Try the Track (AT) Dunc Gray Velodrome

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Try the Track (AT) Dunc Gray Velodrome

Postby FiveDaysAWeek » Sat Nov 18, 2017 12:21 am

Hi all,

Finally pulled the trigger and signed up to a Try the Track session at Dunc Gray Velodrome. Having never even stepped inside a velodrome, let alone ridden there, I found the phrase 'designed for people who have no experience riding on a banked track' very reassuring.

D-Day is December 5th woohoo!

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Re: Try the Track (AT) Dunc Gray Velodrome

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Sat Nov 18, 2017 6:35 am

After the first couple of laps you'll struggle to wipe the smile off your face.

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Re: Try the Track (AT) Dunc Gray Velodrome

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Nov 18, 2017 8:28 am

Like Alex said, You won't be able to stop smiling! :mrgreen:

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Re: Try the Track (AT) Dunc Gray Velodrome

Postby FiveDaysAWeek » Thu Dec 07, 2017 5:44 pm

Try the Track report:

Venue: great!
Coach: (Barrie) even better!
My fitness: Well...

Came down with some kind of lung virus a week out, coughing and short of breath, but being stubborn I went along anyway.

Got fitted out with a very nice aluminium Hillbrick Pista in bright red, and after a bit of orientation, ventured out on the track, circulating on the level area and getting used to not being able to freewheel. Next it was up onto the blue/gray area to start picking up a little speed, and finally up onto the black line.

Came back in all good, very excited. Unfortunately I'd reached my limit without realising it, and two laps into the next session the old lung pipes slammed shut and I had to pull off before suffocating (and believe me it seemed pretty likely).

Couldn't recover and had to call it quits for the day :shock: but felt a little better when Barrie took it in his stride and said to come back as soon as I'm well. I will: I'm hooked.

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Re: Try the Track (AT) Dunc Gray Velodrome

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Dec 09, 2017 9:09 pm

:D 8)

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Re: Try the Track (AT) Dunc Gray Velodrome

Postby FiveDaysAWeek » Sun Dec 17, 2017 11:55 pm

Reset for 9th January, woohoo! :D

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Re: Try the Track (AT) Dunc Gray Velodrome

Postby TheReality » Mon Dec 18, 2017 2:41 pm

Awesome,

I have been trying to convince the CFO we should go do this. She is worried i will need to buy another bike haha/

She is probably right...
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Re: Try the Track (AT) Dunc Gray Velodrome

Postby FiveDaysAWeek » Mon Dec 18, 2017 10:36 pm

Getting approval for the next bike is always a bit tricky, but I think I've made the case for an aluminium track bike (n+1). I pointed out that I probably won't get blasted into a pothole by an oncoming B-Double while on the track, so it's a lot safer than time trialling. Hopefully she won't see any video from the horrific recent Austral pile-ups before the deal is closed.

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