Cool track photo thread

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Thu Dec 08, 2011 10:03 pm

Racing at Lidcombe Oval, 1935. Can't see any bikes, but look at the crowds!

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:36 pm

Amazing crowds, those must of been the glory days.

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I had my own close encounter with wood though not as bad as that, when a bike decided to park itself on the start finish line. My lycra was skewered by this
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Here's the splinter, I've still got it (27cm). While not thick, it was sharp enough to go thru ya
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:42 pm

Must get some sunnies
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:45 pm

If TLL rode track
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Dec 09, 2011 5:48 pm

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:48 pm

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Tue Dec 13, 2011 3:08 pm

brentono wrote:Image


Either a distorted perspective or that's a lot more than 42 degrees.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Tue Dec 13, 2011 4:28 pm

David,
No camera tricks. And yes, you would be getting up to the best part of the high 40's/ maybe 50?
There are many of these tracks in Europe, small (167m) very fast, and great spectator venues,
and I have mentioned before regarding Track racing... and how to get it going.
This one is right in the heart of Geneva. Location/Location/Location.
Ones I have ridden, you can touch the runoff on the bottom (don't try it) while going around.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Thu Dec 15, 2011 10:59 am

Look at that kid No2 :evil:
rainbow stripes- how could you even consider it!
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Fri Dec 16, 2011 9:58 am

brentono wrote:Look at that kid No2 :evil:
rainbow stripes- how could you even consider it!
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Fri Dec 16, 2011 4:02 pm

mikesbytes wrote:
brentono wrote:Look at that kid No2 :evil:
rainbow stripes- how could you even consider it!
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I overtook 2 world champions on my Sunday ride


Overtook world champions many years ago, couldn't now.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Sat Dec 17, 2011 9:57 am

brentono wrote:
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brentono wrote:Look at that kid No2 :evil:
rainbow stripes- how could you even consider it!
:mrgreen:


I overtook 2 world champions on my Sunday ride


Overtook world champions many years ago, couldn't now.
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I think these 2 must of been down hill champions, I'm sure you could of dispensed with them
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby CommuRider » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:03 am

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Just amazing.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Sat Dec 17, 2011 10:25 am

Thought this was an interesting Track story from a couple of years ago.
Vandedrome For Sale
The Vandedrome has been redesigned (with wider turns) and the steel understructure is now restored
and powder-coated. It needs a new racing surface. We’ve been unable to find a site and our plans are at a standstill.
The track is being offered to another group for only the costs of moving it to their site.
This project has great potential and the costs to complete it are minimal.
I am personally willing to further invest my time and knowledge to help someone else make a success with it.
Please contact: david at majorleaguecycling.com for further information.

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The wood and steel track is 154-167 meters long with 54 degree banked turns and was created in 1994
by John Vande Velde, a 1968 and 1972 U. S. Olympic cycling team member and former world-class cyclist.
It's home base was originally in Joliet, Illinois and it was first used for racing in Del Mar, California in February 1995.
In June 1996 the Vandedrome was put up in Chicago and used for the “Taste of Chicago” track races.
And in 1997 it was moved to the east coast and assembled in Glen Spey, NY at the Mike Fraysse Sports Resort
and Training Center for introductory leagues and junior racing.
In the spring of 1998 the track was used for six weeks of training and racing at Clark’s Woods in Somerville,
NJ prior to moving across the river to Staten Island, NY for the 1998 Goodwill Games at Wagner College.

The Vandedrome is adjustable in length, but will typically be constructed at 167 meters long with broader turns
and slightly shorter straights than its original design.
The track can be assembled and disassembled within 24-48 hours and requires 6 tractor trailers to move it.
During the winter months the Vandedrome will be available for lease to indoor facilities
and hopefully can be used for collegiate and professional racing.


It's a U.S. story, but an interesting one.
Transportable Track, a promoter, a central venue, and the right competiton... "how to get Track, back on track"
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby scotto » Mon Dec 19, 2011 9:00 am

mikesbytes wrote:Must get some sunnies
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i've heard the bankstown commisaires ask people to remove dark glasses at DGV.
"clear or dont ride"
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Mon Dec 19, 2011 12:31 pm

scotto wrote:
mikesbytes wrote:Must get some sunnies
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i've heard the bankstown commisaires ask people to remove dark glasses at DGV.
"clear or dont ride"


Yep, it's in the CA rules, no dark glasses indoors. The image here is either taken with reflective lenses on just for the shot or (which I suspect given you can see the strap through the lens) the lenses are clear/lightly smoked and the image is taken at greater than the Bragg angle for the lens material. As such, you'll get a complete reflection. Works on any transparent surface.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Tue Dec 20, 2011 12:35 pm

Saltair Bicycle Track, Looking South- 15 June 1908
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Fri Dec 23, 2011 3:06 pm

Bike track built in a library. Amazing
Check out the video

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Dec 23, 2011 9:13 pm

How cools that? 8)

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Fri Dec 23, 2011 11:02 pm

Wow! Just wow! I hadn't thought about building my own velodrome until I saw this. If only I had the space...
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Wed Dec 28, 2011 12:57 pm

10mm Pitch. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Dec 28, 2011 11:14 pm

brentono wrote:10mm Pitch. :mrgreen:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Thu Dec 29, 2011 10:59 am

Good photo of Nico. :wink:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Tue Jan 03, 2012 4:00 pm

... from the "Delhi" track in Ontario, CA during a 9-day event in 1952. 50 degree banks in the corners!
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