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    Posted: 02 August 2006 at 10:35pm
As I'm off to Wales on holiday for a week on Saturday I thought I'd better let you know what's happening at Welwyn now in case I forget when I get back!
 
We had a little ride over to the track a few weeks ago and it looks like fun.
 
Outdoor velodrome a LOT steeper banked than Reading but not quite as scarey as Newport...
 
There will be 3 points races, Slow, Medium and Fast.
 
30 Minutes + 2 Laps.
 
This'll be my first proper go at sorting out the computer end of things so please help by getting there on time...
 
REGISTRATION WILL CLOSE AT 11 AM.
 
First race will be at 11:30.
 
It would be rude not to run a devil as a fun race on the velodrome so we'll have a bash at that if enough people hang around.
 
 
 
We might have a bit of an experiment... I've just set the Hurri up for Casey so if she can ride it without frightening me or herself too much we might see if she can get a bit closer to Hannah on that...
 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 02 August 2006 at 11:22pm
Any idea if this would be ridable on a trike or will I be better off bringing the bacchetta?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2006 at 12:08am
Lee you could always change one of the front wheels for a larger size, so you will be more level as you go round
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2006 at 4:57am
Originally posted by Nikki Nikki wrote:

Lee you could always change one of the front wheels for a larger size, so you will be more level as you go round
 
 
Is that the same as the cows in Wales that have 2 shorter legs so that they don't topple over on the steep hillsides.Deadpan
 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2006 at 6:40am

We haven't said which way round we're going yet... Evil Smile

Howard stuck to the banking at Newport without any trouble (although it was scarey when he overtook ABOVE me...) and that is steeper than Welwyn, so I don't think you would have any trouble Lee.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2006 at 8:03am
Originally posted by AlanGoodman AlanGoodman wrote:

It would be rude not to run a devil as a fun race
What's a "devil" in this context?
 
I have never ridden a banked velodrome - I take it that I may find it challenging on my trike?  Any hints/tips for velodrome newbies?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2006 at 8:51am
Yes you can ride Welwyn on a trike - done it a few times on a Speedy - though it can be a bit hairy at low speeds. I know that standard trikes can't/don't use it but they are way too high up!
In general go as fast as you can and you'll be fine, not that when racing you will be doing anything other than going as fast as you can!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2006 at 8:54am
Originally posted by gNick gNick wrote:

In general go as fast as you can and you'll be fine, not that when racing you will be doing anything other than going as fast as you can!
Ah yes, I see.  So I shouldn't slow down and smile each time I see a camera this timeWink
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2006 at 11:42am
Just make sure you're at the bottom to avoid those embarrasing inverted moments!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 August 2006 at 11:46am
Originally posted by AlanGoodman AlanGoodman wrote:

There will be 3 points races, Slow, Medium and Fast.
Yippee! (just as long as you don't think I'm Fast!)
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