M1 from the GC.
I think they are trying to spread teh love around the state too, which is probably why the basketball will be in Townsville.

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:23 pm
by DavidI
I'm hoping the building of the new track will be an opportunity for track racing to grow back to its rightful place. I was having a tidy up the other weekend and found a programme from a major event at Chandler in 1990... the sheer number of riders competing was impressive, let alone some of the names - several former, current and future Australian champions, a fair smattering of europeans (Tony Doyle, "Aussie Bob" Rasenberg, a few others I can't think of at the moment), even some young (not long out of the junior ranks) guy called R McEwen who I seemed to recall did ok on the night. There was even a nearly-full main grandstand of spectators, similar crowds as when they had the "Night Of Champions" featuring Martin Vinnicombe, Gary Niewand and Stephen Pate. And all in the days when there was no internet to find out what was on......

Re: Finally getting a board Track

Posted: Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:32 am
by foo on patrol
Yep there were some good meets there, back in the 80/90s and I loved my track racing. 8)

Foo