I'm now a blue slip accredited track rider

Discussion in 'Pro Cycling (Road and Track Racing)' started by gb155, 29 Jul 2012.

  1. gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
    Manchester-Ish
    Dunno what the significance is like but I'm chuffed tbh

    Oh and I was timed at 18 seconds on a flying lap too

    Not a bad Sunday morning at all :biggrin:
     
  2. Paul_L

    Paul_L Über Member

    Congrats. I got my blue slip a few months ago.

    I'm still trying to get my pink slip. I've only had one session at the taster improver but it was very hard and they reckon on average 3 sessions on the taster improvers before you advance. No fast riding, so not quite the buzz of just giving it hell for leather of a taster.

    A few technical bits like riding around cones placed on the track and riding a steady pace in parallel lines and lots of focus on keeping less than half a wheel behind the bike in front.

    The good thing about getting the blue slip is there isn't the waiting times to get booked on an improver session.
     
  3. Rob3rt

    Rob3rt Man or Moose!

    Location:
    Manchester
    Nice one.

    You going for full accreditation Gaz and are you going to join the track league this winter?

    BTW, for a flying lap on a taster session, do Manchester time full 250 metre lap or up to the 200m line (or both)? Traditionally it would be a flying 200 metre time trial for seeding the sprint competitions.
     
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    gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
    Manchester-Ish
    No idea what I'll do next tbh, it's just a bit of fun right now :biggrin:

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  5. I'm down at the Velodrome tomorrow booking a first taster session for myself and a few guys from work.

    Never been before. I've sent off the health forms yesterday, so hopefully they'll have us set up as NCC members so I can make the booking.

    Looking forward to it :hyper:
     
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    gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
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    After the 4th lap you'll enjoy it :biggrin:;)

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  7. Go on then, why the 4th?
     
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    gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
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    It's when you stop crapping yourself ;):biggrin:

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  9. Ah right then. So I need to watch out for [​IMG] on the boards do I :biggrin:
     
  10. OP
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    gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
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    Go high

    It slides down

    ;)

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  11. oldroadman

    oldroadman Veteran

    Location:
    Ubique
    Hmm - 18 secs for a lap is 14.4 for 200. Think, only 5.5 seconds a lap faster and you'll be at Ed's level!
    Or a second less from a standing start and that's a ticket to Rio.
    Just enjoy..
     
  12. Finally managed to book my first taster session at Manchester velodrome. Sunday November 4th!!!

    It's booked solid until that date.

    Can't imagine why it's so popular at the moment :whistle:
     
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    gb155

    gb155 Fan Boy No More.

    Location:
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    Wow that's mental
     
  14. Crimmey

    Crimmey Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Middleton
    Was at the track yesterday, taster was dead, just a handful. Just the 'prime time' slots fully booked?
     
  15. So wish I could get down during the week but work gets in the way :cursing:

    I've got a few odd fridays and mondays off over the next few months. I might try and get some 5 o'clocks in then. Don't fancy the 8 am ones TBH :wacko:
     
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