Velodrome Racing

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    Aug 25, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    I just signed up for a track racing class starting next month. It looks fun, but I have no idea what I'm in for. I've only ridden a fixed gear bike twice and not seriously, so I'll have to get used to that.

    If I like it, I'll move on to the intermediate/advanced lessons, buy a track bike and start racing.

    Has anybody here done that or have any advice?
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    Aug 26, 2013 4:22 AM GMT
    I'm so jealous. I would love to do that!
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    Oct 03, 2013 4:50 AM GMT
    I've taken two classes now. It's a lot of fun and I'm already thinking of buying or building my own track bike. I'd never really ridden a fixed gear bike before, but I've figured it out.

    It's driving me crazy that I'm not the fastest rider in my class, though, so I've gone on a diet, haha. I was off by 3 seconds in a 333 meter lap last week and 1.3 seconds off in a 200 meter sprint this week.
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    Oct 03, 2013 5:27 AM GMT
    Toronto is finally getting a velodrome ready in 1 year. I can't wait!! That's awesome you're enjoying it.
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    Oct 21, 2013 4:46 AM GMT
    Bought a track bike last week (and a car on the same day too, but that would be a different forum). Had to go for it because I'm having fun on the velodrome and want to keep at it. The training sessions I've been doing have rickety old Bianchi Pistas to use, so I can't wait to see how I do on a lighter, better maintained bike tomorrow night.

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    Oct 21, 2013 5:46 AM GMT
    I couldn't get along without multiple speeds and brakes. It's interesting when I'm road riding and some other guy doesn't use a lower ratio when starting out from green lights. He'll be standing on the pedals and I, by using a lower ratio, can out accelerate him with no strain.