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Spoiled outing to the velodrome

Discussion in 'CycleChat Cafe' started by Renard, 9 Sep 2007.

  1. Renard

    Renard Guest

  2. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    I got a baseball bat you can borrow...............
     
  3. Keith Oates

    Keith Oates Janner

    Location:
    Penarth, Wales
    Does it have nails sticking out of it to add to the pain!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    You were going to ride round a velodrome for three hours?
    Well I've got a much more exciting task for you, I've just painted a wall in my flat and I want you to watch it for me and notify me the instant it dries.
     
  5. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Could be worse, you could be riding up and down a bit of dirt on a poor man's MX bike. Yawn! As we all know, gravity does all the work, all you need to do is hang on. Skill? I think not!
     
  6. bonj2

    bonj2 Guest

    yeah right. :blush:
     
  7. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    must be the curse of the velodrome. last (well, the one) time i came out after a session, i found the car dead as a dodo. eventually traced to an iffy battery connection, but nearly ruined a great night and meant i missed/was spared getting a mcd's on the way home.
     
  8. papercorn2000

    papercorn2000 Senior Member

    Well, you must admit, not much skill is there and you don't even need to be fit - by the looks of all the biffas you see on full sussers!

    Riding on dirt? I grew out of that as a kid.:ohmy:
     
  9. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    How much is time at the velodrome? Moving up to Manchester on Saturday, and fancy giving it a go...
     
  10. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    not sure sam, but through my local club it was £8 for bike hire and £8 for an evening's riding, with coaching included (a must if you've never done it before).

    details here probably
     
  11. 515mm

    515mm Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Carmarthenshire
    It does look like a fun way to spend a couple of hours. Riding a fixed wheel bike indoors on a slope of what? 30 degrees? Hmmmm......
     
  12. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    42° :blush:
     
  13. Joe24

    Joe24 More serious cyclist than Bonj

    Location:
    Nottingham
    Is that it?:ohmy:
    I woudlnt mind giving it a go. I'll be able to see how fast i can go, although i think i would get bored going round and round for a couple of hours.
     
  14. SamNichols

    SamNichols New Member

    Location:
    Colne, Lancs
    Looked it up - it's £7 for an hour's 'taster session' with coaching, bike hire and helmet included. I am booking myself on for a go in a couple of weeks, seems like an amusing use of my time (and who knows, it could turn out that I am a future world champion or something).
     
  15. Jonathan M

    Jonathan M New Member

    Location:
    Merseyside
    It is interesting just to do a taster session or two to get the hang of riding a fixed wheel bike, and as for riding the banking, first looks just made me feel as though I was going to be sliding down it on my arse. But it isn't something that I would see myself doing regularly.