Re: [CR]Probably silly question # 6037, but why counter-clock wise?


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Subject: Re: [CR]Probably silly question # 6037, but why counter-clock wise?
From: Richard Schoeller <schoeller@comcast.net>
To: Tom Sanders <tsan7759142@sbcglobal.net>
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Date: Sun, 15 Jul 2007 15:34:52 -0400
cc: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org

A number of observations have come in about other types of racing. Let's add another. Every horse track that I have ever been to (or seen on TV) races counter-clockwise. I would vote for the old tradition, similar to the tradition that has made modern railroads have the same wheel spacing as Roman chariots.

On Sun, 2007-07-15 at 09:00 -0400, Tom Sanders wrote:
> I am wondering why all race tracks that I know of that are either circular
> or oval seem to have the racers going counter clock wise. Is there a reason
> for this? My wife speculated that perhaps it has to do with our reading
> right to left and that folks who read left to right may have different set
> ups...I think she is on shaky ground there, but I can't sure say she's
> wrong.
> Anybody out there know?
> Tom Sanders
> Lansing, Mi USA