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track cycling(8 posts)

track cyclingmike r
Oct 9, 2002 10:30 AM
seeing this picture makes me want to give it a try. I just have to convince my club members to that we should head across the irish sea to manchester to spend a few hours cycling:)
how hard can it be
re: track cyclingbrider
Oct 9, 2002 12:08 PM
This guy is likely doing the killer-meter. One minute plus of pain. Well worth the experience. Do it by all means -- get in on a good night at the track and try out a few races. Miss-n-outs are my favorite.
re: track cyclingmike r
Oct 9, 2002 1:03 PM
only problem is that there are no indoor tracks in ireland, the one in manchester, england is the closest and apparently one of the fastest tracks. was used in the commonwealth games.
my university was considering building one a few years ago but nothing happened.
Why no aerobars for the kilo?PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 9, 2002 1:34 PM
For arguements sake I almost say its a 200 and he's wearing an aero helmet for it. Any good kilo riders use aerobars...

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca
Why no aerobars for the kilo?mike r
Oct 9, 2002 1:48 PM
picture is from the gallery on the website
www.manchestervelodrome.com
As suspected... GB sprint champion (nm)PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 9, 2002 8:43 PM
Maybe we're just no good in the Pac NW...brider
Oct 10, 2002 7:41 AM
but actually very few of the riders in the kilo use aero-bars here. Of course, we're on a 400m outdoor track (Marymoor), so that may have some bearing (for whatever reason -- I have no idea). I used them, but I was doing a 4000m the same evening (only did this in a race once). Not that I was anything near a qualifying time...
Thats suprising...PODIUMBOUNDdotCA
Oct 10, 2002 10:48 AM
A lot of people up here in Calgary use aerobars. We're on a 400 m track as well. The length of a track has no bearing on whether or not you want to use aerobars though... if anything on a longer track you'd be more comfortable with than on a shorter track as steering with the g-forces on a 200 or 250 m wood track gets harder. But irregardless they are like aerowheels... they won't make you win races unless your quick to begin with but they will improve your time if you get used to them.

Cheers,
Nick
PodiumBound.ca