Re: [CR]Clockwise or no? Paging Ted Ernst


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From: "aldoross4" <aldoross4@siscom.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: Re: [CR]Clockwise or no? Paging Ted Ernst
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 12:26:18 -0500


(Ted might want to refer to this image from his presentation at Cirque last year)

Aldo Ross Middletown, Ohio

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From: Jay Sexton <jvs@sonic.net>
To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
Subject: [CR]Clockwise or no? Paging Ted Ernst
Date: Mon, 16 Jul 2007 09:31:34 -0700


> Ted Ernst hasn't chimed in on this one yet. If anybody

> would have the skinny, he would.

>

> Jay Sexton

> Sebastopol, CA

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> There doesn't seem to be any pattern to the direction of

> racing. In US, almost all oval tracks [for any kind of

> racing; foot, bike, motor, roller skates...] seem to go

> counterclockwise. Motor "road" racing in the US is

> generally clockwise (tho' I remember Upper Marlboro, Md.

> was counter but it included part of a banked oval).

> European motor racing is usually clockwise including

> closed road circuits like Nurburgring, the old bankings at

> AVUS and Monza, and open road courses like the Mille

> Miglia. The banked Brooklands track in England ran

> counterclockwise. English and American horse racing seem

> to run counterclockwise generally, but Longchamps in Paris

> appears to be clockwise. I cannot deduce a rule.

>

> David Bean

> Arlington, MA

> beandk at are-see-enn dot com