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PostPosted: Sun Oct 31, 2010 11:31 pm 
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Hopefully on wednesday I shall be breakiing my velodrome virginity at Maindys outdoor track...anything I should know...correct etiquette etc
I'll be riding my Ibis Spanky SS
Should be a gas.
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PS I know you are going to thrash me Jav :lol:


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They will tell you to ride anti-clockwise around the track, this actually a trick to catch out newbies.


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Usually they do not like QRs on wheels, but removable ones like pitlocks are generally OK, or better still the Allen Key ones.

Personally I was worried beforehand about riding the banking high up, but when I got onto the track it was ground rush at the bottom of the banking that was most unnerving.


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hamster wrote:
Usually they do not like QRs on wheels, but removable ones like pitlocks are generally OK, or better still the Allen Key ones.

Personally I was worried beforehand about riding the banking high up, but when I got onto the track it was ground rush at the bottom of the banking that was most unnerving.


Well...it's more a track :oops: I'm just worried how long I can keep spinning :lol: 3 laps? :D :shock:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Maind ... _Track.jpg


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Hmm, see what you mean...this is what I ride (occasionally and badly)...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteslife/2859353084/


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hamster wrote:
Hmm, see what you mean...this is what I ride (occasionally and badly)...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/whiteslife/2859353084/


Cool...think I'll get my fitness up a notch or three first (and maybe flip the rear hub) before trying something like that


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Newport's a lot nearer to you and not quite so steep :) I doubt your Spanky would fit the regs for an indoor track, though.

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