Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ted Ernst at the 1957 Chicago 6-Day---Where can you ride the boards indoors TODAY?


Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 22:02:16 -0800 (PST)
From: Fred Rafael Rednor <fred_rednor@yahoo.com>
Subject: Re: [CR]Pic of the Day - Ted Ernst at the 1957 Chicago 6-Day---Where can you ride the boards indoors TODAY?
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
In-Reply-To: <20060111055453.38221.qmail@web52004.mail.yahoo.com>


There's a new, outdoor board track near Detroit. There's another outdoor, board track near Dallas, Texas (the Frisco "Superdrome".) There might be others... Fred Rednor - Arlington, Virginia


> Isn't there a wood track in either Michigan or Minnesota?
>
> Richard Cielec
> Chicago, Illinois
>
> Peter Jourdain <pjourdain@yahoo.com> wrote:
> Thanks, Ted and Aldo--FANTASTIC STUFF!
>
> I know there are blacktop outdoor tracks where Joe
> Schmoes like me can ride (e.g., Kenosha, WI in my neck
> of the woods). But where in the country can a regular
> guy ride real BOARDS INDOORS, just to see what it's
> like? I'd love to do it some day (Who wouldn't,
> right?).
>
> Cheerio,
>
> Peter Jourdain
> Whitewater, Wisconsin
>
>
> > > On 1/10/06, ternst wrote:
> > >> 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 ra
> > > ce
> > >> soon, if not now.
> > >> Then and only then can you really feel the
> > essence of your track bikes an
> > > d
> > >> 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