[CR]what is a chariot race?

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Date: Thu, 25 Sep 2003 09:12:31 -0700
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From: "Craig Fenstermaker" <CFenstermaker@cryogen-inc.com>
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Subject: [CR]what is a chariot race?

Martin asks?

What is a Chariot race?

Please do not answer "a race between chariots".

Regards Martin Coopland, curios in Scotland

and David replies A one lap, standing start scratch race. We run them as part of the Sprint competition at Manukau Velodrome (Auckland, New Zealand). Generally we have six riders per heat on the 285m track, starting about 15m before the start line. On-topic track hardware is not uncommon. David Benson Auckland, New Zealand

One thing not mentioned is that the promoters often allow the holders to push the rider with whatever force they can generate at the start. sometmes they allow the pusher 0 steps, sometimes 1, somtimes 2. it makes a big difference to level the field between the roadies and the track men who usually have better starting technique. of course it works better with vintage iron ;-).

craig g. fenstermaker ams gynecology, ( formerly cryogen inc.) 10805 vista sorrento parkway san diego, ca 92121 858.450.7405 voice 858.775.0858 mobile 858.450.3417 fax