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


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Date: Tue, 10 Jan 2006 21:35:44 -0800 (PST)
From: Peter Jourdain <pjourdain@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, ternst <ternst1@cox.net>, Aldo Ross <aldoross4@siscom.net>
In-Reply-To: <010401c6166c$b0e9cff0$0200a8c0@D8XCLL51>


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 <ternst1@cox.net> 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