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Re: Track

Postby Percrime » Sun 25 May 2014, 4:26 pm

Brilliant. You can race at DISC every week if you want. You can train with Carl every friday as well. You could spend a LOT of time there pretty easily. Climbing over 3 laps and then crossing the start line flat and staying low for the next 200 is a flying 200 (sometimes called the big dipper at DISC) and thats essentially a sprint qualifier for racing sprints.

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Re: Track

Postby Dalai » Sun 25 May 2014, 4:51 pm

Great work Canuck! As Percrime has said - you can race Tuesday nights, Thursday nights and through Winter some Sunday afternoons at DISC... Then there are various training sessions run by a number of clubs on other days. Or can also check the schedule and if free spend $5 per hour and make up your own training :D

http://vic.cycling.org.au/Track/DISC/Tr ... es-at-DISC

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Re: Track

Postby Canuck » Sun 25 May 2014, 5:44 pm

Thanks for the tips, guys.

I still haven't tried CX, which was supposed to be my next adventure...not sure how this displaced it! :? I think I need to get rid of a couple old bikes and consider altering the range I own... :P

Not sure when I'll be able to fit in more of this, but it's at least on the list....

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Re: Track

Postby Percrime » Sun 25 May 2014, 6:20 pm

I am very pleased.

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Re: Track

Postby michael_w » Mon 26 May 2014, 11:51 am

Awesome write up Canuck, and had it not been for only being out of plaster for 4 weeks, I would have been there too. My plan is to get along to the next one
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Re: Track

Postby Dalai » Mon 26 May 2014, 12:15 pm

You wont be disappointed Michael! :wink:

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Re: Track

Postby Canuck » Mon 26 May 2014, 1:19 pm

michael_w wrote:My plan is to get along to the next one

Do it. Highly recommended. But finish the healing process first!

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Re: Track

Postby michael_w » Tue 09 Sep 2014, 7:58 pm

Canuck wrote:
michael_w wrote:My plan is to get along to the next one

Do it. Highly recommended. But finish the healing process first!

Booked in for Sunday week (21st Sep)! Can't wait :lol:
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Re: Track

Postby Canuck » Tue 09 Sep 2014, 8:43 pm

michael_w wrote:
Canuck wrote:
michael_w wrote:My plan is to get along to the next one

Do it. Highly recommended. But finish the healing process first!

Booked in for Sunday week (21st Sep)! Can't wait :lol:

:D enjoy!

( I did consider going for another one :oops: )

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Re: Track

Postby michael_w » Mon 22 Sep 2014, 3:51 pm

Had a blast! Did not fall off, managed to become one with the fixed wheel bike (interesting) and ventured right up the top of the boards.

The coaches were taking a fairly hands-off approach after giving us a few pointers, road rules and encouragement. A couple of young girls did slide down the boards as they failed to keep enough momentum as rounding the end.

If I had more free time I'd definitely consider joining a club. Maybe when the kids have flown the coop (or at the very least, don't need my wife and I as chauffeurs).

When riding down Grange Rd to the MYT/Koonung trail to ride to Box Hill I encountered my first swoop from a magpie. Scared the snot out of me - and he came back for seconds and thirds! Luckily apart from his claws on my helmet I didn't get any other contact. B@stard thing!
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Re: Track

Postby Canuck » Thu 25 Sep 2014, 10:58 am

michael_w wrote:Had a blast! Did not fall off, managed to become one with the fixed wheel bike (interesting) and ventured right up the top of the boards.

:D

Nice to meet you on the ride over the weekend, and glad you did enjoy the track!

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Re: Track

Postby Canuck » Thu 25 Sep 2014, 11:33 am

Oh, and forgot to post this earlier in the month when it arrived - on the front page, and story on pg 12:

http://leader.newspaperdirect.com/epaper/viewer.aspx

She said her future goal was to “go to the Olympics and beat Anna Meares’ world record”.


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