Re: [CR] Fw: track racing in US

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Date: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 08:00:34 -0800
From: "Doug Wagner" <>
To: Dale Brown <>
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Subject: Re: [CR] Fw: track racing in US

Oh well! Could I have confused it with a new one in Miami?

--- On Tue, 1/13/09, Dale Brown wrote:

From: Dale Brown <> Subject: Re: [CR] Fw: track racing in US To:, Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2009, 10:47 AM

Doug wrote: << ....though there is one in Atlanta now as well. >>

It's been there for quite a while. I road it in 1973-6 (!) ... although of late, not doing well at all and in danger, last I heard.  (Folks from Atl anta area can chime in here.)

Dale Brown Greensboro, North Carolina  USA

-----Original Message----- From: Doug Wagner <> To: Sent: Tue, 13 Jan 2009 10:29 am Subject: [CR] Fw: track racing in US

I'm theorizing here, but I think there is a connection between urban/Europe

an immigrants and track racing in both the US and Australia. Both had large

Italian and E european immigration waves at similar times, and crowded urb

an living probably favored track over road racing....track racing was prima

rily an urban sport, I think. I grew up in Louisville, KY where there was e

asy access to rural roads (THe Louisville Wheelmen have been active since t

he 1880s) but there were, I think, two tracks, a permanent  out door one

at a local amusement park  (Fountaine Ferry) and an indoor one at the old

Armory. Both were gone by the time I started cycling in the late 60's.

I have a track bike now, and may try to ride in Indy during the Bike Show i

f it isn't too cold. Major Taylor (outdoor) velodrome is, I think, the clos

est track to me now..though there is one in Atlanta now as well.

Doug Wagner

Richmond,KY US


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