Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

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Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby Avanti22 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:37 pm

Track racing is supposed to be an all weather sport.... not when its an outdoor track. Could I get a similar workout on a spin bike?
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Postby sogood » Tue Feb 17, 2009 3:40 pm

Avanti22 wrote:Track racing is supposed to be an all weather sport...

To the contrary. Track riders seemed to be most sensitive to rain. They are always the first to get off the track with that first drop of rain.
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Postby biopace » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:53 pm

Yeah... A bit of rain makes for a slippery surface and when youre basically running slicks at speed or on those quick direction changes its very, very easy to come off.
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Postby Avanti22 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 9:00 pm

I'd race on the road in the wet even if everyone else is too soft but never on the concrete track we have here in newcasle the thought of what happens if I come off the wall is always in the back of your mind when its dry let alone when its wet.
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Postby Recycler » Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:35 am

Avanti22, Who told you track racing was a all weather sport ?????
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Postby aimeebear » Wed Feb 18, 2009 9:03 pm

Thats why we are lucky that our outdoor track has a bar right next to it!! It is never a lost cause going to track even if it does start raining :lol:

That being said - never a fan of riding track in the wet. Alternatively, build a roof 8)
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Postby Avanti22 » Fri Feb 20, 2009 7:20 am

Recycler wrote:Avanti22, Who told you track racing was a all weather sport ?????


It is when its an indoor track like bankstown. Oh how I'd love to be racing on that track. so smooth! our track gets a little bit bumpy :(
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Postby mikesbytes » Sat Feb 28, 2009 12:05 pm

Where's Newcastle Velodrome?
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Postby Avanti22 » Wed Mar 11, 2009 9:34 pm

mikesbytes wrote:Where's Newcastle Velodrome?


In newcastle of course :lol: .... but all jokes aside its actually directly across from the broadmeadow horse track on chatham road, its the big metal gates with velodrome across the top in rusty metal letters.
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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Thu Mar 12, 2009 11:58 am

sogood wrote:
Avanti22 wrote:Track racing is supposed to be an all weather sport...

To the contrary. Track riders seemed to be most sensitive to rain. They are always the first to get off the track with that first drop of rain.
Come on down to Tempe and I'll put a little water on the cote d'azure and let you ride on it. You'll realise very quickly when picking your sorry backside up off the deck why tracks and water don't mix.
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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby sogood » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:03 pm

Alex Simmons/RST wrote:Come on down to Tempe and I'll put a little water on the cote d'azure and let you ride on it. You'll realise very quickly when picking your sorry backside up off the deck why tracks and water don't mix.

Errr... I was just stating a fact, fully realizing the reason why trackies don't hang around on a wet track. 8)

But if you are going to give me a CF Teschner to ride on, I'll even ride on the mid-field grass field if you so direct me to it.
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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby Alex Simmons/RST » Thu Mar 12, 2009 12:33 pm

sogood wrote:But if you are going to give me a CF Teschner to ride on, I'll even ride on the mid-field grass field if you so direct me to it.
:lol: at least it's nice to land on!
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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby Ridin » Thu Apr 29, 2010 8:30 pm

Hi im thinking about giving the velodrome a go..
Dont have a track bike yet..
& I live about 10mins away from the broadmeadow velodrome so i shouldnt have any excuses

anyone got advice in getting started

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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby mikesbytes » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:56 pm

Head down to the track when they have a training session on and talk to them
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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Apr 30, 2010 4:25 am

That's the best way too learn!
They may even have a bike you can hire, like they do at a local bike shop here in Caboolture.
I have raced on dirt tracks at some Show grounds , around SEQ. :) on the track bike. That makes for interesting racing a fixed wheel and strapped in. You would be suprised how quick a dirt track used for trotting is. :shock:

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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby ciaran » Mon May 03, 2010 10:04 pm

If the banks at Newcastle spook you (and they may) come have a go at Adcock Park velodrome in West Gosford. It doesn't have a bank at all really, but the racing there will help you fine tune your racecraft before you tackle the steeper banks.

Only problem is that racing doesnt start back up until October. :(
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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby mikesbytes » Mon May 03, 2010 11:00 pm

ciaran wrote:If the banks at Newcastle spook you (and they may) come have a go at Adcock Park velodrome in West Gosford. It doesn't have a bank at all really, but the racing there will help you fine tune your racecraft before you tackle the steeper banks.

Only problem is that racing doesnt start back up until October. :(


They have training sessions on during the week, including one using road bikes on Wednesday nights. Please confirm with CCCC
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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby ciaran » Wed May 05, 2010 10:46 pm

Yep, they sure do. Mondays and Wednesdays, both roadbikes only. The exception is Monday where the trackies get 30 mins at the end before the lights turn off.

Gold coin donation and you need to have a CA license, or at the least a social training license (it's a club sanctioned training session)
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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby Saint Bastia » Sun Jan 01, 2012 11:08 pm

:shock:
ciaran wrote:If the banks at Newcastle spook you


Paid a visit to my olds in Swansea this weekend and thought i'd checkout the Newcastle Velo today. Fwiw, it looks abandoned :shock: Cheers, Bas. Oh yeah, freaky steep banks :shock:
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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby Mikesbike » Fri Jan 06, 2012 9:38 am

Saint Bastia wrote::shock:
ciaran wrote:If the banks at Newcastle spook you


Paid a visit to my olds in Swansea this weekend and thought i'd checkout the Newcastle Velo today. Fwiw, it looks abandoned :shock: Cheers, Bas. Oh yeah, freaky steep banks :shock:


Nope not abandoned, it gets alot of use I can assure you! Not just cyclists either, we turned up for track training on tuesday to find some guy shooting up in the stands - to be expected when its right across the road from housing commision :roll: But in all seriousness we race on wednesday night, And there are training sessions on tuesday morning & afternoon, thursday morning, and saturday morning. Plus individual sessions that myself and others organise.
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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby Saint Bastia » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:23 pm

Mikesbike wrote:Nope not abandoned, it gets alot of use I can assure you! Not just cyclists either, we turned up for track training on tuesday to find some guy shooting up in the stands.


WT? ! Pls tell me it was just a teenager messing around with an air rifle and not an adult with a firearm. BTW mate, how steep are those Newcastle banks ? Just asking as i'm new to fixed and track and was kinda spooked :) Cheers, Bas.

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Re: Newcastle Velodrome rained out!

Postby Saint Bastia » Fri Jan 06, 2012 8:36 pm

Just realised on 2nd reading you meant drugs not ballistics and that's sad. Poor soul needs to feel the rush of adrenaline when pedal pumping as nothing comes close when on the limit.
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