It was about a ten lap track. A little over 50 degrees. Pretty hot, eh, or maybe cool depending on where you live. When I think back especially as I'm at the ADT Velodrome in Carson, I wonder, did I really do that? The Carson, Ca track is only 45 degrees but it is intimidating on first view. The interesting thing is after not having seen a "real" track race for some years, it felt strange. Now after having been there more regularly, it's just like old hat and "belongs" as if it was never gone. Great feeling. You ALL owe it to yourselves to come out and watch a steep board track race soon, if not now. Then and only then can you really feel the essence of your track bikes and appreciate the glow you will get while letting your fingers run over the tubings. That steel is still alive and enjoys the psychic connection it gets when it knows you've seen a real "saucer" and your letting that energy flow into it. Ted Ernst Palos Verdes Estates, CA
> holy banking ted-man! what is the angle on that "wall"?
> ray dobbins
> miami florida
> Aldo Ross <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Pic of the Day
> 11 January, 2005
> Ted Ernst at the 1957 Chicago 6
> Action from the 1957 Chicago 6-Day. From left to right: World Sprint
> Champion John Tressider of Australia (#4), Dutchman Peter Post (#12),
> our own Ted Ernst (#14), and Emile Gosselin of Belgium (#22). Note how
> Ted is gloving the wheel to slow into position after having lapped the
> field. Ted would go on to place 2nd overall with teammate Irv Peser,
> behind Post and teammate Harm Smits. Picture kindly provided by Ted
> (click on pic for larger image)
> Aldo Ross
> Middletown, Ohio
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