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Riding my bike on High School Track(7 posts)

Riding my bike on High School TrackMauceri
Sep 21, 2002 10:34 PM
My high school just laid down a beautiful running track....you know the rubber style track that has cushion for runners. I was looking at it and wondered if I could or should ride my bike on the track.

Do you think I will slide out around turns? Will my tires be OK?

Thanks
You'll ruin the track surface!!!pedaler98
Sep 22, 2002 5:13 AM
The signs should be appearing soon, Verbotten...Lone Gunman
Sep 22, 2002 5:41 AM
Think of the gouge your pedal is going to put in the track when it contacts the ground.
re: Riding my bike on High School TrackWrigleyRoadie
Sep 22, 2002 6:27 AM
I agree... Bikes weren't made for martin sufaces, and martin surfaces weren't made for bikes. Don't do it.
yup; better not let the track coach catch you nmDougSloan
Sep 22, 2002 8:10 AM
They'll probably chase you away...bent_spoke
Sep 22, 2002 8:36 AM
I took my bike on our HS track to calibrate my odometer. It didn't take them long to tell me to get lost, as I was just starting my 4th lap. It almost as if they were watching out for me or something which seemed strange that they were so quick as this was after school hours.

I was just riding easy but that didn't matter to them & they were pretty clear that it wasn't a cool thing to do.
brings back fond memoriesdesmo
Sep 22, 2002 1:00 PM
of a few pals and I racing junk Nishiki's and Varsity's around the dirt running track circling the high school field when we were about 13 or 14. always at night and usually after scoring a few beers somewhere. the crashes were spectacular, nothing like losing the front end going full out in the corner and taking out the two guys next to you. I don't think we ever made more than few laps at speed before we blew up. but as for your question, no don't do it.