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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Tue Dec 18, 2012 4:42 pm

Moving forward, goodyears and a very cool Track (Bordeaux) Photo :wink:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Tue Dec 18, 2012 6:46 pm

Tight finish riders everywhere, looks like a Missing Out
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby DavidI » Wed Dec 19, 2012 8:25 am

A Track Photo, but not a Track Race!
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Fri Dec 28, 2012 5:21 pm

Track Photo, Vigorelli Velodrome, Milan, Italy 1971 :mrgreen:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Sun Dec 30, 2012 10:00 am

Back on Track :wink:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby bigfriendlyvegan » Sun Dec 30, 2012 9:27 pm

Me in my BNA jersey on the Dunc Gray Velodrome on Day 1 of the 2012 Christmas Carnival

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Didn't do well that day, but the next day, on my home track at Lidcombe, I managed to mess things up a bit for D grade. I can wind it up quite well and drive into the breeze, so my job was to get things happening and thin the field out a bit. Of course, no collusion happens in track cycling, so it was just a coincidence that I had my club mates on my wheel each time I jumped.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby siennatrack » Mon Dec 31, 2012 1:07 pm

Great photo Brentono looks like Sarroni on the right but cant make out the others do you have any idea who the winner is .
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Mon Dec 31, 2012 6:09 pm

siennatrack wrote:Great photo Brentono looks like Sarroni on the right but cant make out the others do you have any idea who the winner is .


Sorry can't help on the riders, but always luv the early black and whites
(me thinks a 6-day/Madison at the Garden) :mrgreen:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby siennatrack » Tue Jan 01, 2013 1:42 pm

Hi Brentono my mistake the photo I was referring to was the finish of a road race on a velodrome ,and on further inspection the winner looks like it may be Joop Zoetemelk.Another serial doper so the story goes and when you win a world road title at 38 and the Amstel Gold at 40 I guess it doesn't matter what you take because you still have to be bloody good. The best story about him was that at the finish of the Tour he was as white as when he started from riding in Merckx's shadow.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Tue Jan 01, 2013 2:06 pm

G'Day siennatrack, all the best for the New Year.
The photo in question, is one of the best Tour De France Finishes,
1969 - stage 18 - TDF- Mourenx – Bordeaux.
Always finished on the Bordeaux Track at that stage (Up until 1975).
It's Barry Hoban, winning his first of consecutive stages.
1.Barry Hoban: 5hr 44min 43sec
2.Harm Ottenbros s.t.
3.Pietro Guerra s.t.
4.Roland Berland s.t.
5.Francis Rigon s.t.
6.Guido Reybrouck (AT) 52sec
7.Dino Zandegu s.t.
8.Marinus Wagtmans s.t.
9.Gerben Karstens s.t.
10.Eric Leman s.t.

In 1969, he also married Tom Simpson's widow.
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On Merckx 1969 Tour de France. Merckx won by the largest margin in 17 years.
From 2. Roger Pingeon (AT) 17 minutes 54 seconds.
Same Tour...
Points Jersey:
1. Eddy Merckx: 244 points
2. Jan Janssen: 149 points
3. Marinus Wagtmans: 136 points
Climbers' jersey:
1. Eddy Merckx: 155 points
2. Roger Pingeon: 94 points
3. Joaquin Galera: 80 points

Clean Sweep... domination of the 1969 Tour de France was utter and complete :mrgreen:
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby siennatrack » Tue Jan 01, 2013 8:54 pm

Hi Brentono great info Merckx really was the complete cyclist track ,road time trial didn't matter .Just recently i have been having an ongoing debate with my brother that young cyclists should have some grounding on the track .My argument is based on the fact that after 150km and your up for a bunch sprint it would be handy to know how to go about it.In my experience nobody ever remembers who did the big turns out front or who went over the mountain first but they always remember who won the sprint.What do you think am i full of it or are you inclined to agree .Cheers
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Wed Jan 02, 2013 9:16 am

