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Hi all, as a newbie to track cycling and since I am a sprinter, what is the shortest event in track racing?
I'm best at 30 - 60 secs and can leave pretty much everyone I have ever lined up against but after that I'm spent.
flying 200 is only a qualifying event anyway
shortest per person are the team sprints
if i get killed while out on my bike i dont want a 'memorial ride' by random punters i have never met.
Not necessarily. Flying 200 is often a separate event at some carnivals, particularly sixes.
While technically the flying 200, which technically is a time trail and a time trail is a race. Then there's one lap screamer on a 250mtr track, where you go head to head with other riders.
GO THE GUY ON THE RIGHT! (I'm a CCCC member)
I am in a similar situation to the OP, I can sprint no worries but give me an endurance event and I am toast. I want to get some endurance though, as I think it is better to be a well-rounded rider than a one-trick pony. Apparently it is easier for sprinters to gain endurance, and not so easy for vice versa. So looks like I will be hitting the roadie HARD over the winter.
Flying 200 is definitely the shortest event, but can still be pretty taxing all the same. I know I am usually pretty deep in oxygen debt by the end of a big effort. I did a 13.66 flying 200 the other night, an improvement of over 0.8 sec from the start of the season. (its my first season too) I was pretty wobbly when I got off my bike, but a couple lollies put me back on the level.
I am going to miss track once the season is over, I would have a punt at RAW but I don't think I'm good enough. And I have never ridden a timber track so wouldn't want to stack and take out everyone else with me!
From 2009, RAW has 5 divisions, so there's a division for everyone
Question has been answered, so we can go off topic now
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I bet you know this CCCC guy
No, I don't know who the person in your pic is but I definitely know the character in that last pic! He has been giving himself the most generous handicaps lately in the CCCC track racing, crafty crafty.
though the shortest track race is a flying 200m
if you have good acceleration then the best event for you is probably the 250m time trial. it is a standing start and generally one lap if racing on a 250m track
this event has become so serious the Americans now have a national championship for this event
I could be wrong, but I vaguely remember, seeing a standing 200mtr at one stage.
I don't suffer fools easily and so long as you have done your best,you should have no regrets.
Never heard of the 250 metre TT. I thought the 500 metre TT would be the shortest. Needless to say my acceleration isn't all that good
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True, but sprinting requires (wait for it)... thinking, it's not just about speed,
it's one-on one match racing (war) and tactics play a major part.
Best as a newbie, to stick to shorter TT's (KISS) and built up... take it gradual.
Then gradually gain experience in match racing, and after "time" you may be ready,
to be a Sprinter (if you've got what it takes).
Hope that helps.
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