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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Jun 15, 2012 8:26 pm

Love the shot when doing the flying 200. 8)

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Sun Jun 17, 2012 2:20 pm

foo on patrol wrote:Love the shot when doing the flying 200. 8)

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Gary,
It's actually a "Flying lap" and the thing I noted about these guys, is they seemed a bit
unfamiliar with the track, and during the "Flying lap" the guy had all sort of trouble
holding a line on the track (142m). And as a note, for this size track, top riders would be
doing sub-8 seconds for the lap (more than 30% faster) which will give you a bit of
an idea of what it was like to race scratch races (10 or 12 riders) back in the day.
As I spoke about before, it was all about positioning with a few laps to go, and
just being focused on where abouts you were on the track (without getting dizzy :D )
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sun Jun 17, 2012 6:45 pm

Bugger :oops: I thought it was a flying 200mtr and yeah, I did notice the holding the bottom line was a problem for them, like you say Brenton. :wink:

I think these days, there is not enough emphasis in the training, to hug that bottom line hard. It is not as easy as some would think, once you start
doing under 12sec 200mtr times. :mrgreen:


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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby DavidI » Mon Jun 18, 2012 1:23 pm

foo on patrol wrote:.....hug that bottom line hard. It is not as easy as some would think, once you start
doing under 12sec 200mtr times.
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I have no trouble hugging the bottom line. But then I'm still trying to set a 200 time under 15sec! :lol:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Mon Jun 18, 2012 2:40 pm

foo on patrol wrote:
I think these days, there is not enough emphasis in the training, to hug that bottom line hard. It is not as easy as some would think, once you start
doing under 12sec 200mtr times. :mrgreen:


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True, and noticed (by me) recently, at the Champs in Melbourne at Hisense Arena.
Personally, it was drummed in, to hug the pole-line hard, especially in Match Sprints.
As soon as you drift, a good rider, will slip thru under you, and your toast.
(also did so, a lot, for time-trial work)
On the boards in Europe (these smaller tracks) we regularly came in under 11's.
Though at training or racing we were never chasing times.
More relevant these days, since it is now used for qualifications.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Mon Jun 18, 2012 4:26 pm

DavidI wrote:
foo on patrol wrote:.....hug that bottom line hard. It is not as easy as some would think, once you start
doing under 12sec 200mtr times.
Foo

I have no trouble hugging the bottom line. But then I'm still trying to set a 200 time under 15sec! :lol:


:lol: Keep trying and you might get there mate and if you do, it will be a good feeling! :wink:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Sat Jul 21, 2012 3:32 pm

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jul 22, 2012 1:43 am

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby cotterpin » Sun Sep 16, 2012 9:14 pm

If you've got a spare ten mintutes

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby siennatrack » Tue Sep 18, 2012 2:26 pm

when i was young growing up in Newcastle the race against the trotter at the end of the night at Newcastle show ground was the race that stopped the show you wouldn't miss it for quids
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby siennatrack » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:12 pm

I remember watching Gordon Johnson race Danny Clark at willey park in the 70's and the prize was a Jonson outboard and an aluminium Clarke boat but Johnson won the boat and Clark ran 2nd it was a great nights racing.I still remember being allowed in the middle with my autogragh book to get signatures off all the good Pro's ,Olly H.Clarke ,R.Whetters ,K,Hoole ,R.Ryan,W.Roberts ,L.Venn ,R.Baensch, E.Cardi the list goes on .My favorite memory's are watching the motor paced races at Camperdown and Newcastle with 4 motorbikes and a rider behind each one ,the noise of the motors and the crowd banging on the tin signs around the top of the track made for some great racing stuff you dont forget .
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby siennatrack » Tue Sep 18, 2012 4:12 pm

I remember watching Gordon Johnson race Danny Clark at willey park in the 70's and the prize was a Jonson outboard and an aluminium Clarke boat but Johnson won the boat and Clark ran 2nd it was a great nights racing.I still remember being allowed in the middle with my autogragh book to get signatures off all the good Pro's ,Olly H.Clarke ,R.Whetters ,K,Hoole ,R.Ryan,W.Roberts ,L.Venn ,R.Baensch, E.Cardi the list goes on .My favorite memory's are watching the motor paced races at Camperdown and Newcastle with 4 motorbikes and a rider behind each one ,the noise of the motors and the crowd banging on the tin signs around the top of the track made for some great racing stuff you dont forget .
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Re: Cool track photo thread

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Sep 28, 2012 5:25 pm

What the hell!!!!!!!!!!! :shock:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brawlo » Sat Oct 06, 2012 11:32 pm

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Thu Dec 13, 2012 1:21 pm

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby norbs » Thu Dec 13, 2012 10:06 pm

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Fri Dec 14, 2012 1:37 pm

True Norbs. Now from subtle to sublime- The Chemical Brothers 'Rock the Games.' :mrgreen:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Dec 14, 2012 2:53 pm

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:09 pm

Here is some Aussie history. 8)

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and the race call.

http://www.cyclingtipsblog.com/wp-conte ... 091426.m4a :mrgreen:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:15 pm

Sorry but here is another. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:26 pm

I'm slowly getting smashed but I love the old pics. These blokes had um, there is no other way to say it balls. :mrgreen:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Fri Dec 14, 2012 3:50 pm

Before my time but I raced on this track, when it was bitumend (spelling) This was 1952. :shock:

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Fri Dec 14, 2012 5:03 pm

Track A-grade event in the seventies... coming home home over G. McVilly (macca)
and a shocked Robinson on the inside. :mrgreen:
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