Mate, I'm with you all the way.
The recent innovation, of specialists, amuses me, even on the Track.
The times and results are barely much better, considering equipment/facilities.
All the Science/Meters/Methods may give a small gain, but at the end, hard work counts.
As you know, and over many era's, guys like Merckx and Coppi (The Real Greats)
and many others, rode Track. Merckx was good in 6-Day, Coppi enjoyed Pursuit.
A grounding in Track hones bike handling skills, speed, and race tactics including positioning
for Sprints. The business end of most Road Classics is the Finish.
As the end of a race approaches, be aware of attacks, guage the rider (you can't chase all)
and watch the next best sprinter to you (stay on or near their wheel). Within a kilo to go,
be up near the front. I would chase wheels, and as long as you are on one,
within 200m to go, and in the bunch (but not at the front) you can cut loose at 100m mark,
and most good sprinters would be untouchable at that stage (and don't overgear and tire)
That would be how to go about it, for me.
Merckx was one of the True Greats (unique) and any comparison to ANY rider today is ridiculous.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Wed Jan 02, 2013 10:07 am

On Merckx and Track riding. His 6-Day outings (some with Sercu) 8)
The winners in Ghent from 1965 Eddy Merckx (left) and Patrick Sercu,
the first of their total 15 wins between 1965 - 1977.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Wed Jan 02, 2013 12:20 pm

BFV looks like we lost your Track shot. :?
Bet that young bloke, 2 back on your wheel, in Orange,
is spruiking to his mates, how he kicked your butt, on the day, eh! :P
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby siennatrack » Wed Jan 02, 2013 2:31 pm

IHi Brentono i agree whole heartedly that most riders these days i watch in road sprints ride huge gears that they have no chance of getting on top of.I remember riding a road race once in open company it was on a flat course so i opted for a 90 fixed toward the end of the race i over heard a well known rider comment that i was doing it hard with the tail wind ,a reply came in the form of better make it harder because if he is still there at 200 we will be doing hard .Last night i watched CCaleb Ewan win the crit by pickinga gear waiting and then exploding at the right time perfect , and i wonder where he learnt that . Great fun to watch .Cheers .
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby DavidI » Thu Jan 03, 2013 8:43 am

siennatrack wrote:.........most riders these days i watch in road sprints ride huge gears that they have no chance of getting on top of....

I was told once that team mechanics could always tell which bike belonged to Malcolm Elliot, as the 14 tooth sprocket was shiny and anything with fewer teeth was completely unused - he always spun a smaller gear rather than trying to pound a larger one. Elliot knew a thing or two about sprinting and is still winning elite level events today in his mid 50's
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Sun Jan 06, 2013 12:32 pm

Caleb Ewan has done a fair bit of track racing in Sydney. Perhaps that contributed to his gear selection for that crit sprint
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Mon Jan 07, 2013 5:30 pm

After watching the interview from that crit sprint,
Caleb seems like a good new personality coming to Cycling.
Has been improving so rapidly, on the Track and the Road also, and it seems like,
at this age and stage, he is set to be a great rider.
Must be fun to watch his development there Mike.
Seems he has a well balanced development in Road and Track, which is what is needed.
Good position on a bike, looks comfortable in competition, and seems confident,
without being "trashy"
Kudos to Caleb Ewan, will follow with interest.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Mon Jan 07, 2013 9:22 pm

Clarence st cup, in November. Out of all those photos, I don't appear anywhere :(

The guy in Blue with stars on his shoulders, half way down this page is my main contender in the 2013 NSW Masters championship. He is #2 in the world in 2012. Currently he's pretty much unbeatable, but there's always a plan...
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Tue Jan 08, 2013 2:32 pm

Mike
Mark Gunter has a great collection of Cycling photos, sure your there, somewhere. :D

Sounds like, you have a target, so, true aim, with direction, can bring the desired result.
You just have to want it more, than the other guy.
No one is unbeatable, and with focus, hard work, your plan can be realised.
In competition, you must enter, with the belief you have already won.
That's how I understood it worked.
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby norbs » Tue Jan 08, 2013 7:57 pm

What number were you wearing? I have about 1100 photos from that night.

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:00 am

norbs wrote:What number were you wearing? I have about 1100 photos from that night.

I'm not at my desk. Thanks Tappatalk.


Thanks norbs

68 I was in MMAS div 2

If you have any pictures of DHBC riders, I'll post them on the DHBC site
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Jan 09, 2013 9:49 pm

Thanks Nobs, there's some good pictures of my Second place in the Motor something race.

https://www.dropbox.com/sh/man354e7jn2ea3p/1ML8FTJPbn

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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby brentono » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:31 am

Don't think that handlebar tape colour conforms to "the rules" :P
(Rule #8)
Black or Red only. :D
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Re: Cool track photo thread

Postby foo on patrol » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:54 pm

Don't know about a cool track photo but one of me when I was still young pup. I think I was still only 15yrs there because that was my Bates frame :mrgreen:

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