Why get into track racing?

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Why get into track racing?

Postby colafreak » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:11 am

Convince me :lol:

What type of track racing do you do, and why?
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Postby mikesbytes » Fri Feb 13, 2009 5:54 pm

Because you like doing it
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Postby ausdb » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:02 pm

Because even just riding round the boards not racing is an awesome buzz
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Postby sogood » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:06 pm

Because it's the "in" thing to do these days.
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Postby Avanti22 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 10:06 pm

Try a missing out or an itailian persuit.... wicked fun :P
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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby Burt 'Pigeon Racer' Jones » Sat Feb 14, 2009 6:22 am

colafreak wrote:Convince me


If you need convincing, then you're missing the point.
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Postby Beanzy » Sat Feb 14, 2009 8:06 am

No bloody Hills :D
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:02 am

Beanzy wrote:No bloody Hills :D


Ha ha, another 15 and your start to love hills
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Postby Recycler » Sat Feb 14, 2009 11:07 am

Howdy All. Great fun, good training and racing. No brakes, much safer! When you get droped in a long race, your never to far from home!!
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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby tallywhacker » Sat Feb 14, 2009 4:09 pm

Burt 'Pigeon Racer' Jones wrote:
colafreak wrote:Convince me


If you need convincing, then you're missing the point.


exactly
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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby colafreak » Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:21 pm

tallywhacker wrote:
Burt 'Pigeon Racer' Jones wrote:
colafreak wrote:Convince me


If you need convincing, then you're missing the point.


exactly


haha. I don't need convincing, I need an extra couple of days in the week!

I'm a total outsider, was just interested in what you enjoy about it.
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Postby querulous1991 » Sun Feb 15, 2009 9:37 pm

hmm, why i choose to do track racing.
many things seem to come to mind

1. The pure adrenaline rush of moving at 60+ km/h inches away from 3 other people
2. The amazement of averaging 50+km/h for a scratch race
3. The contact of shoulders, knee and heads when pushin out when you are boxed in or when someone trys to steal your wheel.

and theres heaps more.
its just awesome
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Postby Beanzy » Mon Feb 16, 2009 6:44 am

Each race meet has 3,4 5 or more races. Makes it much more interesting than racing for tuppence
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Postby teenage bro » Sat Mar 21, 2009 7:13 pm

Hi everyone

I like track bike riding because the people who do it are a very cool group of people.

Also a lot of the other people in the group are teenagers, and the adults talk to me too. It's because we're all interested in the same thing.

I started going to Edwardstown Velodrome (SA) a few months ago, just to watch. Then I had my first race on a track bike and I had to borrow someone else's because I only had a road bike.

Then, when my dad saw I was really interested, he bought me an Avanti Pista Pro and a lot of people helped out with things like riding gear.

It's a cool sport and the people who do it are cool (and nice).

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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby tcurtbike » Wed Apr 22, 2009 8:29 pm

The crashes are fantastic.
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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby snailman » Mon May 11, 2009 12:09 pm

try a kierin, now thats the best race :D
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Re: why do I like track bikes? My story

Postby sogood » Mon May 11, 2009 12:19 pm

teenage bro wrote:Also a lot of the other people in the group are teenagers...

And the obvious reason here is that most road bunches don't like to take teenagers on their long distance training rides for liability reasons. And most parents would also likely to baulk at the idea of their kids riding 80-100km on open roads. So the track is the obvious "safe" enclosure for the juniors until they get their wings. ;)
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Re: why do I like track bikes? My story

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Mon May 11, 2009 2:30 pm

sogood wrote:
teenage bro wrote:Also a lot of the other people in the group are teenagers...

And the obvious reason here is that most road bunches don't like to take teenagers on their long distance training rides for liability reasons. And most parents would also likely to baulk at the idea of their kids riding 80-100km on open roads. So the track is the obvious "safe" enclosure for the juniors until they get their wings. ;)

what extra liability is there (over and above any other rider)?
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Re: why do I like track bikes? My story

Postby sogood » Mon May 11, 2009 2:40 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:what extra liability is there (over and above any other rider)?

Being a minor. There may not be any extra legal liability but certainly one feels the extra pressure of looking after someone else's junior. Something most people are not comfortable with.
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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby erick » Mon Jun 15, 2009 11:03 am

another reason is cheap to have a competitive bike if you compare with others styles, and the must obvius it´s about speed pure speed
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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby snedden9485 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 8:02 pm

Just about to start doing some track riding. Look forward to it!
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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby timbo » Mon Sep 07, 2009 10:13 pm

No hills apart from the banking, no rain in the velodrome, no headwinds, and no bl--dy magpies! :)
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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby greasefinger » Sun Sep 13, 2009 1:54 pm

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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby brentono » Tue Sep 15, 2009 5:31 pm

It's easier than the road, Ha Ha! Wink, Wink.
I like the speed, and the physics, there nothing
wilder than racing in a bunch, coming up to a
sprint on a 166m Track, you feel like your upside
down, and you loose track of where you are on
the track... surreal.
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Re: Why get into track racing?

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Sep 25, 2009 2:32 pm

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