Re: [CR] Backwards Velodrome Racing


Example: Production Builders:LeJeune

From: Delmas Gault <delmasgault@live.com>
To: <joeb-z@comcast.net>, Classic Rendezvous <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Wed, 26 Jan 2011 18:56:28 -0800
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Subject: Re: [CR] Backwards Velodrome Racing


A few velodrone links: 1) Design proposal to save the 1948 Olympic velodrome: http://www.savethevelodrome.com/pdf/StHHV_Plans_1.pdf 1) Interview on current velodrome design: http://thebikeshow.net/ January 18th show includes "Inside the 2012 Olympic Velodrome -- Hopkins Architects 3) flicker pics for 2012 velodrone just completed: http://www.flickr.com/photos/19871340@N00/sets/72157625821350136/with/5354565926/

Delmas Gault Petaluma, California delmasgault@live.com frosty AM, perfect PM


> Date: Thu, 27 Jan 2011 01:16:24 +0000
> From: joeb-z@comcast.net
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Subject: [CR] Backwards Velodrome Racing
>
> I can assure everyone that counterclockwise it is. A good velodrome like a Schurrman designed velodrome rides quite weirdly backward. At least one night in Blaine, MN everyone decided to try it and it was sort of creepy feeling. The transitions are different in and out. CCW in Montreal also. I'm not sure that one was very directional though. It also had a sharp edge off the bank into the infield, which is a mistake as far as novices.
>
> Joe Bender-Zanoni
> Whitneyville, CT
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "John Betmanis" <johnb@oxford.net>
> To: classicrendezvous@bikelist.org
> Sent: Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:40:16 PM
> Subject: Re: [CR] Hi/Lo Proper Lacing for Velodrome Racing
>
> On 26/01/2011 2:35 PM, terence@shawscycles.com wrote:
> > Velodromes are ridden clockwise
>
> Yes, if you're laying on your back on the ground, looking up. :)
>
> All the ones I've seen were counterclockwise, just like running tracks,
> motorcycle speedway tracks and roundy-round car race tracks.
>
> John Betmanis
> Woodstock, Ontario
> Canada